Over at the SEM 2.0 discussion group run by Andrew Goodman, there’s a thread about buying domain names that has been offering some excellent suggestions. One post from Dan Perry, offers a good fundamental list of recommendations. And yes, I asked Dan for permission to post.
Dan says he likes to use Snap Names for domain name purchases.
First, find the PR of the domain. This can be found at any PR checker. It lets you put in 20 at a time. The value of PR is in the fact that there is some.
Second, Alexa Rating. Obviously, the lower the better. Less than a million =
$??, 1-2 million = $??, and so on.