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Comparisons of various landing pages YOUR OWN Afternic Sedo Efty Uniregistry Epik UNDeveloped (DAN)

Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews started by xynames, Jul 13, 2019.

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  1. xynames

    xynames XYNames.com PRO VIP

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    Okay I looked at domainmarket and I ran a keyword for a domain of my own that I sold last year for high five figures. The "alternatives" at domainmarket were garbage and in some cases priced much higher than my domain that I sold, so is the reason you suggest linking to domainmarket is so that potential buyers will find expensive crap over there and then come back and realize that my domains are better and in fact less expensive?

    On the other hand with buydomains I am able to tell my buyers that my domain is priced about right and that if they look at buydomain comparables they will find this to be true.
     
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  2. Windoms

    Windoms Established Member

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    Yes domainmarket is much higher prices and has more inventory (it's Mike Mann's).
    I didn't suggest anything but you are right about both.
    I only suggested domainmarket as I thought it'd make a better first impression on buyer and provide a lot more educational data because of # of domain names, high prices and professional platform.You type a keyword and you get a lot of results from 2.000.000$ to 200$.
    Buydomains is much cheaper price range.
    I'd link both.
     
  3. Josytal

    Josytal Top Member VIP

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    Depending on the domain, I use one of the 6 landing pages:
    https://dnhat.com/demo/domains/coarse-co

    Below is the first one named: "Template1"

    landing-page-template1.png

    If interested you can see other 5 landers (by clicking "Site Template - Config2", "...3" etc.) on same page.

    Comments welcome!
     
  4. xynames

    xynames XYNames.com PRO VIP

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    Josytal, I think your landing page is a step further in the direction of driving people to buy the domain elsewhere, so comments made above about D Haynes' landing page with the green ovals to click to buy the domain on Sedo Afternic GoDaddy Uniregistry would apply to yours too, x2 because your links are even more prominent. At least you have the Make Offer option right there below.

    I dunno my thinking is that I want people who land on my page to buy directly from me, and not have to pay the commission. I present the alternatives as an afterthought, not the main event.

    I went ahead and linked domainmarket on my landing page too, above buydomains. But these are "afterthoughts" that the average person who lands on my landing page might not even explore.

    I tested the theory out, with a certain recalcitrant domain buyer who was stuck at mid to high three figures I sent him over to domainmarket and suggested he search for what domains with his keyword are going for there. He eventually wrote back "I get it" and tripled his offer, and it is close enough to what I wanted so I might just accept.

    Such an approach - direct - not afterthought - sending the potential buyer to another seller - could backfire too though.
     
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  5. Josytal

    Josytal Top Member VIP

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    Thanks for your candid review. The thinking behind the design of those landing pages is to give as much as possible options to potential buyer.
    In fact, there are 4 payment gateways for direct payment : Escrow, PayPal, Stripe, 2Checkout. I can enable/disable them from the Admin panel.

    Depending on the domain, from that single landing page I can also optionally link to 22 external marketplaces : GoDaddy, Sedo, Undeveloped, Uniregistry, BrandBucket, BrandPa, SquadHelp etc.
    where a potential buyer can complete the deal. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

    No matter how you do it, some potential buyers just won't fill the form on the landing page. In fact, many still contact me by email and phone indicated on the page.
    In e-commerce problem of abandoned carts is a serious one.
     
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  6. kam

    kam Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Exposure is everything. The main reason your domains don't sell just because you don't get enough traffic and exposure. Therefore, it make no sense to drive your potential client left your landing page and go into another marketplace.

    Kam
     
  7. Josytal

    Josytal Top Member VIP

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    There are many reasons why you might want to optionally forward buyers to a third-party platform to complete the sales : level of trust enjoyed by established marketplace(s), low sales commission, payment security, lack of technical know-how in transferring domains to buyers, you don't want to go through the rigors of domain escrow services, international payment processors don't operate in your country, etc.

    Again, you are not directing buyers to just anywhere on the external marketplace. You're directing them to a specific page - your domain BIN/Make Offer page on the third-party marketplace. You can click on on any of the buttons and see what I'm saying.

    In any event, you should stick with what works best for you. That's the essence of A/B testing.
     
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  8. kam

    kam Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You can get the potential buyer's email address if he made an offer using escrow.com. But you will never have his e-mail when the offer is made through Sedo.

    By the way, I was parking all my domains to Sedo directly In the past. It was doing really well during 2006 -2015. But it's totally another story since Sedo start to manipulate the search results a few years ago.

    Let's say the potential buyer visit my domain cats.in and get into sedo. He want to see more cats domains before placing a bid, So he search cats at sedo. And you know what?! The buyer no longer able to find my domain anymore after searching cats. The only way the buyer can see my domain again is to search the domain with extension. The buyers can't find my domain if they just search cats.

    Think about the above scenario. You drive your potential buyers to sedo and make the buyers unable to find your domain again. Are you sure you want to do this ?! If you're lucky enough and end up come with a sales, Sedo took away 15% -20% as comission. But in most of the case, you just drive traffic to sedo and let the potential buyers forget your domain. I have asked SEDO a couple of time to fix it but they just don't care and never response.

    Due to this reason, I rebuild my portfolio site in last year and mainly working with escrow.com. You can verify what I said by doing your own search at Sedo.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2019

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