How Worthless Is Your U.S. Senator’s Domain Name?

There are so many ways to determine which U.S. senator is the most worthless.  If you rated them on bi-partisanship — all worthless.  If you rated them on representing the people’s interests — again worthless. But, at Domain Roast, we rate U.S. senators by the value of their domain names.

The most worthless senator by domain name value is (drum roll please) – Senator-elect David Perdue (R-GA).  Luckily, he’s the former CEO of Dollar General, so he’s used to cheap shit.  We used two domain name appraisal sites, DomainIndex.com and Estibot.com, to determine the results. Both of these sites varied (sometimes widely) in their valuations, but not for Mr. Perdue. DomainIndex values davidperdue.com at $0, while Estibot comes in at $190, for an average value of $95.

Coincidentally, the next biggest loser was also a Republican,  Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE).  DomainIndex appraised DebFischer.com at $0, while Estibot was a little more generious, appraising DebFischer.com at $590, for an average value of $295.

Rounding out the top three is Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID).  Saddled with a last name that probably got him teased all through school, DomainIndex said MikeCrapo.com is worth $0, while Estibot valued MikeCrapo.com at $910, for an average value of $455.

On the Democratic side of the aisle, Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) wins least valuable domain name.  While DomainIndex appraised HeidiHeitkamp.com at $1,920, Estibot valued it at $0, for an average value of $960.

So, what’s the domain value of the senators you’ve actually heard of?  DomainIndex and Estibot can vary in their algorithms that produce the values and overall both sites miss it on a few names. But, taking the average value between these two domain appraisal sites, the two most value U.S. Senators’ domains belong to Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) at an average of $21,400 and Al Franken (D-MN) at $44,500.  However, the average value for MarcoRubio.com, TedCruz.com, RandPaul.com, LindseyGraham.com (R-SC), MitchMcConnell.com (R-KY) and JohnMcCain.com (R-AZ), fall below what they should be or what they’d sell for if available (see the chart below for valuations).  An example of over-valuation is Senator-elect Joni Ernst’s (R-IA) domain, JoniErnst.com is valued at $84,700 by DomainIndex, but only $140 by Estibot.  The domain name of the next Michele Bachmann isn’t worth $84,000, but is worth way more than $140.

Another interesting part of our research showed the number of combined exact monthly searches on Google, Bing, and Yahoo for each senator (an “exact” search is one in which just the senator’s name without any other words around it is searched).  The top five most searched senators per month are:

1.  Rand Paul (R-KY) (251,000 searches)

2.  Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) (168,750 searches)

3.  Ted Cruz (R-TX) (168,750 searches)

4. John McCain (R-AZ) (113,125 searches)

5. (tie)  Harry Reid (D-NV)(92,500 searches) & Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (92,500 searches)

Search-wise, are the number of searches a sign of what’s to come in the 2016 presidential race?  Of Republican senators that have a chance in 2016, Rand Paul and  Ted Cruz are far in front at 251,000 and 168,750, respectively.  Marco Rubio is a distant third with 61,875 monthly searches.

On the Democratic side, Elizabeth Warren is crushing any other potential senate colleague who may be thinking about running.  But, before you give the nomination to Senator Warren, don’t forget about Hillary, whose name is searched 562,000 times per month.  Also, Estibot values hillaryclinton.com at $168,000, while DomainIndex values it at $20.00 (obviously DI’s valuation algorithm has a bug in it on this name).

For you political junkies, below is the domain values and monthly search volume of all U.S. senators who will be in office as of January 6, 2015:

Domain Domainindex Value Estibot Value Monthly Searches for Senator’s Name
richardshelby.com $2,180 $920 3,000
jeffsessions.com $6,200 $1,200 10,125
lisamurkowski.com $6,690 $1,200 5,500
dansullivan.com $5,990 $1,200 8,250
johnmccain.com $2,010 $1,200 113,125
jeffflake.com $4,330 $1,200 8,250
johnboozman.com $1,990 $180 2,375
tomcotton.com $10,200 $0 18,500
diannefeinstein.com $3,590 $1,200 41,375
barbaraboxer.com $3,370 $14,400 27,750
michaelbennet.com $4,090 $770 8,250
corygardner.com $8,510 $970 18,500
richardblumenthal.com $2,070 $1,200 6,750
chrismurphy.com $6,260 $1,200 10,125
tomcarper.com $4,290 $1,100 2,000
chriscoons.com $4,190 $1,200 3,625
billnelson.com $11,100 $6,700 22,625
marcorubio.com $28,600 $1,200 61,875
johnnyisakson.com $3,250 $1,200 5,500
davidperdue.com $0 $190 0
brianschatz.com $4,300 $130 6,750
maziehirono.com $3,210 $1,300 3,000
mikecrapo.com $0 $910 2,375
jimrisch.com $3,450 $710 1,625
dickdurbin.com $6,800 $2,100 15,125
markkirk.com $5,840 $1,800 12,375
dancoats.com $5,230 $640 6,750
joedonnelly.com $3,390 $1,200 10,125
chuckgrassley.com $4,090 $1,000 5,500
joniernst.com $84,700 $140 33,875
patroberts.com $6,510 $1,200 12,375
jerrymoran.com $10,200 $1,000 5,500
mitchmcconnell.com $29,500 $1,200 92,500
randpaul.com $2,100 $1,200 251,250
billcassidy.com $9,440 $23,000 15,125
davidvitter.com $4,030 $1,200 8,250
susancollins.com $7,670 $1,200 18,500
angusking.com $3,190 $610 6,750
barbaramikulski.com $2,570 $1,200 8,250
bencardin.com $2,440 $1,200 4,500
elizabethwarren.com $26,800 $16,000 168,750
edmarkey.com $8.080 $200 8,250
debbiestabenow.com $5,890 $1,200 6,750
garypeters.com $7,010 $1,200 12,375
amyklobuchar.com $3,540 $1,200 10,125
alfranken.com $14,000 $75,000 41,375
clairemccaskill.com $3,640 $1,200 15,125
royblunt.com $5,990 $1,200 6,750
jontester.com $0 $1,200 3,625
stevedaines.com $9,670 $0 10,125
debfischer.com $0 $570 3,000
bensasse.com $7,180 $0 12,375
harryreid.com $25,800 $1,200 92,500
deanheller.com $5,370 $1,200 5,500
jeanneshaheen.com $7,420 $1,200 15,125
kellyayotte.com $4,700 $1,200 12,375
bobmenendez.com $4,040 $1,200 5,500
corybooker.com $62,700 $1,200 50,625
tomudall.com $1,580 $1,500 6,750
martinheinrich.com $2,660 $1,000 4,500
chuckschumer.com $4,320 $1,200 18,500
kirstengillibrand.com $2,090 $1,200 41,375
richardburr.com $4,170 $1,200 8,250
thomtillis.com $21,500 $190 22,625
johnhoeven.com $1,580 $100 2,000
heidiheitkamp.com $1,920 $0 4,500
sherrodbrown.com $7,380 $18,000 12,375
robportman.com $4,820 $6,600 10,125
jiminhofe.com $4,230 $1,200 4,500
jameslankford.com $6,280 $760 6,750
ronwyden.com $4,120 $1,200 8,250
jeffmerkley.com $5.070 $100 8,250
bobcasey.com $3,200 $1,200 6,750
pattoomey.com $4,390 $1,600 8,250
jackreed.com $4,260 $1,200 6,750
sheldonwhitehouse.com $2,210 $1,200 4,500
lindseygraham.com $8,910 $1,200 41,375
timscott.com $8,730 $1,200 15,125
johnthune.com $2,720 $1,200 5,500
mikerounds.com $4,980 $2,700 3,000
lamaralexander.com $6,390 $1,200 18,500
bobcorker.com $4,150 $1,200 8,250
johncornyn.com $12,100 $1,200 18,500
tedcruz.com $22,900 $1,000 168,750
orrinhatch.com $2,920 $570 8,250
mikelee.com $4,690 $1,200 18,500
patrickleahy.com $4,150 $1,200 15,125
berniesanders.com $7,840 $34,000 50,625
markwarner.com $16,400 $36,000 50,625
timkaine.com $263 $1,200 8,250
pattymurray.com $2,890 $3,500 12,375
mariacantwell.com $4,510 $1,200 8,250
joemanchin.com $4,180 $890 8,250
shelleymoorecapito.com $4,500 $590 6,750
ronjohnson.com $10,600 $25,000 22,625
tammybaldwin.com $4,580 $1,200 10,125
mikeenzi.com $5,050 $1,200 3,000
johnbarrasso.com $1,970 $1,200 2,375

As you might have gathered, the writer of this post is both a political junkie and a domain geek.  Wow, that makes me sound like a huge loser.  Well, I am writing this post on a Saturday night.  Enough said.

 

 

 

 

 

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