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How to sell a .kiwi domain?

Labeled as advice in Domain Buying and Selling Discussion, started by Drommo, Jan 24, 2021

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  1. Drommo

    Drommo Established Member

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    I purchased a .kiwi domain for a brand, but I'm done with it now. I want to sell it but don't know how to. Can you give some advice?
     
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  2. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    You could go to the fruit market and offer it to those who are buying kiwis, you never know.
     
  3. Mike Goodman

    Mike Goodman Established Member

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    Work out how much it is worth, or how much you want for it (not necessarily the same thing). Then decide whether you need a quick sale or can wait if it takes longer for a buyer to emerge. Do you want to put it where buyers may see it or do you prefer to be proactive and get out there to approach potential buyers directly?

    How to sell it depends at least to a great extent upon the answers to those questions. It also governs how much work you need to put in to find genuine potential buyers.
     
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  4. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The best way to sell it is find a buyer.

    The fact that there are zero reported kiwi sales on NameBio tells me that is going to be tough.

    Brad
     
  5. Mike Goodman

    Mike Goodman Established Member

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    There are Kiwis online. There are Kiwi domainers. They must congregate somewhere. The OP simply needs to discover where in order to get up to speed with the local market. It may be a smaller one but there must be a market. Maybe one that serves the wider Australasian or Pacific Basin region? Or New Zealand specifically?

    NameBio may be a useful reference but it is not the universal fount of all domain knowledge.
     
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  6. Drommo

    Drommo Established Member

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    I thought about the same thing when I checked there. I see the sellable potential on the domain, though. Just don't know how to find buyers. Thank you for the advice.

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    I'm ready to be patient and contact the potential buyers if you think this is the best way. The only issue is I don't know how to find a potential buyer. I've sold a domain long ago on Godaddy, but I didn't do much. Almost everything was automatic. I only advertised the domain.

    I did superficial research about the market but couldn't find much. I was going to drop the domain, but I guess I just need to put more work into this. Thank you for the advice.
     
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  7. Mike Goodman

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    I don't know the name of the domain - the part to the left of the dot. So I can't really point you in the right direction.

    In general, decide which types of business or organisation the name is right for. Then find the enterprises in that sector. If the domain is of high value, you need to then filter down to which of the enterprises are likely to be able to afford it.

    Get that down to a shortlist, anything from, say, 15 to 70 "hot prospects" insofar as the name is a really good fit. The number of large organisations will depend upon the sector(s) you are examining. Some have very few players big enough to pay for a very high value domain name, so the price counts too in that respect. If the domain is lower value then you can approach smaller prospective organisations and have a wider spread, so a greater chance of success first time round.

    Then research the officers of those enterprises. You are looking for titles such as Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Finance Director or for really huge companies with divisions which are large enough, it may be relevant to substitute words like director or officer for manager. That may be the manager of the New Zealand branch of an international business, for instance. You are trying to track down the purchasing decision maker for domain names. That would rarely, if ever, be the Purchasing Officer. Then you need to find the email address or phone number of each one of them. Nobody else's contact details will do.

    Next step is the approach. That's yours.
     
  8. Drommo

    Drommo Established Member

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    Thank you so much for your time and effort. I'm definitely bookmarking this thread!
     
  9. CraigD

    CraigD Top Contributor VIP

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    .kiwi is not tied to New Zealand and is actually operated by Canadian Internet Registration Authority.

    Most serious New Zealand businesses will use ccTLD .nz, or second-level .co.nz, .net.nz or .org.nz

    You have not provided an actual name so it's hard to know if it would be of interest to a New Zealander, or anyone for that matter.

    Care to share?
     
  10. Drommo

    Drommo Established Member

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    The domain is you.kiwi.
     
  11. Mike Goodman

    Mike Goodman Established Member

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    The timing doesn't look too good for that.The things that spring most easily to mind are travel, destinations interesting to New Zealanders, enterprises which target the Kiwi exiles diaspora.

    But then, a large proportion of Kiwis are sport mad. Two from there:

    The next Rugby World cup is scheduled for 2023, hosted by France. That's so far ahead it may even happen with spectators. France has been the Kiwis' Northern Hemisphere bogey side for many years, added to which the All Blacks will be keen to try to reclaim "their" crown, especially against a French side which is in the ascendancy right now. Lots of potential activity which has to be planned well in advance.

    The next cricket world cup is also scheduled for 2023, to be hosted by India. NZ have a very good white ball side at the moment, competing with and often beating the best in the world. England only just beat them in the final of the last world cup.

    There could be a premium price sale within either of those, but it's a narrow field (apologies for the pun).

    Otherwise it's back to fruit. Low four figures at best.
     
  12. LoodeX

    LoodeX Restricted (15-30%)

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    Add some banana orange with a splash of tequila..it shouldn’t be that bad :d
     
  13. Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Make sure your domain is sellable, is a popular word.
     
  14. Drommo

    Drommo Established Member

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    I probably wouldn't wait for that long, and also don't understand sports much. I believe this would be a huge disadvantage while selling the domain.

    Right now, I'm trying to get rid of every domain I have. Drop or sell, depends on the domain. I made a quick research and they say this kind of one word or LLL domains look more suitable for a marketplace, rather than trying to find businesses to sell. Which one would you suggest?

    I'm new in this industry, so I don't exactly know what makes a domain sellable. A website called Estibot says it worths $9700, but I assume this number is too much.
     
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  15. loredan

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    No need to suggest just one, list everywhere you can, the more the better ... Afternic, Dan, Sedo ...
     

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