Dueling Listings: Battle of the Domain Brokers

Both Dave Evanson and Ryan Colby are two people I talk to and email frequently, and both of them are Facebook friends of mine. During the past several days, watching their individual Facebook feeds has been amusing.

One minute Dave Evanson is announcing that he is the exclusive broker for  FinancialAdvisor.com, and shortly after, Ryan Colby is announcing that Domain Holdings is the exclusive broker for  RetirementPlan.com. Dave follows up with Conventions.com and not to be outdone, Ryan posts Slogan.com as the newest exclusive listing.

This back and forth has been going on for the last few days and it’s quite amusing to witness, especially with the stellar domain names each has been able to put under contract.

Dave Evanson is a senior domain broker for Sedo and Ryan Colby is a domain broker/VP Product Manager for Domain Holdings. Both guys have closed some pretty large deals in 2011, and if there’s one thing I about them I know, both work very hard on behalf of their clients.

If I was forced to choose who I believe is the best domain broker out of the two of them, without a doubt I would say that

Elliot Silver
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  1. Elliot is much to smart to say which one he thinks is the best broker. Yes, the last part was left off intentionally, I am certain of it. =)

  2. Maybe I’m missing something but it seems these brokers are now just competing for who can get the best domains under a brokerage contract instead of competing for who can make the top sales and close the biggest deals.

    It’s hard to imagine that any broker can effectively market that many top tier names at one time.

  3. @ Elliot … if your computer is back up n’ running after crashing… can you Please finish that last sentence … TIA

    @ Acro — Just nabbed TopDomainBroker.com in the drop yesterday

  4. What is the root or primary reasons as to why so many experienced domain brokers have left Sedo over the past year and a half or so ? … just wondering

  5. No contest, without a doubt Colby is the best.

    Cheddar and gouda are tied for second place, with mozzarella holding steady at third.

  6. “No contest, without a doubt Colby is the best.

    Cheddar and gouda are tied for second place, with mozzarella holding steady at third.”

    “I vote for MontereyJack.Net”

    Cmon guys.

    MontereyJack is good but PepperJack kicks ass.

    Cheddar, gouda, mozzarella?

    Good choices but…

    Provolone rules!


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