Any feedback on the following appraisal sites would be appreciated:
FastDomainSales.com and HollywoodDomains.com
The feedback I am looking for is: Are they legitimate? Do you feel the appraisals are accurate? Do you recommend any other services?
I have a buyer who is interested in a domain name I own and is demanding an appraisal before he will buy (Can't be a free, software generated appraisal). He recommended FastDomainSales.com and HollywoodDomains.com, neither of which I have ever heard of. My concern is that this guy doesn't really want the domain -- he just gets a commision or something if he can get somebody to buy an appraisal. Am I being paranoid?
I've told him the price and that it will not change regardless of what the appraisal says. I have also asked him to pay the appraisal fee but he has declined.
I know Afternic.com does appraisals at about half to a third of the cost of the above sites. I know Afternic has changed ownership a couple of times in the past few years. Are they legit?
I use software, but I also compare to recent sales on several sites (not just eBay, which is very inaccurate for investment sales), and I also use seperate formulas that takes into account rare names and other factors missing in the software. I honestly do research for each and every name - If you aren't satisfied, just mention this post and I'll refund your money. (although if you aren't satisfied, I will require a brief explanation so that I can better serve future customers)
I don't mean to be doing a sales pitch, I just want to offer a cheap appraisal that isn't a scam...feel free to delete this post if it's a violation of forum rules.