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How to sell domains?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by TheGateKeeper, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. TheGateKeeper

    TheGateKeeper Regular Member

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    Hi guys, I have two pr 4 domains with a domain age of 2, and was wondering how I could see them? I know some people use ebay but I highly doubt that is effective. Is there some sort of dedicated website for selling domains?

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  2. gregstereo

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    Well, you might start by looking through the Site Flipping forum here on BHW. meathead1234 et al are quite knowledgeable. flippa, godaddy auctions, and sedo auctions come to mind as venues for you. You're right, IMO ebay is not a good place to sell them.
     
  3. Sunday Lunch

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    Hello GateKeeper,

    I posted a long detailed reply but the moderation system on this site is so annoying.

    Sorry
     
  4. Sunday Lunch

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    Hello GateKeeper,

    It very much depends on the domains, their rank for keywords, content and money the sites are making.

    If you want a quick sale you can go to Namepros however these are domainers and you will get a lower sales figure.
     
  5. Sunday Lunch

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    If you have quality content and you are making an income of any kind then I would suggest Flippa.

    You can list your domains in Sedo, afternic etc however you will be waiting for someone to make you an offer, which could take years.
     
  6. Sunday Lunch

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    The best way to sell quality domains is to approach end users, so if your domain is "blue widgets" and is ranking well for the term I would look for people advertising around the term who are either paying the big G for ad words or are on page 2,3,4 etc using a lesser domain "best blue widgets".

    - Get the whois information or contact details off the sites put together a list of 40-50 potential end users and send out a 2-3 paragraph email to all of them.

    - If you have a price in mind you can quote it however if you do not quote a price it increases the chances of making a bigger sale, its up to you to decide, you never know what someone will value the domain at.

    - Put one or two lines in each email so it looks like youve thought of each recipient specifically and do not show them you have sent an email to 50 possible end users.

    - Put a time frame on the deal closing, "I am looking to sell this week".

    - Include the reason why owning the domain would be of benefit to them i.e. I am currently ranking third and my traffic is X because you are on the second page I assume your click through rate will be around 1% of mine, how much could you benefit from receiving X extra visitors a month, if you sell one product a month off the back of that extra visitor what is that worth to you. Obviously change this depending on the dollar value of the product.

    - Put a contact number and also specify that you will transfer the domain via escrow for their peace of mind.

    Anthony.
     
  7. TheGateKeeper

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    I just listed my three domains on Afternic. I am not really in a hurry, so I can wait.

    What is difference between Flippa and Afternic?
     
  8. Sunday Lunch

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    Afternic and Sedo have several million domains listed so when you say you can wait, it may be your kids kids that are waiting to cash in!

    Flippa is where you getting a listing in an auction format so you will get real eyeballs and if you are getting an income you will get real offers.

    What are the domains, if you dont mind sharing.
     
  9. TheGateKeeper

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    Just listed one of my sited on Flippa, let's see how it goes.
     
  10. Mrbagino

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    Look at other forums for sell options!
     
  11. Mex-deluxe

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    For how much can you sell a PR3 domain, which has domain age 3+ years, survived the latest Google PageRank update, and also has MozRank 3+ and actual backlinks supporting the PageRank? And of course indexed in Google, and has also Alexa Rank.

    And how do buyers measure domain age? For example, if a domain was registered 5 years ago, but it had no content in the last 4.5 years. The domain owner added content half year ago, and the domain developed PageRank. Now is it considered an aged domain with an age of 5 years?
     
  12. OldSchooler

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    It's a buyers market, big time. It's very difficult to sale a Domain unless you're working an inquiry (someone contacts you about it). It's a serious uphill battle to move a Domain without an existing interested party. All those auction sites, godaddy, sedo, afternic, etc. you're competing with millions of Domain listings. It's very difficult to stand out unless you're fire selling a decent/premium property.
     
  13. jhonson5

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    Many sell domains at the Godaddy auction, which I assume is easier to setup if it's already registered with them. Unless it is a premium high value name (and not just in your mind) you may well just get the $10 annual cost of a typical domain, there are plenty, even perceived higher value aged domains selling there for $5-$8. It might be easiest to just forget it, or put up a 10-15 article blog and hope it earns the domain cost in Ad revenue.
    Small time operators who don't main an inventory of thousands of domains often do better by flipping sites, some starting from scratch, build up the traffic and search ranking of a site over the course of several months and sell it all for a decent profit. (Buyer beware, some fake the performance figures)

    To put things in perspective, the majority of sites may be on shared hosting accounts costing $96 a year, which allow an unlimited number of additional domains to be added at a cost of close to $10 a year.
     
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