GoDaddy domain appraisals now free. But you might get what you pay for.
GoDaddy recently started offering free computer generated domain name appraisals.
But before you get too excited, here are the results of a test I ran yesterday:
Hmm. I don’t think the algorithm is quite right.
For comparison, here are the computer generated estimates for these domains from Estibot:
Now obviously Estibot isn’t perfect either, and some of these may be a bit generous. But they’re still much more in the neighborhood than the GoDaddy appraisals.
GoDaddy’s site says it bases its appraisals on factors such as “he domain name’s length, its number of words, its top-level domain name extension (.com, .net, .org, etc.), the presence of numbers or dashes in it, and its keyword popularity.”
To be fair, this appraisal system likely isn’t designed with super-premium domains in mind.
To try GoDaddy’s free appraisal tool, select “Domain Name Appraisals” from the “Auctions” drop down box.