I've made a similar post at the Warrior Forum but thought it would be useful to share this here, especially with this being a British born forum!
The long and short of it is that it seems the British create better "quality" flips than our US counterparts - "
Weíve just been working on a tool to predict what a website will fetch at auction based on historical sale values on Flippa, Digital Point, Webmasters Marketplace and Website Broker. This involved analysing the relationship that various factors had, or didnít have on the final price and one of these was the TLD type (e.g. .com or .org)
We tried to find a natural grouping, simply because we didnít have the time to analyse the relationship for every TLD, so, for example, .net .org and .edu could all be grouped together in a similar band.
What we found was surprising, so I thought Iíd share it here and hopefully it will make an interesting read.
The full table is on our site http://www.flipfilter.com/website-av...omain-type.php
.co.uk - $921
.com - $797
.org - $413
.biz - $302
.net - $280
I feel the two biggest surprises were
1) .co.uk sites came out on top Ė At first I suspected that this could be due to a few large sales skewing the data but this wasnít the case. The sites sold were just more targeted, established sites with traffic and revenue.
2) .biz outranked .net. Again, this wasnít due to a data skew. I have no idea why .biz sites seemed to attract more bids and more money on average, although Iím quite sure it has nothing to do with the domain.
We accept that in most cases, the lower .com average is skewed by the fact most starter sites are .com domains, but we canít explain why the (I assume British) creators of .co.uk sites generally seem to attract more revenue?