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Sedo - Most useless platform?

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I believe Sedo is the most useless platform of all.

Some of you may disagree and feel free to share your experience below, but from my experience, Sedo has been utterly useless. It has long relied on its well-established brand and the luxury of being one of the first players in the game. Since then, it has done nothing to improve user or buyer experience. They have not found ways to innovate their platform, attract new buyers, and have solely relied on type-in traffic.

In over 10 years of using Sedo, I can count all the offers and sales on one hand. Most of the arguments for Sedo are "they are popular with oversea buyers". Sedo may sell more names to european buyers because they allow extensions such as .de, and have translated versions of the site for buyers for other countries. That's about it. But Sedo has (insert number of partners)! Does that result in many sales for an average seller? Nope.

Sedo currently charges 10% commission for parked domains, 15% for marketplace listings, and 20% for MLS sales. For that comission, they do absolutely nothing.

What I can give them credit for, is for negotiations of inbound offers. But when you get one offer per 5 years, does that really benefit us? Are other marketplaces worse at negotiations? I don't think so.

You may say, well who cares, it's an additional marketplace to list your names on. So why not? Because even their submission process is a headache. Each name has to be manually verified through forwarding or txt record. It doesn't work all the time and takes way too long.

But that's my personal experience. For those of you who park their names at Sedo, why? How has your experience been?
 
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Andreas B.

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I always liked the sedo marketplace (I mean, the overview, when you search for a domain).

Neither DAN nore afternic offer such a detailed / clear overview, in my opinion.
(although traffic nr's only work, when you use sedo NS)

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I only sold one domain over sedo.

What I particuarly dislike about sedo, is the not customizable landing page (when it comes to design).

I like the stats, like traffic etc being presented to pot. buyers.

But the design is from the 00-10.

Also the user-interface (domain management) & function feels a bit old...
 
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NYJimbo

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If Sedo disappeared tomorrow, I would not miss them. I do make a few sales there each year, but they are a pain in the ass with verification when submitting. Sometimes a name gets stuck when verifying and wont verify and you cant delete it to try again. Sometimes if a name is already listed, they will not respond to requests to delete.
I do list everything there even though they are also on DAN and Afternic, but only because I *MIGHT* make a rare sale.
 

jmaurya

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Sedo currently charges 10% commission for parked domains, 15% for marketplace listings, and 20% for MLS sales. For that comission, they do absolutely nothing.
Generally sedo charges 15% commission ( parked or unparked ) ... 🤐 ( Rarest 10% ...... If any lucky)
and MLS always 20%
 
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MA000

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they get low sales nowadays ..
they should reduce the fees to 8% to compete dan.com ..
our landing pages goes to dan.com today regards the low fees ..
 

johnn

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I don’t really care about commission as long as the name is sold.
Btw, why are you keep posting all the negative topics? Nothing is good i your life?
 

biggie

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Hi

how many times has NP changed it's "face" and now "chat room" is gone?
and what about Afternic and Godaddy?

how many times has bodis changed it's face or parking crew.

voodoo's face is gone, namedrives face is gone and so is domainsponsors' face

and where is goldkey's face or Parked.com's face?

lot of faces aren't around anymore, especially those that used to be here on this forum.

there are many new faces, but how many new ideas get to be new faces on the internet?


been using sedo since 2004 and glad it's still has a face that smiles at my domains.

who's smiling at yours?

imo....
 
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Why do you keep posting negative things?
Did you figure out who wnc.holdings is? So many domainers want to know
You come across quite sour and unhappy yourself.
Sedo, 2 sales in 2 years. Useless stats. Godaddy will buy them
I don’t really care about commission as long as the name is sold.
Btw, why are you keep posting all the negative topics? Nothing is good i your life?
 

VadimK

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@william I totally agree, SEDO is utterly useless. Interface is like from 1997 (probably it is), constant bugs when attaching domains, slow and inefficient customer service. But all this wouldn't matter if they were selling. THEY ARE NOT.

I don't know, maybe they are doing better with ''.de'', since they are Germans originally, but their efficiency for the rest of the extensions - zero in cube.
 
I just took this screenshot for replying to twiki on another thread so I might as well share here as well.

Those my sedo sale last couple months mostly via MLS, including namesilo, ovh, namecheap and even some domain search platform called Instant Domain Search. lol


Screenshot 2022-07-11 at 4.48.55 PM.png
 

topdom

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Marketplaces/registrars ,..their purpose is not to sell domains of their users. Their purpose is to get leads, and control/abuse them. But after your domain is paid, you will get the money - commission - fees. All major marketplaces are honest in this sense, but the main thing happens behind the scenes and before payment, and this would mean, lowballs, unpaid sales, unsold domains.
 
I just took this screenshot for replying to twiki on another thread so I might as well share here as well.

Those my sedo sale last couple months mostly via MLS, including namesilo, ovh, namecheap and even some domain search platform called Instant Domain Search. lol


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Out of curiosity, how many names do you have listed with them? I'm glad you are seeing some results.
 
they get low sales nowadays ..
they should reduce the fees to 8% to compete dan.com ..
our landing pages goes to dan.com today regards the low fees ..
I think competition will naturally force them to reduce their fees or adjust their business model. I don't see a reason to pick a Sedo landing page over Dan at this point in time.
 
I don’t really care about commission as long as the name is sold.
Btw, why are you keep posting all the negative topics? Nothing is good i your life?
Stop your moaning on every thread and hiding behind fake stock photos. Try to contribute something to the forums instead of criticizing anyone that posts a thread.

Also, "we sell name" is not proper English.
 
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Andreas B.

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Despite all the criticism, we all know that sedo is a great marketplace regarding end-users.

Ain't this the real reason many to list their names there?

afternic on the other hand, is foremost sort of a reseller or domainer platform at 1st sight.

(and dan might be inbetween...)
 

biggie

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I think competition will naturally force them to reduce their fees or adjust their business model. I don't see a reason to pick a Sedo landing page over Dan at this point in time.
Hi

so, have you sold any domains on Dan?
if so, then just move your names there and be done with it.

no need to throw rocks at one platform, when you got choices.

imo...
 

poweredbyme

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If Sedo disappeared tomorrow, I would not miss them. I do make a few sales there each year, but they are a pain in the ass with verification when submitting. Sometimes a name gets stuck when verifying and wont verify and you cant delete it to try again. Sometimes if a name is already listed, they will not respond to requests to delete.
I do list everything there even though they are also on DAN and Afternic, but only because I *MIGHT* make a rare sale.

Sedo's txt verification works perfectly for those who know how DNS works.
you must add txt record BEFORE adding the domain to Sedo. If you do so, it will take only a few seconds or minutes to see your domains in your Sedo account.

The real pain is at Afternic verification. I have domains which I can't add to Afternic for years!
 
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poweredbyme

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I believe Sedo is the most useless platform of all.

Some of you may disagree and feel free to share your experience below, but from my experience, Sedo has been utterly useless. It has long relied on its well-established brand and the luxury of being one of the first players in the game. Since then, it has done nothing to improve user or buyer experience. They have not found ways to innovate their platform, attract new buyers, and have solely relied on type-in traffic.

In over 10 years of using Sedo, I can count all the offers and sales on one hand. Most of the arguments for Sedo are "they are popular with oversea buyers". Sedo may sell more names to european buyers because they allow extensions such as .de, and have translated versions of the site for buyers for other countries. That's about it. But Sedo has (insert number of partners)! Does that result in many sales for an average seller? Nope.

Sedo currently charges 10% commission for parked domains, 15% for marketplace listings, and 20% for MLS sales. For that comission, they do absolutely nothing.

What I can give them credit for, is for negotiations of inbound offers. But when you get one offer per 5 years, does that really benefit us? Are other marketplaces worse at negotiations? I don't think so.

You may say, well who cares, it's an additional marketplace to list your names on. So why not? Because even their submission process is a headache. Each name has to be manually verified through forwarding or txt record. It doesn't work all the time and takes way too long.

But that's my personal experience. For those of you who park their names at Sedo, why? How has your experience been?


Each marketplace has its own negatives and positives. Try to eliminate all marketplaces and sell directly. That would be the ideal solution. If you need marketplaces for some reasons, complaining doesn't help much. Because their clients accept to play with their rules. They set their rules for themselves, not for you, me or others. They don't have to change anything for their clients. They will keep doing what works best for themselves, not for others.
 

VaultTec

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Only ever had one good sale at sedo. They just don't seem to be innovating anything new for the level of fees they collect. (that is my seller perspective anyway, have not bought there)
 
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@william I totally agree, SEDO is utterly useless. Interface is like from 1997 (probably it is), constant bugs when attaching domains, slow and inefficient customer service. But all this wouldn't matter if they were selling. THEY ARE NOT.

I don't know, maybe they are doing better with ''.de'', since they are Germans originally, but their efficiency for the rest of the extensions - zero in cube.
Lol, it's like they changed their template design on the outside, but the rest of the platform is a old storeroom full of cobwebs. I get a random sale maybe once every 5 years haha
 
Sedo is resting on their brand like McDonalds.. Maybe they'll get palm readers too for luring in more customers ...
 
Hi

so, have you sold any domains on Dan?
if so, then just move your names there and be done with it.

no need to throw rocks at one platform, when you got choices.

imo...
First, most of the change in the world comes when people talk, point out, criticize, and discuss things. Even in the domaining world. Second, these are domain forums. A place to vent, discuss, criticize, make suggestions, etc. That's the whole point of this site, aside from buying/selling.
 
Each marketplace has its own negatives and positives. Try to eliminate all marketplaces and sell directly. That would be the ideal solution. If you need marketplaces for some reasons, complaining doesn't help much. Because their clients accept to play with their rules. They set their rules for themselves, not for you, me or others. They don't have to change anything for their clients. They will keep doing what works best for themselves, not for others.
That's partly true. But there are some interests aligned here. What's best for them is to make the most profit. How do they make profit? When we make profit. How do we make more profit? Then, it goes back to these issues of the marketplace and lack of innovation and understanding both the buyer and seller. So we are all in this boat together as sellers, buyers, and brokers. If the sellers and buyers succeed, so do the brokers.
 
Despite all the criticism, we all know that sedo is a great marketplace regarding end-users.

Ain't this the real reason many to list their names there?

afternic on the other hand, is foremost sort of a reseller or domainer platform at 1st sight.

(and dan might be inbetween...)

I think results are the only thing that matter. So what would make it a great marketplace for end users? Or sellers? More sales. I don't think an average seller on Sedo is getting their money's worth. Sedo is charging big commissions but they don't have anything to show for it.
 
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Lol, it's like they changed their template design on the outside, but the rest of the platform is a old storeroom full of cobwebs. I get a random sale maybe once every 5 years haha
Yes, that's exactly what it feels like.