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4:28 pm on Jun 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

I recently got lucky and now have ownership of several hundred valid, four letter domains from a new tld.

After reading a bit about domain flipping, I setup a landing page for 'Domain For Sale' for these sites where people can place offers.

I have no clue on how to go about doing the next steps beyond this and hence was looking for advise from the experts in the industry in this regard.

Appreciate the inputs.

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Dingloo
4:33 pm on June 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Which next step are you talking about?

If you bought all these domains and have your parking page, to sell them, then you just have to wait for hypothetical buyers to come. Eventually you can list them at sites specialized in this kind of business.

I am not sure how this is "luck" to own several hundred of domain names from a new TLD, I might be wrong , but to me, excepting really-really-really special cases, no one mind of non common TLD. But sure, one of this really-really-really rare case, might earn good money...
5:06 pm on June 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hi Quarter Pan,

Thanks for the quick reply.

By next steps, I meant to ask if I am in the right direction waiting for buyers to come or if I should focus on any other steps (eg. reaching out to potential owners of similar four letter domains with .com to see if they will be interested to buy this one also.)

Was hoping to get guidance from experts who have walked down this path before.

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Dingloo
5:35 pm on June 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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(eg. reaching out to potential owners of similar four letter domains with .com to see if they will be interested to buy this one also.)

I can only speak about myself, so it doesn't mean others have the same feeling. I hate this kind of message. I receive some, once in a while, with propositions for my domain names, but with other TLD.

If I wanted these other TLD, I would have registered them at the same time as my .com, and if they had already been registered, AND if it has been important, I would have find another domain name.

But honestly, it sounds more like blackmailing to me. But as I said, this is just my personal opinion.
6:00 pm on June 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I feel the same way about people reaching out to offer another TLD with my domain name. My first thought is "what are you planning to do with it otherwise?" and also, if I'd wanted it I'd already have bought it when I set up the domain.

You can list them at some regisitrars and they'll show up when people seek similar domain names. Who knows - they may want to buy yours. Listing them is more likely to have buyers see them that waiting for accidental views on a parked page. I would not generally see this as a way to quick money, but good luck.
1:24 am on June 18, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The tld will need to have reach (interest) to others. That is first. Second, submitting an email to similar tld saying: "This tld is new. Would it be of value to you?" might produce results. Most will ignore it for the reasons stated above.

HOWEVER, if any of those "four letter" domains are in any way a trademark, registered mark, company name, patent, or copyright, you might invite something undesired. Not meant to invoke panic, merely a reminder that these things will take precedence by law over your claim.

Do a little research (bing actually provides better results than g) for domain sellers, etc and see what others are doing and what kind of marketing they have evolved. See what might work for you.
9:46 am on June 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Thats a very userful input Tangor. Thanks for the same.

Bing idea was surely helpful. I read that if they are registered with the US PTO, they should not be touched. Other than that, it appears generic terms can never be trademarked - hope my list of four letter words are all generic - I was careful to choose only valid english words.

Trying to see if any other business opportunity can be created out of this - do not prefer bothering people with unsolicited emails. (I believe in sending permission based, anticipated emails only).

Thanks again for your inputs.