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Used Domains - Sedo
is the leading site for buying and selling domain names. You might be surprised
how many domains are available.
Used Domains - Afternic
is an industry leader. Sedo and Afternic are by far the biggest two domain name
These forums have threads from folk wishing to privately sell their domain names
- developed or otherwise
Yes, the million dollar domain name boom of
a few years ago has ended. However, plenty of folk are making a tidy profit from
buying and selling domain names. There is an excellent e-book avalable on the
topic, written by Lee Hodgson, an industry expert. I have read it and agree with
everything he says. It is called The
Domain Name Goldrush, and is available for free at Site
This is a booming business.
You pay these companies to look at your domain name for a few seconds (or else
it is automated) and then they tell you it is worth $50,000.
The selling of domain names for $50,000 is not a booming
business, in fact it almost doesn't exist. Speculating on domain names will result
in failure unless you either:
to sell the domains for reasonable prices, like $100-500
the future, such as registering DVDburner.com before the generic product was even
said that - here is a short list of appraisal services that don't charge too much,
and do an okay job, if it's more than just an ego-boost that you're after:
offer an excellent service. You want a particular domain name, but someone else
has it. They're not using it, it's just parked. SnapNames can monitor domains
for you, and buy them the moment they become available. The offer 3 levels of
service - with the most basic emailing you when any of 10 domain names you
choose become available - for free! They
can also track domains you already own, and remind you when they need to be renewed.
Tricks and Ideas
- If you are buying a domain privately, negotiate.
Most speculators would rather make a small profit than none at all
the domain sounds similar to a famous one, they might sue you. But think of all
that free publicity!
- Rather than paying for a service to monitor expiring
domain names, perhaps you could do it yourself, with Domain
Name Staus Reporter (freeware) and the Domain
Zone Processor ($195)
- Use an escrow service for safe buying and selling
of domain names - they act as a middleman that makes sure the money and domain
name reach the other party. RegisterFly's
escrow service is cheap (1.5% of sale price or $20.00 minimum)
had a database of 6.5 million expired domain names last time I looked.
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week, over 70,000 .com names are repossessed. Simply because their owners
didn't pay the renewal fee for their expired domain name. If the registration
company doesn't receive payment by a certain date, they return the domain name
to the pool of available names!
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FAQ - all your questions answered, from the controlling body
Q. I have got my eye on a domain name that has passed
its expiry date. How can I find out when it becomes available?
When the owner does not renew a domain, the registrar will put it on hold, usually
for a couple of months, before finally letting it become available. Unfortunately,
registrars keep expiring domains on hold for anything between two and six months,
or even more. However, it is often possible to recognise domains that are just
about to become available. When the registrar finally allows the domain to expire
it is still retained in the shared registry for a further 5 or 6 days.