James Iles

Top Topics: Under $36 Million Contract; The Secret Behind My Afternic Pricing...

By James Iles, Jul 25, 2021
  1. In this week’s Top Topics, we look at Rick Schwartz’s latest blockbuster domain deal and we feature a couple of separate discussions about domain name landing pages and pricing strategy. Under $36 Million Contract

    Domain name investor Rick Schwartz has had a string of seven-figure sales over the years. From to $8,888,888 to for $3 million, Schwartz has proven himself to be one of the best in the business.

    Recently, Rick Schwartz revealed that he signed a contract that will earn him a minimum of $36 million over an undefined period of time from Domain name investors have been reacting to the news.

    Topic by: @URLU

    Not For Sale Landing Pages. Will You Try?

    We’re used to leading marketplaces offering “for sale” landing pages, making it easy for potential buyers to get in contact with the domain’s owner. However, the owners of some highly valuable .com domains have taken a different approach.

    According to this discussion, some premium domains host landing pages that explicitly state that a domain name is not for sale. Would this anti-sale landing page be a successful method of attracting motivated buyers while deterring tire kickers?

    Topic by: @Crysis

    Which Landing Pages Work for You?

    On the subject of landing pages, this investor isn’t looking to use a “not for sale” approach but is interested in proactively advertising their names for sale. Fortunately, there are plenty of landing page providers.

    Which is, in your opinion, the best landing page provider? Have you had success with one marketplace’s landing pages over another? Does Efty work best for you? Add your own views to this discussion.

    Topic by: @Sulaiman Saafir

    Secret Behind My Afternic Pricing

    AbdulBasit Makrani is a prominent domain name investor that is notable for his use of the Afternic marketplace. From January to June 2021, he achieved around $400,000 in sales, largely thanks to the Afternic ecosystem.

    Here, Makrani shares his methodology for pricing his domain names at Afternic. He reveals some secrets about his Afternic strategy, factoring in some intriguing commission calculations.

    Topic by:

    The Art of Setting the BIN

    A “buy it now” price (BIN) can be a simple way to passively sell your domain names using a marketplace or custom landing page. Setting a BIN price can deter timewasters or those with unrealistically low budgets. It also means that you don’t have to negotiate, which can be time-consuming if you have a large portfolio.

    There is an art to setting BIN pricing in conjunction with valuing your domain. Set your price too high and you have an unrealistic chance of selling. Set it too low and you’re losing out on potential income. Here, a domainer has shared their strategy for setting BIN prices.

    Topic by: @kite26

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    About The Author — James Iles

    James is a domain name industry writer. Contact james (at) For all inquiries relating to NamePros stories and interviews, please email: [email protected] For James' own blog, visit

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  6. rashedx

    rashedx Established Member

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    74 was sold for 8.25 million . The deal included many other things such as trademark + software , other domains and most importantly. "Real Customers " .

    The domain is not even in use currently !!! :whistle: This is a real life story should be studied !

    Wake up domainers !!! :xf.eek::xf.eek:

    As of It looks like nothing happened. The announcement is not clear. It is only that the owner believes his domain is worth $36M in future. !!! O_oO_o NO CASH DEAL !! .
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2021
  7. Powers

    Powers New Member

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    "Wake up"? So we should just choose to ignore,,,,,, (acquired for $156M), etc. because currently doesn't resolve?

    Or would actually sell for more than $8.25M today?

    I'll tell you who should "wake up", those paying $11.8M for pixelated digital jpg NFTs!
  8. rashedx

    rashedx Established Member

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    Here where most domainers get it wrong . Most of examples you mentioned are Business not Names !!!

    There is a big difference .. Wake up domainers !!! :xf.eek: :xf.eek::xf.eek:
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