Buying domain names is easy, but selling domains for a profit is a more difficult endeavor. To sell domain names, domain registrants need to list domains for sale. There are a number of ways to list domain names for sale and quite a few platforms and venues to sell domain names.
When listing a domain name for sale, the domain registrant needs to be mindful of several factors:
- Acceptance rate of listings
- Brokerage opportunities
- Commission rate or sales fees for completed sales
- Ease of transaction
- Listing fees
- Reach of platform
Here is a list of ten domain name sale venues, platforms, and marketplaces to list and sell domain names (in alphabetical order):
BrandBucket – Brand Bucket is a website that helps domain buyers look for domain names for sale that can be used to build their brand. To list domains for sale on Brand Bucket, domain registrants need to submit their domain names and be individually approved.
Dan.com – Dan.com, which was previously known as Undeveloped, is a domain name marketplace that allows clients to list domain names for sale and sell domain names directly via its platform.
Domain name landing page – The most important venue to list a domain name for sale is the domain name itself! This may seem obvious, but many domain names are available for sale but the registrant does nothing to show it on the landing page. People can create their own landing pages, use a landing page service like Efty, or use a landing page created by a parking service or domain registrar.
Epik – Just like Namecheap, Epik is also a domain name registrar that allows customers to list their domain names for sale.
GoDaddy / Afternic – GoDaddy and its Afternic subsidiary probably have the widest reach of any platform. Listing a domain name for sale via Afternic will ensure the domain name is shown to GoDaddy customers and visitors when they search for the domain name or keyword variants. The domain name will also be shown on partner websites like Name.com and Namecheap.
Namecheap is a domain registrar that also has a domain name marketplace available for buyers and sellers to come together and close deals.
NamePros – NamePros is a popular domain forum that has an active domain name sale section. NamePros members can list their domain names for sale via NamePros, and other NamePros members and non-members can agree to purchase domain names.
Sedo – Sedo is one of the oldest domain name sales platforms, and the company also has an in-house domain broker team. Customers from around the world search Sedo when they are looking to buy domain names.
SquadHelp – Another venue that is used by entrepreneurs and businesses to find domain names for sale is Squad Help. Domain registrants also need to submit their domain names to be listed for sale.
Uniregistry – Uniregistry is a registrar, and it also offers a domain name parking service and sales marketplace to sell domain names. In addition, Uniregistry has a domain name brokerage team to help clients negotiate deals and sell domain names.