Estibot does a lot more than domain appraisals – here’s three of my favorite features


To kick off 2018 Estibot debuted a brand new look and feel. As a long-time Estibot user I was excited to see the refreshed UX, it’s incredibly clean and the mobile experience is a major step forward. It’s clear that the team over at Estibot really went above-and-beyond with this update, but it’s what they have under the hood that has always impressed me the most.

I was talking with a new domain investor the other day who was asking me about what tools they should use. Estibot is always at the top of my list, but when I did a deep dive into what you can do with Estibot they were blown away, I think the exact response was, “I thought Estibot was just for domain name appraisals?”

Yes, Estibot is the defacto standard when it comes to algorithmic domain appraisals, but under the hood there’s a lot more things that they do and I’m always surprised when people don’t know about the other services that they offer. So I thought now was as good a time as any to share three things that you probably didn’t know you could do with Estibot.

1. Generate a list of potential end-user buyers for your domains

I made this feature #1 for a reason – it is one of my favorite things about Estibot and it’s a huge time saver. All you have to do is enter a domain name that you’re interested in finding potential buyers for and Estibot will put together a solid list of potential buyers (including contact information).


Below is a high-level look at what is offered with the Estibot Leader Generator & End User Finder:

  • Instantly checks 300+ million domain names and analyzes them for usage
  • Instantly finds developed sites that could benefit from your domain
  • Instantly finds advertisers already spending money on keywords related to your domain
  • Instantly finds offline business that match your domain name and can benefit from an online presence
  • Gets web site details, whois contact information and business information
  • Contact potential buyers with a click of a button, using templated or custom offer letters

2. Domain Sales History

While Estibot can help find end user buyers, they can also help you research domain names that you’re looking to buy yourself. Whenever I’m interested in buying a domain from someone else the first thing I do is try to find out how much the current owner paid for the name. Enter Estibot’s Domain Sales History feature:

estibot-domain-sales-historyYou can also use the Domain Sales History tool to do a more broad search by keyword which could be used when buying or selling a domain to quickly generate a list of similar domains and their sales prices. I often use this on the sales side when I’m trying to explain my pricing to a potential buyer. It’s one thing to say you want $7,500 for a domain, it’s another to show five other names that have sold between $5k – $10k.

3. Appraised Drop List

Last but certainly not least is Estibot’s Appraised Drop List feature. This does exactly what it says, providing domain investors with appraisals on expiring domain names. I’ve found this is a great tool to instantly curate a list of expiring domains that might be worth looking at.


Estibot now also provides raw PendingDelete lists from Verisign which publishes every morning at 4:00AM. One thing I really appreciate about this feature is that if you do find a domain you want to buy, you know exactly what a prospective is going to see if they get it appraised on Estibot.

Of course there are more than three additional features that Estibot offers, but these are my personal favorites. Just remember, you can do a lot more with Estibot than appraise domains, so if you’re an existing customer, or someone that’s been thinking about joining any one of these features could easily pay for itself.

Do you have a favorite feature that I didn’t mention? Want to talk more about any of the features above? Comment and let your voice be heard!

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Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Bold Metrics, a startup building technologies that make it easy for online shoppers to buy clothes that fit and arming retailers with more data than ever before.

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  • Tim January 25, 2018, 10:05 am

    I have used Estibot for a number of years. Estimating domain value is, at best, a tricky art mixed with a little science. It takes years of experience to begin to give accurate estimates. What is an accurate estimate? One that closely predicts the amount of the next actual sale. Of course, the estimate may influence the sale, so it’s a bit circular. I believe Estibot does a solid job of analyzing the right properties of a domain, weighting them, and giving the best possible automated estimate. It is a valuable tool in selling and buying domains. I just wish they offered per use options in addition to the (for me) expensive monthly fees. I’m not as active in domaining as I once was and it doesn’t make sense for me to pay monthly for services I might use a few times a year.

  • Scott Bender January 25, 2018, 10:07 am

    This is one of the best posts I’ve seen “for me” in years.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Scott Bender Orlando

    • Morgan January 26, 2018, 7:24 am

      Thanks for the kind words @Scott – really glad you liked it!

  • Paul McMenamy January 25, 2018, 11:20 am

    Has anybody had a sale through end-users generated by the Estibot tool? If yes, how many on the list did you use before finder that buyer?
    Many thanks.

  • Domain Names Marketplace February 9, 2018, 12:57 am

    I think feature one is the best in the market. It can safe you a lot of time gathering a list of potential buyers manually.

    How many domainers use the payed service of Estibot actually?

    – Jan

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