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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)
    62.2%
  2. Hosted (e.g. Efty)

    14 vote(s)
    37.8%
Total: 37 vote(s)
  1. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Member VIP

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    How would you know about the lost ones?

    I needed a name for news ones with xxxx budget. Went through my shortlist of about 30 names and ignored ones asking my info, bought one of the names that clear reasonable bin.
     
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  2. MapleDots

    MapleDots Domain Properties 2010 - 2019 VIP

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    I cannot answer your question other than to say if you really wanted my domain you would inquire, that is the thing about having a good/great domain the demand is there.

    I can only say for sure that my last 6 months have been among my more profitable months and that is also the time I started my new system of directing any incoming inquiries to my form.

     
  3. .X.

    .X. NameFeature.com Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I do both, although I don’t point all my portfolio to my personal website
     
  4. ThatNameGuy

    ThatNameGuy Restricted Gold Account

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    Kam...I agree with you totally. I've known this to be the case all along, but old time traditional domainers don't want us hosting our own domains. I don't have the technical expertise that you have, but I can either partner with what I need, or I can hire it once the cash starts flowing. It's mostly because I have a business model/plan behind 80% of my domains that adds more value than any third 3rd party could possibly add.
    We think a lot alike even though we're 12,000 miles apart. Good Luck Kam!

    Bulloney aka ThatNameGuy™
     
  5. dncafe

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    The problem with a lot of these listing pages or selling platforms, they don't offer your domain name much exposure. Sure, you might sell a domain name through them, but the buyer most likely did not find the domain name through that platform service. They found it by typing in your domain name.

    So why pay a landing page a % of your money when they didn't help market your domain name?

    For end user domain names, let's say NewYorkRoofing.com, a roofing company who might want to buy this name probably knows nothing about domain names. So if they type in the domain and land on a page at a service like Efty, they don't know anything about Efty, it's a service they have never heard of. So Efty is not offering you much credibility in terms of selling the domain, so why not put up your own sales page and keep 100% of the profit?

    Who is the most well know domain registrar in the country, the company running Super Bowl ads and large marketing campaigns? GoDaddy. Where are many Americans going to go when they want to find a domain? GoDaddy.

    Listing your domain for sale on GoDaddy Auction will give your domain more exposure to end buyers than any other listing service. First thing many people do when wanting to register a domain name is go to GoDaddy and type it in. If it's listed there, your domain will pop up with a option to buy it.

    You can put your own landing page up on NewYorkRoofing.com with a Buy Now or Make Offer, as well as list it on GoDaddy Auctions. If a potential buyer doesn't feel comfortable paying you directly, you can link them to the GoDaddy Auction, a company they are comfortable with. If you don't want to put up a sales page you can do a free URL forward through the domain registrar to your GoDaddy Auction.

    I don't like GoDaddy and do not use them as my main registrar, but without a doubt, they are the most popular and well known domain company, and that can be a big advantage when selling your domain.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2018
  6. creataweb

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    Too many issues with GD imo but also you need a membership for auctions at $5 a year - regular folks aren't paying $5 to use GD auctions.
     
  7. dncafe

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    I agree, there are a ton of issues with GD, which is why I don't use them, other than for Auctions. The value GD is providing is marketing and exposure.

    A buyer does not need an auctions membership to buy an auctions domain with a BIN price.

    If you have XXXX.com domain listed at GD Auctions and a person who has never been to GD before with no GD account types in XXXX.com on the homepage, searching for that domain, they will be given an option to buy the domain name. No Auctions account needed.
     
  8. stub

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

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    You can get the GoDaddy listing by listing on Afternic instead.
     
  9. Atta

    Atta Top Member VIP

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    Interesting. What if hosted-service provides tools for marketing? Something like a marketplace where all the domains are listed?
     
  10. Bertrell

    Bertrell Cannabolical Gold Account

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    Isn't this what a number of places offer already? NameSilo, Epik and Uniregistry come to mind.
     
  11. Atta

    Atta Top Member VIP

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    Yes. But they do charge a commission on sales.
     
  12. dncafe

    dncafe Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I am thinking of where an end user would be. End users typically don't know much about domain names, so they're not going to be familiar with smaller marketplaces. So even if there was a domain name landing page service that also offered a marketplace, I don't think it would help promote or market the domain much.

    That's why I was saying there is value in GoDaddy. Because many Americans, people who know nothing about domain names, will know of GoDaddy because of their brand recognition, so that will be the first place many will go to when they are thinking about buying a domain name. Once they are there, if they search for a domain name and it happens to be yours listed on Auctions, it will pop up and give them the option to buy. Because of GD brand recognition, people are then more comfortable and feel safe making a payment on their website for the domain.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2018
  13. ThatNameGuy

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    Pete...got your name from your profile.....you're exactly right about using GoDaddy as your vendor of choice. When I finally get my act together my domains will be listed both on my self-hosted site, and on Go Daddy's for the same amounts. There's a lot more credibility in a Godaddy appraisal and keyword valuation than I would ever have, and "if" the buyer/end user feels more comfortable making the purchase through GoDaddy, the 15% commission I might have to pay GD is a bargain. Like I've been saying all along,NO ONE besides so called domainers have ever heard of Flippa, Undeveloped, Sedo, Uniregistry/Uni...lol, or any of the other wacky names where a domain might be listed.

    Interesting Pete..when I key dncafe(.)com it brings me to a strange looking page where "if" i were to click on, "The domain dncafe.com may be for sale by it;s owner", it takes me to Sedo where "if" I were an "end user" I would never buy the domain from them. However, "if" it took me to GoDaddy there's at least a chance I might buy it, or at least make an offer. That's all for now,

    Bulloney aka ThatNameGuy™
     

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