A dot-com domain extension is easily the extension most preferred by businesses and investors when purchasing a domain name. At least part of that popularity can probably be explained by those individuals and businesses believing that a dot com extension will give them a leg up on the search engine rankings. Apparently that belief remains one of the Internet’s urban legends.
According to an article in the domain investors’ blog Dot Sauce quoting a Google executive, it is a myth that dot-com gets priority on the search engines. At least not at Google! In fact, country code domains ( dot-de for Germany and dot-Cn for China are two possible examples of country code extensions among hundreds) actually have a slight advantage over dot-com within their own countries of origin. I guess that would mean that on Chinese Google a dot-cn would surface faster than a comparable dot-com–or any other domain extension, for that matter.
No, don’t buy a dot-com thinking the search engines care; the best reason for purchasing a com is that it is the extension that comes first to most peoples minds; and if any extension is likely to be typed gratuitously into the address bar it is a dot-com. That is the extension’s chief advantage and an advantage that in most cases will only gain you a few more hits a month.
If you want to know how much your house is worth, there are a number of tools online that you can reference. Similarly, there are a number of sites for determining the valuation of virtual real estate – domain names.
Online valuation sites help you determine the price of your domain name. While no tool or formula can provide an exact value for a house or a domain name, they can assist by providing a ballpark estimate. We must understand that no particular algorithm can 100% accurately give any domain its exact worth. The price greatly depends on people, how much are they willing to pay and how many people are interested in obtaining your domain name affects its value and ability to sell it.
DOMAIN VALUATION ALGORITHMS