“Domain For Sale” Landing Pages – what do you use and why?

It’s a topic that is ever-evolving and one that I’ve changed my go-to solution on a number of times over the years. I’m talking about “Domain For Sale” landing pages, those handy landing pages that make it easy for someone to know if your domain name is for sale, if you’re using DomainNameSales.com to generate your landing page (my current go-to solution) then it could look something like this:

domain-name-sales-landing-page

The reason why I’m a proponent of a “Domain For Sale” landing page (for most domain names) is that it makes it easier for a potential buyer to get in contact with you. Not every potential buyer knows how to do a WHOIS lookup and even those who do may still not think your domain is for sale and pass on reaching-out.

Why I say landing pages like this are a good choice for most but not all domain names is that if you have a domain that is making good money parked, this will eliminate all your parking revenue which isn’t a great choice. That being said, I think it’s safe to say that most domain investors don’t have portfolios full of domains making a fortune parked so for all those domain that are indeed for sale, a landing page definitely increases inbound offers.

Since I’m asking the question it’s only fair that I answer it myself. I have used DomainNameSales.com for the last few years, here’s why it’s my current go-to solution:

  1. Simple landing pages – the landing pages are clean and simple, not busy or confusing
  2. Solid backend system – the DNS platform is solid and makes it easy to quickly respond to and log offers. Over time it’s also easy to go through past offers so it can also help to bring old forgotten deals back to life
  3. Optional broker option – while I don’t use this option myself it is handy if you want to have an domain broker from DNS handle your inbounds

So now for my question to you. Over the years more and more services have emerged offering easy ways to get a for sale landing page on your domain, what service do you currently use and why?

{ 27 comments… add one }

  • Pete Rose August 18, 2016, 8:37 am

    All my domains are parked with SEDO can I also use DomainNameSales.com as well?

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  • Tauseef August 18, 2016, 8:42 am

    I started using Uniregistry market and got some inquiries on names so it works.

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  • Koosah August 18, 2016, 8:42 am

    Whenever I come to your site I always find myself asking “is he tall? Or is he short??” Im starting to obsess over it.

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  • Josh August 18, 2016, 9:59 am

    My go-to solution is the Efty platform, at efty.com. It has a wide variety of landing page designs to choose from. It’s easy to manage inbound inquiries in the backend and also easy to reply back to the person interested.

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  • Nick August 18, 2016, 9:59 am

    Anyone doing landing pages themselves? If so, how are you doing this? Got hundreds of names, parking is dead, short of developing them I want to sell them. But hosting for each domain’s landing page will get costly. Anyone have inexpensive solutions?

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    • Vat August 18, 2016, 9:20 pm

      I use enquiry.io It’s free and very good.

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    • Ed Townes December 7, 2018, 5:17 am

      Most (well, many) Linux hosts ($5/month or less USD) allow what they call “add-on” domains. Essentially, it lets you come close to securing hosting for an unlimited (some hosters DO limit it to 100 or some other #) number of domains for that low price. Obviously, one’s ability to program (or not) makes a big difference in terms of “building out,” but even total non-techies can implement this with less than an hour’s help from someone even a little technical.

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  • Josh August 18, 2016, 10:06 am

    Nick,

    Your portfolio of hundreds of domains and goal of selling them sound perfect for the Efty domain management platform. I’d recommend checking it out at efty dot com

    Josh

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  • Josh August 18, 2016, 10:17 am

    Nick,
    I’d personally suggest Efty. It’s my go-to solution. I’ve tried DNS landing pages but found Efty landing pages a better fit for my needs.
    Josh

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  • Eric Lyon August 18, 2016, 10:28 am

    If nothing else, i think that if someone doesn’t have the time, finances, or skill set to develop complete sites for their domains, that they should at least get a unique landing page up so that they can not only facilitate a direct sale, but so that they can also be listed in the search index for those domains (Increasing exposure).

    As for Nick’s question regarding hosting expenses; most hosting companies these days have an unlimited domains option. That means you only need one shared hosting plan and you can add as many domains with landing pages you want at no addition cost. Just be sure you select the right hosting plan that allows unlimited domains. Personally, I’ve been using godaddy shared hosting with unlimited domains since 2005 and happy with it.

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    • dee October 30, 2017, 6:11 am

      Would love to have a look at your domain portfolio to know whether godaddy is the right choice.thank you

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  • John August 18, 2016, 11:37 am

    I loved the old GoDaddy InstantPage
    They don’t offer them anymore
    Super Easy and they showed up on search well and got almost all my inquiries from them

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  • Nick August 18, 2016, 11:42 am

    Thank you @Eric Lyon!

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  • Domain Construction August 18, 2016, 2:17 pm

    We made a clean for sale landing page, link the list of domain names and redirect all domain names in one url page. Simples.

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  • Rod August 18, 2016, 5:08 pm

    Efty.com, I didnt like the “price quote” language on domainnamesales at all. Efty was the much better solution for me when it launched and keeps getting better. The landers and options/versatility are excellent in my opinion. Landers is one of my favorite features, but there are many other reasons I like the platform.

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  • Joseph Peterson August 18, 2016, 7:33 pm

    This is definitely 1 area where there’s room for disruption in the domain industry. Whatever company comes up with a better landing-page solution will grab market share.

    I’ve been asking Sedo and Afternic for a zero-ads option for ages. Uniregistry / DomainNameSales I don’t trust. Efty is promising, but it can only accommodate small portfolios currently.

    For me, as a customer, there is no attractive option. Yet it’s quite clear what ought to exist. So either some enterprising company / startup will fill this void, or else some of us will build our own proprietary solutions.

    We need customizable landers, a solid UX for tracking, bulk management tools that work, a hands-off approach from staff, and no agenda steering our leads elsewhere – whether toward somebody else’s cheaper domains or toward hand-reg nTLDs.

    What domainers want – or would want, if they thought about – is a zero-commission, SaaS solution. Landing pages that make their money entirely from our subscription fees. That’s the only way we can be free and independent from registrar / registry agendas. We want to sell our own stuff, not act as stepping stones for a parent company’s customer acquisition.

    Right?

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    • Vat August 18, 2016, 9:22 pm

      So true. That’s why I have developed enquiry.io (Free and Managed Solution)

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  • John August 20, 2016, 11:30 am

    Some get GoDaddy to bring back the InstantPage!
    They were super easy to use for all.
    Example: http://www.appcheckout.com

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  • Nick August 20, 2016, 8:41 pm

    @Josh – thank you. I may give efty.com a shot…

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  • Domainifieds August 21, 2016, 7:50 pm

    I think a simple domain for sale page is all you need @ https://domainifieds.com.

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  • Mark January 29, 2017, 10:21 pm

    Hi, I have created a great looking, responsive domain for sale landing page with multi domain support which means you only need to install it once and just direct your other domains and it can easily be customized with no coding knowledge needed.

    Take a look at the live demo —— https://www.codester.com/items/2027/domain-seller-domain-for-sale-php-script?ref=prosparky

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  • Boris August 29, 2017, 6:22 am

    Nick,

    Empage.me is what you need – easy setup (via 301 redirect), bulk edit, no registration and no commission or fee.

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  • DomaHub September 21, 2017, 3:51 pm

    I’d like to throw our solution into the ring as well 🙂

    I work for a company called DomaHub and we’re a relatively new company trying to provide domainers like yourselves a user-friendly alternative to some of the options mentioned here.

    Here are some of our features-

    * HTTPS for all domains
    * Verified contact forms (no bots!)
    * Managed payments (we handle all payments)
    * Customizable designs (no mention of DomaHub anywhere!)
    * Traffic analysis

    And much more! Feel free to shoot us an email at general@domahub.com or visit our website at http://domahub.com to learn more!

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  • Peter Rose October 30, 2017, 7:37 am

    I personally see a lot of value and potential to build a portfolio website that illustrates your domain names with relevant royalty free images. People like to see a nice image epecially with your domain shown underneath, this helps to sell the name. I know a few members of namepros who have such portfolio sites and they do quite well. You are in complete control plus when you get the site optimized and its made easy to navigate through, people will return. I don’t see any value giving away 15% to 20% commission for third party domain sites that don’t even lift a finger to promote your domains.

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    • Andrew Khanna March 27, 2018, 3:21 pm

      Peter Rose,

      I agree with you completely. Can you please tell me which theme can I use to create a portfolio webiste.

      Thanks

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      • DomaHub March 28, 2018, 9:35 am

        Do you have any coding experience? Have you already set up landing pages with your domain names? There are a lot of resources out there available that can help you set up beautiful landing pages for your domain portfolio–provided you invest the time necessary to learn how to build it.

        Otherwise, if you are limited with either time or coding experience, why not try out something like our pre-built domain hub? You can check out the details on our website at — https://www.domahub.com/domain-hub.

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  • Miguel Angel June 6, 2018, 1:19 pm

    I prefer to create a simple landing template including a video background o full-page photo, a BIN PayPal button, Google Analytics tracking, of course SSL (https) and a contact email. Redirecting isn’t good cox you can’t use any tracking tool on the specified name to count visitors. Also, if you have a landing page for each separate domain name these pages may be index by Google and make the name more easy to discover. my demo https://albuquerqueweddingphotography.com/

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