Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: buckworks & webwork

Message Too Old, No Replies

Marketing domain names

4:59 am on May 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 19, 2006
votes: 0

I have a couple dozen domain names I don't intend to use, but are nice, fairly short word or word like .coms.

One could easily be used for someone who sells crafts. And one could be a good name for a light lunch restaraunt, carry out or caterer. One would be excellent for something in the fiction writing field. a few are not words, but or short, pleasant sounding, word-like .coms

They've been listed on Godaddy for a few months without a bid.

Is there another way to market domains.
6:47 pm on May 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

Moderator This Forum

WebmasterWorld Administrator webwork is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:June 2, 2003
votes: 43

There are so many people selling so many domains via so many channels that the odds of a finding a buyer - especially in this market - are only increased by the quality of the domain names themselves.

Have you received any inquiries in the past about any of the domains? If so, and you kept the contact emails, it's time to reach out.

You could try contacting likely endusers but there's just so much spam/noise in email that it's hard to connect. Try putting the domain in the subject line of some well targeted potential endusers, with a price, and . . . get ready to be sued under various "can spam" statutes . . :P

Unfortunately, the market for "brandable domains" is the tiniest of sliver, especially where the creative process allows for endless alternative domains.

Domain forums are probably the worst place to market domains. The sheer volume of junk domain postings has long since turned off and turned away the serious (with money) buyers from browsing forums for domains. It's rare that quality domains get moved in forums.
3:52 am on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 19, 2006
votes: 0

Advertising based on topic/interest would seem better than putting it into those markets. I'm not sure exactly how to do that. Maybe partial develop a one page concept page for the domain, then market just like any other website, but to purchase the domain.
5:49 pm on May 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:May 19, 2011
votes: 0

Depends on how much you're expecting for it. You could list it on Afternic and Sedo as well but sometimes forums are a much faster route. Acorn and DNF spring to mind.

I don't search GoDaddy a lot because the search function rarely works for me and the bidding system always breaks ... normally just five minutes before the end when someone has just outbid me. I think a lot of people are still "protesting" the use of GoDaddy after that elephant incident. Thousands of domains have been moved out just among the few people I know, so goodness knows how many people left them in total?
8:16 pm on May 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

Moderator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator ianturner is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:July 19, 2001
posts: 3597
votes: 35

Changing the admin contact email to something like


may also get you enquiries as people will often just do a whois check to see if the domain is available.

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members