How do I sell my unused domain names?
I have over 100 domain names registered. Most of them are in my industry, some are not. Some get a lot of inquiries, some do not. How do I begin in the world of "domaineering"? I'd like to use the more popular domain names and create traffic for other topics... like credit cards, mortgages, male enhancement, etc. Thanks Dave!
There are a bunch of sites where people try to buy and sell domain names, but in my experience, the best bet is to have a modest "for sale" graphic on the page that the domain serves up, but actually have some content of some sort, even just 2-3 paragraphs. Then the domain has SOME "existence" on the net, and has much greater value than if it's just a word. Make sense?
This helps the buyer too because hopefully the one page you have hosted on the domain is no longer in the sandbox and when the domain transfers and goes through the Google hiccup (Google checks domain name record change dates as one of its many variables for calculating search engine results placement) it'll come out in a few days or weeks, rather than a few months.
Two of the best sites I recommend for people interested in buying or selling domain names are AfterNIC and Great Domains.
Believe it or not, a lot of people also sell domain names on eBay. Just use the "reserve" feature to specify a minimum winning bid, but start bidding really low and see what happens. Be realistic, though. Most domains sell in the range of a few hundred or lower, though a very small few of them can sell for astronomical numbers. Try this link to see some of the almost 4,000 domain names for sale on eBay as I write this answer: Home / Buy / Computers & Networking / Other Hardware & Services / Domain Names
When you do get a buyer lined up, I do strongly encourage you to use the services of Escrow.com to ensure that neither party gets ripped off. Once you change the ownership of a domain record, there's no going back...
Hope that helps you out!
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Reader Comments To Date: 111
I have a domain name called searchofstars.com
would you please tell me what price it deserves?
many pub agencies may love it and I do not want to sell it with a price less than it deserves! would you please suggest a respectable price for it?
Hate to tell you this, Fawzi, but I don't think that domain has much if any value at all. It's not a dictionary word, it's not an English phrase, it's not a common misspelling of a popular site name, it's not a TV show or movie title. I think you'd be lucky to see $100 for it, personally. Good luck to you, though!
Ok! that's clear lol!!
thanks for telling me what you think and I believe you have th experience and I totally trust your judgement. and if you do not mind, I want to tell you about my other domain names.. please tell me what are their chances?
I have these domain names...could you plz tell me how much the domain names will sell for?
Send me details about Domain online marketing, pls.
i also want to sale my domain my domain is www.itsolutionshouse.com if anyone want to purchase it pls contact me.
I would like to sell two of my domain names and I write here to get people offers idea about them. The domain names are;
EzeeStore.com is highly effective and attractive for online products sellers for shopkeepers and for import & export companies.
This domain is very very much effective and internet traffic-oriented for Real Estate and Financial Service Providers, plus for Travel and Tour Industries.
Write me back if you are interested in buying the above mentioned domain names.
And I would like to know Dave, what you have to say about their minimum prices?
Thanks a lot for your consideration.
I have to say that none of the domains people have posted about recently here, neither itsolutionshouse.com, ezeestore.com nor pay2settle.com, have much of any value in the marketplace. They're long, awkward, graft together words that don't really make sense together and have misspellings (e.g. "easystore.com" or "ezstore.com" might be better, but "ezee"? Not so much). Sorry.
Good Afternoon Dave,
Thanks for your reply about the market.
ezeestore.com or pay2settle.com are not much, but I think might have some chances of hitting the interested individual, as because there is shortage of dictionary word on net.
Anyhow thanks for your kind consideration.
Best of luck in your future.
What is your opinion of these two that I own that are auto (Nissan) related:
i want to sale a domain suninfosystem.com can you tell me how much i will get.
Thank you very much Dave! Reading your blog I have found many answers regarding selling domains. Please keep on helping newbies like me…
Guys, come on, stop asking Dave those silly questions ))
Dear Dave, I purchased several domain names [to resell, they are unused]on Godaddy, and want to know if I can sell them on another site, such as Flippa or Sedo? If so, how do I go about doing that? I have several names that are great for the solar energy and green energy industry - as well as others. Thank you in advance for your response.
Great blog you have here. Right now I'm very frustrated. Sedo has rejected 40 of my domains in the past month. All the domains I put on the GODaddy never attract any attention. I buy many domains based on their market popularity and keyword searches.
I know I must be patient, but what will it take to make a sell? I only sold one domain which was because another wanted it, and not for its value. I have many domains targeting jobs,
travel places and shopping. I want to make it a goal to at push one of my domains into Sedo or another auction house. I am really good with buying domains, but have struggled on the selling side of the eqation.
I recently picked up graduateplusloans.net, ticketdeals.org, sportingtickets.us, multidimensional.us, grantwritingjobs.com, loanjobs.net, petjobs.net, fitnesstrainerjobs.net, animationprograms.us and many others. I have 50 domains
that target NYC. I also have ringsrings.net, ringdb.com and cakegalore.com. My ringsdb.com generates over 900 unique visitors per month. I still can't seem to attract any attention.
have many targeting art like drippainting.com, drippaintings.com, sfmuseums.net and sfmuseums.org, lamuseum.net, NYCmuseum.org and nymuseum.org. Furthermore, I have niagrafallsny.org. Mostly all my domains were generated on their keyword and name popularity.
Should I consider hosting these domains? I have a cash park account at GoDaddy, but park my domains at Sedo. Sedo doesn't allow any parked domains to be advertised or manipulated. How can you increase the value a domain if you can't host or advertise it?
Sedo has rejected many good dains, only to accept ones that have no traffic and worth. I also have gogps.net, selfphoto.net, mediainfluence.net, cakedb.com, journalismphoto.com and other domains too. Any ideas how I can sell any of my 300+ domains? I put them on Moniker\Snap Names. I'm hoping I can attract se buyers.
I won a domain that has major searches - Venezia-abc.com. I was unable to sell it in the GoDaddy auction on two occassions, whereas I battled a dozen bidders in winning this domain. Many times I see domains going for more than they're worth on estibot and websiteoutlook. I am interested in what it will take to make a sell now then to wait. I wouldn't want to let these domains expire. Thanks in advance.
Ps - Sedo suggests setting prices using their price suggestions. Englandnew.com is determined as a domain worth more than $10k. I'm not sire what to believe. I have a blog that has more articles than total traffic. Magicwriter.blogspot.com. I'm also having trouble with building traffic there, as well. Thanks.
I forgot to ask you about how I can write content on a parked page. Would I need to subscribe to a hosting plan? How do some people buy domains and sell them without traffic? How does Sedo determine what is quality versus what lacks quality? I recently viewed hdmicables.com go for $12,000 at GoDaddy, while websiteoutlook had it vaued as $150. Estibot valued it at $165k.
Autoinsurance.com recently sold for 7 figures but is only worth $2007.50 and has 915 page views. Estibot has it valued at $20 million. Some other collectors told me that I need to
use my head when buying, but then they start to believe
absurd values in many domains.
Who can I trust to appraise my domains, especially when there many domain appraisal sites are vastly different? Will an appraisal help a domain attract attention?
Thanks again for your help.
These are the stats from a domain which I won at an auction. Since then, I haven't been able to entertain any offers for it. Any suggestions on how I can sell this domain? It receives around 600 unique visits per month. At one time, it was generating 700+ visitors per day. This domain was once a web site before. Thanks in advance.
Alexa Rank: 1,584,751
Incoming Google Links: 30
Incoming Yahoo! Links: 2,247
Google Search Saturation: 73
Yahoo! Search Saturation: 118
Love your blog, but am confused about your "terms." Do they mean that by asking you someting about the value of one of my my webstites that you get some form of ownership of it? Moreover, where do I find the exact terms you refer to?
Can anyone please tell me how and where can I sell any of the domains listed on www.Master.tel, or www.DomainMenu.tel?
great article dave, i put together a craigslist type domain site at 48domains.com and i was wondering about escrow.com to help people not get ripped off so thanks for the tip.
i used some other services like flippa.com and leasethis but didn't like the pricing and the smallish hassle to upload my domains.
i have over 400 domains so i'm really looking for something simpler and that's why i put together the site.
hi dave. great site. i am interested in selling www.thisminute.com i do not have any experience in domain names. i have just been made redundant and am trying to raise cash. do you know if it is worth anything? kind regards nick
great answered , now i have an idea on how to sell my unused domain..thanks
Would like to know the value of this domain name.
I don't use it...
Sorry, the name is onestopgiftshop.net
Hi Dave, I am thinking of selling some of my domains - could you tell me what you think they might be worth?
M. Hanni, I'm afraid I don't think any of those domains have much of any value in the market. Good luck with selling them!
What about my domain?? I just purchased it: www.i43dporn.com lol I know its on the NAUGHTY side but its the NEW wave of the future i think..."/
Kim, is it "I for 3D porn"? Good luck with that one, I don't think it has any value at all: too complicated. :-)
No its www.i43Dporn.com its pretty simple i think and it kind of looks like *143* like "i love porn"..not that I do. And with the new iPhone4 ummm yes I think this might catch on down the line...Only time will tell! :P
I'm thinking of selling my domain if its worth anything significant. - nutritionalsupplementstore.net
Thanks for any insight.
Hi, I think buying domains is easy but selling them is a whole other matter. I have tried selling at many sites and no bids.
Good Luck to everyone.
I was looking to list my domain but I didnt know if I should just list with a godaddy site or should I direct market it?
My domain is CallOrClickToday.com
"Call Or Click Today"
Anyone with some insight that could help me I would be very thankful
I am looking at selling my domian name www.adultsonlyaustralia.com.au can you give me an idea of where to see it and what it might be worth.
I have two domains that I would like to sell, mallofshops.com and mallofshops.net, can they get a decent price?
I have a few domains I am looking to sell.
Do you think there is any value to these ones? Thanks Dave your opinion counts
Dave a customer of mine in your business says my domain
carcaredenver.com is worth a lot, I did a search on it not well because i really do not use that site
A famous ghost writer put it up and left like it is,
However i did a value on mastermechanicdenver.com and automechanicdenver.com
both came back valued at almost 800k
any thoughts on these 3?
Rob, those domains aren't too bad, but there's no way I can imagine that they're worth $800,000 or so. What I would say, however, is that domains are worth what someone will buy them for, no more, no less. If you can find a buyer for $800K, awesome, congrats.
i have the following domain names:
how much would they sell for???
I got the following domains and wanted to hear any thoughts about them:
clasificadosonline.co (means online classifieds in spanish)
If anyone interested in making offer on them please let me know.
Looking forward to hearing what you think these are worth.
Would you be interested in any of my domains all .com's ?
DietsNow.com <--Great Diet Domain.
PennyMp3s.com - Great mp3 domain
LearningsFun.com - Great educational/tutoring domain.
eParisHilton.com. <- great Paris Hilton Domain e is common)
SeeElvis.com - Great Elvis Presley Domain
ListingsRealtors.com - Awsome Realtor Domain
ListingsProperties.com. - Amazing Realtor/Properties Domain
DentistsServices.com - Great for any dentist
4LS.net - 4 Listing Services, maybe real estate
4Listings.net - 4 Listings real estate
MedicPills.com. - Maybe pharmacy domain
BuddyAuctions.com <-Great Auction Domain
PennyBeat.com / PennyBeats.com - Great beat even rap beat domain.
PennyCds.com - Great for an artist cds, ect.
RCamera.com - Great for a camera/picture/video cam site.
RDR6.com <FOUR CHARACTER Domain.
DZMN.COM <FOUR CHARACTER Domain.
RecipesDaddy.com - Great Recipes/Cooking site domain.
NicePups.com <Great for any dog website.
NiceCalendar.com <Great for selling calendars.
OrderDiamond.com - Great for jewerly/Diamond Website.
Pelks.com <Very Brandable variety of uses.
MassiveServers.com <Great computer related domain such as for a hosting website.
iMarketDeals.com <Great for any estore.
iPhoneClicks.com <Great for iphone/or ringtones website.
iKnowDiscounts.com <-Great for any estore.
HonorHosting.com <Great Hosting Domain)
DealsBoats.com (Great for boat dealership or buying website
AnimalDeals.com <Great for any animal website; cats,dogs, birds, ect.
I HAVE DOMAIN bioenergotherapy.com IT IS IN POLISH IM WORKING ON IT TO TRANSLATE INTO ENGLISH
WHAT DO YOU THINJ ?
hey guys i just bought few domian...wud plz like to tell me wht price i deserve for these domain...i think u will help me wating for ur kind response.....thnk u
Domain name are
i think some flight industry may be interested on these domain....
What is your take on selling .CO domains? You think this is worth investing in?
I have to domains that I get calls on all the time but never really thought about selling till lately due to the economy.
I am sure I cant get a treasure for them.. again because of the economy.
However if I could get a decent price I would shut the site down and sell the domains if not I will just keep it running.
I have not touched the sites in a couple years, it was just an idea I never really put much effort into.
The domains are:
Do you think either of those would fetch nice coin?
In addition I also have:
Do any of these sound of any value?
wow all these domains are awful, no wonder Dave only responds every so often. Dave thanks for the tip on escrow.
Ron from Nov. 27 you can contact me at:
email@example.com, I may have an interest in 1 or 2
Thanks for this info. Can you tell me I have my toyac.ws domain name registered as part of the gdi business. im thinking of quitting gdi but i want to keep my domain and build it to sell it. if i park my domain somewhere else for free its still my domain name isnt it. i want to park my domain in the next week if i can so i dont lose it as im not being very successful at gdi at the moment
hi dave. do you think punyablog.com has any good value (punyablog mean has/own a blog, it's indonesian)?
if anybody interested with that domain, please let me know
You can sell your unused domains by yourself and for free.
Try http://www.selldomainnow.com. We offer a FREE domain name promotion service, we are not domain dealers.
(We make money with publicity)
hey dave, first time commenting here, love your site it has all the answers i seek. never once let me down you smart cookie :) wasjust wondering what i could get for hosting-geeks.com had it about a year. more curious on what the domain name itself can get thanks.
Hello , if someone intrested to buy my domain name . TheUnix.net - contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I purchased the name www.iwantabed.com, ideally for a bed retailer or possibly a hotel search - what are your thoughts on this name and its potential value and how do i go about selling it?
Look forward to hearing from you.
I want to sell unedited.com (maybe...). I'd like to know what it's worth.
Hi Dave,i have the great domain name
copyphones.com (thinging to make website with everything about the copies phones,software,apps,and selling,in many coundrys as i have the dots)
with many other dots.like copyphones.de/copyphones.info/co/net/us/co.uk/tv/mobi/...12 dots...and the cashmashines.com/cashmashine.com/e-cashmashine/e-cashmashines/cash-mashine.com/cash-mashines.com
i have some questions please.
i like to tell me with the same name in deferent dots take beter price/profite?
any other good plase to sell my domains?
any good combany who they make good apraisals?
Thanks and i wait your reply
i have a domain getsuggestions*com - and i am willing to sell it
You got a great website, its really helpful. I am an internet marketer and have started my small business online. So I purchased few domains and thought I would be working on it. But I don't get time for other domains, since I am working on 1 domain only.
I got 3 domain name listed below
I wanted to sell these domains how much should I ask for these domains. You suggestion will be very important for me.
Thanks a lot
I am the owner of YURIZHIRKOV.CO.UK Yuri Zhirkov plays for Chelsea fc football team in the UK how much is it worth.
I just bought some domains.
If someone is interested in buying any of the domains.Please email me at email@example.com
can u tell me is any chance to sell this domain and how much i will get for this.
thnx a lot
trying to sell
do you believe in getting an appriasal. I fully understand that the value is worth what a person or company is willing to pay for it but the two names I believe have value.
Hi, I have this website for my own business. www.ed-denmark.com
It's mine, I'd like to sell it, what would be an asking price for it?
Hi, I got a few Premium Domain names for sale. Potential buyers may e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to neg or make offer.
want to sell www.glamourfun.com. anybody for the buy!! India, 9850730517!
Having the word glamour in it gives a more sophisticated advantage to direct visitors traffic to the site, and an additional fun suffixed to that gives it an edge!!
Now you tell me,
Who doesn't wanna have GLAMOUR FUN??
I own a couple of domain names I'd like to unload:
One-third of our country lives in a community association, i.e. HOA, coop, apts., planned urban development, condos, etc.
GolfSho.es - - ES is the dot com of Spain but can be used anywhere - - great site for someone in the golf shoe industry.
Hello dave I have a domain name bolmy.com
because it is a short catchy name I'm going
to sell it for $5000 please give me your opinion
on how much you think it's worth.
I want to sell my 2-3 domains.....
how its worth and can you tell me how to sell
thanks in advance
Domains are following:
I heard that short and easy to remember names are popular on www. Is www.a2r4.com worth any penny.
Selling domains for good money first requires buying good domains. So........
One simple and golden rule to remember when registering domains is to think of your targeted Business, the business has the capital B.
And buyers are not aliens they want value for their money. Put yourself in your customer shoes and imagine why you would want that domain? why would you buy it for $100 or $1000 when you could register such domain for $10? How much money you can get out of it? Remember all of the domain buyers want to make money from domains either by developing it into website or reselling it for money.
Do you give the buyer what it takes to sell>>???
Being in the domains and online business, Checkout www.registering.mobi if its of any help in your needs.
Best of luck!
i want to sell this domain .plz tell me how much i get and where to sell i want to sell it fast...
The problem is so many people are just buying useless, spammy domain names that often mean nothing, in the hope of making thousands back on them. I've seen loads that have just been purchased purely on the basis to sell, and hold no history, weight or presence.
Even if a domain is years old, has never been flagged for violating Google's T&C's, it still doesn't justify a massive price.
Unless it is a dictionary word or phrase its tough to get a decent price or even sell a domain.
Like Dave said, always becareful of branded domains, as these can easily be seized by the company. I read a story about someone who purchased a Google related name not long ago, and it resulted in the person having to tranfer the domain to Google for free.
I am selling domains specially for businesses in UK
i have sold tons of domains before looking forward to hear from you
hi i have the url www.pmautos.co.uk anyone have any ideas how much it is worth? was the url of my old garage biz but now i have somewhat defaced the site lol, cheers
Well like everybody else I have several domain names for sale or lease or whatever. Most on GoDaddy, most for the automotive industry, HEV/Hybrid Electric Vehicle, EV, PHEV, in .com org net mobi, also Home and Garden sites, meengreen.com (haha not a TM violation)PurpleBudZ.com, Adult names, visit www.HEVautoInfo.com links page or www.JMIglobalAds.com and contact for complete list.
Cheers to all and Thanks Dave!
Oh Dave, btw, what are my domains worth??
also in EV and PHEV versions,, have them in HHV too but HHVs are not here,,, yet!
I wanted to make a product auction or online selling selling of products with huge range. For the reason I kept the name of my website is Product Crowd. I am quite busy in my job and difficult to handle this individual project. Now I am looking forward to sell this domain name www.productcrowd.com, if anyone is interested please contact me anytime.
I have never sold a website before. I have no idea what my domain is actually worth as I have never promoted it but I purchased videomouth.com over ten years ago and now I want rid as I just don't have the skills to build a marketable video website by my self.
I bought it before you could really see video on the internet in a browser. nice prediction really.
I need help :/
I too have no idea of selling sites ,i brought a site in the pushchair niche . but could not give much time and it went down the rankings ,so want to get rid of it . any takers ... or else i will just let it go next year . Hope dave can help me out ??
hi i also want to sell my domain name.
sell your domain name to us http://www.isoldmydomains.com or better yet you can put it up for sale on our website, if no one buys it, we will buy it from you
i want to sell videoonmap.com. at which price shouldi sell ?
Dave, I have chickenwings.mobi what do you think its worth ?
Could you recommend a host company to register domain name with?
Can you give some ideas to get hosting service for free?
For example, I have an idea to offer a ten(10)percent of selling profit of the domain name to the hosting company. Do you think it could work?
Thank you for this page. It is very informative.
I was recently offered $7,500 for the geo domain of sananselmo.com The contract was not agreed to as the buyer ended up purchasing two local city sites instead.
estibot estimates an appraisal value of $25,000 for the name, which is comparable to what the local cities ( .com extensions ) end up selling for. These cities are located in Marin County California, which is a high income demographic.
Are there people I can contract with who are in the business of working on commission to sell domains of this nature?
Hi Dav, what do you think about this domain www.abilitybase.com. I want to use it for question and answer community.
How much do you think my domain name asspull.com and rememberingstanlee.com(He'll could be worth?
Any ideas where to market this domain?indoorshowroom.com
We would like to sell our domain name "http://homeworkhelpzone.com/". If any one is interested, Please contact us @email@example.com
I have a domain www.hotbuyandsell.com , how do i sell it for the best price..
Looking to hear from you
Thanks in advance
i have my site on hold and the contact o have the name alone is gold it at the top of a prime industry have since had offers and i like to how good you assessment is i also own ledworldstore.com all on hold for a reson and few more like to see how good of a broker is cheers mike
Thanks for a very helpful article. I am not trading domains, but I have a problem with one domain and I have no idea how to go about it.
I am volunteering for a small charity in Sheffield (UK), more specifically I am redoing their website. A while ago (few years) there was one guy who made that website for them, sorted out a free hosting with another charity, bought domain name etc. Since the domain name is registered in his name, and he disappeared and we have no way of finding/contacting him, we can't move it to different hosting or do virtually nothing about it. Somehow the domain is being renewed every year, we know which domain registration service provider it is registered with, we know the guys name, and that's about it. How would we go about re-registering that domain in the charity's name, instead of that guy, is that at all possible? If we happen to get in touch with him, what should we ask for?
Thanks for your help.
I just desire to know the best way to sell a specific domain name ?
I have one called ( FREESEXYCONTACTS.COM ),
So even though it's sounds sex site smutty,a nice person could build a good humble
meeting or dating site around (freesexucontacts.com)in which case if you
google my name ,it's ranked pretty sweet and if the copy writer creates lots of phrase match & exact match key words,yhey may just be on a gold mine?
What do you think please dave,
All the best mate.
I am looking for some investors for my web site. I own the domain name hispanicamericanvaoters.com. I would like to have this set up to show the new path of our counties young Americans voters with photos, blogs, what it means to the younger generation to vote.
I know everyone thinks this, but I think I have some decent domains that I would like some advice on best way to sell.
clouvy.com (brandable name)
i have many others, but wanted some input on these first.
Not too sure if this is the correct place to ask this question but I have www.cottageshabbychic.co.uk and www.holidayinhay.co.uk (hay on wye, uk)
I only bought them recently and now not too sure if I am going to continue with either website to be honest.
I have looked around the Internet, but the prices vary so much it is ridiculous.
From what I can see here from what I have read, I feel that you are the man to ask.
Many many thanks for your time
I have a domain for sell:
Looking to hear from you asap.
Thank you in advance.
Thought i would jump in and bug you aswell..lol
From Australia here. I just bought www.ElegantSterling.com as i have a jewellery business starting . If i wanted to sell it what do you think it would fetch in price and how do i go about selling it from Australia. This is all new to me. Im not a techy girl.
Thanking you for your advice
I have a domain for sell:
Looking to hear from you asap.
Thank you in advance.
I have recently started my website. It is around 2 months old. I have started earning around 3$ per day. I spent around $1.5 Per day in its marketing. Can I sell this website? What should be the right price?
My site is http://www.azadkhayal.com
I do have a lot to say, and questions of my own for that matter, but first I'd like to say thank you, Dave, for all your helpful information by
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