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Self-hosted or hosted domain portfolio?

Labeled as question in General Domain Discussion started by Atta, Oct 20, 2018.

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Self-hosted vs hosted portfolio management

  1. Self-hosted

    23 vote(s)
    60.5%
  2. Hosted (e.g. Efty)

    15 vote(s)
    39.5%
Total: 38 vote(s)
  1. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2002 - 2019 VIP

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    Thanks I will check into that, looks like a security certificate issue
     
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  2. stub

    stub Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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  4. lolwarrior

    lolwarrior Founder, Brands.International VIP

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    Definitely self hosted. I use wix. Very easy to work with and I can customise everything in few seconds :)
     
  5. JB Lions

    JB Lions Top Member VIP

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    Probably should have it's own thread if there is not one already but saw this on a couple of blogs, good for those self-hosting, Escrow Make Offer forms:

    https://www.escrow.com/offer

    -side note, get off wix people

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    Right now, parked page, links going to Sedo

    Next year after the Holidays, when I have more time, will work more on domain site, more direct

    You have goldfish and gobs of goo floating around on some pages. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should :) My first sites ever used to have that kind of stuff. Bouncy text on fire, animated gifs etc.
     
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  6. creataweb

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    Wix is a hosted platform, not self hosted.
     
  7. indiegrind

    indiegrind Established Member

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  8. lolwarrior

    lolwarrior Founder, Brands.International VIP

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    Yes, you are right...I honestly like that goldfish, but will be probably removed soon, that was just part of my experimenting with wix :)
     
  9. BrandsOpen

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    For time being I'm using Efty. Until I'm ready to invest properly on a self hosted solution, I'm quite pleased with what they offer.

    Easy to set up, works like a charm.

    Can't complain about the price either.
     
  10. DonDraper

    DonDraper Top Member VIP

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    Efty and DMP can be considered competitors or does DMP offer a more comprehensive service?
    According to my experience DMP looks like the Shopify for Domains Marketplace.
    In what measure using this kind of platform you are not in control of your business?
     
  11. Atta

    Atta Top Member VIP

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    What is DMP?
     
  12. DonDraper

    DonDraper Top Member VIP

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    Domain Market Pro
     
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  14. wizard

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    If you have several thousand we find using

    Its all good with a few hundred domains self hosting but when you get to a large amount its easier to use a platform like undeveloped which puts more trust for the buyer.

    self hosting is fine but we prefer using a decent platform and add the 9% to our price.

    We have had many buyers put of with normal landing pages with mini sites etc they just never enquire anyway the results we are having are great its all what is best for you.
     
  15. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    I perhaps should have mentioned that even with my own website I use links so those wishing to purchase can do so through Undeveloped, Registrar marketplaces, Afternic etc. I agree people have more trust that way.
     
  16. kam

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    I think it's better to stick with escrow.com only.:xf.cool:
    When you asked the potential buyer to make an offer or purchase a domain on sedo / afternic / undeveloped to confirmed a deal.
    You are risking yourself losing a sales. The buyer may sudden found another domain catch his eyes on those platforms and he never look back:dead:
     
  17. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    While you raise the good point @kam that by going to a marketplace they may see something they like better, I guess feeling generous, if there is a better name for them, while sad to lose the sale, I am happy they found the best option for their needs.

    I do make it as direct as possible to go to my listing in that rather than go to the general site and search, they have a direct link to the name on say Undeveloped or Namecheap Marketplace.

    It may just be the value end of the market I deal with, but at least for end users I have made contact with they like the idea of being able to purchase at a marketeplace that they recognize as a major domain player (like GoDaddy or Namecheap) and where the process is easy to go from buying the domain name and actually getting it redirected and in use for a website. If I was selling in 4 or 5 figure domain names, then Escrow would clearly be the choice I would make.

    Bob
     
  18. wizard

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    I dont agree we have had more sales via undeveloped than escrow i cant stand escrow i much prefer 9% anyday with quick payments i find them really good and im dealing with a large portfolio
     
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  20. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2002 - 2019 VIP

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    I'm finding most people don't collect enough data. I'm not afraid to ask anyone wanting my domains for more information.

    Whenever I get an email like this...

    Hey man... how much for domain one?

    I respond.

    ==========================================================================

    The proper way to address a purchase from MapleDots is to use our contact form at:

    www.mapledots.ca/contact

    Once you establish an opening bid we would be happy to start the negotiating process with you.

    ==========================================================================

    So most forms (even the ones on Efty) do not collect enough information and my custom form does. It also provides me with SOME protection if someone like Facebook misrepresents themselves and grabs one of my domains. In the end my form is clear and it states the sale is for END USER only.

    I have yet to find a hosted solution that collects as much info.
     
  21. kam

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    Good job. (y)
    But I wonder to know what will happened when stealth acquisition agent hit your site.:sneaky:
    They will hide themself for sure:xf.laugh:
     
  22. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2002 - 2019 VIP

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    I take each case one by one and my bill of sale has a back side which goes into great detail about what happens if the buyer misrepresents themselves. The buyer has to sign the bill of sale and like all signed contracts it gives me legal options should a broker purchase on behalf of walmart or something. In the end I would send it to my lawyer and let him decide how we can pursue.
     
  23. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Member VIP

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    So you would rather lose many sales for capturing the remote upside from someone like Facebook wanting one of your names?
     
  24. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2002 - 2019 VIP

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    I have not lost any sales because of it yet, in fact I make sales because of it.

    Price 1 = lower with all the supplied info
    Price 2 = higher, you can buy incognito

    If anything I form has generated sales for me.
     
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    Both. (Unfortunately, this wasn't a polling option.) (y)
     

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