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Comparing Instant Transfer, Reg Path Domain Sales Services

December 23, 2010afternic premium listing, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, godaddy premium listing, sedomlsComments Off on Comparing Instant Transfer, Reg Path Domain Sales Services

New sales channels are opening up for domainers thanks to efforts by Afternic, GoDaddy, and Sedo.

Over the past week Afternic turned up two new partners in its Afternic DLS Premium program and Sedo extended the beta of its SedoMLS program to large domain holders.

Each new partner that gets integrated into these systems means more domain sales. Afternic has found that, with each new registrar partner it adds, sales go up — it’s not just the same number of sales being spread across more partners.

The key to this sales channel working is two fold: getting into the registration path when a person is searching for a domain name and having instant transfer capabilities. That means that Mr. Small Biz can search for a domain name, find your domain for sale, add it to his cart, purchase it, and get the domain name instantly in his account.

Here’s a comparison of the three major services available today:

Registrars providing instant transfer for each service is important on two fronts: they provide a sales outlet for your domains and you need to have your domains at an instant transfer registrar in order to participate. Your domains don’t need to be at the same registrar as where the domain is sold; it just has to be at one of the registrars in that channel’s network.

Both Afternic and SedoMLS are quickly expanding their reach, and I expect more partners for each service in 2011.

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How To Get Your Domains Listed for Sale in GoDaddy’s Registration Path

October 13, 2009Domain Registrars, Domaining, Domainnamewire, godaddy premium listingComments Off on How To Get Your Domains Listed for Sale in GoDaddy’s Registration Path

Registrar gives your aftermarket domain great exposure through Premium Listings.

One of the most effective ways to sell domain names to end users is to market to them at the exact moment they’re searching for a domain name. That’s why NameMedia’s partnership with GoDaddy to display “premium domains” during the searching/registration process is so successful.

But few people know that GoDaddy gives everyone the opportunity to list their domains in the “premium domains” section of its web site.

To get added to the premium domains section, you need to sign up for a “Premium Listing“.

You can only do this for domain names registered at GoDaddy and they must be .com, .net, or .org. You must price them at less than $5,000 and also set a commission rate your willing to pay. The higher your commission, the more exposure GoDaddy provides (i.e., the higher it shows in the list).

The minimum commission is 32%, and the maximum is 60%. Rather than scoff at the high commission, I’d look at the price as what you want to take home, not worrying about how much the broker gets. So if you want to take home $1,000 and set the commission at 50%, you need to list the domain for $2,000.

To show you how powerful this is, consider that every time someone searches for a domain you own, they could get a message that the domain is available for purchase. They can then add it to their cart, checkout, and get the domain instantly. Here’s an example I just created for

GoDaddy Premium Listing

Of course, your domain will also show up in the “Premium” domain box if it is related to the customer’s search but not an exact fit.

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