Why All 3 Requirements for IACDA Certification?

By virtue of the requirement for an IACDA accredited Domain-Appraiser to be BOTH a professional Real Estate or Business Appraiser as well as a Licensed Real Estate Broker or Salesman, and coupled with the requirement for the IACDA accredited Domain-Appraiser to have had significant exposure to the online marketplace for a minimum of two years, the IACDA certified Domain-Appraiser is considered significantly better equipped to assess a domain's value than a non-IACDA accredited broker or appraiser, regardless of existing designations or licenses.

A Professional Appraiser

benefitting from many years´ worth of training, is best equipped to evaluate existing and projected income stream from sales, advertising or other forms of online e-commerce revenues. Professional real estate appraisers, & CPAs specializing in business valuation are expected to have excellent analytical and writing skills.

Experienced Member of the Online Community:

The requirement to have been a member of the online community for a minimum of two years will assist in ensuring the Domain-Appraiser's in-depth familiarity with the mindset of new and existing web inhabitants. The requirement will also increase the likelihood of the Domain-Appraiser's familiarity with the direction of emerging growth patterns of the web which are expected to have an effect on near term or long term domain value.

Signatory Requirement For High Traffic or Significant Revenue Producing Properties:

For domains which are producing revenues of significant dollar volume, or those which are generating a particularly high traffic count, the appraisal must either be signed or co-signed by an IACDA accredited MAI or CPA-ABV who will be charged with verifying appraised value conclusions. NON-IACDA Appraisal Preparation Prohibited: Domain-Appraisals may NOT be prepared by or signed by a non-IACDA accredited Domain-Appraiser, nor may they be co-signed by an IACDA accredited MAI unless said appraisal was actually prepared BY an IACDA accredited Domain-Appraiser.

NON-IACDA Appraisal Preparation Prohibited:

Domain-Appraisals may NOT be prepared by or signed by a non-IACDA accredited Domain-Appraiser, nor may they be co-signed by an IACDA accredited MAI unless said appraisal was actually prepared BY an IACDA accredited Domain-Appraiser.