Daily Poll: What is a Fair Exclusivity Period?


Just about every domain broker requires a domain name owner to commit to a period of exclusivity where they are the only broker that can represent the domain name. In addition, I believe most brokers require a domain owner to pay a commission, regardless of where or how the domain name was sold, if the domain name is sold during this exclusivity period.

Although some brokers and brokerages may allow the domain owner to negotiate the exclusivity period, some brokers may be more firm. From a broker’s perspective, they don’t want to spend time, effort, and possibly money on outreach to sell a domain name and find out that the owner sold it shortly thereafter. They need to protect their own personal investment into the sale of the domain name.

I thought it would be good to know what readers think is a fair period of exclusivity for a domain broker working on marketing a domain name. Fair is the chosen word because it should be fair for both the broker and the domain owner. Vote in the poll below and feel free to share additional thoughts in the comment section:

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