How To Sell & Buy Domain Names With Aplomb
Sell-Buy Domain Names on Auction Sites?
We often go to sell and buy domain names on eBay.com because it’s the world’s leading auction site, with Millions of potential customers.
While clumsy, you can set varying prices & choose from fixed price (buy it now), auction format, or a combo. We would recommend choosing a Buy It Now price for the minimum price you want to sell.
This is not only the fastest way to sell or buy domains, but you cannot sell it for less than it’s worth. (A serious trap we see many fall into)
This is important because often you only have 1 active bidder & the bidding price can not increase with only 1 bidder.
Also, don’t forget to convincingly “sell” the net address in the description listing. Use a persuasive tone, statistics and data & explain why they “Need” to buy domain names like yours, and why it’s a brilliant investment.
Think of your 3 potential buyers (Collectors, Businesses & Speculators) & include selling appeals for each group.
Selling Tips To Include Into The Description
- Highlight ALL the domain’s best benefits:
- Great Premium Rare domain for a website
- short, few characters
- memorable, catchy
- Trademark free
- Perfect business branding
You Could Also Include These Extras In Your Offer
- Offer a fast, free “push” to the buyer
- Potential increase in value
- Appraisal value
- Add in stunning gallery images
- Use promotional tools (highlight, bold, featured , etc.)
- The domain’s expiration date ·
- Where registered (Godaddy, etc.)
- How transferred (e.g. free push to buyer’s account) & how long.
- Payment method preferred
- Any indexing, traffic or back links the domain has
Note : We stick with Paypal because you receive funds instantly into your account.
We avoid systems such as money grams, Western Union, or other odd payment methods. Sometimes, these can be scams.
Stick with a proven payment method, ensure the payment clears, and buyer information matches payment information.
Let’s have a look into how to buy domain names
Selling On Domain Name Specialty Sites
The top selling sites are:
Getting great exposure to committed domain buyers is the advantage to marketing on one of these sites. While generally earning more revenue for your domain if listed on one of these sites transactions may take longer.
- Sedo.com will list your domain name at no charge, but you will be lumbered with a commission of about 20% (with a $100 minimum) when your domain is sold.
- Afternic.com has you join with a $25/yr membership subscription to list selling domains, plus a commission after the domain is sold.
- Godaddy charges a $4.99 annual subscription membership fee together with a 7-10% commission on final sales prices.
Should you list your domain name on every site you can to maximize your exposure? Well yes, if you can.
Some of these specialist sites offer you a fantastic configurable parked site to help with your sale. But to take advantage of that, you must park your domain with that site.
So you can kiss goodbye your ability to list on multiple venues.
But you may consider some or all the selling promotions or optional marketing extras that are on offer, it may afford you a decent return on your investment, should this enable you to find your “pet” buyer.
Buying Great Domains
Finding Expired Domains
Can browse some expired domain sites. Here are some great sites lists
We would recommend you
- Start with the shortest domains you can find with good Google searches. (2K+)
- Stick with the tld’s (top level domains) .com .org. info. biz
- If they represent a business or physical shop potential (eg. 2TB.org – 2 Terra byte Portable hard drives) all the better_nq
With this method you buy low, and sell low (although you can win big by being lucky or daring.)
Backorder the Domain
While we’ve found this extemely difficult to implement, we present it here, in the interest of awareness and those who have succeeded.
To do a WHOIS search. Many sites off this facility. While we like domaintools, and some of our associates like whoismydomain, it’s not that critical, so you can go to Google.com & search for “WHOIS lookup”.
With this method you buy premium, and sell higher premium. However remember, expired domains can be like an ingot of gold. You can make a killing, if you know the ropes.
Revenue from Parking The Domain Name
So while waiting for someone to buy domain names you’re selling, you could raise anywhere from a few thousand dollars to just few cents depending on your traffic and your domain quality.
We’re listing several of the most popular services:
Paid Parking Services
We like Sedo simply because we often sell and buy domains on Sedo and it helps us keep everything tidy. But, other formats have given us good returns also.
Domain Name Parking : The Nuts and Bolts
Once your domains become redirected to your parking page, customize and optimize your pages. Earnings could be more than doubled, tripled, or quadrupled !
It’s important however, to mine keywords that closely match your domain name.
Next, use a keyword tool with pay-per-click statistics to data mine which keywords extract the most revenue from advertisers. Go to Google Adwords, or maybe Yahoo! Publisher Network
From there, compile a list of the highest paying keywords.
Win With Domain PPC Brokers
Still you’re waiting for a prospect to buy domain names you own, another approach to profit with domains is exploiting pay-per-click (PPC) “brokerage.” What is PPC brokerage? This is like paid parking, however you can control each part of the pay per click program.
This is a strategy where you set up a domain, make a basic 1-10 page site, put pay-per-click promotions on the site, and after that direct people to the site.
When you “purchase” traffic, the concept is to pay a negligible cost for the keywords, and afterward have higher paying keywords on your site. You may pay $0.05 for a keyword, and after that you “offer” another keyword for $0.50 (making $0.45 cents in net benefit).
This may not be much, but rather it doesn’t take a math expert to make sense of, that in the event that you are doing this in the thousands or many thousands effectively, it can be exceptionally lucrative.
- Miva Simply
- Google Adsense
- MS Ad Center (Bing Ads)
- Yahoo! Publisher Network
Basically pick an organization (or all organizations) and agree to accept a distributor’s account. This is generally free, and takes just a couple of minutes to arrange.
Some of these projects might need to confirm your site before confirming your application. That is the reason it is a smart move to have a general format for your site before you apply. When you have been endorsed, you can rapidly get the code to embed into your page so that the promotions will show.
Create a Basic WebSite
You will likewise need your webpage facilitated on the web. Assemble a basic site page or site (1-10 pages long) and put hyperlinks (or plain advertisements) on the page.
Obviously, the better you make your site, the more clicks you will get. You would then be able to discover maximum paying keywords.
This will more often than not make the advertisements with lucrative keywords show on your site.
You can compose a short keyword rich passage at the base of the page. Along these lines, with the advertisements showing at the top, and the guest would need to scroll on down the page to see the words (this system is regularly utilized).
This works similar to before when we talked about sending your “buy domain list” to a paid parking administration.
Rather, you can make one page, and forward every one of your domains to that one page with promotions.
In the event that you select “mask,” at that point it will keep each different domain noticeable in the browser bar.
So a person goes and sorts in one of your medicinal domains (doctor.com), and it advances them to the general medicinal page you have for nurses.com.
They will never know it was truly nurses.com, in light of the fact that you “masked” the genuine page’s domain.
This can be a genuine time-saver on the off chance that you have a ton of domain names and you choose to make a “mini site.”
We hope you’ve expanded your knowledge on the processes of how to sell and how to buy domain names._nq