Domain Mongrel: New domain valuation and generation tool

Domain Mongrel.

Domain Mongrel.

According to the word definition, a mongrel is a mutt; a dog that is not the result of breeding, and belongs to no specific breed.

Domain Mongrel apparently wants to cover all domain breeds and races, and for that matter they have launched not one, but two domain tools on one web site.

First, Domain Appraisal: a straightforward tool that returns a monetary value in USD for the domain of your choice. was appraised at over $28 million dollars, while our other favorite,, was valued at $221,000 dollars.

Not too shabby.

Domain Mongrel’s other tool is the Domain Generator and it’s simple to use. Enter a word, and it will return a number of two word combinations, all in the .com TLD.

There is no indication whether these domains are taken or available, unlike a similar tool we reviewed, Namebot.

For what it does, Domain Mongrel is uncomplicated, and free. Use it as a complementary tool to other domain tools, you might gain something interesting from its output.



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16 Responses to “Domain Mongrel: New domain valuation and generation tool”
  1. James says:

    Works great… Never used it before and received this.
    Hi there! Unfortunately, the daily quota has been reached. Please try again tomorrow!

  2. DomainGang says:

    James – Yeah, I think it’s using Estibot’s API and the limit kicks in.

  3. Never used before and got the same message!

  4. Steve says:

    AUTOS.DE. appraised $9.00

    Sold $166k


  5. DomainGang says:

    Steve – Apparently it’s not having the most recent Estibot update; the latter always updates valuations based on sales.

  6. DomainMongrel does not depend on estibot api. You can verify the difference between the two domain appraisals. They will be different.
    Domain Mongrel will NEVER EVER update valuations based on sales. If the appraisal is broken, it is better to fix the algorithm than trying to fool users into believing that it works better than it does.

    I increased the daily limit so you should be able to run more queries.

  7. DomainGang says:

    Great, thanks for the clarification, Domain Mongrel πŸ˜€

  8. Steve says:

    Wouldn’t including actual sales stats when trying to determine a value be a good thing? Actual sales stats are facts not guesstimates.
    Why would only get a $9 appraisal. It sold for $166k?

  9. Mark says:

    Nonsense calculator. Does it value related business or the domain itself?
    XO is huge company and its XO.COM is valued only $500k. How is that calculation made?
    On the other hand, is valued $33mm. Wow!
    Both are two letter dot-com names, both owned by end-users, but is only 1.66% of the value.

  10. Mark says:

    Another two-letter nonsense example is, which was sold for $5mm, but its valuation is just about $600k. Really? Why..? is the Chinese e-commerce site backed by Asia’s largest Internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd.

  11. DomainGang says:

    Mark – No automatic valuation tool claims to get everything right, especially for the examples you posted.

  12. Mark says:

    AT&T versus T-Mobile: $90,046,463.17 $9.00
    …that is 10,000,000+ more !!!

  13. DomainGang says:

    LOL now that’s a funny way to compare things. Good point though πŸ˜‰

  14. Mark says:

    @DomainGang – What is a benefit of wrong misleading tool ? I don’t see any. You do? Be honest, please.

  15. DomainGang says:

    Mark – It’s as ‘accurate’ as the rest (estibot, valuate), so I don’t see what the big deal is. No single valuation tool is 100% accurate across the board.

  16. Mark says:

    @DomainGang – It is a big deal. Wrong tool is worse than no tool. Imagine the broker who is handling your retirement account would use similar tool to valuate stock market.

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