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How Do You Sell A Domain Name?

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    Hobi Michalec Lumis Co-founder Lumis Staff PRO VIP

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    Outbound is the primary way I help clients sell their domain names. Often times the best buyer for a domain is not someone who woke up with the express intention of buying the URL. It's not until the relevant parties are informed of its availability that the offers start rolling in.

    I can't tell you how many time I've marketed a domain to a company and 6 months later the qualified offers start. During that time it's common I've spoke with a contact who pushed the information to a weekly committee's meeting, who moved it to their monthly agenda, who then pushed it to the quarterly marketing strategy budget, and so on.

    If it wasn't for the consistent follow up and timing, deals would have never come to fruition. A big part of this is also the assurance of the offer. If you own say insurance.com, you better believe every single insurance agency is going to get a call, and several at that. You'll know who said no, yes, maybe, and what their offers are. So when you make a decision to sell a domain, you'll know that you're getting the best offer the market can provide.
     
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    AuctionBio Active Member VIP

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    How do you use LinkedIn? Publishing a post?
     
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    James Iles NamePros Writer PRO Business Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    WOW! You learn something everyday...first eBay, now FB and Linkedin...Thanks a bunch,
    Serry
     
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    Sanket...A portfolio was just sold to GoDaddy for $35 MILLION! Is yours worth that? Brokers don't buy portfolios...They buy domain names to sell on your behalf...IF they can sell it and make XX,XXX for themselves.
     
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    I sold one on Linkedin to another domainer.
     
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    Michael Ehrhardt Active Member VIP

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    and you decide what is junk ?
    you are the measure of all things>:(
     
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    Very Helpful post. I have never tried Afternic but heard a lot about it. But now I'll try it up after reading this article. :)
     
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    Outbound marketing of your domains can lead to UDRP, be careful!
     
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    Please explain.
     
  13. dotbay

    dotbay BrandChimp.com VIP

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    In some cases offering a domain name to a company can be seen as bad faith.

    Like offering singular or non hyphened version to a company hoping that they will want to upgrade.
     
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    You kill me :xf.eek:

    Last week I handregged an EMD .com, then i discovered there is an established site .net.

    WOW, I thought: an easy potential! :xf.wink:
     
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    Wait for them to make the first offer.

    Don't go after them right away
     
  16. DNScholar

    DNScholar DNScholar.com

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    Excellent post, want to add "listing the domain in popular journals/blogs" is also beneficial and get you a sale.
     
  17. Bullock

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    Thanks
    Anyway I check out that the site .net isn't a business activity but an informational online mag (maybe they earn something by advertisement!).
     
  18. SamDam

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    Thanks @James Iles for these great information.

    Hi @dotbay, so why almost every one is doing outbound sales. they say it's very successful to make sales taking this way. You don't do outbound sales? please explain more. Thanks.
     
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    Good article!
     

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