Is Estibot Valuation of Bitcoin.com Domain Right?

I often check Estibot.com and Valuate.com which is powered by Estibot in order to research domain name appraisal. Its features such as exact match search, cost per click, ad competition and other factors are worthy of consideration. Most of the Domainers take clue from such appraisal tools and adjust their domain prices accordingly.

Well, it happened today. I checked Bitcoin.com Domain appraisal at Estibot.com and I was surprised to get this result as shown in this screen shot.

Bitcoin

Just $130?

Certainly, no one will ever agree with this sort of valuation for a killer domain like Bitcoin.com. A Domain which is worth more than a million dollar doesn’t deserve such a bad rating.

On the other hand, FreeValuator.com appraises Bitcoin.com at $42,456.56 which is much better than Estibot but still too low compare to its market value. We know that couple of months ago HeritageAuction.com was involved in Brokering Bitcoins.com and were expecting $750K in sale. If Bitcoins.com was expected to bring $750k then certainly the Bitcoin.com domain is worth more than bitcoins.com name.

Sometime it happens Estibot doesn’t properly recognizes the word or combination of words. I’ve a domain Howtobuild.org and Estibot reads it wrongly as “Howto build” and shows an exact match 26 searches only where as the Google keyword tool shows more than 1800 searches.

So, I thought Estibot tool may not be reading the word Bitcoin properly and I checked the other details as follows:

Average Monthly Search Stats – Exact Match – [bitcoin]
Monthly Searches:300,120
Cost Per Click:$1.18 USD
Ad Competition:low
Data Age:Recent

All data seems is OK above. But, still how come $130 valuation for a domain with 300,000+ searches and CPC above $1?

Posted in Domain Valuation | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

The Five Elements of a Brand

Straight to the point:

1.Business Name: Is a name which a company uses to conducts its business operations. It’s usually the name by which a company is known. Examples are many but lets use Microsoft, which is the business name or the trading name of Microsoft Corporation that sells information technology products.

2.Logo: Once a name is finalized companies are required to have a logo. A logo creates a double effect. Sometimes we may remember the logo of the company but not the name. As logos are pictures and are instantly stored by our right brain. Microsoft uses

3.Product Names: A company name is not just sufficient. Many producers of goods and services rely on their branding team to name their products too. As an example, Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook are some of the product names that Microsoft uses.

4.Versions: It’s generally disregarded by many. It other words it’s the make or the model number. Generally it’s added to the product line. If it’s not done then confusion arises. For example today we use Windows 8.1 but before it there were several other versions. If Microsoft had not used versions for its product line it would have been difficult to refer specifically to a particular line of product. Many companies worldwide uses alphanumeric characters to denote to a product versions.

Edited:
5.Taglines: A tagline is a phrase located near a logo or the business name. Generally they are slogans or a motto. They are like catchphrases. Apple uses ‘Think Different’. BMW’s ‘The Ultimate Driving Machine’. etc. are all examples of taglines.

From Domaining perspective, from business name to a product name, its versions to taglines requires names which maybe a dictionary word or a completely made-up word or a phrase. All requires names and this is the reason we see regular sales of keyword as well as brandable domain names.

Posted in Brandable Domain | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pronounceable 5-Letter Available for Hand Registration

Off late I’ve been researching on pronounceable 5 letter .com domain names that can be put to use as a brand. I registered so far names like Sufya and Narfa and researching more to register. Well, I thought to share with my readers the available 5 letter domains that are pronounceable and have a decent searches when made in Google.

I was having a long list and I checked again and found many taken and I’m sharing here what is left unregistered. Here is the list of domains that are available as of this writing:

Domain – Searches
bhino 26000
dazek 17900
Gaalo 191000
kosox 8120
lixib 10700
molry 10100
nemew 17100
oabal 23400
pisof 29400
pocob 9320
qabab 11700
Qayar 10900
qosam 50000
qosox 2330
rorii 67600
rozke 19700
sihal 43200
suhuz 3200
thovu 13500
vabak 63200
woxox 8050
xabab 55100
xabas 25000
xosam 10200
zosox 13800

Note: Searches above are not EMDs they are results you get when typed in Google.

Well, if you find something interesting above, use Godaddy coupons and register it cheaply. I use DomainingTips.com resource to find Godaddy coupons.

Some of the names or domains are personal names related and some are used on Linkedin, Youtube, Facebook, etc. I found some names are registered in other ccTLD extensions like Kosox.

If we analyze there are 11,881,376 domains can be made through 5 letter series alone but not all are pronounceable. And, most of the good sounding domains were taken already. Still, I believe the area of 5 letter .com names is wide. If you’re interested to go deep on this 5-letter domain knowledge then type in Google the following:

5-letter site:domainshane.com

Shane has some excellent articles on this subject and it was easy to locate this information on his website but his website look has changed since he shaked hands with Accidental Domainer. That’s why I’ve used Google to mark those posts.

Posted in Available Domain | Tagged | 2 Comments

A new project is coming to you. Revolutionizing Social Media

While analyzing BQA.com to BQZ.com series of domain names for my DomainAcronym.com site I came across several domains which indicated registrant as Mike Gleissner. If you visit these sites you’ll get this kind of page:
A_new_Project

Lot of domains seems to be held by this organization apart from the list I’m providing here. As of current these domains under the BQA-BQZ.com series are to promote this project of revolutionizing social media. List:

BQC.com
BQD.com
BQK.com
BQN.com
BQO.com
BQP.com
BQT.com
BQU.com
BQV.com
BQW.com
BQX.com
BQY.com
BQZ.com

It’s interesting to see what kind of social media platform this project may bring and how it may revolutionize the social media. I think, social media has already revolutionized our lives. Anyway, I’ll be waiting to see with what unique selling proposition strategy this project may take off.

The picture shows Fashionone.com picture when you click you’ll be visiting FashionOne.com. Is it Fashionone.com or they are just the advertisers is hard to tell as the whois details doesn’t reflect the organization name.

For Domainers who’re holding less premium letter domains this maybe an indication that the offer might be from one of this organization. And, it seems this organization is on buying spree mode especially for less desirable three letter .com domains.

Posted in Trends | Tagged , | Comments Off

Is DNJournal.com Down?

It has became my routine to see the sales figures which DNJournal brings every Wednesday. But, usually I check it on Thursday due to the time difference factor. Well, today when I tried to open the DNJournal.com I encountered ‘problem loading page’ error. I tried several times in vain. Later, I checked the Domaining.com feed to try the DNSales list from there but it was not available there too.

I don’t know what maybe the reason. I think, maybe the site is down for maintenance. Since long time I’ve no problem visiting DNJournal.com. This is the first time I’m unable to access the site from my location. Ron Jackson is very consistent with his postings and he addresses issues in advance related to his blog in an Editors note paragraph. Well, I hope all is well with DNJournal.

Posted in DNJournal | Tagged | 2 Comments

Do You Own a LLL Domain Starting With BO?

This information is for you if you own a LLL domain starting with letters BO and ending with a,b,c,…x,y,z. I’ve a website DomainAcronym.com where I’m updating currently LLL domain name acronyms. Yesterday, I analyzed BOA to BOZ series of LLL letters and I found one interesting pattern. I’ve found that the series of LLL domains containing BOA – BOZ are liked a lot by Banking Industry.

Some examples of dot com domains are as follows:

bof:- Bank of Fayetteville
boh:- Bank of Hawaii
boi:- Bank of Ireland
bok:- Bank of Oklahoma
bov:- Bank of Valeletta
bob:- Best of Business

From the above it’s clear that BO stands for “Bank of” the last letter in the LLL domain maybe related to a country or city. So, if you as a Domainer own a LLL domain under .com, .net, .org or any ccTLD then take a note that the inquiry maybe coming from someone related to banking industry. You need to work on the last letter to figure out the city or country or any other name pertinent to your domain. It’s not that 100% inquiries will come from bankers but you can think this as one of the probable prospect. And, since banking is a very profitable business, the chance for you to get a good bargain is also high. Banking is a trillion dollar industry and most of the banking firms do well.

Posted in Tips | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Useful Wikipedia Domain Pages

This is a list of useful Wikipedia domain pages:

Domain Names
Domain Name System
DNS Root
Top Level Domains
Generic Top Level Domains
.com to search other extensions replace .com with other TLD. for example you can replace .com with .net to view .net wiki page
Country Code Top Level Domains
Domain Name Registrar
Fully Qualified Domain Name
DomainKeys
Trademark
ICANN
SubDomain
Hostname
IANA
RootZone DB
Second Level Domain
DNS Zone
WHOIS
List of most expensive domain names
Domain Aftermarket
Domain Name Front Running
Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act
Typosquatting
Example.com
Cybersquatting
Domain hack
Domain Hijacking Domain Name Warehousing
Domain Tasting
Domain Registration
Domain Transfer
Domaining
GeoDomains
List of Internet Top-Level Domains
Public Suffix List
Reverse Name Notation
Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
Internationalized country code top-level domain
Sponsored top-level domain
Two Letter Country Codes
Domain name scams
GeoTLD
Business Model
Domain Drop Catching
Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
Type in traffic
Domain Name Drop List
Domain Parking

I’ve tried to list as many Wiki pages as possible related to domain names. These links are good for beginners who’re just starting domaining or those who are interested in protecting and enhancing their business related domain names.

Fell free to post a link in comment if I’ve missed something very important.

Posted in Tips | Tagged , , , | Comments Off