Question Of The Week: Can You List Domains For Sale With Multiple Services?

I’ve decided that once a week I will take one of the questions I receive via email, and address it in a blog post. I get tons of email from blog readers and respond to all of them, I thought this weekly feature would allow other readers to benefit from a question that someone else had. Heck, if one person had the question, I’m sure other people do too!

The question that came-in last week was “Can you list a domain name for sale with multiple services?” 

The answer, in short is yes, but you will need to be very vigilant at keeping all listings up-to-date if you happen to sell a domain. So if you have domains listed for sale at Sedo, Afternic, and Snapnames and a name sells through Afternic, make sure to take the name down from the other two sites.

This also means that if a domain goes into auction on one site, you’ll also want to remove it from the others. Since you probably aren’t selling hundreds of sites a day this is actually pretty easy to manage.

The one place you need to be careful is when you’re dealing with a broker or an exclusive auction service. In this case you may have signed a contract indicating that the given marketplace or broker has an exclusive on the domain for a certain period of time. This means that you cannot list the domain for sale on multiple services.

Be very careful here to pay attention to the length of time this exclusivity period is for. I have heard of a few times where someone thought they were no longer under and exclusive, sold the name through another service only to have to pay the broker or marketplace a commission since it was under an exclusive contract.

At the end of the day you want to get your domain names in front of as many eyeballs as possible so using multiple services definitely makes sense. Just make sure you take the time to keep your listings up-to-date and make sure you understand any and all agreements that you sign.

Hope this helps! As always please feel free to share your comments below. I’m sure some of you have some pretty interesting stories to share here and I would love to hear them! Comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Trico March 19, 2012, 1:20 pm

    “As always please feel free to share your comments below.”

    When listing a domain name for sale at multiple venues be very careful if using the  “Buy It Now” option.

    Don’t use “Buy It Now” at more than one venue for a particular domain.

    Something could happen in the news that makes your domain’s keywords (and your domain) suddenly very desirable.

    • Morgan Linton March 19, 2012, 1:36 pm

      Excellent point Trico and thank you for bringing this one up!!

  • Seema December 2, 2017, 2:21 pm

    Can I sell 1 same domain name on 2 different websites?? I have 1 domain name and I want to sell it on Sedo and Flippa at the same time, can I do this? Kindly reply. Thanks! 😊

  • Ashley Johnson July 8, 2019, 10:51 am

    I thought that it was interesting that you explained that it is important to be careful if you decide to sell your domain through several brokers since this can lead to confusion during the sale and a loss of money. I would imagine that it wou0ld be difficult to keep track of all of the different brokers that you are using for a sale of one domain name. I would consider sticking to one broker to use in selling a domain so that you avoid confusion and the loss of profit.

  • Nemil April 23, 2020, 12:59 pm

    Hypothetically asking: if I have put this domain for sale on multiple websites, and if by any change it happens to be sold on both of them, what will happen in this case?

  • Todd September 5, 2020, 10:38 am

    I think the above comment from Nemil is a spam post to advertise his domain name.

  • Stephen Bennett Price October 16, 2020, 1:33 pm

    On ebay, when selling something, you get space to present your sales pitch.
    Are there any Domain name sites that give you this facility please?


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