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    I have received a pretty good offer for one of my domain names but I am very torn about selling it. I can't shake the feeling that this is a once-in-a-lifetime domain and would hate to sell prematurely.

    The offer is for just over $100,000.

    The domain name is www.amman.com

    What I would ask you guys is do you think you could turn it into more than $100,000 in revenue? What would you put on a site like this to generate revenue?

    Should I take the money and run?

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    I'd sell it, think of a good business idea, and invest it into a million dollar idea!

    That's a lot of cash! Take it while it's on the table.

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    You might wish to correspond with whatever tourism department is in charge in Jordan. They may point out changes they'd like to see made. And might be amenable to subsidizing part of the site.

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    takeit!!!!

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    If it was me, id take the money and go on vacation.. I guess you have to weigh the pro's and cons like is it making you money or is it just a pet project? If it's making you money, what's the potential you see for the site? What are the intentions of the buyer?

    Like I said, if it was me I'd just make sure it wasn't a scam and take-da-cash..

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    I'm assuming that you're not making much off of it right now and don't have any plans to drastically increase the amount of money you make off of it. If that's the case, I would take the money and run.

    Look at the maximum amount of money you think you could earn from the site over the next 5-10 years. Does it come close to the offer? Unless the potential far exceeds the offer, I would take it.
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    In the words of good 'ol Lex .... "Sell, Sell, Sell!"
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    I would take it, buy a Mercedes

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    I've had one of my domain names for several years and am quite attached to it. Especially since it was the first one I bought.

    .....but $100,000 is hard to say no to.

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    I'd take it. Plenty of other domains to develop and it'd be nice to wave bye to my mortgage...
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    I'd absolutely take it the second I was sure it was a legit offer!
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    Its legit...we have been haggling for close to two years. His first offer was $50,000 almot two years ago and we have been going back and forth since.

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    What is your current adsense income? It seems that it could be increased a lot by replacing the old-fashioned 480 top banners with content-like links, from 50% to 400% increase I'd say, but you may want to try it if that cgange things, if traffic is not more than 1000 users per day this may not be an issue.
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    For $100,000?

    Sell!

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    I may be wrong, but it sounds like all this negotiation was instigated through a one-on-one contact. Why not take the name public to an auction? You could even get someone to evaluate it for you. It's a good name, no doubt. Paying a 10% commission or so for some professional place might be worth it. You might get a lot more for it. The pro domain guys would know where and how to sell it. And you could always put a reserve price on it, of course. ... But just one more suggestion, even if you were to go with a professional domain acution service -- I would advertise that it's for sale in a few publications in the Mid-East, especially the Gulf countries. Even a very simple ad in the newspaper (no, i'm not kidding) in places like the U.A.E, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, etc., may get a lot of interest that even the professional domain guys couldn't gin up. Ads in London and international business publications too would probably server you well. Why? Because that kind of name will spark an emotional response in some that isn't usually in on the domain game ... or even the internet. But you probably really should try with a professional seller and a professional auction in any case. Get the word out that the name is up for auction, and then let the bidding begin. The only danger is that no one will come close to the 100K mark and then your original buyer will want if for less ... but if he/she has been after it for more than two years and is willing to pay 100K, don't you think there are others out there willing to do the same?

    You might want to take a look at this site, and this link in particular: domain sales 2004

    Nice name. When did you get it?

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    That is a lot of money for a relitively small site.

    Double check its legit and sell and don't be so attached to it you old romantic

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    You might be attached to it, but you will be more attached to 100k when its in your bank.

    If you have been haggling for nigh on 2 years then I suppose you could hang out for another 2 and ask double again.

    Its a good name, but so is 100k for the registration fee you paid. If it was me for that domain name, I would be knocking on his door for his signature!
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    sell it for 100K and register amman2.com
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    Umm, well how much do you earn from the site? If it's anything less than $20K/year then sell it. Shucks, I'd sell it if it was up to $50K/year.

    To be honest, I don't think domain names are really important. With a bit of effort almost any one can come up with a fairly decent "brandable" domain name.

    I'm not sure who would actually want to pay $100K for the name, but if they really, really want it that badly then you'd be daft not to take them up on it if you're going to make a decent profit.

    (That's a very nice looking site btw, I can see why you're reluctant to let it go.)
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    Thanks for all the input everyone. The overwhelming sentiment seems to be "Sell it you dummy!" so I think I will take that advice.

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    I think I see 4 diff people own .com .org .net .info

    If the person has been waiting 2 years and now doubled it, that means someone is waiting for you to fall asleep at the wheel and forget to renew it or something.

    Unless you will make 100k wihin the next 5 years on that domain sell it.

    Your return is great. Think of it as a business transaction, isn't this why you purchased the domain anyway. After you sell it then you can concentrate and seek other domains and other ideas with time on your hand.

    I say ask for 500k, who ever wants it will pay. There is allot of money out there, and there are those who want to own what they want no matter what it takes. Remember the casino that purchased the "sandwhich". 20k just for a one time marketing hype deal.

    Follow Trump's advice, buy low, sell high.

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    I'm a little confused.

    The website says "the Offical site for Jordan". If this is the case, I'm thinking the Govt of Jordan has a say in whether the name gets sold or not.

    Other than that, $100k is WAY LOW for a capital city .com

    If it was mine, I wouldn't be letting it go for anything under 500k

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    Its the UNOFFICIAL official site of Jordan. The government has no say in what I do with the name.

    My thinking for the past 7 years has been that the capitol city .coms were more valuable than regular names, but damned if I can't get an offer more than $100,000.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Drewbert:
    Other than that, $100k is WAY LOW for a capital city .com
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Because of Drewbert's hesitancy, I started looking around more and found a guy that paid $225,000 for arab.com and I am now emailing him. Wish me luck!

    If I sell it, the first round is on me! I will buy something at every affiliate site on this board (at least those willing to point me to your sites).

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>If I sell it, the first round is on me! I will buy something at every affiliate site on this board (at least those willing to point me to your sites). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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