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question DAN vs. Afternic, which is better?

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Which domain marketplace got you more sales?

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  • Dan

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Hi there, I'm considering listing my names at Dan or Afternic. Just was wondering which got you more sales, Afternic or Dan?

Thank you in advance!
 
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jhm

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Such a question with regards to sales is more a case of: What did a certain buyer want at a certain time, and which platform did it happen to be on for the sale to be facilitated, than which one is better. Its a question of the timing / situational aspect, and just where it happened to be in that moment, a lot of the time, than being better. IMO
 
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bamboozle

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Just so you know, you can list/point your domain to the Dan lander AND list it on Afternic. Best of both worlds.
 
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In my opinion, DAN and Afternic are great platforms. I list my names on both, set DAN landers and sell names through the two platforms, but the majority of my sales come from Afternic. There is some room for improvement and changes I would like to see on Afternic, but that’s a different story.
 
Got it. Thanks for the information, I didn't know that! I appreciate the tips!
 
Looking at past/recent xyz sales. It looks like afternic is ringing the cash register more often.
List everywhere.
 

LoveCatchyDomains

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Afternic sold more domains for me.
I'm curious if you used their estimated value for pricing. This is an interesting feature available only on Afternic, not DAN.
 

jim h

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I'm curious if you used their estimated value for pricing. This is an interesting feature available only on Afternic, not DAN.
Yes,it's an interesting function, but I use it just as a reference.
 

topdom

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Dan looks better, but doesn't work (parking), because they don't want it to work. Not sure about Afternic (for parking). Dan needs parking, and with failed parking it is dead, except for sales to domainers, agents, lowballers. Afternic doesn't need parking.
 
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Sjpals

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In my opinion, DAN and Afternic are great platforms. I list my names on both, set DAN landers and sell names through the two platforms, but the majority of my sales come from Afternic. There is some room for improvement and changes I would like to see on Afternic, but that’s a different story.
What happens if you list on both, and two people try and buy at the same time? could that happen?
 

karmaco

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What happens if you list on both, and two people try and buy at the same time? could that happen?
You only add a bin on one platform. The one with name servers you use. Make offer on the other.

DAN accepts and payouts in crypto if wanted and has payment plans. Thus far Afternic has neither.
 

Sjpals

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You only add a bin on one platform. The one with name servers you use. Make offer on the other.

DAN accepts and payouts in crypto if wanted and has payment plans. Thus far Afternic has neither.
perfect, thanks
 

Robert27

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If I have domains listed on Dan and Afternic, plus others, is it better to have all the domains set to Dan landers? I have a mix at the moment but would change them all to DAN if it helps.

Despite all efforts, including lowering prices, I have never had a sale on Dan. If you get 4 sales, think its 4, you get the trusted seller icon which can only help.
 

NickB

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If I have domains listed on Dan and Afternic, plus others, is it better to have all the domains set to Dan landers? I have a mix at the moment but would change them all to DAN if it helps.

Despite all efforts, including lowering prices, I have never had a sale on Dan. If you get 4 sales, think its 4, you get the trusted seller icon which can only help.
@LaszloSchenk posted the below back in Feb 2020....

"The trusted seller mark is granted upon your 5th closed sale."

Don't know if it has changed since then?
 

Robert27

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@LaszloSchenk posted the below back in Feb 2020....

"The trusted seller mark is granted upon your 5th closed sale."

Don't know if it has changed since then?
Thanks Nick - sounds right but have not checked. cheers.
 

LoveCatchyDomains

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If I have domains listed on Dan and Afternic, plus others, is it better to have all the domains set to Dan landers? I have a mix at the moment but would change them all to DAN if it helps.

Despite all efforts, including lowering prices, I have never had a sale on Dan. If you get 4 sales, think its 4, you get the trusted seller icon which can only help.
That's great that you have the listings on both forums. There appears to be a benefit using the Dan landers, including being able to provide descriptions and having your own Google analytics. However, like you, I've never had a sale with Dan, and even had a sale at a much higher price using Afternic. Perhaps the lack of a trusted icon does impede sales for someone starting out on their marketplace.
 
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If I have domains listed on Dan and Afternic, plus others, is it better to have all the domains set to Dan landers? I have a mix at the moment but would change them all to DAN if it helps.

Despite all efforts, including lowering prices, I have never had a sale on Dan. If you get 4 sales, think its 4, you get the trusted seller icon which can only help.
What do you use on Afternic, BIN or make offer?
What do you use on DAN, BIN or make offer?

Just curious

Thanks
 

Robert27

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What do you use on Afternic, BIN or make offer?
What do you use on DAN, BIN or make offer?

Just curious

Thanks
For afternic I use NS5 and 6 lander , bin and can talk to an afternic broker, for dan I have tried all sorts, currently bin with option to spread the cost. Until recently I also had make offer as well but it was pointed out previously that it could be giving the buyer too many options and weakens the bin option.
 

Robert27

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That's great that you have the listings on both forums. There appears to be a benefit using the Dan landers, including being able to provide descriptions and having your own Google analytics. However, like you, I've never had a sale with Dan, and even had a sale at a much higher price using Afternic. Perhaps the lack of a trusted icon does impede sales for someone starting out on their marketplace.
Yes we keep trying to get that icon. Seems a long way off now, really thought I would get atleast one now. Good luck with the sales.
 

LoveCatchyDomains

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Good luck with your sales!
There is an additional feature with Dan that I really like. You can establish a second account, as long as it is a different email. My preference was to separate out the niche and generic domains into separate accounts. The general domains, relating to dancing, movies, or candlelight, are in one. The other portfolios relate to health and doctor and nurse names. Someone quickly viewing a portfolio would be presented immediately with domains that might be of higher interest.
Dan's flexibility with multiple accounts appears unique. They do seem to be a very innovative company. It's just a shame that they simply still don't seem to have the broad reach that Afternic has.
 

sg08

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I recorded several sales on Afternic without their landers. Sedo also works good with lander & BIN combination. But Dan is a mystery, no sales.
 

Ste Ven

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....There is an additional feature with Dan that I really like. You can establish a second account, as long as it is a different email. My preference was to separate out the niche and generic domains into separate accounts...

This is an excellent strategy. Good to know.