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New ways to sell domains?

Labeled as discuss in Domain Selling and Domain Sales started by Arpit131, Mar 15, 2019.

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  1. Arpit131

    Arpit131 Top Member VIP

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    Hello guys..
    Let's discuss new ways to sell domain names.

    It's been quite sometime since we happened to brainstorm on this particular things.

    Last I heard, someone was using Twitter ads to sell their domain names and it was working for them!

    Let's discuss some more on this..
    Think of the craziest ways and share it here. Who knows, something worthwhile comes up maybe!!

    The idea is to think out of the box! Go crazy!
    Share the best way you could think of
     
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  2. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Established Member

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    I suspect no one will share something that's good.
     
  3. NameLlama

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  5. Riz M.

    Riz M. EmpireNames.com Gold Account

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    I do mainly linkedin paid ads twitter paid ads and outbounding mails
    I m now discussing about doing advertisement in newspapers , magazines , and flyers distribution in commercial offices but only for premium domains...
    This will be just try lets see results.
    Fb ads are worst
    Also i m going to start adwords soon
    I hope these ideas will work ...
    Wish me luck πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
     
  6. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of β–² the most expensive domain of all time. Gold Account

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    🚩

    Sell them like
    delicious hotcakes as @Fancy.domains does it.
     
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  7. BrandCougar

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    @Riz M. -

    Thanks for your post.

    Please let us know your results - more specifically your Cost-to-Return rate.

    Since we are dealing with digital assets, it is common for us to think "online" is the most likely avenue to get results - but if you find that "old school" print advertising works - that would be a surprise by many of us. And definitely something I (we) would be interesting in hearing about the technique used and Cost-to-Return results.

    Thanks,

    -Cougar
     
  8. BrandCougar

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    I am curious...

    Has anyone tried posting YouTube videos to help sell a specific domain. I am not talking about "Hey - make millions selling domains" type videos.

    I am talking about a specific video post that is directly pitching / promoting / advertising a specific domain.

    If so, please post here (or DM me) the link to the piece as I'd be interested in what sales dialogue (sales script) was used and what sort of traffic, lead gen, or sales resulted from the effort.

    Thanks,

    -Cougar
     
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  9. Riz M.

    Riz M. EmpireNames.com Gold Account

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    As i mentioned it will be a test but i believe many offline businesses would be interested in acquiring premium names but they dont know how to do it...
    It will be a test as soon i will have results i will open thread with results..
     
  10. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob βœ” NameTalent VIP

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    I have not yet done it but it is an idea I have been thinking about for a year and a half. Something short enough to be viewed and engaging might well get your domain in front of eyes that would otherwise never see it.

    Bob
     
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  12. BrandCougar

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    Hi Bob -

    One word you mentioned says it all - "engaging"

    In sales... people buy emotionally and justify intellectually.

    All these "brandable" sites use (quantum) sales techniques... meaning they advertise their site but do not spend or promote any one specific product that they have as inventory on their site.

    They say "come give me a 30% commission and I will make a sales landing page for you" (aka- Shelf Space is what we call it in the retail industry)..

    All the advertisements for the Old Spice branded deodorant do not promote the Proctor & Gamble website in their ads, rather the other way around, P & G promotes their BRAND of deodorant called "Old Spice".. They develop their target audience by developing an emotional tie to the brand - what is known as a "brand identity" or "brand character".

    In my opinion... the "brandable" sites of today have it bass-ackwards!!

    Sorry for the rant, but there are too many sites promoting their ability to sell "brandable" domains, that have it backwards.

    A SLP (Sales Landing Page) is NOT a proactive content piece that proactively reaches out to a target audience - it is nothing more than a bed for the domain to lie on and wait patiently to be sold. The most passive and antiquated thinking I've ever seen!!!!!!! Shame on us for accepting this as "the standard" approach for selling these products.

    What this industry needs... is an enema!

    -Cougar
     
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  13. NameSplice

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    Although the thread is about selling names, I don't think this is what they mean:xf.grin:
     
  14. MrAcidic

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    I am really curious about this....

    The future of search is voice, video, immersive content and telepathy so if you are looking to promote an asset, how do you this for millennial's, generation z or Gen Alpha (little way away yet!)

    We are currently in a decision making wave of Baby Boomers & Xennials BUT the next gen of leaders are here and they interact differently with the world

    Content, Engagement and Positioning will be/are crucial and how you go about this will have a massive impact on sales/revenue in every industry including domaining.....

    I love the idea of positioning yourself as a thought leader within an industry - original content, sharing ideas, collaboration, peer to peer networking with decision makers etc etc (buzz word city!) This can be done within any industry and could create a lot of engagement imo

    Position yourself, Share, connect, engage and spread the word!

    Good thread......
     
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  16. Southtexas81

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    Pay escorts ( aka. Hookers ) in NYC and Las Vegas to advertise your name to their high end clients (y)
     
  17. NameSplice

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    I believe I've read somewhere that a member was looking to promote and try to sell names from a booth or something at golf tournaments and such.
    Curious how that worked out. @ThatNameGuy care to share?
     
  18. NameSplice

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    Nevermind,
    I've found the thread and the plans for this strategy had been put on hold due to a family wedding.

    Still curious if there has been another attempt at this strategy and if so how did it work out.
     
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  19. DefinitelyDomains

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    Yes, I've tried it, although this was me playing around a little - see below:



    More videos on my channel -

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2ovx88aEJm2UvPE0aVFmgQ
     
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  20. Cypherpunk

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    Your domains don't need marketing :xf.wink:
     
  21. BrandCougar

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    @DefinitelyDomains

    THANK YOU!

    That is the type of example I was looking for - something that provides us a sense of what has been tried.

    The piece looked professional. Well done!

    A few questions come to mind...

    1) What sort of response did you receive? via Email? or via YouTube comments? Other?

    2) Curious - what was your specific "Call to Action" in the piece to help drive an inquiry?

    3) Who was your target market? What demographic? What skill set? What need definition?

    4) What tools did you use to develop the piece?


    Please share or feel free to contact me via DM.

    Thanks,

    -Cougar


    ps: Thanks for sharing your video channel. Your "AerialEarth.com" video provided more of a Call-to-Action with the bold white email (subtle call to action). One other thought... yes I am a bit interested in what you have provided - what questions did you ask in the piece to help QUALIFY prospective buyers? NATM - Need? Authorization? Timeframe? Money? (buyer qualifying type of questions)

    Your "AllAboutAutos.com" poked a couple qualifying questions on the screen. Well done! Nicely layered into the upbeat music and casual video. This one had the best audience "engagement" and call-to-action.

    You have developed a great base to build on. The more you can qualify your prospects and direct them to contact you, the better.
     
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  22. HotKey

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    @BrandCougar

    One of the best I've seen (videos) is from the owner/broker/marketer or whoever of:
    p r e s i d e n t . c o m

    If need a solid example, imo this one is a home run, for a "home made" video. As it should be, for his asking price.

    **

    As per new ways to sell domains... try talking to people. Like person to person. Personal engagement, a handshake, a smile or a nod, are reactions that come naturally rather than planned, and can influence the outcome of the conversation in a positive manner, and nothing beats word-of-mouth. It creates a trust factor because people can associate a real face to it (on the downside, if you're a regular to the spot, you'll hear about it if things don't work out).

    Out of the box idea? How about hide in a cardboard box downtown, wait for the execs going to lunch, then suddenly jump out with a bunch of tiny pieces of paper spraying everywhere with your domain name and phone number on it.. kinda like those "babysitter available" plastered on telephone poles..
     
  23. BrandCougar

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    @HotKey -

    Thanks for the video example.

    It does a good job of providing a "potential use" statement.

    Agree - the price is a bit steep, but with 4,021 views on the NamePros landing page, at least its getting exposure. And there's no confusion... it is "For Sale".

    Thanks again.

    -Cougar
     
  24. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Selling gTLDs like delicious hotcakes Gold Account VIP

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    You’ll just need the quality ingredients and the β€œsecret” recipe. :whistle: :panda:
     
  25. ThatNameGuy

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    NameSplice...glad you asked. I'd planned to have a booth at the worlds largest amateur handicap golf tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC last August, but it turned out my nephew was getting married that week, and Donuts (the registry for .Golf) was transitioning, and couldn't co-sponsor/partner with me. A good friend played in the tournament and said I really should have been there:xf.frown: I even planned to have a LPGA pro and another golf pro work the booth with me, and a representative from Donuts. I do plan on going this year for the 36th annual tournament where over 3.000 male and female golfers from around the world will be there. I also looked at it as an opportunity to introduce the domain industry, not only to golfers but bankers, lawyers, doctors, business owners, teachers etc.that play in the tournament.

    I also intend to display "industry specific" domains at trade shows in the homes, realty and mortgage industry where I own a couple hundred domains that relate to those industries. A registry in my hometown owns Homes(.)com and the new gTLD .homes. Originally I was hoping to work with them to help promote domains in general, but it appears now they're going to want to work with me:xf.smile:

    Finally, i'd like to create a briefcase domain display where a domain agent, like a real estate agent, can sell domains on a street corner in Manhattan:xf.wink: I've actually created a .com domain that's perfect for selling domain displays. It would be perfect to take it to meet-ups, Chamber of Commerce meetings, colleges, or even Startup incubators.

    While it would be nice to sell domains on the spot, at least enough to cover expenses, the real value will come from the contacts and interest we're able to generate for the domain industry(y)
     

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