Top Ten Places To Sell Your Domain Names

Top Ten Places To Sell Domains

There are more places to sell your domains online than ever before. While I always recommend that investors approach potential buyers directly I also think that it’s important to do everything you can to get your domains in front of as many potential buyers as possible. Some listing services like Afternic also list your domains for sale across other sites which means even more exposure for your names.

You can, of course, list your domains in multiple places, it’s just very important to remove domains from other platforms once it sells on one. While I don’t want to play favorites, in a top ten list you kinda have to, right?

Below are what I think are the top ten places to sell your domain names:

  1. Afternic
  2. Sedo
  3. Flippa
  4. Aftermarket.com
  5. Cax.com
  6. Brand Bucket
  7. Hunting Moon
  8. 4.cn
  9. eBay
  10. Your own website

As always I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to share your top ten list or comment on my selections. Comment and let your voice be heard!

{ 81 comments… add one }

  • MarijuanaGuy September 5, 2013, 10:03 pm

    Either you are lacking alcohol or just plain sneaky (or both) to leave some big players off the list so you want others to comment.

    Why pay when there are some good FREE listings.

    I am going to hold back …….

    Reply
  • Webs1 September 6, 2013, 12:52 am

    I have sold some domains through godaddy auctions,so think godaddy is also good option

    Reply
    • I know all January 16, 2017, 12:06 pm

      Godaddy and afternic are the same

      Reply
  • Joe September 6, 2013, 1:34 am

    What about DomainNameSales.com? They even assign a broker to your domains when they receive an offer.

    Reply
  • John September 6, 2013, 6:16 am

    Have you sold any names on eBay?
    You have eBay on here vs GoDaddy Auctions?

    Reply
  • Alan September 6, 2013, 6:46 am

    Yea, I think GoDaddy has to make the list, especially since you can sell via auction or premium listing. SnapNames is another place I’ve sold a few. And, domain forums work well at times, too.

    Reply
  • Aali September 6, 2013, 10:36 am

    Here we go. what about presenting your names to companies you think would want to buy. I have gaming DNs and want to go straight to gaming companies or even game developers/publishers. How do you go about it that way?

    Reply
  • Rich September 6, 2013, 12:03 pm

    #1 for me GD
    #2 Sedo

    Reply
  • Morgan September 6, 2013, 12:21 pm

    @Savio – yikes, just saw this comment from you following-up on your last one. Very sorry if I offended you in any way. Wishing you all the best and please feel free to comment on here anytime, all viewpoints are always welcomed! 🙂

    Reply
  • John September 6, 2013, 12:21 pm

    Savio: Can You name some domains you sold at GDAuctions and how they were setup – BuyItNow, Offer/Counter Offer?
    Morgan: Have You sold any names on eBay? if so, ButItNow?

    Reply
  • Morgan September 6, 2013, 12:31 pm

    @John – I sold some domains on eBay years ago and did find that having a low BIN was key. eBay isn’t great for making big sales but it is a good option for liquidating. Afternic and Sedo I’ve found to be better places for end-user sales but at the end of the day most of the sales we make are directly with end-users over the phone and via email.

    I did a three-part series on selling domains to end-users that goes through the process we follow in detail:

    Selling domains to end-users Part 1
    http://morganlinton.com/domaining-mba-monday-selling-domains-to-end-users-part-one/

    Selling domains to end-users Part 2
    http://morganlinton.com/domaining-mba-monday-selling-domains-to-end-users-part-two/

    Selling domains to end-users Part 3
    http://morganlinton.com/domaining-mba-monday-selling-domains-to-end-users-part-three/

    Also DomainNameSales.com should definitely be on the list with their most recent announcement!

    Reply
  • Morgan September 6, 2013, 12:45 pm

    @Savio – thanks for sharing, definitely not trying to mislead people, but agree that Go Daddy auctions should definitely be on the list. Otherwise for anyone getting started in Domaining I think this is a solid list of places to start.

    Digital Point is the #1 place for stolen domain sales so I always do recommend that people be very careful when buying from there. Yes, you can sell domains there but there are lots of scams taking place on DP so just important to be careful.

    Happy Friday and thanks again for your comments Savio, love me or hate me my blog is about letting you express yourself!

    Reply
  • John September 6, 2013, 12:50 pm

    Thanks Guys
    Morgan Do You know if DomainNameSales 10% includes escrow fee?
    Do They Clear the domains themselves?
    On the subject of selling domain names I think it’s important for people to understand that it is a small marketplace and many occur privately. It isn’t on the scale of the stock market and one thing I will recommend from experience is not to buy a bunch of names in the beginning thinking you will be able to liquidate them on the auction platforms in the industry. The marketplace isn’t that big and liquid even for .Com’s. The Big Auction houses in the industry should definitely do more in educating the general public about the platforms similar to what the securities brokers do in the Stock Market.

    Reply
  • Morgan September 6, 2013, 1:01 pm

    @John – I don’t believe that the 10% includes the escrow fee but I’m happy to ask them and report back.

    Excellent point John and something I say time and time again. The very first thing I say in my book is that people should avoid the famous “domain name buying spree” that many investors start with. In the end, taking the time to learn what works for you and how to build a repeatable business is critical.

    Too many people want easy money and with Domaining you really do have to work for your money.

    Great discussion!

    Reply
  • Adam September 6, 2013, 2:35 pm

    Godaddy should be on that list. Big miss there Morgan.
    They crank out around 40k sales a month and a ton of the sales that happen on Sedo and Afternic so they likely would be above them both.
    Namejet and Snapnames also do a much healthier clip of sales than some of these others.

    You outsource this article ?

    Reply
  • Morgan September 6, 2013, 2:50 pm

    Hi @Adam, agreed re: Go Daddy Auctions but otherwise I think it’s a pretty solid list. I used to be a fan of Snapnames but have really seen it decline over the years so while I think it would be on a top 20 I don’t think it makes the top 10, just my opinion though.

    Reply
  • Keyser Söze September 6, 2013, 2:52 pm

    @Morgan — LOL. Savio’s glorious bio on his site, http://saviodsilva.in/, claims he is a “soft skills trainer”. He’s certainly not exhibiting strong soft skills here on your blog.

    Reply
  • John September 6, 2013, 3:26 pm

    Do the GoDaddy Auction names end up on other platforms as well?
    I think a real game changer in the auction space would be overnight clearing of names and funds in house.
    GoDaddy says $5K and under they do it.
    Raising that limit would be nice.
    Has anyone experienced how fast it occurred?
    Perhaps, even buy escrow.com or develop their own on a bigger scale similar to a securities exchange, so these transactions are guaranteed and cleared.

    Reply
  • Rich September 7, 2013, 9:04 am

    Morgan,you are to nice to this “savio” guy.
    You don’t need people like this on your blog.

    Reply
    • Morgan September 7, 2013, 1:39 pm

      Thanks @Rich – I have had a lot of people email me about his comments on my blog. I agree they are offensive, it seems like he is an angry guy. Happy to let anyone express their opinion on my blog but some of these personal attacks really make no sense at all.

      Reply
    • Morgan September 7, 2013, 1:45 pm

      At the advice of many people I have taken Savio’s comments down. I am happy to let people express their opinions on my blog but attacks on myself or anyone else are not allowed.

      We’re all here to share information and learn from each other, let’s keep it positive!

      Reply
  • Josh Trenser September 10, 2013, 3:39 am

    Mr. Morgan, thanks a lot for this list!!! I think that Flippa is also a great place to come up with ideas for profitable websites!!!

    Reply
  • Tina September 15, 2013, 5:56 am

    But I thought it’s not allowed to sell intangible items on ebay?

    Reply
  • Excitemental September 16, 2013, 3:52 am

    Surely there shoudl be GoDaddy Auctions, Ebay and Flippa on the list?

    Find available lists of brandable domain names http://www.excitemental.com

    Reply
  • Prashanth Sadasivan January 12, 2014, 7:58 am

    Good post 🙂

    Name : Prashanth
    Website : http://www.andro-build.org

    Reply
  • randy March 20, 2014, 11:25 am

    has anyone on this blog ever had their name stolen by godaddy? is it REALLY safe?

    Reply
    • Morgan March 21, 2014, 1:42 pm

      @randy – I keep the vast majority of my domains with Go Daddy. They have top-notch security and great support, definitely one of the top three safest registrars in the world.

      Reply
  • els August 3, 2014, 12:20 am

    Between Afternic and Sedo which one would you recommend?

    Reply
  • Sultan October 17, 2014, 8:11 pm

    I listed 2 domains for sale as brokered on domainll.com, their charge was 10cents and I got response from a broker (only for one of them though) who askedme to raise the price and his brokerage fee was ok to me…unsure whether the brokers are verified…am currently hoping for a buyer… I am thinking of a portfolio..but i think I need to allocate some cash for it first…

    Reply
  • Tam October 29, 2014, 3:30 pm

    Hello~

    Heya Morgan 🙂 I’ve tried selling others prior at a few places; with being swamped for time, that can hinder providing a lot of description details it in print. My gut says my own page. I’ve been on the net 21 years and it’s a long-time interest, but I sometimes find myself aggravated at the entire thing. Translation: I’d rather burn the trees – ‘up’ some view. And what’s your take on something like 0llolipop.com where the 0 allows for a variety of subs and an exact number presentation and all other things associated? I know a percentage of people don’t understand that and pass on domains because of it. (I’ve always wanted to ask that.)

    Reply
    • Morgan October 29, 2014, 5:44 pm

      Hi @Tam – good question! I’d stay away from names using zeros, ones, or any other numbers to represent letters. Historically they are very hard to sell and when they do sell the price is significantly lower. Thanks for asking!

      Reply
  • Tammy October 29, 2014, 10:02 pm

    Morgan~ lol ahhh, indeed. I still find myself doing it once in a while, fewer/far between out of old habit, like climbing back on the bike with 800 x-lbs and 2 flat tires. Early 90s, we were used to grabbing small stuff, numbers, etc. for a clever way to get our names like we were still infiltrating AOL Chat. Someday I’ll explain the no-typo-domain generation ‘we’ caused, then coming back later in between work to interesting stuff. Registrars get mad at you if they don’t understand something. lol I’ve followed you a while. I’m just slow in saying it. 🙂 Have a good night.

    Reply
  • MaryPT December 10, 2014, 11:56 pm

    Also, in who is detail, include “for sale” phrase so that buyers will know that the domain name is for sale.

    You can also displace “for sale” information on the home page of each domain…

    Reply
  • MaryPT December 10, 2014, 11:57 pm

    Also, you can buy premium listings on some popular marketplaces as well.

    Mary
    http://portfolio.e07.net

    Reply
  • cherrytrade March 18, 2015, 4:50 pm

    hi morgan,
    really nice list of domain, please i have a 12 years, pagerank 4 domain, where do you advice i sell it. thanks

    Reply
  • Ahsan April 14, 2015, 2:00 am

    No doubt’ Buying and selling domain is very profitable business in online earning sector, But I don’t like PayPal to get paid, At this condition, Can you tell me, Some other better way to collect payment after sell a domain name online.

    Reply
    • Morgan April 14, 2015, 8:14 am

      @Ahsan – I highly recommend Escrow.com. PayPal is an incredibly unsafe solution for domain sales, I’ve been using Escrow.com for a long time, they have been designed from the ground up for strong security with domain transactions.

      Reply
  • Miguel Villamar May 24, 2015, 7:39 pm

    I am selling iQuare.com
    Perfect domain for tech niches / service / products

    I bought it last month, and it’s value went from $450 to $1300 in just one month, how much do you guys think I could priced this one.

    Reply
  • BRANDABLE DOMAIN May 31, 2015, 6:13 am

    EMINENTBANK.COM
    ALLAWEE.COM
    BINARYMORTGAGE.COM
    SUNANDROID.COM
    UKDELIGHT.COM
    CANADADELIGHT.COM
    AJMONEY.COM
    AIGMONEY.COM
    FREEREALPORN.COM
    TWOGOSEX.COM
    INVESTINGTOWEALTH.COM
    INVESTMENTTOWEALTH.COM

    EMAIL ME YOUR OFFER AT SUNAIGBE@GMAIL.COM

    Reply
  • eBrander June 17, 2015, 10:22 am

    Afternic and Sedo being number one for sales, sure, but good luck having your domain shine there. There’s like a million domain name parked at each one.

    Reply
  • A Castillo July 17, 2015, 3:50 pm

    put me on your mailing list, please

    Reply
  • mila July 20, 2015, 10:53 pm

    Domain for sale. Please make offer at sedo.

    Reply
  • daniel August 15, 2015, 7:24 am

    onlineinformant.com for sale :-
    Adetoyinbodaniel@gmail.com mail me for your offer

    Reply
  • Imran October 25, 2015, 12:36 pm

    Given bellow domain names are for sale:
    Mail me for offers on imran.qureshi.sc@gmail.com
    DogSee.com
    ExplainCode.com
    LegalEsquire.com
    preNatural.com
    Venology.com
    JordanStuart.com
    Silktail.com
    Honorance.com
    JasonLouis.com
    ObjectCrafts.com
    LathamsFishing.com
    wulk.net
    ezs.biz
    FidelisTechnology.com
    ToolsBridge.com

    Reply
  • Domineer Neha October 28, 2015, 6:46 pm

    Found this new website icenap.com which allows free offline deals between buyers and sellers. There is no listing fee! Also they offering lowest success fees for broker deals i’ve seen on any other website.
    But they allow only selected domain names, luckily all of mine got selected!!
    I think you should include it in your list.

    Reply
  • Michael Murdock November 2, 2015, 12:44 pm

    SEDO = HELL NO
    AfterNic = AfterNightmare
    Flippa??? OH HELL NO NOT EVER

    End of story.

    Reply
  • Batik.click November 5, 2015, 8:29 am

    No one interested in new tld?

    I got few nice name.

    Gdrive.space

    Anyone interested?

    Reply
  • The Domain Wall November 18, 2015, 12:08 pm

    I am digging this old post to let you know that you can now list your website and/or domain name for free regardless of where it is put up for sale here: thedomainwall.com. There are paid plans too for anyone that is interested in standing out. MrL.

    Reply
  • top10s.biz December 4, 2015, 4:16 am

    Here you can see top 10 list of everything
    top10s.biz

    Reply
  • baguz December 7, 2015, 10:36 am

    also need escow for the domainto sell ? what is the benefit ?

    Reply
  • Omriko December 20, 2015, 11:55 pm

    What do you mean contacting buyers directly?
    I own a bunch of domains, some, I think, premium, and I don’t get much attention from them.
    E.G. jobs.bio, business.bio, business.fitness, job(s).house, drug.farm, blue.sex…
    Any suggestions?

    Reply
  • Wikifo January 19, 2016, 3:32 am

    I am the owner of wikifo.com and want to sell this domain. Get this high-level domain name…Wikifo

    Reply
    • Domainner September 23, 2016, 5:36 am

      Check with namesdr.com to sell the domains in auction by free auction listing.

      Reply
  • J March 9, 2016, 2:04 pm

    localflow.com

    Reply
  • guru March 19, 2016, 2:13 pm

    there are also some free market place where you can list your domains for free like “grabflip.com”.

    Reply
  • Davea0511 April 14, 2016, 10:25 pm

    no offense but all those domains aren’t worth hardly anything, except localflow.com is okay. dotcoms and only certain .orgs and .nets are the only tlds really worth anything, and even then they have to be fairly good. Then again I could be wrong (and if I am I’m sitting on a ton of gold mines, and I don’t think I am).

    Reply
  • Robert McLean May 30, 2016, 2:01 am

    Conductive.ink

    Reply
  • Daz June 1, 2016, 4:14 pm

    what about –

    evvil.com
    wartcure.me

    Reply
  • Cain June 1, 2016, 10:12 pm

    I would like your review about these domains,

    usatopten.com
    lops.co
    newstranslate.com
    latestclubs.com

    I do have many more premium and high quality domain names !!

    Reply
  • Alex Rossou June 27, 2016, 8:02 am

    sedo.com is very interesting. There are huge amount of great domain names one can choose to buy.

    For example, a domain name like “ticket.de” has more than 200 bids to this date (Although the actual price is about 490,000 Euro!) – and a domain name “musica.ly” has more than 150,000 viewer each month! which is quite a big number for a parked domain name, so it guarantees a successful business as soon as one lunchs a website in these domain names!

    I couldn’t find the same feature in other domain buy/sell providers

    Reply
  • travis b klein July 8, 2016, 1:22 am

    flippa is a scam do not use them. They lied to me to get me to relist a domain after it got like no bids and they guaranteed it would get bids. So I relisted it and guess what.

    Yep they stole my money a 2nd time and of course my auctions had no bids or anyone even looking at them.

    They are a scam stay away from flippa at all cost.

    Flippa is a scam.

    Reply
  • Pattie August 11, 2016, 12:29 pm

    My domain name is quite valuable: website advertising.com. But I am not having much luck selling. I need a reputable place. Anyone have any luck with any of the companies on this list?

    Reply
  • Pattie August 11, 2016, 12:31 pm

    My Domain name is quite valuable: websiteadvertising.com . But I’m not having much luck getting it sold. Has anyone tried these top ten companies listed? Have any of them worked?

    Reply
  • Wizwid August 25, 2016, 12:12 pm

    i checked at Estibot for this domain http://www.wellnessfortress.com. It has $0 value. Its a new domain and am looking for potential buyers. I would have parked it if it has backlinks but since it doesnt, i want to sell it off immediately. If u were the owner of this domain, wat would u set as the asking price for the domain?

    Reply
    • Domainner September 23, 2016, 5:38 am

      Place your domain in NamesDr.com to sell your domain in auction.

      Check with DnCosts.com for your domain worth.

      Reply
  • Wizwid August 25, 2016, 12:15 pm

    u can mail me at victorchukwuebuka03@gmail.com if u are interested in the domain wellnessfortress.com

    Reply
  • OzWaz September 5, 2016, 8:21 pm

    One of the most interesting things about getting old is you finally have some backward perspectives on how life really is.

    Yes, I can remember the 1950s in Central Queensland Australia when the government was opening up huge areas of vacant crown land and it was being sold at two shillings and six pence ( $0.25) per acre. By the time the Internet was invented the land for selling at about $300 an acre. Today (2016) it sells for about $1000 an acre.

    In 1994 America had the only new (cyber) real estate available and your choices were.com.net.org and I along with many others saw this as the beginning of a new real estate . So having missed getting in at the ground level in 1950, in 1994 I invested $10,000.

    Now I’m sure some of you were around when the establishment was struggling to grapple with the concept of the Internet and in Australia the organisations responsible for the management of intellectual property ruled that geographical place names could not be sold when the .com’s. au entered the real estate business.(Thay have now changed thier minds)

    I mean the fact that Australia was now selling Internet real estate should have registered major alarm bells in my brain but it didn’t because I was programmed about the old terra firma real estate and was bought up on the supposedly Jewish mantra of God still making people but not making any more land. So I directed my investment at geographical entities in the American market.

    There’s not too many of us who don’t learn from experience and my learning encompassed realisation that cyber real estate was in no way associated with the stuff that formed in our solar system a long time ago.

    And again I don’t know why I didn’t grasp this concept because I was enthusiastically embracing the copy and paste facilities of the cyber world where I could generate 1000 page document in 10 minutes when before the invention of this cyber facility that document would have taken me two years.

    The ability to massively replicate with nano effort was a feature I totally failed to appreciate.

    The other thing I like is economics and particularly the aspect of economics that relates to “quantitative easing” you know the process by which governments ‘print’ (Well it used to be ‘print’- It no longer is) money out of nothing.

    Again, in the world I grew up in, this practice was fraught with disaster because even though the gold standard had just expired, the principal that something of little value (paper) should be supported by some think of substance (gold) was still pretty much ingrained in the psychic of thinking people at the time.

    So ‘quantitative easing’ of cyber real estate began at the beginning of this century and has grown in momentum in the last few years with the very interesting outcome that it has done to cyber real estate exactly what printing money did to currencies during the period when the gold standard underpinned value.

    My 1994 investment of $10,000 is today worth in the vicinity of $1000 (not counting the $1200 a year to maintain it) and just as an aside I make the observation that had I have put my $10,000 into gold in 1994 it would be worth now $87,500.

    So really is there a timeless message in there for us intrepid investors in the new frontier of cyber land.

    Reply
  • Toober September 11, 2016, 1:50 pm

    @OzWaz – WTF?

    Reply
  • Tony September 12, 2016, 11:24 am

    When buying domains, try to choose domains which can be easily monetized. In addition, try to obtain a .com extension. For example, domains in the following categories are great:

    e-commerce
    health
    Black Friday
    internet
    finance
    law
    make money
    relationship
    mortgage

    A sample domain such as BeautyBodyWash.com is a perfect domain which can be monetize by promoting Amazon.com products.

    If you would like this domain and others in the above categories, feel free to contact me.

    Wishing you all the best 🙂

    Reply
  • Kelly September 15, 2016, 2:37 pm

    http://www.kdmperformance.com

    Have owned this domain for 12 years
    Car forum web site for 9 years generated plenty of traffic. Google value 5 years ago was $9000
    This acronym KDM
    Korean Domestic Market
    Which is related to the Hyundai Genesis auto industry.
    Other car forums charge $300-$400 a month to each vendor selling parts or services
    E mail me at
    Kdmperformance@gmail.com. If interested in purchasing

    Reply
    • Domainner September 23, 2016, 5:34 am

      Sell it at Namesdr.com. They have a free domain auction listing.

      Reply
  • Jia September 20, 2016, 2:32 pm

    Have you considered using parking companies as a way to host a domain name while having the option to sell. Give http://www.ToughDomains.com a try for parking and selling the domain.

    Reply
  • Domainner September 23, 2016, 5:32 am

    Check with NamesDr.com Free place for domain names auction listing

    Reply
  • harley November 18, 2016, 2:39 am

    eBay is a joke for selling domains. If you don’t have a selling history there, they won’t let you sell. They say it’s for security or some bull, even though no replicable company selling has such a rule.

    eBay is a joke!

    Reply
  • akash November 24, 2016, 3:56 pm

    i want to sell below domains
    browsegood.com
    choiceyourcareer.com
    choiceyourcareer.in
    codeadobe.com
    couponorb.com
    demob4live.com
    freelanceall.com
    loosemyweight.com
    newsonlinee.com
    onlineshop4u.com
    onlineshop4us.com
    rohfa.net
    yourapp.in

    Reply
  • Enrique December 12, 2016, 10:05 am

    Quick sell domains:
    coffeemadame.com gasandoilco.com carpetcleaningbysteam.com
    criticsusa.com headtoheadcompetition.com
    flowerslol.com headtoheadmatch.com
    goaldreamers larazahispana.com
    matchhearts.com lostandfoundpuppy.com
    prestaloans.com releaseofiphone.com
    petrochemicalsusa.com sightingsofufo.com

    Reply
  • Ayan January 20, 2017, 1:12 pm

    Domain for sale
    movie.fit
    hddvd.download

    Reply
  • vishal goyal January 30, 2017, 11:37 am

    want to sell startupfruits.com, interested person reply

    Reply
  • Raju February 21, 2017, 8:19 am

    I am finding hard to sell this domain name – FixSoon.com
    This name indicates about “services” related sites.Anyone interested can contact me.

    Reply
  • Gerrit February 26, 2017, 3:03 pm

    This scare me a bit. I started a domain Auction site where you pay only a listing fee and no commission. I might be in over my head because these are some big players and they can probably squash my site like a little bug. Thanks for the post, hopeful one day my site will also be on lists like this. Dont want to spam, so not going to mention my site now

    Reply
  • Dimitar Bonin March 24, 2017, 3:35 pm

    Nice list, but soon there will be a new service in the domain industry that will benefit both parties, buyers and sellers 🙂

    Regards,
    Bonin

    Reply

Leave a Comment