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How experts sell their domains

Labeled as question in Domain Selling and Domain Sales, started by Ketan Sharma, Feb 25, 2020

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  1. Ketan Sharma

    Ketan Sharma Established Member

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    I have seen that many domain investors even sell their worst domains to $xxxx, but normal or beginner in domaining even not able to sell good domains. Why is that, your suggestions please
     
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  2. Josytal

    Josytal Top Contributor VIP

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    Domain investors (or expert, as you call it) take domaining as a serious business. They take risk, do a lot of work to make those mouth-watering sales.

    - Are you taking domaining as a business?
    - Are you buying the right domains?
    - Apart from listing your domains on marketplaces (FREE) what else do you do to let potential buyers know that your domains (their dream domains) are for up for sale?
    - Do you have a stand-alone internet presence, where you showcase your domains, without competing with domains from other sellers?

    These are just a few of the things successful domain investors do. It's hard work, persistence and patience. No short cut !
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2020
  3. HotKey

    HotKey Made in Canada VIP

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    A "good" name might be subjective from a beginner, but even an expert's "worse" domain has a consensus, and an expert wouldn't generally carry a truly bad name. Whom the name is coming from can buoy a domain's chances of sale and even play a part in it's value. Keeping a range of active connections by word of mouth, through social media can be harnessed to sharing leads.

    Sometimes we have to consider re-evaluating our idea of what is a good, or a bad, name. Fluidity can be our friend. Finding domain types that work successfully for you will be trial and error. Generally speaking though, a truly good name will be found by the right buyer, it can take a heck of a lot of patience though.
     
  4. MarkedMarket

    MarkedMarket Established Member

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    In addition to the good feedback already provided, you also have to take into account that domaining is a numbers game. Generally you sell only 1-2% of your portfolio yearly. The so called "experts" often have large portfolios (Mike Mann owns about 300000 domains), so he would sell about 3000 to 6000 domains a year. Within those sales there will always be strange outliers, of good, seemingly bad or really bad names that sell for very high. If you "only" own 50 domains you can expect to maybe sell one name a year. Depending on the quality of your portfolio that might not even happen.

    Do also realize that you only read about the very small amount of domains that actually sell. In the case of Mike Mann again, he often only reports about the very spectacular sales and not about the 295000 domains that he hasn't (yet) sold. That also might cause a bias in your perception.
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2020

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