A few years ago I was planning to develop a PHP helpdesk system but for whatever reason that didn't happen and I've been holding on to the domain name I was going to use. I tried to sell it back then and I got a couple of offers ($1,000-$2,000) which I turned down.
I'm wondering what you guys think the domain name PHPDesk.com is worth today?
You should have sold it when you had the chance, 2K was a great offer for that domain.
Its probably around 200$ now, no more.
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Let me tell you the reason why I think this domain is worth more than $200. Without any advertising what so ever this domain gets abour 50 or so unique visitors per month. I know it's not much, but I believe these are potential customers. Let's say you have a helpdesk system that costs about $200. Even if 10% of these "potential customers" purchase your product it will be $1,000 ($200 x 5) per month just because of the domain you have. Now add the fact that this domain is very short, very professional and very easy to remember and it's value should raise.
Of course, this is just my opinion and I will be holding on to this domain until I find the right buyer. Or perhaps I will develop a helpdesk system myself or pay someone to do it in the future.
Anyhow, please continue giving me your thoughts on this domain name.
It's undoubtedly a nice name, fairly short and somewhat professional sounding, but I'd think that even $200 might be pushing it a bit. Maybe to the right buyer, but "right buyers" are few and far between these days.
Without a developed site with real traffic you're kidding yourself as to the value of the name alone.
And of course, that's just my opinion and opinions are like......
Sure, according to webalizer's "visits" the site has had 40-70 visits per month. Here are the last 3 months...
June '04 - 49
July '04 - 58
August '04 - 66
And according to webalizer's "sites" the site has had 30-80 visits per month. Here are the last 3 months...
June '04 - 53
July '04 - 68
August '04 - 81
I never understood which one of the above were uniques...
I would like to think that at least 10% of these are potential customers and if someone would setup a php desk there for maybe $100 this domain would earn you $400-$700/m. Double that if your software costs $200.
Would you perhaps be interested in keeping the domain ownership for yourself and, instead of an out right purchase, receiving a percentage of software sales for each sale that is referred from that domain?
And in addition to this, the possiblity of the domain being purchased off you at a future date while you receive commission / percentages in the mean time?
I forgot to mention since this domain does not have a site/content it is not even added to any search engines, all visitors type in the domain name. Just imagine how many visitors this domain could attract if added to the popular search engines!
Yes, I have been considering it. The company I work with is working on software right now actually which isn't 100% complete yet, it's in beta testing at the moment. But we are interested in the domain. I'll keep you posted as the project becomes more complete.