I’ve been a fan of BrandBucket for years now and I regularly send friends of mine to their site when they’re trying to find a good domain for their startup. What I find startup founders like about BrandBucket is transparent pricing and a transaction process that isn’t insanely confusing like it is too often when you’re buying a domain name. Here’s the process for those who might not have bought or sold a domain at BrandBucket before:
This leads to my regret from last year.
I didn’t submit any domains to BrandBucket 🤦♂️ So even though I was telling people to go there, I wasn’t submitting my own names and getting them in front of startup founders and entrepreneurs. This year that’s going to change.
While I’ve heard people complain about fees in the past, it’s important to note that BrandBucket doesn’t have a set commission, it’s a sliding scale based on the price of the name. At the same time, I’m never that concerned about commission as it’s pretty easy to just build it into my asking price. At the end of the day, most of the domains I sell are in the sub $5k range so if I have to increase a domain from $2,000 to $2,600 I don’t think I’ll lose a single buyer and I’m happy to pay the $600 to get my domain in front of more potential buyers.
Last year BrandBucket kept coming up at every domain event I went to, which kept reminding me I need to submit domains to them…and well, better late than never so this is the year. I have a batch of twenty names I’m planning to submit this month and we’ll keep it rocking from there based on how many get accepted.
There are two ways you can deal with regrets:
- Keep on regretting them
- Do something about it
I’m going with option two for now 😊