After selling a name via Afternic Fast Transfer, I was kiddingly chatting with a friend about the stages I go through each time I get an email with this subject: “Congrats [Domain Name] has sold via Afternic Fast Transfer DLS.” I thought I would share with you:
Stage 1 – Excitement – I am happy and excited that I sold a domain name via Afternic Fast Transfer. These emails don’t happen daily, so it’s always a nice bit of excitement to see one in my inbox. It can also take a moment to process the name in my brain, especially on mobile, so it is always exciting to see if it’s going to be a nice sale.
Stage 2 – Anticipation – Much to my chagrin (and despite a few nudges to GoDaddy), the sale price is not included in the notification email. To find out the sale price, I need to either log in to my Afternic account, email my account manager, or use DomainTools. I usually have a general idea of the sale price, but sometimes it’s been a while since I set or changed the price, so I keep my fingers crossed that it was a decent deal.
Stage 3 – Regret – Shoot – I didn’t price it high enough! I should have aimed a little higher and maybe the buyer would have still bought the domain name. Chances are good, it was priced just right, but there’s always a tinge of regret for not pricing it higher.
All in all, I enjoy working with Afternic and GoDaddy. I think they can make some UI improvements to make the listing and sale experience better and more cohesive, but I have been having a pretty solid year moving a fair amount of inventory there. I find it easy to list names for sale, and not having to even engage with a counterparty is great.