Best way to sell domains

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Hi All,

I have a few domain names which of some I think might be of a value. I would like to sell them, yet I am not sure what is the best place to sell domain names. Sedo seems expensive, etc. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
#domains #sell
  • This would be great info. Sedo is $$ and NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO- auctions are useless.

    Thank you

    Tyler
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    • Profile picture of the author letsmakeit
      Originally Posted by europeancardriver View Post

      This would be great info. Sedo is $$ and NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO- auctions are useless.

      Thank you

      Tyler
      Flippa is the best place on the net to sell domain names. Also a low key spot to sell them is on ebay. I have seen people make good money selling domains on ebay.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Cohen
    Well... Flippa is good, but generally what sells are sites that are already off the ground and have earnings. If they're legitimately good domains, heck, try it. I think it costs $19 to make the listing so it's not a massive risk.
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    • Profile picture of the author Arunabh Singh
      Originally Posted by Ross Cohen View Post

      Well... Flippa is good, but generally what sells are sites that are already off the ground and have earnings. If they're legitimately good domains, heck, try it. I think it costs $19 to make the listing so it's not a massive risk.
      Flippa now charges $29 to list a website or domain for sale.
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      • Profile picture of the author celente
        Originally Posted by Arunabh Singh View Post

        Flippa now charges $29 to list a website or domain for sale.
        what is so bad about this?

        you spend $29 to literally make hundreds, thousands or literally 10's of thousands.

        The traffic flippa gets is much more now too. So do not be worried about taht $29 just make sure what you have on offer is something good, or special.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ivone
          Originally Posted by celente View Post

          what is so bad about this?

          you spend $29 to literally make hundreds, thousands or literally 10's of thousands.

          The traffic flippa gets is much more now too. So do not be worried about taht $29 just make sure what you have on offer is something good, or special.
          That's ok if you have 1 or 2 domains. If you have over 100 it's cost prohibitive.
          They can charge commission like Sedo instead, but they prefer to $29. That way they make money with all the suckers and dreamers.
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    • Profile picture of the author dylan4f
      Originally Posted by Ross Cohen View Post

      Well... Flippa is good, but generally what sells are sites that are already off the ground and have earnings. If they're legitimately good domains, heck, try it. I think it costs $19 to make the listing so it's not a massive risk.
      agree..Flippa is great place to sell either websites or domain names.. but it's $29 now for the listing.. $19 listing cost is gone long time ago unfortunatelly
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You should check out Flippa and see what you can earn with it. Are any of the domains making money? Or are you just trying to sell the name of it?
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  • Profile picture of the author seosorcerer
    I've tried selling on Flippa but that is for domains + functional web-site products with revenue. The other option is to use Sedo or one of the other domain broker services. Another option I've tried was to send everyone to a parking page and had direct contact to me. I sold it on the first $500 offer I got. If that was through Sedo the cost would have something like $700 (they jack up your asking price) and I likely would have got no offers.

    I used escrow.com to do the money transfer.
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  • Profile picture of the author iJonathan
    Flippa is a huge market, if have a convincing pitch for the domain name. I have seen domain go for sale for quite a figure, depends on how you domain name and how well you project it really.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Sedo.com and Afternic.com are the best options. You pay nothing until the domain is sold. The fee charged covers full escrow service and you tap their traffic. A great deal. (Afternic has a small annual membership fee).
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  • Profile picture of the author halfbakedrew
    what are the domains?
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryC
    There are some forums that are specifically for buying and selling domains. One is called Name Pros, but there are others as well. I have to say, though, that as a free member I have listed domains on such forums numerous times and never gotten even one offer. I'm sure it depends on the domains you have, of course (mine were nothing outstanding). These forums also have paid memberships that give you more options.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mkcoy
    Try eBay and of course webmaster forums that allow it.
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    Emailing end users is the only real way.

    However be prepared to email 500-1000 targeted leads for a probable sale.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ivone
      Originally Posted by WeavingThoughts View Post

      Emailing end users is the only real way.

      However be prepared to email 500-1000 targeted leads for a probable sale.
      I believe it's the best approach. I am preparing exactly for this right now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
      Originally Posted by WeavingThoughts View Post

      Emailing end users is the only real way.
      However be prepared to email 500-1000 targeted leads for a probable sale.
      If it takes you more than a few dozen emails, you're doing it wrong.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ivone
        Originally Posted by Gene Pimentel View Post

        If it takes you more than a few dozen emails, you're doing it wrong.
        It WILL take more then dozen.

        I have been receiving real SPAM for 20 years and I mean spam. When I do receive good info I don't mind. So it's my turn. Looking to buy Ato... Em... Stu... and that way I will harwest, check and send email to people that I believe will greatly profit from my domain (s). Win, win situation. Plus it's well accepted approach even by the biggest Internet.domainers ak:Adam Di.. etc.

        Actually I have very few other alternatives.

        I did sold one my domains via SED.. but they took $3000 commission. Always will tell you that it was sold through other broker, so they can collect 20% instead 10%
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  • Profile picture of the author gabibeowulf
    What's the domains value to someone who will buy it? Value comes in many forms...

    1. Traffic. You may have the traffic other people pay for every click in Adwords or Bing. You can leverage that as a selling point.

    2. Page rank. This will look appealing to anyone who would like to enter the niche you're in. Doing it from scratch.. vs buying an established domain? I know what would be my choice if I wanted search engine traffic...

    3. Passive income. If your website is already producing income, you can sell for 10-24x on webmaster boards like Flippa, WarriorForum sites for sale..

    Depending on what's the domain real value to the buyer, you will find where and to whom you can sell the site.

    -Gabriel
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    • Profile picture of the author Ivone
      Originally Posted by gabibeowulf View Post

      What's the domains value to someone who will buy it? Value comes in many forms...

      1. Traffic. You may have the traffic other people pay for every click in Adwords or Bing. You can leverage that as a selling point.

      2. Page rank. This will look appealing to anyone who would like to enter the niche you're in. Doing it from scratch.. vs buying an established domain? I know what would be my choice if I wanted search engine traffic...

      3. Passive income. If your website is already producing income, you can sell for 10-24x on webmaster boards like Flippa, WarriorForum sites for sale..

      Depending on what's the domain real value to the buyer, you will find where and to whom you can sell the site.

      -Gabriel
      Or, someone likes or need your domain name.
      Example: Altoz.com
      No website, no stats, no income, nada - just name... so? (how much is it worth?)
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      • Profile picture of the author gabibeowulf
        Originally Posted by Ivone View Post

        Or, someone likes or need your domain name.
        Example: Altoz.com
        No website, no stats, no income, nada - just name... so? (how much is it worth?)
        You're right... I'm just talking from my own experience. I have never sold or bought a domain based on its name alone and I have a hard time to quantify it.

        -Gabriel
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        • Profile picture of the author Ivone
          I did sell couple domains (both $40k)), just name, no stats, no traffic. But you have to have some luck to go with it. I have 200 more and I am ready to start my selling campaign.

          Wish me luck
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  • Profile picture of the author willisk
    Flippa.com is a good way to sell your websites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mkcoy
      Originally Posted by willisk View Post

      Flippa.com is a good way to sell your websites.
      Here is a perfect example of someone who doesn't read the whole thread before commenting.

      And a perfect example of someone who never really had anything interesting to say and just wanted to post something for the purpose of getting people to click on the link in their sig.
      Flippa.com is a good way to sell your websites.
      Wow. Sounds like you have lots of experience...

      Care to elaborate on that statement?

      Ie; give reasons WHY you think its a good place to sell websites. Rather than just saying, its a good place.

      Sorry. But things like that just annoy me. If you're going to say something like that, back it up with some explanations as to why you feel that way or something. Especially after the other things that have been said in this thread about Flippa!

      Mike.
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  • Profile picture of the author retroid
    Sedo, Afternic, GoDaddy... each have their pros and cons but they are the best in aftermarket domain industry. I'm getting more sales in Sedo but with Afternic my average price is a lot better, I think they are great at getting end users.
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    Flippa in my opinion is the best place to sell domain names. They have by far the most targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    For me the best place to sell it is at Flippa and Sedo. Alternatively, you can also try Digital Point forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author Freedom Media
      I use Namecheap for my domains and I've noticed that you can also list your domains for sale.
      I may look at selling a couple domains that way and see how it goes.
      To avoid paying any fees....
      You could try using Craigslist or some other place where you have eyes but not necessarily heavy competition.
      That would probably work for doubling what you spent on the domain but not for any big dollars most likely.
      Put a list of what you have available on social media or forums to see if you get any bites or interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author RachelLily
    fabulous.com is good and I have some domains with them.

    microcoms.com I like this one because you get 100% of the clicks profit and you dont share anything! It is unusual but it's true! I think they have been around for 2 years or more. It's a free site, including advertising in the featured and show case domain listings
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  • Profile picture of the author donnied79
    First of all you should try to register on Namepros dot com and ask for an appraisal (everything is free, never pay for an appraisal) and you can get a better idea of what your domain can be worthed.
    Then you can decide where it is better to sell the domains. If they have low potential Sedo is the best, it's free and you can park the waiting for an offer or promoting them. If they can have a big value there are plenty of other solutions like domain brokers.
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  • Profile picture of the author AskMsD
    I would try digital point, or even Tradebit
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  • Sell them here or on Sedo.com. TNTNames.com is nice too.
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