Although I prefer to sell domain names in private, I list domain names for sale on my blog and in a couple of other locations when my domain names don’t quickly sell. I have tested one paid venue for my domain sales, and I am going to test a second venue soon.
I recently tested three sponsored headlines at Domaining.com, which cost $80 for the day (each). Although none of the listings yielded a sale, they did bring additional traffic to my blog. I sold WanChai.com, although it was to a private client rather than as a result of the listing. A few people contacted me after the domain name was already sold, but I don’t know if it was a result of the Sponsored Listing exposure. I like the fact that a Sponsored Listing gets prominent placement for a day in the Domaining.com newsletter.
I am going to test another sponsored listing in another venue beginning later today or tomorrow. I am going to buy a “sticky” thread in DNForums Fixed Price sales section, which costs $200 per month. This thread stays at the top of that particular forum for 30 days, and it should give added exposure to domain buyers. I plan to list a wide variety of domain names for people of every budget to test the ROI.
As with just about everything I do, I will keep you posted on how the sale goes.