3 Ways To Increase Inbound Offers On Your Domains

There’s nothing like selling a domain based on an inbound offer, in fact many Domainers only sell based on inbound offers and if you have the portfolio to support it this is absolutely the way to get top dollar for your names. However, there are many people that get little to no offers on their names, yet they could be getting offers. Below are three ways to increase inbound offers on your domains.

Important note: if your domains suck (sorry, don’t mean to be harsh but let’s just be honest) then using these tips probably won’t do a thing. However, if you have decent names that do have some potential end-user buyers, give one or more of these tips a try.

  1. Use a parking service that allows you to clearly show that the domain is for sale. I recommend TrafficZ, ParkLogic, and Internet Traffic, all provide easy ways to add “For Sale” banners to your domains.
  2. Keep your WHOIS information public and up-to-date. Make sure your email and phone number on your WHOIS record is up-to-date. If you aren’t comfortable giving away your phone number then use a service like Grasshopper.
  3. Don’t Develop Your Domain. Sorry but if your domain looks like a fully developed website (or is a fully developed website) don’t expect to get many offers.

As always feel free to share your own tips below or comment on any of mine.

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  • Ezequiel November 13, 2012, 5:43 pm

    Morgan, can you recommend a service like Grasshopper but for street addresses?

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  • Adam November 13, 2012, 6:28 pm

    Ezequiel, in the states It’s called a postal box or PO Box. There’s online services that also “host” a mailbox for you and scan the documents that come to the address or forward them to you.
    http://www.virtualpostmail.com/

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  • Uzoma November 13, 2012, 8:59 pm

    4. Don’t renew your domain on time; you’d receive vulture traffic. People eyeing it for a drop, only to be disappointed when you renew on the last day. Perhaps your domain name will get more exposure. But make sure to automate it, or keep vigil not to forget to renew it.

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  • Ohad Adi Weitzman November 14, 2012, 7:39 am

    What separates a crappy name and a good name? Lets assume searches arent high but the keywords are pretty decent. How would you classify that kind of a name?

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