Earlier this week, I wrote about the new landing page design I discovered when I was looking at a domain name parked at DomainNameSales.com. I was told that this was the beginning of the deployment of Uniregistry Market.
This afternoon, Uniregistry officially announced the launch of Uniregistry Market, and I want to share some details with you from the email I received as a DNS client. I plan to spend some time getting to know Uniregistry Market, and I suspect others will be doing the same thing.
Here’s the email I received announcing the launch of Uniregistry Market:
DomainNameSales is evolving.
Powerful tools that save you time.
The new Uniregistry Market is here. Same solid foundation as DomainNameSales, faster tools, instant insights, and an up-to-date modern user experience.
We think you’re going to love it. The best bit… we’re just getting started.
If you already have a DNS account, simply log in to Uniregistry and link to it. This will give you access to all your inquiries right there in the Market. Like we said – seamless setup.
One inquiry or a million, tools that scale
Managing a portfolio shouldn’t be challenging. We give you a complete platform capable of selling from the largest portfolios on the planet. So whether you have a single domain or thousands, you’ll never be lost with us.
Sell your way
List them for sale, mark them for offer only, or just plain ol’ park them to watch the revenue roll in – we don’t dictate
how you use your domains. We do, however, give you a complete set of tools so that whatever you decide to do can be done.
Your domains really are more valuable with us. Domains that live at Uniregistry with a “buy it now” price are eligible for instant checkout through our Registrar. Once added to the market, anyone can find your domains with a simple search from our homepage – checkout is instant and easy.
An inbox for everything
Manage all your sales inquiries with ease using a sales inbox designed specifically for the process of selling domains.
Reply, set reminders, quote prices, and do it all from a single interface. Act on individual requests or use our powerful bulk tools to manage everything in an instant.
Checkout for all
Accept the deal, send the checkout link, then kick back and relax. We’ve built our Secure Exchange technology into the Market – that means we take care of everything from the time you say ‘It’s a deal’ to the time the funds are received into your account. Complete sales with ease.
Did we mention that we’ll even help you out with credit card payments, wire transfers, and payment plans? We want you to sell your domains as much as you do.
Welcome to the future of domain name sales.
Just checked it out, and area of concern is how .com,.link are tied together on the uniregistry search query form.
I can’t just check for .com, it has to show me .link examples also.
This is where uniregistry, and domain name sales sort of parted ways, but now it is forcing things which I believe should not be forced.
You really want buyers to be given the priority of the lead domain, not the houses cheap alternative.
With the amount of information such as domain contact leads, selling prices, on unreported sales, that amount of data for anyone in the domain investing space is huge, but to encroach further is pushing a bit to far, I think they are going to lose clients over this. I am sure they know this, and are willing to do so in order to try, and build a larger user base of non domainers.
I am having trouble authenticating my account and submitted a ticket.
I have the same problem and still don’t have solution
The issue was that my Uniregistry and DNS passwords are different and you need to use your DNS password to authenticate.
Have been domaining for the past 15 years, yet I am denied accounts with Frank’s platform. Reason? Not enough domains. I’m a quality guy with only a handful of names. When they sell, they’re 4 figure sales that I no longer report because I don’t need to. Have been selling on my own Drupal-driven site that has worked like a charm. Besides, why should I have customers wandering around looking at other extensions and options. Uniregistry/DNS is not for me and apparently wasn’t meant for me. Wondering if anyone else had a similar experience?
Abdu, contact Sevan Derderian at Uniregistry to set up your account.
I know we can all play around with the marketplace and figure out on our own all the great things it can do. But I’m a teacher – I like demonstrations/tutorials.
I hope they’ll put out a few tutorials soon. This way they can clearly show everyone how ‘powerful’ it really is. When all the big companies, like Apple etc, have a new product they usually like to show people what it can do.
@Abdu, I think now that DomainNameSales is integrated with Uniregistry, you no longer have the issue of having too few domains in your portfolio. This is not a plug for listing on Uniregistry, I’m just saying because I’ve had the same issue with DNS (email saying that I couldn’t list because I had too few domains in my portfolio)
I agree with you. I think a tutorial video would be very helpful.
It looks like they’re going to make their commission by following up on dead leads (15%, min. $175). I believe the name has to be at Uniregistry to use this feature. I would also prefer the name I’m selling to be at Uniregistry just to use their payment and transfer facilities, otherwise you’re on your own (they suggest Escrow.com). Here’s the relevant quote from Frank S. (via DomainSherpas):
okay, now if you are using us, we are going to mop up after you after 180 days. If you have given up, we are going to take over on a brokerage. And those are very small margins. It is not like we are getting rich off those, but where we are really going to get rich is every name that you mail us that is for sale is for sale in the Uniregistry purchase path, where there is a true buy it now, where if the name lives at Uni, we will be able to do that instant transfer we were just talking about, where the owner buys it as if they are buying a secondary market name, as if they are buying a new registration.
Domain Name Sales has already been doing this since pretty much inception, it is not a new revenue model for them.
I use my own sales pages so don’t have a use for this. If I was going to use an outside company and was setting buy it now pricing gotta think GoDaddy/Afternic would have more eyeballs in terms of distribution.
Some powerful wording here, maybe needs some clarity?
In the event that you fail to renew your domain name prior to its expiration, your registration will expire and we may, at our discretion, elect to assume the registration and may hold it for our own account, delete it or transfer it to a third party. You acknowledge and agree that your right and interest in a domain name ceases upon its expiration and that any expired domain name may be made available for registration by a third party.
How is that different from other registrars that auction expired (or keep) domain names?
Says nothing about a grace period, redemption etc
IMO .com and.link, tied together on the uniregistry search, say all about objectives of the platform.
Simply think who they are and what are going to achieve. Than think if you’re in the same team in fact.
The Market looks and surely will work very well and comfortable technically, when is finally deployed.
But I can’t imagine they will decide to hide their newgtlds in order not to compete with .com. Without that, every domainer with .com is in risk, lower or higher depending on the quality of a domain name and price (which will imply your buyer perception), but in risk.
Sure, at Afternic or Sedo there is also a risk of going for other domain than your, but newGs for $2 aren’t tied up directly in front of buyer’s eyes for the same keyword.