$99 Domaining.com Sponsored Headlines

I have found that a sponsored headline on Domaining.com is an effective way to reach a broad audience of domain investors. When I want to reach a larger audience than usual with an important article or when I am selling a handful of domain names, I have purchased a sponsored headline on Domaining.com.

I learned that Domaining.com owner Francois Carrillo has changed the pricing structure for sponsored headlines, and I want to share this with you in case you’d like to advertise to the domain investment audience. As I mentioned in the past, I have had luck selling domain names using the Domaining.com sponsored headline.

The standard rate for a sponsored headline is $150/day. It’s not cheap, but if you sell a $5-10k domain name, it’s well worth the price. That rate hasn’t changed, but Francois created a special offer as a way of inducing people to purchase a headline. If you choose to purchase a sponsored headline, and there are no other sponsored headlines at the time, the cost is just $99/day.

There aren’t many industry resources that have the readership of Domaining.com where you can pay less than $100 and get as many eyeballs on your article. In addition to the 24 hour headline at the top of Domaining.com, a link to your article/post is also included in the morning Domaining.com newsletter.

I’ve probably spent around $3,000 in sponsored headlines over the past few years, and I find that it’s money well spent.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


  1. Can you share..

    1. How many domains did you sell where the leads came from domaining.com headline?

    2. What price point did you sell those domains at?

    • Good question, but I don’t have an exact answer unfortunately.

      I would guesstimate that I’ve sold somewhere between $50-100,000 worth of domain names on my blog, and I almost always use a sponsored headline to promote those sales. Most of my sales here are between $2-15,000.

      I am not able to track the traffic from the headline, but Francois does not allow sales posts to appear in the Domaining.com news feed, so it needs to be sponsored to show up.

  2. Thanks a lot for the unexpected courtesy Elliot.

    It’s also probably one of the best place to announce any new gTLD, new service, improvement or new feature related to domain names due we have +15,000 active domain investors subscribed to our newsletter (we clean it daily, 0% tolerance).

    • The $99 rate is only available when there aren’t other sponsored headlines already. There is a sponsored headline for Slogan.com right now, and it looks like Francois made this one a sponsored headline, too.

  3. try clicking the slogan.com headline
    it goes nowhere
    same yesterday
    might be just the advertiser didn’t set the url correctly
    either way is a waste of time in this example

    • This is an email link that should fire your default email program with the email address of the seller. It’s rare that sponsored headlines not link to web pages, but it may happens.

  4. I tried sponsored links at domaining.com trying to sell premium domains at deep discounted prices and i did NOT even get any leads.

    i tried to sell locals.com, sax.com, meetpeople.com, sari.com, stfu.com, CloudApp.com, indianjewelry.com, flowers.mobi, etc…

    Never got a single lead from sponsored ads at domaining.com

    Best way to sell domains is to send spam emails to owners of top 250 results in google…always worked for me…sold ALL my domains this way.

    I still love domaining.com but just for news info…

    Good Luck to All

    • Hello Anunt,
      Is there an easy way to find the emails of the top 250 results in google?
      I don’t want to spam, but am thinking of sending a courtesy email to verify if they would be interested.
      Thank you,

    • @Anunt

      I know you paid too much your names to can price them attractively for our audience.

      Domaining.com readers are mainly domain investors so if domains are not priced for this audience your sale chances are low.

    • @Anunt

      Indeed that seems smarter. Spending so much money for an uncertain result is somewhat troubling… There are often clever way to do things that cost less…


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