Where would you go to advertise a domain for sale?

by Synnuh
32 replies
I have a listing on Flippa I'm trying to sell off, but I'm stumped as to where I need to be showing it to people.

I've already spammed it across Facebook, and have it in numerous forum signatures.

I plan on emailing about 80 big names I know with the money available to develop the domain out into something profitable.

But... I want more eyeballs on it.

Can anyone lend me some insight into the places on the web I need to be, so that I can get this listing in front of the right people?
#advertise #domain #sale
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Banned
    I don't see any backlinks, which means nobody wants the domain for SEO.

    Does the domain have existing traffic?

    Why is the domain worth anything?
    Signature
    Hi
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10480759].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Synnuh
    It's a single dictionary word domain with HUGE potential profit in the right developer's hands.

    Blogging.com sold for $6,500,000 with no content, traffic, or links.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10480765].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author serryjw
      Is your dictionary word a .com? WHY didn't it sell on flipper?
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10538018].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    There's a thriving domain aftermarket that is not necessarily concerned with traffic, backlinks, etc.
    If you can be patient then some of these sites include:

    Godaddy Auctions
    Afternic.com
    Sedo.com
    Namejet.com


    If you want to be more aggressive, you can have a professional domain broker do the deal for you. Here is a partial list of some of them:

    https://www.domaining.com/directory/domain-brokers/
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10480890].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Synnuh
    I've already reached out to a few brokers, waiting on a response.

    You sell sites. Do you think there is value in this domain?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10480895].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author yannablog
    Originally Posted by Synnuh View Post

    I have a listing on Flippa I'm trying to sell off, but I'm stumped as to where I need to be showing it to people.

    Can anyone lend me some insight into the places on the web I need to be, so that I can get this listing in front of the right people?
    Have you tried these webmaster forums?

    http://www.webmastersun.com
    http://www.wjunction.com
    http://www.webcosmoforums.com
    http://digitalpoint.com

    They have sections for buying and selling domains. I also got some domains sold by marketing on forums.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10481486].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author megalinktraffic
    as you need more eyeballs on it ..
    You can sell it on Freemarket, ebay by listing it out..
    and in free classified websites too..
    rueben
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10481508].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author enjamulahsan
    Banned
    You can check some classified sites and also warriforum allows to post ads you can also post your ads there. And you can also post on digital point buy/sell forum. Hope you will get a good deal.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10481590].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    If it is the one in your sig, I doubt you'll get much premium-level interest in it.

    When domaining was .com/.net/.org and a few others, those few others might have been able to ramp up some value for premium terms.

    Now that there are something like a thousand TLDs, there is little incentive for anyone to pay more for one (non-.com) extension than the reg fee they could pay for a different - but very similar - one.

    In other words, the exponential growth of the options available have bottomed out the market for just about anything other than premium .coms.

    There are exceptions, of course, but not many.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10482109].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Synnuh
      Originally Posted by Jack Gordon View Post

      If it is the one in your sig, I doubt you'll get much premium-level interest in it.

      When domaining was .com/.net/.org and a few others, those few others might have been able to ramp up some value for premium terms.

      Now that there are something like a thousand TLDs, there is little incentive for anyone to pay more for one (non-.com) extension than the reg fee they could pay for a different - but very similar - one.

      In other words, the exponential growth of the options available have bottomed out the market for just about anything other than premium .coms.

      There are exceptions, of course, but not many.
      Unfortunately, I think you're right. After talking to a few brokers, this is probably going to be a hard sell unless I can find someone to sell my dream to.

      Regardless, I'll let it run for the 30 days, see what happens. I may end up developing it, after all.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10482456].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author SteveSenior
        Synnuh , Are you saying that you are finally working with one of the Brokers and waiting to see results with them within next 30 days ?
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10492864].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Synnuh
          Originally Posted by SteveSenior View Post

          Synnuh , Are you saying that you are finally working with one of the Brokers and waiting to see results with them within next 30 days ?
          Nah, I've got the listing on Flippa -- going to let it run for 30 days.

          After talking to brokers, I don't think other people will see the value in the domain.

          I'll probably end up holding it and developing it in a few months.
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10493863].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Marvin Lex
    I don't think webmaster forums are the best place for your sale but rather forums for domainers where the people whose day job is buying and selling domains spend their time.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10482569].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author NancyWhflare
    How about posting in some professional and active websites about SEO? Usually there is a fixed section where you can advertise.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10492893].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    If its your first time Flippa should be more than enough traffic. If you can't sell it on Flippa you need to optimize and try. If not then well maybe just move on and try a different domain.

    There are many things to consider.

    Is it just a domain

    how much traffic

    what kind of content

    and so on and so on
    Signature
    Working to achieve higher results...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10495451].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Arshid
    Contact domain name brokers, like mediaoptions.com If you have good short and keyword or brandable domain name.
    Signature

    ::::::::::::::::::WordPress login security plugin [Skype:arshidkv12]::::::::::::::::::

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10495484].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author rossnmia
    Give Flippa.com a go, can be good
    Signature

    Adwords and conversion optimisation consultant and Author of Convert!: How To Turn Interest Into Sales on Amazon

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10498575].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Sandakelum
    Originally Posted by Synnuh View Post

    I have a listing on Flippa I'm trying to sell off, but I'm stumped as to where I need to be showing it to people.

    I've already spammed it across Facebook, and have it in numerous forum signatures.

    I plan on emailing about 80 big names I know with the money available to develop the domain out into something profitable.

    But... I want more eyeballs on it.

    Can anyone lend me some insight into the places on the web I need to be, so that I can get this listing in front of the right people?
    What is your domain?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10498626].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author paladinseo
    why not try ppc ads?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10498845].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Synnuh
    https://flippa.com/5927767-premium-b...ing-university

    That's the listing. I'm in the process of developing a subdomain on it right now. If the auction doesn't see more bids and viewers in the next 7-10 days, I'm just going to pull it and put a team to work on the site.

    PPC ads isn't worth this because of the price the domain's currently at. I can't justify spending a grand if I'm not going to make it back.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10498902].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author jideofor
      Originally Posted by Synnuh View Post

      https://flippa.com/5927767-premium-b...ing-university

      That's the listing. I'm in the process of developing a subdomain on it right now. If the auction doesn't see more bids and viewers in the next 7-10 days, I'm just going to pull it and put a team to work on the site.

      PPC ads isn't worth this because of the price the domain's currently at. I can't justify spending a grand if I'm not going to make it back.
      I just checked your listing and I must confess that you should bury whatever pipe dream of selling that domain name for more than a few tens of dollars, nothing more.

      When you want to pick a domain name to sell, follow these rules:

      Stick to .the king, .com

      Max of 2 words, with exceptions to 3 words in some cases but the shorter the better

      It should serve a purpose, be self-explanatory.

      Contrary to what many people think, flippa isn't the best platform to sell your domains, you are much better off doing that yourself to maximise profit and reduce expenses/commissions as the case may be. Flippa is good if you have premium domain names, specifically one word service related domain name or 3 letters.

      Product/service related domain names are highly sort after.

      In the world of selling domain names, traffic, seo, age, page rank, backlink means NOTHING. You can pick a domain from the drop and flipp if the name is good enough.

      Appraisals are worthless and perfect waste of time, including expert consultations. There have been numerous cases of selling domains which many considered worthless.

      In the last 8 months that just passed, China has over turned the domain selling business and increased demands for specific domain names.

      Keep in touch with industry news to stay abreast of current events.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10528875].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author serryjw
      BLOGGING is a fabulous word...unfortunately the university extension is not. ANY university is going to want to use their own name not a generic.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10538031].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author nanotrip
    The site domainsherpa.com is a place where you can learn from some of the best domainers and see how they do to sell their domains. Bare in mind the usual return of investment in this business model is in the long term.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10528788].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Synnuh
    I already contacted him. No response.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10528824].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Synnuh
    No, it's a .university.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10538025].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jideofor
    So many misconception in here. I will address a few in a new thread when I have the time.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10538390].message }}

Trending Topics