How would you valuate a domain name? What would be your criteria while choosing a domain? There are many things to check when considering to acquire a domain.
Below are my domain name evaluation criteria:
-Domain History (Has it been used before. Has it ever been banned by search engines. Was it used for a legitimate purpose…You can use archive.org.)
-Sound (How does it sound? Is it easy to spell and say?)
-Stickyness: How sticky/catchy is it?
-Is there a website built on a very similar domain? If I wanted to develop it, would I confront any trademark issues or similar problems? (Market study and investigation)
-Can I develop it? Is it on an area that I am interested in?
Yes, when I want to acquire a domain name, these are my domain name evaluation criteria. I want to put a check-mark next to them as much as possible before an acquisition.
Hope this helps.