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Labeled as question in Domain Beginners started by KnowoneKnows, Nov 29, 2019.

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  1. KnowoneKnows

    KnowoneKnows New Member

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    Thank you to all of the members here who so generously share their hard-earned knowledge.

    (NB: I am new here and am not sure if I should show the actual names of the domains.)

    I have 2 domains that I want to sell. One is a .org with a site (site not for sale) that has been online since 1998 and comes up #3 in a search for "middle age definition".

    The other one is the same name. but a .net, and it's been registered since around 1998, but has never (AFAIK) had a site.

    I am thinking that I should get an appraisal from Sedo for the .org at least.

    Then list it/them on Sedo and any other place(s) that are good, and which you might suggest.

    May I ask your opinion on these topics?

    Thanks so much!
     
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  2. dna

    dna Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It is hard to sell a domain name when you don't show it.
     
  3. KnowoneKnows

    KnowoneKnows New Member

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    Thanks for your advice, especially on a holiday evening. :xf.smile:
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    As I wrote. I was just trying to follow the protocol for this site, and didn't know if it was OK to show the names.

    Right now I have no idea of the values, so until I get an appraisal, I wouldn't be selling them.

    The domains are middleage.org, and middle age.net.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Put the domains in the appraisal sections if you want some comments on the names
     
  5. KnowoneKnows

    KnowoneKnows New Member

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    Thanks for your advice.

    I went to the "Appraisals" section, per your advice, but I'm confused.

    I see "Pre-Purchase Appraisals" and "Professional Domain Appraisal" sections.

    I also see where I can "Create a New Thread".

    May I have your advice?

    Thanks.
     
  6. gilescoley

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  7. KnowoneKnows

    KnowoneKnows New Member

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    Thanks, Giles! :xf.smile:

    I'm not a total newb, BTW. I registered my first domain name in 1995, and started my Website creation business in 1996. I just don't buy and sell domains generally.

    Thanks again.
     
  8. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thats why I was showing you the appraisal thread, and then you said you didnt know how to create a new thread so I sent you the link :xf.smile:

    There would have been some nice names available in 95 :xf.smile:
     
  9. KnowoneKnows

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    At that time, one had to have a business to associate the domain name with, so I only got a couple.

    I got wholistic.com, which I sold a few years ago for $3,500, and I also got KnowOne.com, which I intend to keep. Someone offered me $8k a year ago, but I turned it down. I might sell it someday, though, if I get offered an obscene amount of money.

    Thanks again for telling me what to do on that page. I had already gone to that page, but wasn't sure what to do next, as I indicated in my post.
     
  10. KnowoneKnows

    KnowoneKnows New Member

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    Hi again, Giles, I put up my query and only got only one response, which directed me to a section of this site that is an FAQ for people who want to buy and sell domains. In my case, I just have 2 domains I want to sell, and just want to know:
    1) Is Sedo the best place to get a reputable and accurate appraisal that is reasonably priced, or is there another? I not only want to know the value, but I want something I can show to someone who has an interest in buying and say "XXX says my domain is worth $xxxx", have that appraisal to back up my asking price, and have the appraisal be respected.
    2) Once I get my appraisal(s), is Sedo a great place to attract serious buyers, and do youu suggest anywhere else?
    I would be highly-appreciative of any counsel you may have for me.
    Thanks. :xf.smile:
     
  11. Sedo

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    Yes I would certainly say there are reputable with perhaps the most sales to date. Are your domains keyword rich then try some of the bots Estibot Godaddy and below for an idea of stats. An appraisal in forum would be some good advice.
    Yes. sales history says it all.
     
  13. KnowoneKnows

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    Thanks for your advice. :o)
     
  14. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I dont use Sedo or GD appraisals, the best thin g is to do your own research, buy names only when you have a nice long of potential end-users, then approach them with a price you are happy with but still leave yourself enough room to drop the price if they reject your first offer.

    Dont think you can just just park or list them at Sedo, Godaddy, Dan, Afternic, Epik, Uniregistry etc and they will sell, it doesnt work like that unless the names you have sell themselves (decent quality)

    Buy less than 5 names and then try an sell them, or at least a couple of them, then use those funds to buy more names. Spend a lot of time researching a name and finding out who would buy it, what they are using now, how many names they own and if possible, what the spent on those names. Email a person ta the company that makes the decision as well, not the WHOIS email. Gimme me a sec and i will post what I posted on someones else's thread that may help. Just have to find it
     
  15. gilescoley

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    The #1 most important thing is to contact the right person at the company, the decision maker....

    Check the company exec team on their website, Google, Bloomberg, Yahoo finance etc and find someone who can make the call on whether to buy the name (ie the business development manager, CEO etc). For example, If you Google "Cisco Executive team" for instance, it comes up with this - https://newsroom.cisco.com/exec-bios, so its not hard to find the right person. If you Google "Cisco Email format", it comes up with this - https://rocketreach.co/cisco-email-format_1063

    So its not hard figure out the person's email either. I find LinkedIn a very useful resource for this.

    For smaller companies that may not be in Bloomberg or Yahoo Finance etc, sometimes you can google something like "company name CEO" or look on LinkedIn and then find the persons name and then work out the email from there. You can search a company on LinkedIn and then click "People" down the left hand side and it will show you a list of people who work there with their job titles.

    This is just what works for me and can be tweaked to suit yourself

    1) Email end-users with a short to-the-point email offering them your name

    2) Only offer the name you want them to buy, dont spam them with "If you dont like that name, what about this other list of 500 names I have....."

    3) Ensure you have a decision-maker in the company, DONT just use the WHOIS email, most of the time it will get ignored/deleted - Use LinkedIn, Bloomberg, yahoo Finance, Company site, Google etc to find out who the CEO, Business Development Manager is and contact them directly

    4) Be patient, they dont always reply straight away (if at all) - Don't flood them with emails if they dont reply.

    5) Be polite and professional at all times, thank them for their time if they aren't interested, you never know if they might need/want the name later on.

    6) Use Escrow for sales, it provides them with a level of security when dealing with someone they dont know, especially if you have contacted them first.

    7) Send an email after the Escrow transaction asking them if they have the name in their account, thank them for their time, wish them all the best in the future etc...I think politeness and professionalism goes a long way in this industry, especially with the all the scammers online these days.

    Hope that helps, good luck
     
  16. KnowoneKnows

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    Hi Giles,

    I am truly thankful for your time and effort to share your knowledge and wisdom. It's almost enough for a short book. :o)

    I have copied and saved both posts to a document, so that I'll have this wisdom handy.

    A few points, if I may.

    The first is that I don't have a lot of concern about selling my domain names. I had some domain company try to buy one of my other domains, and at the time, they suggested that I could do well selling the domains in question, that is middleage.org and middleage.net. For me, it's a matter of if I can make an easy sale for a decent price, then I'll sell, and if not, oh well.

    A few years ago I sold a domain which I registered in 1995. I got an offer, then got an appraisal which matched the offer, and it was a done deal.

    These days I am focused on my site at healthylifecourse.com. It is a manifestation of my passion for health and fitness, and for sharing my knowledge about that topic. If you have 3 minutes, you can watch the video and get the gist of this. Although I fully intend to do quite-well financially with this site, in a way it's not work to create it, as I love to help others. My site at middleage.org has over 100,000 words of advice on finding motivation, setting goals, fitness, nutrition, etc. It hasn't done well, but I realized earlier this year that it was like a lot of other sites. On the other hand, because I am 75 and in great shape and health, I feel I have a unique selling position and way to establish credibility. We'll see how that pans out. :o)

    So thanks once again for your sage advice. I hope you save it and just put it up whenever someone asks a relevant question.

    Be Well!
     

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