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Sedo vs Afternic

Located in Domain Parking Reviews, started by lknights1987, Jan 24, 2021

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  1. lknights1987

    lknights1987 Established Member

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    Hi all,

    Just looking for some advice, please.

    I own 400 domain names which are all parked on Dan.com. Since I started domaining about 7 months ago I have sold 1 domain name.

    I'm now looking to park my domains elsewhere but where should I park them Sedo or Afternic?

    If Afternic what nameservers should I use?
    If Sedo what landing page layout should I use?

    Also, is it best to set all domains with a make offer price only or include a BIN price as well?
     
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  2. Riz M.

    Riz M. Founder @ Rooted.com Previously Empire Names VIP

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    Dan have best landing page. neat and clean
    i wouldnt switch to sedo or afternic from dan also they have 9% commission structure
    also its always better to keep bin on all names
    and must list name in afternic and sedo marketplaces they have good enduser base but for lander i would suggest to keep dan
     
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  3. Akinola Taiwo

    Akinola Taiwo Established Member

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    Listing on Dan is not the problem... But no how will end user see your domain name???....Dan don't have. A promotion system that will exposure your domain to end user.... Expect if you do the promotion on your own....and Dan will just handle the sale for you
     
  4. Domainication

    Domainication Established Member

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    The ENDUSERS come right to the landingpage by direct typing in the domain or by Fast Transfer services. And here is where Dan do their job by adding a nice and clean landing page + lowest commission at the market.

    I don't think that any enduser will be directed to your landingpage because of any advertising of the "publishers" (expect brandables - example squadhelp).
     
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  5. Akinola Taiwo

    Akinola Taiwo Established Member

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    What I mean is that with afternic and sedo your domain will be distribute to thousand of their partner where there is high chance of selling....why on Dan it is end user that will find your domain...
    Where your chances of selling and exposure is very low...
     
  6. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi
    if, the domains don't have any type-in traffic, then there won't be any visitors.
    also, fast transfer, is an after the sale action and does not bring visitors.

    Hi
    the popularity of platforms like sedo and afternic, bring in visitors on their own, along with the inventory of domain names that each has, which are pointed to their respective nameservers, by the respective domain owners who park names there.

    in addition, each have their own MLS partners, which helps to expand visibility and reach.

    to the OP, with 400 domains, i'd have them parked at bodis, voodoo, sedo, uni, etc, to check ppc stats for each domain, and still have them "listed" on afternic and sedo.

    no cents in selling without getting to know your names, first.

    imo....
     
  7. Domainication

    Domainication Established Member

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    @biggie @Akinola Taiwo Thank you for that answers and i totally agree with you. Every domainer got to list his domains at every marketplace. I think this should be rule number one.
    Sorry, i missleaded the OP. Thought he was asking if other landingpages are better than these of Dan where i think its not. (Just my personal opinion. Of course it lays on every domain what he expect from the landingpage service. If he is looking for someone who handles the deals than afternic should make it for him for example)
     
  8. Jurgen Wolf

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    And always remove your dropped domains from every marketplace.
    Another rule.
     
  9. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Regarding your quest...
    I don't see any difference for MakeOffer domains regardless of where they parked.
    BIN-model works better on Sedo, at least from my experience.
     
  10. Mike Goodman

    Mike Goodman Established Member

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    There's a link to biix.com at the foot of this page. 4% commission - an ever-moving target! Epik are also 9%. So DAN are not the lowest and not even on their own at 9%. There are lots to choose from so is commission your only consideration? Not to deny, of course, that DAN have an excellent reputation based on other criteria.

    In answer to the OP's question, Sedo v Afternic, from what I've seen so far, Sedo appear to have the greater end user interest, so are you pricing to sell to end users or to other domainers? Afternic have a huge network and are owned by GoDaddy so they say a lot about how many eyeballs they bring in.

    On the other hand, there are many who look at their visitor stats and conclude that the visitors are generated by the domain names directly, i.e. search traffic, coupled with any direct efforts they make themselves. From which the conclusion has to be either build your own site and landers or go for lowest commission, which is currently biix.com to the best of my knowledge.

    They all appear to be offering staged payments, whether lease or rental, one or more Escrow services, parking as well as landing pages so it seems to me you select depending upon the criteria you set for yourself.

    There are also a couple which offer a monthly rental and no or very low commission, management features for all your domains and more. Certainly worth considering.

    Probably best to examine all of the features on offer by the various platforms, pick the features most suitable for your business methods and select from those platforms which offer them.

    Just bear in mind sell through rates for passive sales (awaiting visitors to landers or lists to pick your domains up) is steadily reported at 1% to 3% per annum. With just 400 domains it may be as well to consider active sales methods as well.
     
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  11. Riz M.

    Riz M. Founder @ Rooted.com Previously Empire Names VIP

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    afternic doesnt do any promotion if you are using afternic lander afternic listing works with partners network.
    if you are thinking that you will set afternic lander and they will do promotion for you ... its your delusion thats not gonna happen.
     
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  12. biggie

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    Hi

    sedo has transfer service for sales outside of platform, starting at 3%
    and escrow.com is low cost option as well.

    imo....
     
  13. Mike Goodman

    Mike Goodman Established Member

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    OK. But you're mixing apples with oranges.
     
  14. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi

    apples, oranges? :)

    Dan, bixx and any others are just grapes, trying to get in the big bowl of fruit where sedo and afternic reside.
    while escrow.com, being the longstanding tradition it has been.... still commands a spot on the table.

    as a domainer, it's your/our choice to choose which one you'll/we'll pick and if you/we like the taste, then that's what you'll/we'll feed your/our names.

    since some domainers have or are trying to start their own portfolio sites, then i felt those other transaction options mentioned, are viable choices/alternatives to include.

    imo...
     
  15. Mike Goodman

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    The nature of the service offered by Escrow.com differs significantly from that offered by the others. Indeed, most of the others, including the self-hosted option, could not offer their range of options without assistance from Escrow.com or some other, similar to Escrow.com but different from themselves, service.

    Hence you were not comparing like with like. An escrow service, not necessarily Escrow.com but an escrow service, is a universal among the options, not a separate option of itself.

    A parallel would be shopping cart software. You can self-build, use an OSS option such as ZenCart or Magento, or a proprietary such as Shoppify or Pinnacle or the paid for version of Magento. Whichever, you are going to need a payment option or options. Using one shopping cart software does not debar you from selecting the same payment system as any of the others.
     
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  16. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi

    wasn't trying to compare like with like
    but since other folks was mentioning other options,
    then i threw something in the mix, for other readers to consider.

    btw:
    escrow.com, does have option to start transaction via a "button" which can be placed on your site or submitted to potential buyer via email.
    hence.... it can be a separate option in itself.

    imo....
     
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  17. Mike Goodman

    Mike Goodman Established Member

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    Yes, I totally agree. We're simply putting different emphases on what's available.. In my mind I separate them, different platforms including different types of platform, and different "enablers" which operate across many platforms and also help with offering staged payment of one kind and another.

    Escrow is a "trust" enabler so sellers can let go of the transfer code while the buyer can let go of the money, each in complete confidence it will be returned if the other side doesn't cough. That's a separate thing from a platform, albeit a complementary one.

    The OP was comparing platforms. I wonder if we haven't confused the hell out of him, and a lot of others. :xf.eek:
     

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