How to List Domain Names for Sale

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At some point in this day and age, it’s likely you’ll find yourself with a domain you own, but no longer need.

Instead of letting that domain expire, why not try to sell it? You could be sitting on your own private gold mine. Early retirement might not be possible with only a few domain names for sale, but you could still get some spending cash.

After all, if you were to end your business, you wouldn’t just throw away your extra products or materials — you’d capitalize on your investments and sell them.

In fact, there are people, and even businesses, who invest in buying domains on a regular basis. Whether you’re an investor with thousands of domains or just have one you no longer want to keep, you have options.

There are powerful tools available to help you get top dollar for your domain assets.

Is your domain be worth millions? Maybe not, but you never know! The best way to find out is to use some of these useful online tools to track domain names for sale. That way, you’ll have an idea of what your name might be worth.

Keeping tabs on domain names for sale

Before you list your hidden gem on the market, do some research and find a good target price range. Here are a few places to start:

NameBio is the best single location for checking public domain name sales prices. You can even tailor your search to highlight similar terms found in your own domain name. You’ll be able to see firsthand how domains have sold historically, and these comps can give you a good estimate for your domain’s worth.

Estibot attempts to give you an automated, free appraisal of your domain. Just be sure to use this in conjunction with outside research. It’s nice to have a quick answer, but watching historical trends and sales is always useful.

Last but not least, GoDaddy Domain Name Value & Appraisal. With more than 20 years of domain aftermarket experience powering this tool, you can quickly and easily get a free estimate of what your domain might be worth on the domain aftermarket.

Using these tools, you can get a better understanding of your domain’s worth. At the end of the day, all domains are unique. List your domain at a price that you would be happy selling at.

Posting domain names for sale

After you’ve checked the tools and are ready to price your domains, it’s time to actually list them. At GoDaddy, you have the option to list your domain names for sale via Premium Listings and GoDaddy Auctions.

Premium listing: Premium domains are listed with a Buy Now price, and once they’re sold they instantly leave your account and move automatically to the buyer. They show up for sale on GoDaddy when customers come to search for an available domain name to buy.

GoDaddy Auctions: When selling a domain name through GoDaddy Auctions, you can list your domain name a couple of ways. You can sell your domain to the highest bidder once it closes — so long as the final offer meets or exceeds your price (this is similar to eBay auctions). Or you can entertain bids and negotiate pricing to suit your needs. The domain name will sell only if you agree to an offer price from the interested party.

If you really want to supercharge your ability to sell a domain, Afternic is the option you could choose. Even though this platform is typically utilized by professionals, it’s open to anyone — and the cost is the same as simply listing your domain names for sale with GoDaddy. It’s a no-brainer for someone serious about selling their domains.

Listing at GoDaddy is good, but listing at Afternic is better. Along with the increased exposure, you get access to Afternic’s sales team — experts ready and willing to field questions from buyers about your domain name. They even help to seal the deal!

Have any domain names that are hiding in your account? Do some research and see what they could be worth. Then, head on over to GoDaddy or Afternic and start listing. Why wait? Start selling your domains today and put a little extra money in your pocket.

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5 thoughts on “How to List Domain Names for Sale”

  1. Good general information but it would help if you showed the GoDaddy auction website and go through the listing process. The GoDaddy website is an absolute nightmare to navigate. There appears to be no link from the Home page on GoDaddy to the Auction page and the whole process of getting my domains listed BIN (buy it now) 7 day auctions, editing price info. etc, for auction is tedious and frustrating. Maybe you used the GoDaddy web builder on your new revamped site because the old site was way easier to navigate. Not impressed with the current setup.

  2. What does the site on sale have to include? What if it doesn't have a great email list, or if it does, what happens to that list? Does the buyer get it as well as al the content in the site?

  3. This is great information for those who do not know the value of a website or the URL name. The relation of comparing to real estate is what we do too it is all part of the Internet's web of links.

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