Domain appraisal tools are automated tools which can quickly estimate the worth of a domain name. Often given a bad rap for being wildly inaccurate, they can serve as a helpful first step in the domain appraisal process or for quickly scanning large lists of domains to parse out potentially valuable ones.
They can also be useful when selling low to mid-priced domain names, as they can provide you with a basis for negotiation.
Keep in mind that automated appraisal tools are far from perfect, and should not be used as the only factor in deciding whether or not to buy or sell a domain name!
Here are some of the most popular domain appraisal tools currently available…
Estibot was one of the first domain appraisal tools on the market and is still one of the most popular. It offers both a free and a paid version. Among the factors Estibot uses for valuation are…
- Extension type (.com,.net,.org, etc.)
- Domain length
- Search popularity (how many times a term is searched per month)
It is also rumored to use past sales history to update it’s results, although this isn’t confirmed on its web site.
Estibot also includes comparable domain sales where possible which can be very helpful.
In addition to it’s domain appraisal tool, Estibot also offers a wide variety of additional tools such as…
- Bulk Whois
- Domain Parser
- Lead Generator
- Bid Tool
- Trademark Analyzer
- Availability Checker
- Drop Lists
- Domain Sales Data
- Business Locator
- Domain Categorizer
- DNS Checker
- Backlink Checker
Information about these additional tools can be found here.