How to Value a Domain Name Based on the Number of Registered Extensions
If you’re like most domain investors, especially those driven by emotion, the participating in expiring domain auctions is likely a rollercoaster experience, to say the least.
It’s the thrill of watching seconds tick off only to be outbid at the last moment and clock reset. Or maybe it’s the back-and-forth nature of auctions that brings you an adrenaline rush and not the given name.
Whatever the case may be, if you are the emotion-driven or emotionless data-driven domain investor, I would like to share a simple tool with you to help gauge and value a domain name based on the number of registered extensions.
While it’s not the only tool to live or die by when assessing or buying domains, I believe it will help you quickly assess in seconds whether you should throw the old proxy bid at a given domain or let is pass on by.
Don’t be like the dog that chases every car only to catch it and not ever have had a clear idea and plan for what to do with it — a common challenge and pitfall for most domain investors, especially when first entering into the industry.
Nevertheless, the tool I recommend for quickly assessing a domain name based on the number of registered extensions is dotDB.com. It’s a simple, easy, and FREE tool to use with the capability of API should you consider paying for Expert membership.
Simply enter in the keyword or domain without the extension, selecting Any position, Beginning, or End, and click search to find out what extensions are registered.
The interface is lighting fast and intuitive to use and understand. Unfortunately, although it displays Export All Results, you have to upgrade to a Pro or Expert account to take advance of this feature (same with API).
In addition, dotDB offers advanced features on it’s home page by simply click the Advanced Options toggle and select from any of the following options to help narrow down search results:
- Include or exclude alphabets, digits, hyphens, and IDNs
- Select which suffixes or extensions you would like returned
- Exclude certain keywords
- Select the minimum or maximum character length of returned results
- Enable or disable Count Sorting
All in all, I believe this is a quick and easy tool to simply copy and paste domains you discover in auction or close out, and want to use a bit of data to help calm the proverbial waters of emotion in the heat of the moment.
After all, buying domains is the easy part, but selling domains is where the rubber meets the road for most domain investors, leaving many to ditch the industry and all the money they’ve recklessly bid away on fleeting emotion.
I invite you to watch the quick tutorial video, and try the tool for yourself. It’ll be a great addition for you and likely help you increase the value of your domain portfolio over time.