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Best domain marketplace other than sedo?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by dejacrew, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. dejacrew

    dejacrew Registered Member

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    Hey,

    I have a dictionary term domain that I'm looking to sell, and don't think a place like DP, etc. has enough serious or qualified buyers.

    I was going to sell it on sedo, but was having some problems with my cc for some reason.

    Can anyone recommend a good marketplace?

    I have a myspace account with a few k targetted friends for the niche, so I don't think selling it will be a problem - I just don't want to have any hang ups about the money.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Arrest

    Arrest Registered Member

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    Try NamePros.com as it has quite a lot of avid domainers and serious buyers.
    If you actually want a marketplace, go for TDNAM, SnapNames or NameJet.
     
  3. digital

    digital Registered Member

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    If you want to roll with the big boys:
    Code:
    http://marketplacepro.moniker.com/auction/index.html
    If not what about
    Code:
    Auctions:
    http://marketplace.sitepoint.com/categories/domain-names-for-sale
    
    Classifieds:
    http://marketplace.sitepoint.com/categories/domain-names
     
  4. dejacrew

    dejacrew Registered Member

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    Thanks guys.

    Domain has been sold, and pending payment.

    Just as an aside, I'll tell you how it was sold, because I think I can sum up in a couple of lines what would probably be a profitable ebook.

    First, I had a domain (single word, dictionary term in a good tld) that was related to a specific niche with 1million+ results.

    I had never developed the domain. However, I have done external seo (build links) so it had some PR.

    Also, I HAD planned to develop the domain.

    So I developed a myspace account related to this niche, and used the different bots to get a large targetted friends list of people who were interested in this topic, did this topic, or whatever.

    Last night I set up a timed bulletin advertising the sale of the domain to be posted every 400 minutes.

    This afternoon when I came home I had an offer that I thought was good ($x,000).

    So this would be my strategy if I wanted to develop it or sell an ebook or whatever.

    Buy domains related to specific niches on the cheap.

    For a few weeks do link building, etc. so that it ranks well for the specific terms.

    If you can throw some articles up, even better. Then you can do some monetization.

    While you're developing your backlinks or PR, or whatever, concurrently run a myspace friend adding campaign that is specifically targetted for that niche.

    Wait for the next pagerank update, or sooner if you want.

    Harvest all stats (overture searches per month, # of results in google for search term(s), pagerank, backlinks, traffic, earnings per month, or whatever).

    Post a few bulletins for 2 or 3 days letting people know that you're planning on selling this domain on myspace, and build a bit of anticipation in the niche.

    Then run an auction, and let people actually place their bids on the comments of the profile you've created.

    Of course, you might find more buyers or better heeled buyers on webmaster or domaining forums, but if you tap diretly into the passion of the market itself, you might walk away lucky.

    And - it's easy to automate all of this process.
     
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  5. Atlas

    Atlas Regular Member

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    Thanks for the advice.

    For people looking to sell more high end names, dnforum is a good community for this. I have bought and sold names on there for more than $1k with no problems.
     
  6. portillo

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    Dejacrew, where are you from?
     
  7. dejacrew

    dejacrew Registered Member

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    Eh?

    I'm from the midwest of America.

    I've been living in Asia all of my adult life.

    Why?
     
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  8. mindbend

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    Actually DP is a good place to sell due to the high volume of visitors. Sedo just has too many domains listed and their fees are too high