It’s been a while since I’ve asked this question so I thought now would be a good time to revisit it. We all know that every year that goes by, the market dynamics of the domain industry change, and so does the way we all buy and sell our domain names. In 2015 the biggest change we have seen without a doubt is the incredible growth in buyers coming from China.
Along with changes in market dynamics comes new marketplaces and platforms for selling domains. Frank Schilling made waves a couple of years ago when he released his DomainNameSales platform (the same system he uses to sell his own domains) to the masses. Marketplaces like Flippa weren’t a blip in a domain investor’s radar three years ago, now domain names have become a big part of their business.
With so much change, and so many ways to sell domains there are many different approaches that can be successful, and I’m interested in what’s been working for you. Of course it’s not fair for me to ask this question without answering it myself, so I’ll get this party started.
I sell most of my domain names through inbound offers, many of these come through my parked DNS pages or via email from my WHOIS. Occasionally I’ll have a sales come through from a platform like Go Daddy or Afternic but these are definitely the exception and not the norm. I don’t have any domains in my portfolio that I’m rushing to sell so I’m in a position to wait until the right buyer comes to me, and I often sell names in the sub-$5,000 range so there’s a pretty wide range of buyers that can make me an offer that I’ll accept.
Now it’s your turn, how do you sell your domain names? Comment and let your voice be heard!