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The Top 5 Places For Buying and Selling Domain Names

Buying and selling domain names can be a lucrative business depending on how it is done. Whether you are looking to make money selling domain names or have a portfolio that you are looking to sell, there are many factors to consider before actually selling your domains. While there are hundreds of platforms that offer domain selling services, considering factors such as ease of use, commission prices, and marketing strategies will help you sell faster and for higher prices.

Here are the 6 best platforms to use when selling your domains based on commission prices, customer service, and how easy they are to use.

 

SEDO

Tools offered: Sedo offers a variety of services including selling domains, brokerage, portfolio management, and consulting. You can also choose to selling your domains through their daily auctions or parking pages. They have over 14 million domains on the market and are selling thousands on a monthly basis.

Customer Service: They offer customer support from 9 AM to 5 PM EST and have a live chat, so you can get responses to your inquiries immediately.

Prices: Sedo charges up to 10% commission when you sell a domain. It is on the lower side of cost compared to most platforms.

 

AFTERNIC

Tools offered: Afternic specializes in domains that are of higher value, so I would not recommend it to users that are trying to sell cheaper domains. They offer various ways to sell your domains including parking pages, offer/counter offer, and buy now. Another perk is that Afternic is owned by GoDaddy, so if you buy your domains using GoDaddy, you can make easy transfers once your domain sells.

Customer Service: They offer great, 24/7 customer service. Their platform is also really easy to use.

Prices: They charge anywhere from 10%-20% commission depending on the domain sold.

 

FLIPPA

Tools offered: What I love about Flippa is the transaction feedback option and their messaging system. You are able to connect with buyers on the platform in an easy and fast way. The platform is also one of the easiest to use: all you have to do is type in your domain and list it. Domains are sold through auctions or classified listings.
Customer Service: Their customer service is not known to be the best but their platform is easy to use.

Prices: They charge a small listing fee ($1) and you can upgrade with the packages they offer.

 

EBAY

Tools offered: If you are looking for a worldwide audience and a platform you are already comfortable with, ebay offers a section where you can auction your domain names. Because it it doesn’t offer parking pages, it’s recommended that you create a mini site for each domain to increase its value.
Customer Service: Ebay customer service is available Monday to Sunday 5:00 am to 10:00 pm Pacific Time. They are really good about responding quickly.

Prices: They charge a small listing fee and commission once your domain is sold. You can also upgrade to premium and front page listing for an additional fee.

 

IGLOO

Tools offered: Igloo is a brokerage and consulting firm that connects potential buyers to domains. They also offer private and public auctions with buyers that are 100% reliable and safe.

Customer Service: 24/7 customer service support.

Prices: Igloo offers different packages depending on what you are trying to do with your portfolio or your selling preferences.

 

3 Comments

  • fintan duggan

    Hi Daybe,
    Thanks so much for all the great information on your site regarding flipping domain names, it really is helpful for me should I decide to sell my domain I have bookmarked your site.
    All the best
    Fintan

  • Christine

    Very good information. I’ve always wondered about how one would go about that although I’m a long way from that myself!

    I’d be interested in reading about how exactly a transfer like that takes place. Does the buyer take over on the existing host platform or can it be transferred to their host? Is there a fee involved in doing that?

    Thanks
    Christine

    • admin

      Sellers can choose to charge the transfer fee along with what they are asking for. I think it’s a good marketing technique to provide free transfers as a seller so that your domain can sell faster and sometimes for higher. As far as host platforms, transfers are usually pretty easy. All you have to do is change the information about ownership and the email. Hope that helps and thanks for reading!

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