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Sedo or Afternic parking?

Located in Domain Parking and Traffic Monetization, started by remedyx, Feb 15, 2011

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  1. remedyx

    remedyx Established Member

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    Hello :)

    I apologize if this has been posted or answered somewhere else, or if this is a silly question.

    Sedo or Afternic parking? I have domains listed for sale on both marketplaces. I've tried parking the domains on Sedo for a few months, but never got any sales. Now I'm parking them on Afternic, still no sales. Do you recommend one over the other?

    It seems like people have the most success with Sedo but I can never seem to even get any views on my domain listings. I didn't think the domains I'm selling were that bad, but maybe they are. lol.
     
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  2. ibidu

    ibidu Established Member

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    Why did you expect to get any sales?

    Only very few premium or premiumish domains would sell at those places -

    The way I look at it is if there are a handful of pretty girls being hidden amongst millions of ugly girls, would those pretty girls ever be found out? Hardly, so our domains with the likes of Sedo or Afternic would never be even looked at, unless they're listed on the featured list. This is my experience BTW, don't know about others'....
     
  3. remedyx

    remedyx Established Member

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    That's true. I have noticed that many people on here make a lot of sales through end users, but I've also noticed a lot of Sedo sales for domains that aren't premium in the same way as Sex.com for example. I guess it just takes a lot of emailing and maybe ordering homepage features for your best domains.
     
  4. WebIntellects - Rob

    WebIntellects - Rob Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I think that Sedo is trusted and there are many webmasters selling and buying domains over there.
     
  5. stub

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    Sedo better than Afternic, for sure. Maybe a bit obvious, but you do have a For Sale Link on your parking page? You do get some traffic? If not your domains are crap (sorry if that offends).
     
  6. AndreaJane

    AndreaJane Established Member

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    But for selling domains, traffic isn't necessarily an indicator of a domain's value or 'crappiness' is it?

    I have been reading Elliot Silver's blog and some of the domains in the Afternic sales he reports I can't imagine having much traffic at all.

    I know this thread is about parking, not selling, but I was just curious to ask!
     
  7. Tribulatio

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    Small revenue anyway, but Sedo definitely better than Afternic!

    What I tend to do now, however, is to have names for sale via Sedo, but parked with Bodis.
     
  8. willen009

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    Sedo better than Afternic,i agree
     
  9. Sweet2hrme

    Sweet2hrme Established Member

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    On Sedo I'm getting 200-300 daily unique visitors but on afternic it's falls drastically limit to 5-10 only. What it mean Sedo is a better place?? Or I'm seeing something else? On the other side I have seen many reviews that Afternic is a better place more sales happened here than Sedo. Sedo is a just a scrap. What you think guys?? Afternic or Sedo??
     
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  10. gericsb

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    This thread caught my attention and I'll contribute what little I can.

    My entire domain portfolio consists of less than 20 names. Two are developed websites so I will diaregard them for now.

    The remainder I have had Parked on Sedo some for almost 5 years.

    In that time I have sold one DotTV on Sedo, but never really did much with the other domains.

    I've recently gotten renewed motivation after seeing a traffic and earnings spike on one of my DotTV names.

    As a result, I have focused on Optimizing my parked Domains on Sedo using their recommendations, MLS Listing Feature and properly categorizing all my domains, including addining Master Keywords.

    Not sure what effect this will have long-term but seems that domains getting zero clicks per day are now getting 1-3 clicks per day. Not all of them, but its only been a week.

    ALSO, just listed all domains parked at Sedo with Afternic, as well, using Buy It Now pricing to get their maximum exposure.

    Afternic's partnership with GoDaddy and distribution network seem worth the 15 minutes it took to also list my domains for sale there.

    Finally, I am trying to understand the Afternic Fast Transfer feature, since it seems this option can get your domains even more exposure. This is not available for my DotTVs and some other TLDs

    No sales or anything too exciting yet, but I only added my domains to Afternic last night.

    So, what have been some of your experiences Parking on one site and Listing on another?
     
  11. DigitalRoar

    DigitalRoar Investor & Creator VIP

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    Afternic is a huge no-no, so is Sedo but Sedo is better if you want to park it.
     
  12. gericsb

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    DigitalRoar.....

    Is there a reasoning behind your "Afternic is a huge non-no " comment?

    Seems like Afternic is extra exposure for the domain names we all have listed for sale.

    Am I missing something?
     
  13. stub

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    I use Afternic and my own website. I used to use Sedo a few years ago but 1 sale every 18 months wasn't very good sales rate. So I dropped them. In every year since, more than 90% of my sales have been from Afternic. I too would like to hear [email protected] why he considers Afternic a no-no.
     
  14. kam

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    It depends on domain extensions. Some of them perform better on Sedo and some of them perform better on Afternic.
     
  15. stub

    stub DNStore.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Could you be more specific about which TLD's perform better on Sedo and which perform better on Afternic?
     
  16. evil

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    My statistics 2 sales on Dynadot marketplace, 1 sedo, 1 dan, 1 afternic.
    What's the lesson?
    List your domains on multiple markets with Buy It Now only on one.
    I promote my sales with multiple lists like this attire.men, simply pointing to the marketplace.
    However if I have to choose only one market, I will prefer Sedo
     
  17. kam

    kam Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Many domain extensions do not supports Godaddy fast transfer.
    While some of them are eligible for SedoMLS Premium (Including a huge list of new extensions.). You may want to set a BIN price on Sedo instead of Afternic to get maximum exposure across different registrars to present the buy now price to potential buyers.

    https://sedo-us1.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4086/~/which-tld’s-or-extensions-are-eligible-for-sedomls-premium?
     
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  18. stub

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    Yeah! Afteric pretty much only supports the legacy GTLDs on their Premium service. If Sedo supports the ccTLD's and nGTLD's on their Premium service, that would be a big plus for them. IMHO.

    rgds
    stu
     
  19. gericsb

    gericsb Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    What is the point of only setting a BIN on one of the Marketplaces? I am trying to understand why this helps sales.

    Don't you get more exposure at some places using BIN instead of Make Offer?
     
  20. Future Sensors

    Future Sensors 78% of human domainers will be replaced by robots Gold Account

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    Yes, but there's a risk that the name sells on several marketplaces at the same time, and you're unable to deliver.
     
  21. gericsb

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    Hi FS,

    I always appreciate your insight. I think I get your reasoning now. With a Make Offer I can always Reject an offer in the unlikely event I get a simultaneous BIN elsewhere for the same domain.

    So, if I have my name's listed at Sedo, Afternic, DAN, and and Uniregistry let's say, which one do I set BIN and which ones to Make Offer with goal being max exposure, of course?
     
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  22. gericsb

    gericsb Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    One comment I should have mentioned above. When you change your Sedo listing to Make Offer from BIN, it lowers your Promo Level one notch.

    Not sure if that's important or not.
     
  23. clickcents

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    Defintely Afternic will not help on parking monetization at all..I have many domains in Afternic,but i did not do the parking there as i am not seeing statistics correctly there..

    But sedo is almost correctly shows the traffic details there even without optimization also.

    Here is my latest example for a newly registered domain listed 5 days back without any optimization..(i am hiding the domain name to protect spamming policy )

    Last 5 days results below for one single domain page..Also this is a sit and see traffic showing last 5 days..not paid traffic or diverted traffic..

    So i assure sedo works surely much better than afternic and it will show whatever traffic comes to your domain..
    Screenshot_20201213-143803_Chrome.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2020

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