Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews, started by Vessy, Nov 16, 2020
Would you recommend Sedo or Afternic?
Do you list on Sedo, update DNS, then list on Afternic?
NONE, both are useless outdated and so much red tape.
Where do you list effervescence???
I have not listed yet.
Any other recommendations?
Well, Afternic states that if you sell somewhere else within six months of listing your domain, you still need to pay them a fee. I don't want to eventually have to pay 2 fees.. one at sedo, one at afternic.
I haven't heard of that afternic rule and I don't think it's being enforced if it does exist.
Afternic is the best, despite having a less than stellar website. However, they did recently acquire uniregistry and will probably be upgrading soon to their marketplace which is 500x stronger. With afternic your exposure across the whole internet is much higher, esp if you are opted into fast transfer, and they will probably ban you if you fail to honor the agreed-upon deal (I don't actually know). But you still need to list with sedo at the same time to get your names out there.
On Sedo I am a little annoyed that if you find a good domain and deal at Sedo and click the buy now and pay, then it's not guaranteed that the seller will have any integrity and actually honor the deal. I don't even know if there's any consequences for that on Sedo, they just cancel the deal and refund you and give you the other person's contact info in case you want to pursue legal action over a $99 domain. Sure, you can dox them and stuff, but it's not going to get you the domain. (joke)
Godaddy auctions is another strong marketplace that many people sort of skip over if their domains are already listed on afternic.
Dan.com and/or the new efty marketplace is cool in theory.. if you can convince whatever buyer to actually buy there and leave the perceived safe haven of godaddy. Lately I ran into an issue at Dan where the min offer has been raised to $500, that was too much for the particular domain I was needing to flip.
There's flippa, I haven't used them for domains for a few years though. There's a way you can pay to list stuff on there.
Squadhelp, brandbucket... you can list here (if they accept your domain which is only 10% of the time) for additional exposure for your domain (in theory) in exchange for paying a higher commission. brandpa is another option I haven't explored yet but I think they accept 100% of domains but you have to pay for each one.. or something.
Then every registrar has their own marketplace pretty much and some are integrated with expireddomains. So you can list on those too. Out of all the registrar marketplaces, in my opinion Epik is the fastest/best/lowest commission; too bad they are engaged in public flame wars with competitors to the point of instability, bc that functionality is killer. In the best case scenario, you can sell a domain, transfer it to the person, and have your cash, all within an hour or two of selling. With afternic it takes about 2 weeks even on a fast transfer to get your cash, and with sedo it takes even longer just to get to first base, much less complete the deal and get your cash. Namesilo marketplace has been good to me in the past, but your domain has to be registered at namesilo.
List on as many as you can. Obviously if you make a sale you need to frantically delete it from all other marketplaces asap. But you can't sell what's not listed. Well you can, but it requires the buyer to take a lot of initiative in contacting you via email, etc. Even if they are all listed on multiple marketplaces, you may still go months without a sale, depending on the size of your portfolio. But on the macro-scale it's still profitable.
So good and thorough! Thank you. I appreciate it!
I just want to know, when we are listing at multiple marketplace then we have to point our nameservers to that marketplace. It is not possible to change DNS simultaneously at various marketplace or can it be done ?
Only the brandable marketplaces (squadhelp, brandbucket, brandpa) will require you to point your nameservers to their service. On all the others it is optional. So unless you are locked into an exclusive contract with one of these three brandable marketplaces, you are free to point the DNS anywhere you like.
Sometimes to get listed the marketplaces will ask you to change the nameservers in order to verify ownership of the domain.. you can change them briefly in order to get verified, then change them back after that. Or you can add a text record..
Thanks for the reply.
When i list on Squadhelp and my domain is verified by nameserver and if i remove it after that then is it possible to sell from SH without nameserver pointing at them.
And one more question , my domain is registered on Godaddy and if point my nameserver to other market place and also my domain is listed in Godaddy auctions will it cause any problem if a buyer want to buy my domain in Godaddy auction.
On Squadhelp, if it is a premium listing, then you aren't supposed to change the nameservers away from squadhelp, but if it is not a premium listing, then you can change the nameservers. However, your question is whether you will still be able to sell it if the nameservers aren't pointed there. If it's not a premium listing then the answer is basically no.. because they won't be advertising or including that domain unless it's a premium listing, and if you don't point the DNS there then no one will be able to find it to buy it through squadhelp. There might be a roundabout way to sell it through the contests or maybe through a white label marketplace, but it's less likely if you don't point the DNS there.
It will not cause any problems. You can point the DNS to the best marketplace or any perfect landing page and you will still be able to list and sell the same domain on godaddy auctions, afternic, sedo, and a few other marketplaces, all at the same time.
You do have to be very careful not to get trapped into selling the same domain at 2 venues, though. Luckily, I haven't heard of that happening very often. Wherever you point the domain, probably will have the highest chance of being the place where the sale is made.
And DAN too while you’re at it;
Thanks a lot for your guidance.
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