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question How to sell valuable domain names?

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Matty Foley

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I have never sold a domain, but I have a few I’d like to sell. They are valued anywhere from $1500-$3500 on Estibot - and appraised over $6000 on Godaddy.

I have listed them on Sedo, Godaddy, Afternic…and I don’t even think they get any views. I have even priced them well under value and still no bites - how the heck do you get people to see and buy your domains? I know it’s the newbiest question ever, but I could use some help. Thanks.
 

Andre-3000

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List here at a loss end user pricing / gas lighting, reach out to end users (if applicable), or just sit and wait. It's a waiting game. I had one I held for a year and a half. Persons here fluffed it off and turned it down - I literally offered it to 20 people or more here for $100 and some change at one point...but I knew it's true value and held. It was a cheap investment at around $50 or less. I ended up selling it for $5000 as an inbound inquiry sale on afternic. If they are good, they will sell eventually.

If the name is so good it's self explanatory, then just sit, wait, and weed through inquiries.
 
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Matty Foley

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Never use automated appraisal tools(GD Estibot etc), they just make up random figures so the chances are your names are not worth what you think.

Approaching end-users is the best way to sell names,

What exactly is approaching end users? Prospecting businesses? Targeting people on Facebook in the related niche? I’m unfamiliar with the term. Thanks.
 

jhm

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What exactly is approaching end users? Prospecting businesses? Targeting people on Facebook in the related niche? I’m unfamiliar with the term. Thanks.

Approaching an end user means contacting the person direct that would ultimately use it. Overall, it depends on what you actually have, which will determine how easy or difficult its going to be. A popular first name in dot com, the dot com of an existing business, a truly strong domain hack, a 4 letter dot com (pronounceable, preferably), a truly strong / singular word in dot com, net or org (no unknown / borderline average stuff) ...if you're in that territory, your life will be just that bit easier

PS And yes, online appraisals are inaccurate
 
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What exactly is approaching end users? Prospecting businesses? Targeting people on Facebook in the related niche? I’m unfamiliar with the term. Thanks.

Yes, its finding businesses that may be interested in purchasing your domain and emailing them. My main source for this is Google and LinkedIn
 

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Never use automated appraisal tools(GD Estibot etc), they just make up random figures so the chances are your names are not worth what you think.

Approaching end-users is the best way to sell names,
Actually these numbers trigger they are just outside the general appraisal but if that was the only reason then... Take a second glance rather than skim as auto appraisal can still give a reason to look. Kind of useful to know what you expect auto appraisals to spit out rather than just dismiss process.
 
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Actually these numbers trigger they are just outside the general appraisal but if that was the only reason then... Take a second glance rather than skim as auto appraisal can still give a reason to look. Kind of useful to know what you expect auto appraisals to spit out rather than just dismiss process.

We'll agree to disagree. I've been checking them for years and nothing has changed. It's total rubbish, one tool will say $1000 and then next $60,000. Then I've seen an appraisal changed by 20k in a week on the same name?? Worst thing any domainer can do is use it for appraisals. Learn domain value yourself and learn to appraise your own names, using those tools is just lazy, hoping it'll give you some high appraisal on a random name you regged 2 days ago.

If you use any of these tools for other reasons, I can't vouch for that, I'm just talking as an appraisal tool, it's a waste of time and good way to get new domainers to reg more crap names based on those appraisals
 
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We'll agree to disagree. I've been checking them for years and nothing has changed. It's total rubbish, one tool will say $1000 and then next $60,000. Then I've seen an appraisal changed by 20k in a week on the same name?? Worst thing any domainer can do is use it for appraisals. Learn domain value yourself and learn to appraise your own names, using those tools is just lazy, hoping it'll give you some high appraisal on a random name you regged 2 days ago.

If you use any of these tools for other reasons, I can't vouch for that, I'm just talking as an appraisal tool, it's a waste of time and good way to get new domainers to reg more crap names based on those appraisals
Again something triggered the 60k perhaps a glitch perhaps traffic related but not all appraisal tools offer just a price some will offer more data which is only reason to look.
 
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