Managing Sale Listings Post-Inquiry

I assume that most people with domain name portfolios have sale listings at marketplaces like Sedo,, and Afternic. If you’re like me, you list some domain names for sale at BIN prices and others are of the make offer variety. On occasion, I will update the prices as the market dictates, although I often “set it and forget it” in the words of infomercial star Ron Popeil.

Oftentimes, inquiries for my domain names either come from the domain name’s landing page or as a result of my emailing potential buyers. Because of this, many prospects don’t see what price a domain name is listed for on a marketplace, so there could be a price difference – sometimes more or sometimes less depending on market and business conditions.

When this happens, a prospect could find the aftermarket sales price simply by Googling it or visiting the marketplace and entering in the domain name. Obviously this could cause confusion if there is a price difference, and I am sure it’s a bigger issue for people who have hundreds or thousands of domain names and don’t have a great way of tracking prices (ie not referencing the listed price when an inquiry is received).

I am curious how other people handle their aftermarket sales listings when they are negotiating with buyers on those names away from the marketplace. What do others do if a buyer mentions a price difference between an aftermarket listing and a quote directly from the seller?

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. That’s a good question.

    I came looking for the comments, but I see there are none. Since I became seriously interested in domaining this eyar, I haven’t had this experience–yet.

    Hopefully someone can contribute a clue or two.

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