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5 Best Free Instant Domain Name Appraisal Services

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Self-employed blogger. as a blogger, I have experience with domain names.

Domain valuation

Domain valuation

How Much Is My Domain Name Worth?

This is the most important question a domainer should ask before investing. Whether or not you make money from your investment depends on the type of names you register or buy.

Domain name investing can be likened to investing in real estate, virtual real estate (VRE). As the buyer, it is crucial that you know what you are doing and do your own research prior to purchasing a URL. Whether you are buying website addresses to develop a site, monetize, park, or sell for profit, their worth can determine your success.

Let me begin by making an honest statement here: Do not waste your money on paid appraisals that are not worth the value of the paper on which they are printed. You can value a URL free yourself via the links I've listed below.

5 Best Free Domain Name Appraisal Sites Online

You will note that the value will vary from site to site. The real value of your URL is what the buyer agrees to pay.

If you would like to get a second, third, or fourth opinion from another appraiser, it is a good idea. That way, you can get an idea about the range of the name's value. Create a spreadsheet with the names you own and enter the appraised values given by the different appraisal sites.

Here are the five best free appraisal sites.

1. is a public service provided free of charge that calculates price indices for website addresses to track the development of price levels. It provides a very comprehensive instant appraisal based on the sales price or value based on an all-encompassing methodology.


Estibot is a trusted and widely used free appraisal service, providing over 1.3 million appraisals per day. Its search engine is trusted by registrars, parking companies, investors, and the IRS to generate accurate fair market value based on historical sales and other criteria. Some features are appraised drop lists, an end-user lead-generator (to help you sell your URLs), an advertiser bid tool, and API access. Estibot also provides appraisal certificates for a small fee.

3. is a free valuation tool that will provide a fair appraisal value based on your name’s metrics and the sales of similar domains. I like because it provides all other relevant data such as top sales reports, search frequency of website addresses, traffic, competition, and CPC in an easy-to-read table. If you decide to sell, you can easily click the "sell it" button, and it will take you to, a domain marketplace. participates with Domaining, the industry's latest newsletter, to which you can subscribe for free. will also check for trademark issues. You can submit only five (5) names per day for free: In order to submit more than five, there is a free registration to become a member.


GoDaddy is the world’s largest website address registrar; it also operates its own auction, market, and dropmarket. GoDaddy’s free domain name appraisal service doesn’t just provide one value but gives you a range of values. It is instant and free and comes with an appraisal certificate that you can easily print. You need to log into your account to use the service.

5. is the world’s biggest domain brokerage. Sedo provides an instant appraisal service once you become a member and log in.

There are many other sites online—some require payment, and others are free. From my experience, the five best ones are listed above, but another site,, provides an instant appraisal service that you may want to try out.

Some Factors That Determine a Domain Name's Worth

Domain Name Extension (.com is the most popular and preferred TLD)

Number of words and letters it contains (the shorter, the better)

Memorability (is it easy to remember?)

Pronounceability (is it easy to pronounce?)

Search Results (is the word being searched for?)

Traffic Rank (alexa page rank and search engine PR)

Age of Domain (is it established?)

Numbers and Hyphens (make it hard to verbalize)

Marketability (is it brandable and a name a business could be built on?)

How to Buy a Valuable Domain Name

You need to be your own appraiser if you want to be a successful domainer. For your purposes, only you can be the best website address value estimator. After all, it is your money that you are spending.

First, familiarize yourself with the valuation factors provided in the table above, then familiarize yourself with each of the tools described below.

1. Google External Keyword Tool

Use this to find out if the keyword, product, or service is in demand and is being searched for. Select the exact match search. Google also gives you other information regarding keyword competition, how much people are paying to advertise, and traffic details. There's so much you can learn about the search history and behavior of internet users from tools provided by Google.

2. Comparable Names Sales History is the best resource available for free, where you can estimate the value of your URL based on recent comparable sales. The best place to find what kind of names fetch higher prices is, the industry news magazine with a weekly sales report.

3. Forums

Online forums are the best places to access free resources and interact with other seasoned domainers. DN Forum is the best and largest forum of its kind on the internet where you can buy, sell, appraise, learn about, and discuss, all for free.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2012 Kejanny

Please Leave Your Comments and Questions Below.

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Web Click India on March 24, 2018:

Thanks for sharing this useful information with us.

Multivious on March 11, 2018:

SEDO is a joke. $99 for a domain appraisal. Business must be booming there.

jetpowercom on February 20, 2018:

SEDO appraisal is not free.

Chris on May 01, 2017:

Domain valuation is a very tricky question. You need to determine and understand the why behind domain valuation and picking a domain. You need to understand the fundamentals to know if an appraisal is accurate or not. For example, domains that are appraised for $20k on these free sites regularly sell in the six figures. This is a must if you are selling and want to make sure you don't leave money on the table. (several great free resources to understand the fundamentals of domain valuation.)

Jerry on December 18, 2016:

GoDaddy will be retiring the appraisal feature soon.

Steve on September 29, 2016:

Hi, I suggest this domain

free domain appraisal

JiaChang on September 20, 2016:

We are planning to launch and it will have the features like estibot api integrated on to the system to check the price of all your domains. Please give us a try since the service is free.

Jesusito on July 29, 2016:

Another evaluator is you can see any domain name appraisal for free

Ashok on July 06, 2016:

I found interesting ....Please check

Dorin Sufana on May 17, 2016:

There is one more that you haved missed , you should defently chesck

shuffy on May 05, 2016:

here is another domain appraisal website to consider. take a look at this one if you please .

Chris Franco on May 03, 2016:

One of the new Domain Name Valuation websites.

Jitendra Sharma on March 03, 2016:

As domain Broker i use for my domain appraisal becouse his correct data analysis. Domain appraisal is most part of my domain brokering business. on January 28, 2016: has been listed on . If you miss out this 2016 . Too bad

Ron on December 28, 2015:

Well, there are few good other appraisal sites which can be a great alternative to all the above you said. is really great tool for domain name appraisal service and it's free like above ones. I am doubtful that any tools is great for checking a site worth because these are virtual machines and they have their own methods and relying completely on them would be slightly wrong idea.

nikhil on October 11, 2015:

i own a domain want to check estimate domain value

webguru80 on October 10, 2015:


Jennifer Morris Fouts from Griffin, Georgia on September 25, 2015:

Nice work! I am registered with GoDaddy, and since you mentioned them favorably, no reason why not :-) I also read somewhere that domains can be sold on ebay, never thought of that...Domain appraisals should be like that credit report commercial that says "Where free is really free!"

steve b on September 09, 2015:

I have several articles on my blog that goes into depth on domain evaluation and domain metrics that I think could help answer some questions people on here are asking about.

sharanappa on September 09, 2015:

how to running valute websites

M Weisman on September 03, 2015:

I tested a domain and received widely vary results from your suggested sites, from $0 to over $5000 based on "comparable sales". Does anyone know of a reputable valuation site?

Jim on July 22, 2015:

These services are worthless because one says a domain is worth $1900 and the other says the same domain is worth $9.

So how does this help anyone when there seems to be no real science to it?

Great Article on June 16, 2015:

Regarding New gtld's extensions this is another website the check

Best of luck to all domainers!

Busicoe on April 26, 2015: = "Your new Go To". Free unlimited apparaisals, and even a breakdown of value based on social media stats, traffic, and age.

Check it out and for sure add to your list

Chris Stephenson on April 13, 2015:

Thanks for the great info I have tried some of the sites you recommended I've got a Facebook page where you can advertise your domains for free just put your message on the page its freedomainadverts I also have a site that gives free information on how to make money quick on the web legally. It is hope these help and thanks once again for all your help your articles are a great help to many thanks.

notRon on April 05, 2015: has unlimited checks, no "captcha" and even does adult domains - can you rate and add to this list?

Ron on February 16, 2015:

We launched which has free unlimited domain appraisals. Can you evaluate it and add to the list? Thanks. on January 25, 2015:

good work on January 24, 2015:


John on November 23, 2014: is an bulk domain valuation tool.

Worth to check.

Johnk78 on September 16, 2014:

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analyzes on May 24, 2014:

You can take Godaddy off the list, it's "Appraisal" link no longer works, after calling them they stated that the "Appraisal" Service was no longer an option even for registered and paid domain club members.

Salim on May 11, 2014:

Well check our site too, you can buy and sell your website

zeeshan on April 13, 2014:

Very nice and informative article. Thanks a lot.

carl on March 16, 2014:

Note that only offers 1 appraisal a day for free. Paid membership plans start from $29.95/month for 500 queries a day

Muhammad Irfan on January 24, 2014:

very nice article about domain value checker. here is another domain value checker.

christine on January 18, 2014:

how can you get traffic to a domain name only do you have to put it on a site and park it thanks for your great info

TryingToTestEm on January 08, 2014: is NOT unlimited, it limits you to 1 search per day, ridiculous quota. None of these services are absolutely 'accurate' to any one standard. Unfortunately only paid services seem to compare the lot (godaddy auction, sedo, etc)

Chris Stephenson on October 08, 2013:

thanks for the great information it was really useful

I have got a couple of hub pages and id like to put adverts on like this can you put your own adverts on

thanks chris stephenson

Francisco on August 28, 2013:

Godaddy valuated my domain at 18k-20k for a domain called kasbeer . com i donot know how far or accurate this number is but im sure excited, Do you think i might have struck some gold here

Frank Anok from L Island on April 22, 2013:

This is classic...I want to venture into domain flipping, any tips to assist me? Please share with me or write me through my profile page....thanks for sharing

nikashi_designs on March 11, 2013:

Useful information which still leaves even more doubt on the actual value of a domain. I currently own 130 domains and websites and have been buying and selling for years now. I created a spreadsheet using most of the listings above plus a few others and collecting the appraised values of each domain then averaging the results, seems to work best. It is a mine field to say the least but you are correct that the shorter the better. Also it has to be easy to brand and market. Stick to .com, .net, and don't bother with .biz, .us, you can't even give those away. Although I have been buying tons of 4 letter .co from Godaddy for future sales a couple of years from now. Sometimes its best to cut your losses and let some domains just expire and not renew. Great article...Thanks again on January 24, 2013:

We launched which has free unlimited domain appraisals. Can you evaluate it and add to the list? has given us favorable review.

Also uses api so they are not two different services but the same tool.

Godwhyme on January 02, 2013:

All info given is really very nice, thanx, I will keep visiting here, thnx again.....

Kejanny (author) from Papua New Guinea on December 18, 2012:

Thank you JanMaklak for visiting my hub and commenting. Yes, I think its good you appraise them and probably put up for auction if you wish.

JanMaklak from Canada on December 18, 2012:

I never though about getting domains appraised before. I own 3 inactive domains that are probably worth a bit more than it cost me. I'll go check this out. Thank you for a great post!

Kejanny (author) from Papua New Guinea on December 18, 2012:

Thank you Safiq for your contribution . Appreciated. Best regards, Kejanny.

safiq ali patel from United States Of America on December 18, 2012:

Webstatschecker will also help you evaluate stats about domain names and key words. Best from Safiq Ali Patel