22 Jul '13, 5pm

The value of a first name domain name

How can you calculate the value of a first name .com? DNMedia published a quick look at the value of first name domain names over the weekend. I own one such domain (Cathleen.com), so I found the data interesting. DNMedia took 5,000 common first names and found sales records for 103 of them, ranging from $500 up. It calculated that the typical first name domain name sells for about $.80 to $1.25 times the number of people who have that name in the United States. As the authors point out, there are a lot of caveats. It’s a pretty rough guide. One important point is that the buyers of high dollar first name domains aren’t using them for personal sites. Jasmin.com, which sold for $310,250, is an adult site. Alice.com was purchased for $250,000 and is a deals site. Lela.com, another six figure sale, is a shopping site. And although Dora.com is still parked after selling for $1...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2013/07/22/the-value-of-a-first...

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