Help with selling a domain name

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I am trying to sell my domain. It ranked #1 on google for "lawsuit information" (exact match) before it was suspended due to non-payment for the hosting. The domain is currently a PR1

It's registered thru Godaddy and hosted at Hostgator.

How can I sell this domain, and FAST?

Long story short, I live 5 states away from my family. My grandma died a few days ago, and I am broke right now. I don't get paid until tomorrow. But even then, the entire check is going to bills.

I have so much going on right now that I can't really find the time to work on the domain plus everything else that I am doing. I've never sold a domain before.

How can I do this and quick? I haven't been home to see my parents or anyone else that I grew up with in over 4 years, and the death of my grandmother made me realize that I need to go and see my family.. this sucks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Texas_Guns
    Sorry to hear about your trouble. 2 possible places - here on the forum or flippa.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenny4u1
    Now a days getting PR become very easy. One of my friend's sites got PR3 in 1 year even though they are not having sufficient traffic. If the domain name is very attractive then you may get few more dollars.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    lawsuit information is very general. If I were looking for lawsuit information, I would be looking for a specific type of lawsuit. There's a big difference between trademark law, copyright law, criminal law, civil law, etc.

    There's no FAST way to sell a domain. You have to find the buyer for it. You can list it on sedo, afternic, flippa, WF Complete Sites for Sale, Godaddy auctions, etc. but it's still not going to sell unless the right buyer comes along and just has to have it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    Try to go to flippa.com and list your website but i recommend getting some appraisals for it so you can know for how much you can sell it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    hmm.. yeah, i see what u are saying.. i just picked lawsuit information because thats the domain name. it could be an "umbrella" site for anything lawsuit related, whether it be civil court, copyright, criminal or whatever. it could cover every type of lawsuit
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    • "lawsuit information is very general"

      That's technically correct -- it is a very general term.

      But general terms are what inexperienced laypeople use and are likely to type into a search engine. For this reason alone, I think it's a very good domain, suitable for use as a gateway. Heck, you could have one page devoted to nothing but links to major class action lawsuits. That sort of thing has broad appeal.

      I'm wondering, though, if the OP actually owns the domain still. Right now it's a parked page.

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      • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        "lawsuit information is very general"

        That's technically correct -- it is a very general term.

        But general terms are what inexperienced laypeople use and are likely to type into a search engine. For this reason alone, I think it's a very good domain, suitable for use as a gateway. Heck, you could have one page devoted to nothing but links to major class action lawsuits. That sort of thing has broad appeal.

        I'm wondering, though, if the OP actually owns the domain still. Right now it's a parked page.

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        yea i own it. the exact domain is lawsuit-information.com (lawsuitinformation.com was taken)

        but i got it up to PR1, it was #1 on google for the search term "lawsuit information" and it was #3 for "lawsuit info" before the hosting ran out.

        now for your other comment, "For this reason alone, I think it's a very good domain, suitable for use as a gateway. Heck, you could have one page devoted to nothing but links to major class action lawsuits. That sort of thing has broad appeal."

        i agree completely. thats what made me think of it to begin with. as we all know, mesothelioma is a HUGE paying keyword, and it could easily be incorporated into the site. all u really need is 1 post on mesothelioma and BAM you got a high paying advertisement on the site.

        it was/is an autoblog, it earned around 40 dollars (just in adsense) before being suspended for not paying the hosting

        i'm POSITIVE that someone, almost anyone, could do big things with this domain. but i just have way too much to worry about as it is.. as u all can see from my op,
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  • For a quick sale, you could look at a domain flipping site such as Flippa or NamePros.

    Although you'll likely get a lower price than if you stuck it at a bigger auction site (e.g. Sedo) and left it until an interested end user came along.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Virtue
    I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother.

    I would start out by targeting end users as you're going to make more than if you sell to a domainer. I'd go to Google and type in the keywords that your domain contains. Find those companies who are advertising on Adwords and paying money for those keywords. Collect their email address (the decision maker though as email sent to the general company email will get deleted) and find out a little something about the company. Then send each company an email that is custom to them, as don't just spam companies with the same message that is irrelevant to them. In the email explain to them that you're the owner of the domain name that contains the exact keywords they're paying for and show them how the domain could benefit their company. Make sure you provide a phone number and email address they can reach you at as that will help to create credibility. Also instead of using a free email (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) use email from your domain name.

    This end user method takes longer than selling on a domain forum (NamePros, etc.), but you'll get a much better price from an end user than selling quickly to another domain flipper.

    Best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    ok, after speaking with my wife we decided to just list on ebay since the fees are alot cheaper than flippa.

    here is the listing for anyone who may be interested: PR1 DOMAIN NAME FOR SALE - WWW.LAWSUIT-INFORMATION.COM | eBay
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