29 Aug '12, 5pm

Do automated appraisals work?

Do automated appraisals work?

Sometimes, but there are notable limits. It’s one of the great debates in the domain name industry: do automated domain name appraisals work? Are any domain appraisals (even from humans ) accurate? I thought about this again today as I put together the end user sales report. People usually comment that certain domains were priced really low. So I decided to run a non-scientific sample from Afternic’s sales this past week, starting with the top 15 reported sales. Here’s a comparison between what domains actually sold for and how Estibot pegged their worth: You’ll notice some that are pretty spot one, while others are way off. I think you’ll also quickly understand which types of automated appraisals tend to be way off. But before drawing some generalizations, I decided to also run appraisals against Afternic’s sales that are closer to the mean value of a domain sale at the ...

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