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I'm looking to sell my old domains, any advice from people who have sold successfully?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by the_punisher, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. the_punisher

    the_punisher Power Member

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    Hello,

    I used to do a LOT of SEO on my 2 main domains, but since the last 2 years I have not been able to give them any time as I am too busy with my PhD.

    So thought of selling them, I have never had any experience of selling a domain before so I want to know how I should go about doing this?

    from my searches I have found that sedo.com or afternic.com would be my best places to sell to. Does anyone have any experience with either? which one should I go for?

    How does one decide a starting price? I do not want to ask too low that it goes for too low and then I regret it later or I dont want to ask such a high price that it doesn't even generate any interest.

    One of my domains is optimized for selling computer memory and has around 20,000 backlinks from varying sources, all backlinks are highly keyword targetted, the domain is around 7 years old.


    The other domain is software related, has around 150 backlinks, is about 8 years old and has over 67,000 pages indexed by google. When I started a new website I would just place a link on its home page, it got indexed instantly.

    So these are the ones I want to sell, Any advice on how to sell, how to decide a price and where to sell would be greatly helpful.

    Thank you
     
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  2. twitter.followers

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  3. DaigonoYouso

    DaigonoYouso Newbie

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    I got a few questions regarding your domains (I can't really help you with selling tips, but I might be interested in buying one of those), add me on skype - senergyable
     
  4. the_punisher

    the_punisher Power Member

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    thank you, ill check it out, I did the same with sedo, but it confused me more. Domains which did not have any value in my eyes were being sold for thousands of dollars. Obviously there is more to this than my understanding, that is why I asked for help and advice here.

    no offence dude, but a profile just made today, with only 2 posts and with 0 trader score is dodgy as anything. If you do plan on buying anything on this forum log in with your main account
     
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  5. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Selling domains is truly a unpredictable business. Just to give one classic example: FB.com

    That domain on its own, being two letter and all, would be worth several thousand dollars. But Facebook decided it was *the* Facebook domain, so it was sold for 100s of times as much.

    Sedo is a decent company, but I don't like their attitude. I've had more than one issue with their customer support, so I don't know if they've improved on that, but surely it's not a scam or anything. You may use Sedo or you could try the marketplace here as well.

    Flippa is kinda a shot in the dark, it may work 100% in which case it's great, but then if it fails or you get scammed you're really on your own. Well hope this helps!
     
  6. DaigonoYouso

    DaigonoYouso Newbie

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    just because I registered today means that I have another account?
     
  7. the_punisher

    the_punisher Power Member

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    no, not necessarily, I was just talking generally. like i said, no offence meant.
     
  8. the_punisher

    the_punisher Power Member

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    Right, dont want to get scammed so I'll just avoid flippa.

    Can you please elaborate on the issue you had with sedo?

    Were you the buyer or the seller? What went wrong? how helpful were they?

    Thank you
     
  9. ORJay

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    try empireflippers or fe international (by meathead)