Many of the top domain name brokers and domain brokerages have weekly or monthly domain sales newsletters. Typically, these newsletters have lists of domain names that are available for sale exclusively through the broker or brokerage. Some of the also include market commentary, which I think is particularly interesting given a domain broker’s position in the resale market.
Some of the best domain purchase opportunities can be found in these newsletters because many aren’t shared publicly, and the prices don’t necessarily reflect actual market value. For example, I saw a broker list a domain name for sale a couple of months ago with a $12,000 purchase price and it recently sold on a public venue almost double. This indicates that there may be better deals available in private than if there was a public auction.
I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of the current domain broker and brokerage email newsletters. There may be others that I don’t know about or accidentally omitted, so feel free to post a comment if you know of another newsletter. I would prefer to only list third party brokers as opposed to individuals who sell their own domain names because that’s a different type of newsletter.
I recommend using a third party escrow service (I personally use Escrow.com) or a trusted attorney that has an escrow account when dealing with a broker, even if the company is willing to provide escrow services. It’s also important to do your standard due diligence to make sure the listing is legit. I trust most of the professional domain brokers, but I trust my own due diligence above all.
Domain name sale broker newsletters (in alphabetical order):
- Giuseppe Graziano (Domain Holdings)
- Mark Daniel (Domain Holdings)
- Media Options
- Outcome Brokerage
- Tracy Fogarty (Domain Holdings)
To subscribe to the newsletter, you may need to visit the brokerage website and click on the newsletter option. If a broker mentioned here has a link to share to enable signing up more easily, I welcome them to submit the link to their newsletter. I also welcome you to share any newsletter that I may have accidentally omitted.
Even if you are a net seller, it might be a good idea to subscribe to one or more domain sale newsletter to give you an idea of the aftermarket.
Thanks Elliot but please also consider listing my Domain Sales Newsletters at both DomainWealth.com and AmazingDomains.com
Hope all is well!
Are you a domain broker selling on behalf of others?
Yes Elliot, I/we are selling domain names on behalf of others.
Can you send me your most recent newsletter?
I’m not trying to give you a hard time, but there would be 50+ more “newsletters” if I include people who send their own lists of domain names for sale regularly. As far as I know, most of the newsletters I listed primarily sell third-party owned domain names.
Power.com which sold for seven figures was on one of the other broker’s newsletters two years ago, all be it listed for twice what it sold for but I found that interesting.
I think their Alexa ranking should be included in this report in order to know their popularity.
A really great option is http://www.domainsignals.com
The weekly sifts through the news and sends you relevant articles worth reading.
They also publish great upcoming auctions and tools of the week. It is worth giving it a try.
Also, it is worth mentioning the newsletter is completely unbiased and has no connection to any of the publishers or brokers.