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Webmasters.org For Sale

webmasters.org

Sold at Public Auction

$50,000

Bidding History: 35 bids
Started:
Sun, 06 Jul 2008 08:19:34 EST
Completed:
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 12:05:18 EST

Description

I bought this domain from the original owner a few years ago.  As you can see there has been a site up and running since at least 1999 http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://webmasters.org

I tried the site at first as a social network and when that didn't catch on I switched it to a forum, with a directory, blog, and auction using phpprobid.   vbulliten and phpprobid cost me money for the license and to have them installed.  Obviously this site has huge potential but right now the revenue and traffic are nominal.  Here are the adsense stats.  Not shown here is the fact that any posts done in which a user enters in their adsense ID goes to the forum poster.

June 08

webmasters.org 5,083 13 0.26% $0.51 $2.61 webmasters.org 7,588 87 1.15% $3.13 $23.72 webmastersblog 2,166 5 0.23% $1.18 $2.56 webmastersdirectory 1,183 3 0.25% $0.38 $0.45 webmastersforum 12,145 61 0.50% $1.14 $13.82 webmastersfront 1,128 6 0.53% $3.88 $4.38

 

There may be some overlap in these channels. 

One could easily earn really good money from selling text links.  I just always felt it was too risky.

Site has some rankings for keywords like, webmasters, webmasters forums, websites for sale, google website tools.

Someone that has the time and know how to improve, promote and brand Webmasters.org could do really well with it.  But I have come to the realization that I don't have the time and won't anytime soon.

At the same time I know this is a very valuable domain and will hold it if I don't feel there is enough interest.  I am not setting a BIN now but may later.

Additional Revenue Details

see description

Additional Traffic Details

Comments

  1. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jayd1985 ( | $5.5K )
    Date:
    Sun, 06 Jul 2008 09:00:11 EST

    Please verify site access.

  2. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    FlezMaster ( new )
    Date:
    Sun, 06 Jul 2008 10:16:47 EST

    Please let me know about what you want to get for this. Also please verify site access as Jay has stated.

  3. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    vcigar ( | $72.5K )
    Date:
    Sun, 06 Jul 2008 11:19:19 EST

    Hey FlezMaster, basically I am looking to get fair market value. If I feel like sitepoint helps me do that then that's great and I will be happy to sell at whatever that price winds up being. But here are the stats I am looking at, and don't forget about the age of the site, and links.
    Webmaster.nl €12,000 = $16,141 Sedo

    http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2007/domainsales05-29-07.htm
    There have been good .org sales in the past

    Sexe.org $151,400 Pvt Sale

    Date.org $150,349 SnapNames

    Loan.org $105,500 SnapNames

    Coffee.org $100,000 Sedo 6/3/08

    Boats.org $50,249 SnapNames

    Lottery.org 66,667 Sedo

    WebTip.com �9,100 = $12,011 Sedo

    SearchEngines.com $92,500 Moniker/T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 4/29/08

    SEO.de €48,000 = $70,896 Sedo 1/29/08
    Many sites that cater to webmasters are some of the most profitable sites on the web. See shoemoney.com and problogger.net

    So yes I think it is worth a lot, but no I will not set an exact price, I like auctions.

  4. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from vanderberg ( | $70 )
    Date:
    Sun, 06 Jul 2008 13:13:23 EST
  5. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    sameen ( | $6.29K )
    Date:
    Sun, 06 Jul 2008 18:11:08 EST

    Good domain.. Also its PR7.. all the best

  6. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from tanuj_m91 ( suspended )
    Date:
    Sun, 06 Jul 2008 20:14:01 EST
  7. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    tonixx ( | $41.6K )
    Date:
    Sun, 06 Jul 2008 20:41:32 EST

    What is the minimum price? Also, what's the BIN? Thx!

  8. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    Domainerator ( | $14.5K )
    Date:
    Sun, 06 Jul 2008 21:59:47 EST

    Yahoo! shows 9 incoming links ... and two are from this SitePoint auction. What's going on with that?

  9. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    incka ( | $20.4K )
    Date:
    Sun, 06 Jul 2008 22:14:09 EST

    I see 709 yahoo links and 65 google links, not 9.

    http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/advsearch?p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.webmasters.org&bwm=i&bwmo=d&bwmf=s
    Good luck with the sale - very nice domain. Wish I had any ability to get the finance to put in a bit, but at moment I don't (you could have waited a few months!) :)

  10. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    mysites ( banned )
    Date:
    Mon, 07 Jul 2008 02:39:44 EST

    Hefty price for a low income site. As a mature site with fair page ranking one would think you had the time to max up the income. $6000 gives me shivers !!!.

  11. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from pap_itfc ( banned )
    Date:
    Mon, 07 Jul 2008 03:54:02 EST
  12. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    pap_itfc ( banned )
    Date:
    Mon, 07 Jul 2008 03:54:40 EST

    "Hefty price for a low income site. As a mature site with fair page ranking one would think you had the time to max up the income. $6000 gives me shivers !!!."
    You realise the value is in the domain right, and not the site content nor income? It will go for an awful lot more than $6k.

  13. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    vcigar ( | $72.5K )
    Date:
    Mon, 07 Jul 2008 06:06:17 EST

    Hey Guys,

    I agree with pap_itfc, real value is in the domain. Secondary value is in age of site and number and age of links. Then maybe someone might be interested in all the pieces I tried to throw together to make webmasters.org similar to sitepoint. I still believe with more effort my strategy would grow. All the posts on the forum are natural so it starting to grow. But most likely someone will buy it and take it a totally different direction. Hey Google and Yahoo bought sitemaps.org not too long ago. You never know. It's a great investment I think but it is time for me to cash out.

    Thanks,

    Chad

  14. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    sexesc ( | $520 )
    Date:
    Mon, 07 Jul 2008 16:32:28 EST

    super great name good luck with the sale

  15. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    monton ( suspended )
    Date:
    Mon, 07 Jul 2008 23:13:40 EST

    It could be good for domain name speculators.

  16. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    vcigar ( | $72.5K )
    Date:
    Tue, 08 Jul 2008 04:16:34 EST

    Hey Guys,

    Shoemoney.com was kind enough to right a nice little post about this auction.

    http://www.shoemoney.com/2008/07/07/webmastersorg-for-sale-on-sitepoint/

    Thanks,

    Chad

  17. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from hairybob ( new )
    Date:
    Tue, 08 Jul 2008 07:54:48 EST
  18. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from macewan ( new )
    Date:
    Thu, 10 Jul 2008 08:14:03 EST
  19. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    sitespotter ( new )
    Date:
    Thu, 10 Jul 2008 17:25:16 EST

    The sale is not for the site but for the domain. I am not a domainer, but this sure is a great domain name. I think you would be better off finding a partner, or even lend out the domain or even find a broker to help lend it.. I really wanted to comment.. Sorry if anyone finds it irrelevant.

  20. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    mobineedz ( banned )
    Date:
    Fri, 11 Jul 2008 06:14:45 EST

    I have a strong feeling that escrow.com is gonna earn a lot of commission

  21. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    Alijawaad ( | $1.63K )
    Date:
    Mon, 14 Jul 2008 08:36:22 EST

    WOW...awesome domain...should go to abt 60 to 70k imo

  22. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    vcigar ( | $72.5K )
    Date:
    Wed, 16 Jul 2008 08:18:09 EST

    Just a heads up, auction will end in 7 days.

    Thanks,

    Chad

  23. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    DomainPower™ ( banned )
    Date:
    Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:05:45 EST

    I agree with sitespotter. I own r s c o r e.com its a nice domain. A private investigator sent me a letter from the US to me in the UK:) asking the price of it for one of his clients. I layed an offer on the table etc. They could not afford the buy it now fee. So i lease the domain to them for $10k a year, and i have given them a buy out clause. you should do the same thing mate :)

  24. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    vcigar ( | $72.5K )
    Date:
    Tue, 22 Jul 2008 04:39:59 EST

    Hi DomainPower. At 10k per year it would take 4 years just to get to the current bid. I am committed to this auction.

    thanks,

    Chad

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