Selling, Renting, Getting a loan with your Domain Names
Selling Your Domain Names
So your ready to start selling domain names in your portfolio, I am going to show you exactly how to sell your domains with the highest turn over rate,
sale price, and in the shortest amount of time. This strategy will work regardless if you are trying to sell one or one thousand domain names. The key here
is to receive as much exposure as possible to our domain names that we wish to sell. The domain name rush is on, in the last year my domain sales
increased by 45% and my average sale price increased by 33% from the previous year. I have been able to maintain an average sale price of $455 and an
average of a two week turn around time per domain name.
I have created a process from the point of acquisition to the sale of the domain name and it can be completed in a few simple steps. I have also created a
simple listing system for you to sell your names that is far less costly and will be the preferred method when you are not in a rush to sell your domain
names or have a massive portfolio. If you end up with a massive portfolio, you might want to weed out the most valuable domain names and go with the
first process on those.
Process One (Get the maximum value for your name)
* indicates that the account is optional, for best performance it is recommended using all your available resources
TDNAM (The Domain Name After Market)
eBay Account – preferably with a store
AfterNIC account with listing ability ($19.95/year) well worth it
*TS25 manual surf account
*Autohits auto surf account
Step 1. Ask yourself a few simple questions about the domain name, does it have a Google pagerank? does it have an Alexa rank? is it easy to remember
and easily brandable? Is there a large target market for this type of domain name? If you answered yes to all of those questions you will most likely want
to get an appraisal done first before listing your domain name. This can be done at SEDO, TDNAM, AfterNIC, DomainSystems, and a free one can be
recieved from swiftappraisal.com but this one will not be very accurate and tends to be overpriced. If you do receive an appraisal than be sure to include
that in the following steps when listing your domain name for sale.
Step 2. Add your domain name to your DigiPawn account and see if they will buy the name directly from you, this will save a lot of time if you can sell
it quickly. Otherwise see if you can have it sold under consignment on their site. If they will not buy it directly from you, continue on to the next steps
even if you consign it.
Step 3. Add domain name to your SEDO portfolio and do not set a price, leave that option blank, unless you received an appraisal and the value is
acceptable to you. Next fill out the corresponding categories for the domain name and point your name servers from your domain name registrar to that of
SEDO’s nameservers. SEDO will automatically optizmise settings and advertisements for your domain name (parking) and you will be able to see the
amount of traffic the domain is recieving daily and monthly. This will also help our potential buyers see what they can expect. If your domain name is
not receiving good traffic you might want to park the domain name with Domain Sponsor and you will receive visitors from other sales venues looking at
your domain and get paid.
Step 4. Create a Seven/Ten day eBay auction listing for your domain name, if your domain name has a pagerank, alexa ranking, search engine indexed
pages, or sites linking in make sure you include this in your eBay listing. This information can be located at LinkWorth under their tools section. It is also
a good idea to get a free Swift Appraisal and include this information in your listing. If you are successful on eBay than you need not go any further, and
congratulations. If your sale is not a success and you received a good amount of bids, or received lots of questions about your auction you may want to
go ahead and re-list your auction. If you are not successful again, or you would rather not re-list it, than put the domain name auction in your eBay store.
Continue onto the next steps.
Step 4. Add your domain name to your AfterNIC portfolio, ImpressiveDomains, DomainSystems, TDNAM, GreatDomains, and DomainMart
accounts. Be consistent with your descriptions.
Step 5. Create your free iNetDirectAuctions account, and list your domain name(s) for auction, and create a free online store to list your names in. This
will get your domain name indexed on all the search engines and raise your chances of a sale.
Step 5. Increase traffic to your domain name, if you parked with SEDO use your WebberCash account and direct the credits you have to your domain
name. Do the same thing with your TS25 and AutoHits account. This will be free traffic to your domain name and potential buyers, as well as increasing
the number of unique visitors your domain name receives on your SEDO listing.
Step 6. Create a free Text Ad listing on your SmartAdz account, with $25 credit you should be able to receive 10,000 impressions, and a good amount
of clicks. This will be targeted traffic from visitors looking to purchase your domain name.
Step 7. Use your free LinkAdage, DNForum, and NamesPro accounts to post a free listing on their forums about your domain name(s) for sale.
That’s it! You will be 98% successful as long as you price your domain names reasonably and answer questions related to your domain names.
Process Two (Slash and Burn technique)
eBay Account – preferably with a store
Step 1. Goto SwiftAppraisal.com and get a free report for your domain name, go to linkworth.com and use their tools to analyze your domain name (if
it does not receive good results do not include them).
Step 2. Add your domain name to your SEDO portfolio, but do not park it here, just add it.
Step 3. Park your domain name at DomainSponsor, you will receive maximum click through revenue here from eBay traffic in next step. You will also
be able to do a sale outside of SEDO or eBay if you recieve domain name offers on your DomainSponsor parked pages. If you receive an acceptable offer,
you might want to use an escrow service which is provided by SEDO and AfterNIC at low cost.
Step 4. List your domain name on eBay for seven/ten days, list your domain name at a lower price than you would else where. Price the domain name
to sell quick, after all we are not going to receive maximum value on eBay but our turn around time will be greatly shortened as well. This will allow us to
free up capital to purchase more domain names. Make sure to include your free appraisal and domain name statistics if they are good.
That’s it! You will have around a 65% success ratio this way, and a sale price 55% lower but it will be a quick sale.