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    Question How Much To Sell a Domain For?
    I got an offer for a domain name I have - I was asked to name a price. I have pretty much "branded" this site name and I am making about $250 to $300 per month on the site.

    Frankly, I think the name is worth way more to me than what any person would pay for it. I see a lot of growth for this site as well so it could be up to $500 per month 6 mo down the line. It's also sort of my "baby" if there could be such a thing w.r.t websites.

    Any thoughts on this?
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    First and foremost....everyday the site will get stronger and earn more online credibility.

    So the 2 to 3 hundred can easily grow to 5 to 6 hundred

    So if you factor in all the factors...let money talk and make the decision

    Are we talking like thousands and thousands or a couple hundred bucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesehead
    I got an offer for a domain name I have - I was asked to name a price. I have pretty much "branded" this site name and I am making about $250 to $300 per month on the site.

    Frankly, I think the name is worth way more to me than what any person would pay for it. I see a lot of growth for this site as well so it could be up to $500 per month 6 mo down the line. It's also sort of my "baby" if there could be such a thing w.r.t websites.

    Any thoughts on this?
    I think you just answered your own question, huh? Why sell if it's worth more to you than what is (or expected to be) offered?

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    It has been my experience to NEVER tell someone how much you want for a domain.
    If they approached you, they want it. Unless you are hard up for the $$, you are in the driver's seat.
    Tell them to make you an offer to see what they are thinking. If you say $5000 and they would have offered $10,000, you lose. If you say $5000 and they wanted it for $300, you have wasted your time.
    You giving them a price puts them in control, therefore giving them an advantage.


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    If you like the domain that much, don't sell it. Keep developing it and earn more than you would from the sale.

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    I'm glad this thread came up. I was just contacted too. The person didn't say much, just a one-line notice of interest... And it's one of my oldest doms, too. I wonder if it's someone looking to build a portfolio of "established" names...

    I think I'll take Scohaz's advice... I like the name, but almost all my domains are always for sale if the price is right!
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    Given the fast-changing nature of the Internet, my rule-of-thumb is to multiply the monthly income by 12 if I am a buyer. But as a seller I would never sell one of my sites so cheaply, because I know I can maintain the profits for more than another year.

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    Watch out for the scam where they tell you to get it appraised, and of course one of the places they suggest is their own services. I have found 90% of unsolicited offers to purchase a domain are complete BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    It has been my experience to NEVER tell someone how much you want for a domain.
    If they approached you, they want it. Unless you are hard up for the $$, you are in the driver's seat.
    Tell them to make you an offer to see what they are thinking. If you say $5000 and they would have offered $10,000, you lose. If you say $5000 and they wanted it for $300, you have wasted your time.
    You giving them a price puts them in control, therefore giving them an advantage.
    Good advice! I sort of figured it was best not to dangle any price out there. Besides, once I give a price, I could be possibly obligated to sell (if pressured by some high-price lawyer).

    Just for the heck of it I may ask this party to make an offer.
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