Okay, this might take the cake for the most ridiculous premium Flippa domain listing ever

In general I’ve found that Flippa isn’t a great place to sell domains, it’s just not what the marketplace was designed for. While Flippa did increase focus on domain names a few years ago, they weren’t able to generate enough revenue to make it an interesting business for them. Now Flippa essentially just lets anyone list any domain without any filtering which means there’s a lot of junk domains on there, and a lot of people who shell out their hard-earned money for listing fees that end up being a complete waste.

Yesterday when I was on Twitter I saw Flippa’s Twitter account promoting a domain auction which they call “New and Premium on Flippa” – here’s the tweet:

flippa-premium-domain-tweet

Yikes. Is it just me or does this tweet make no sense? New and premium? This is a seven word .COM that was hand registered by the owner four years ago. This is not a premium domain name, period. What this really shows me is that Flippa has absolutely no filtering system around which domain listings are allowed to be premium – if you pay extra you’ve got a premium domain name.

It gets more ridiculous, here’s the listing:

flippa-premium-domains

Did you spot the minimum offer? $15,000? Note there is no site on the domain, no revenue, this really is just a seven word .COM that someone hand-registered and shelled out the money for a premium listing on Flippa. Since Flippa has no filter on premium, anything gets through and this domain owner is left with an auction for a terrible domain at a price it will never sell for.

I’ve seen some pretty ridiculous domain listings on Flippa, but this one takes the cake. What do you think? Comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • AbdulBasit Makrani February 4, 2019, 8:10 am

    Flippa itself is a ridiculous platform like that 7 word domain.

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  • John February 4, 2019, 8:14 am

    Long domains can sometimes be better and more valuable than shorter ones, and that example definitely sucks. 2 for 2, just said the same at DI.

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  • Jose February 4, 2019, 8:38 am

    Flippa, losing his credibility years ago with his fake bids and customer accounts also falsified by those who do bid last minute at $ 1.

    Although seeing some sales plus $ 10,000 it is possible that it has been reformed, but I do not intend to return to Flippa.

    The filters in Flippa are like the promises of your Domain Manager, never doing anything for the better, accepting the fake bids in your day, in an interview in “DomainNameWire.com” adding that you were working in Flippa to eradicate this serious problem year 2016 in the year 2017 even if we did not solve this serious problem it was equal to 2016.

    Happy Day. Jose.

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  • William February 4, 2019, 9:16 am

    I found a few gems at Flippa when they had their 1 word search filter. Spent some decent money there. I loved it. Have not purchased anything there since that was removed. Bummer.

    I told GD to add this, but no luck yet πŸ™‚ Frankly, if GoDaddy wanted to disrupt this whole domain market they would do that, but more importantly, add an easy pay over time option for all domain purchases where seller agrees. Why has this never been implemented? High value sales would boom.

    You’re welcome GD. Morgan has my email to send the headhunting offer.

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  • Pierre Barnard February 4, 2019, 11:38 am

    Premium Domain Classified – WTH??? Always wondered who makes the call on which auctions become “premium” at Flippa. Seems to be totally random…or not.

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  • Morgan February 4, 2019, 4:18 pm

    @Pierre – in this case I think the domain owner just paid for a premium listing…which means anyone can call any domain premium as long as they pay for it.

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  • Fred February 4, 2019, 10:18 pm

    Forget that. I say minimum offer stands firm at $250,000.00 it’s a triple premium domain.

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  • Ravi February 5, 2019, 6:59 am

    Premium because Flippa is getting paid the amount to call it as “premium”

    It is nothing to do with 1 word dictionary term or decades of age… factors.

    Flippa is not a good sales platform for domains… we see now and then some 5 digit sales in reported sales..

    Actually I thought “LOL” will be enough as a comment.. πŸ˜‰

    Ravi

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