Like many of you, I watched Paul Nicks’ NamesCon keynote speech yesterday afternoon. I thought there were quite a few helpful and interesting nuggets of information that he shared, especially for people who list their domain names for sale via Afternic.
Earlier today, in response to the keynote, I made some changes to a large group of domain names I have listed for sale. Here are a few:
I added the Afternic phone number to my parked domain names that I have listed for sale on Afternic. Yes, I would need to pay a commission if they help sell the domain name, but I have already committed to that by listing on Afternic. If their brokers can provide a lift over the phone vs. emails with me, it will be worth the commission fee. You can see the for sale message I am using by visiting Colonel.com.
I added BIN prices to quite a few names that were not priced. This should make it easier for brokers to sell, especially if a buyer is looking to buy right now.
After reviewing the bulk appraisals from GoDaddy, I adjusted some of my pricing down. When I list my names for sale on Afternic, I have a tendency to price them based on how I feel at the moment. If I had a good week or month, the prices may have been substantially higher than they could ever achieve. I brought some of them down to a more realistic price and adjusted some of them higher.
I think it is a good idea to look through a domain portfolio regularly, and this was a great time to do it. I made some parking page adjustments, particularly related to capitalization that got messy and some better targeting on keywords. I don’t have a huge portfolio, so whatever happens to my names as a result will probably not be meaningful to others, but I will try to provide an update at a later date.