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    New Domain Name Appraisal Tool

    Hey all,
    I found this tool that does domain name appraisals, and wanted to know if it was accurate at all. The tool is located at http://www.leapfish.com/analyze.php. I was hoping I could get an honest assessment of how well this tool estimates value.

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    No, these appraisals are WAY overblown. Type in a random string of charachters and it will appraise it at above $1000 (actual value). Its hard to find a domain worth less than that.

    at6hdj-l is appraised at $1,536. Even the $96 base price is overpriced.
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    Hmmm, not sure about this - I entered my newly-purchased domain name, computingforall.net and it came up with $1000+. Not sure, but I don;t think thats what I could get for it

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    An intesting tool, more entertaining than anything. I wouldn't take their figures to be accurate though. I agree that they are too overpriced in general. The concepts are there, but the itangibles like market trends are hard to integrate into a system like that.
    Stick with a well-known appraisal company if you are serious about buying or selling a domain.

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    Definitely a tool for fun use, nothing more. The appraisals it makes are a joke.
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    In my opinion, domain appraisals are useless. Roughly, if it's a developed site, you'd pay between 12 to 18 months worth of income, but there's a lot of room for playing with this.

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    http://www.leapfish.com/analyze.php?url=google.com
    Estimated Actual Value: $2,840,064.00

    I'll take it!

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    Definitely just a toy. The figures will be way off- any accurate domain appraisal is hard to find as there are so many dynamic factors linked to its value. A Domain worth nothing to one person could be priceless to the next, and vice versa. Go to a forum like namepros and get some 'human' appraisals for free. They will be likely more accurate than a machine that has broken the value down into elements that are too basic.

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    Yepp. Just a gimmick. But it's quite fun to use. It's a smart way for them to bring in some visitors (I've seen links to it in a couple of other places as well).
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    Quote Originally Posted by stickycarrots
    http://www.leapfish.com/analyze.php?url=google.com
    Estimated Actual Value: $2,840,064.00

    I'll take it!
    Wow, yes at that price I'd say most would, except it's not listed on yahoo!?!

    Combined Value Score: 1376
    Top Level Domain Score: 10
    Unwanted Characters Score: 10
    Dictionary Word Score: 100
    Length Score: 12
    Archive.org Score: 894
    Google Search Results: 182,000,000
    Yahoo Search Results: 0
    MSN Search Results: 6,386,320
    Search Engine Score: 350
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    Estimated Base Value: $4,128.00
    Estimated Actual Value: $2,840,064.00
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    That formula is bogus.

    Combined Value Score = CVS
    Estimated Base Value= EBV
    Estimated Actual Value= EAV

    CVS= A,BCD
    A=Lower Extreme
    B=Lower Quartile
    C=Upper Quartile
    D=Upper Extreme
    ( Add the numbers of all The factors that make up the CVS and then find these points. Basically make a stem and leaf plot with them. Heres the example for google.com)
    LE LQ UQ UE
    1 8 8 3 8 7 6 9 6
    Also for low didgit numbers they add the CVS up.

    EBV= CVSx3

    EAV= CVSxEBV then divide that by 2


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    I HAVE TO SHOW THIS! AMAZON GOT A BIGGER SCORE THAN GOOGLE!

    This is Amazon.com
    Combined Value Score: 1513
    Top Level Domain Score: 10
    Unwanted Characters Score: 10
    Dictionary Word Score: 100
    Length Score: 12
    Archive.org Score: 881
    Google Search Results: 571,000,000
    Yahoo Search Results: 352,000,000
    MSN Search Results: 14,377,912
    Search Engine Score: 500

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    Estimated Base Value: $4,539.00
    Estimated Actual Value: $3,433,754.00

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    Im really sry but im obssed trying to find one higher than google. So here they are
    Amazon.com (by 600,000)
    Ebay.com (by $100,000)
    Apple.com (by $40,000 )

    Thats all i could find at the moment. But if i find more i'll add. Also if you find one post it and we'll get a list going.
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    asdfkhjljhzxkcjv.com
    Combined Value Score: 28
    Top Level Domain Score: 10
    Unwanted Characters Score: 10
    Dictionary Word Score: 6
    Length Score: 2
    Archive.org Score: 0
    Google Search Results: 0
    Yahoo Search Results: 0
    MSN Search Results: 0
    Search Engine Score: 0
    Estimated Base Value: $84.00
    Estimated Actual Value: $1,176.00

    sdfasdf.com
    Combined Value Score: 96
    Top Level Domain Score: 10
    Unwanted Characters Score: 10
    Dictionary Word Score: 50
    Length Score: 12
    Archive.org Score: 4
    Google Search Results: 216
    Yahoo Search Results: 40
    MSN Search Results: 11
    Search Engine Score: 10
    Estimated Base Value: $288.00
    Estimated Actual Value: $13,824.00

    I'd say it's spot on.


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