Over Priced Sedo Domains – Retarded Owners

July 29, 2011 - by admin · Filed Under Uncategorized 2 Comments 
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    This is my first rant at UKPokerAffiliate.com, but I’ve been browsing Sedo.com for the last week trying to find some nice domains (and explore alternative markets) and just can’t get over how ridiculous the whole process is.

    The prices I’ve been quoted owners have been absurd.  Before I get started, I wasn’t really expecting some of these domains to be in my price range.  Some of the inquests were made just to get a “feel” for the market and see how much good domains would cost me.

    Anyway, here’s a bunch of ridiculously over priced Sedo domains for your perusal:

    • PersonalLoans.com (165,000 global exact match) – owner wanted no less than 7 figures (i.e. £1 million)
    • StudentLoans.co.uk – £200,000
    • MobileDeals.co.uk (6,500 global exact match) – $95,500
    • SexEducation.co.uk (27,000 UK exact match) – £20k
    • StudentLoan.co.uk (22,000 UK exact match) – £20k

    MobileCasinos.co.uk Case Study

    The MobileCasinos.co.uk domain is the one that’s my favourite, purely because of the idiocy of the owner.

    The guy told me he wanted £12k for it (i.e. $19,000).  After asking why he priced it so high, I got a response along the lines of:

    “We feel the casino and mobile niche is very lucrative.  Mobile.co.uk sold for $100,000 in 2009 (or whatever it was) and OnlineCasinos.net was sold for $18,000 in 2010.

    I then told him that “Online Casinos” gets 40,000 global exact searches per month and that “Mobile Casinos” only gets 1,900 (the UK market is around 25% of this figure).  Thus, by his maths the mobile domain should be worth less than 10% of the OnlineCasinos.net domain, i.e. less than $1,800.  The guy responded saying he refused to sell for less than £11k, Final Offer.

    Now, I’ve had some experience in the mobile casino market.  But to be honest, I wouldn’t value the .co.uk version of “MobileCasinos.co.uk” more than $7,000. I told myself I would have been happy to buy it for $5,000 or less.

    Other Stupid Priced Domains

    OK so here’s some less “premium domains” that just made me laugh.

    Betting-Mobile.co.uk is listed at $1500 and Betting-Mobile.com can be bought for $2,500.  I actually own and registered BettingMobile.org (no dashes) just a couple of months ago so by these valuations it would be worth $5,000 or more.

    I also own MobileSpreadBetting.org which I registered for nothing about 9 months ago.  The who owns MobileSpreadBetting.co.uk has it listed with a BIN of $4,500 at Sedo.com.

    Conclusion

    Sedo.com is full of over priced, retarded domain valuations.  Exact match domains obviously aren’t cheap nowadays, but there’s too many demented webmasters hogging domains which will never get sold.  Even eMilan had better prices than these guys.

    It would be interesting to hear what any of your guys reading this blog value these domains at.  Feel free to leave a comment…

     

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