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NameMedia Testing Direct Domains Forwarding


A few weeks ago, I told you about Direct Domains, a new offering from NameMedia that has domain names for sale at discounted prices. It appears that many of the domain names listed at are also listed for sale on BuyDomains, and I suppose you could say it’s more like clearance sale pricing.

I stumbled upon a domain name listed for sale at Direct Domains, and I want to share what the company is doing to sell it. Check out, and you’ll notice that you’re forwarded to a landing page. The name and price are on the top half of the lander and an offer form is just below the fold.

My bet is that (and other names that use this landing page tactic) does not receive enough traffic to warrant PPC links. The company probably figures people who visit the domain name may have an interest in purchasing it, and making it clear that it’s for sale is a good way to close a deal.

BuyDomains had/has been testing sales landing pages, and this could simply be another iteration using Direct Domains.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (3)

    Elliot Silver

    When I visit on my iPhone, I get an error due to too many redirects.

    September 14th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Talk like this

    I like the landing page for, Its clear and loud.
    I had one of yours domain popup on my mind (

    I wouldn’t think it will be bad idea for you to try with TrappistBeer style landing/sales page.

    September 15th, 2012 at 2:01 am

      Elliot Silver

      Good idea. I think we can all learn something by watching what the bigger companies in the space are doing to sell or monetize their inventory.

      September 15th, 2012 at 8:46 am

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