4 Top Tips for Buying and Selling Domains

Buying and Selling domain names is an interesting prospect and for some people, has the effect of conjuring images of winning lottery tickets or treasure seeking expeditions. Tales of domains that were bought for £7 about 12 years ago and are being sold for millions of Pounds today are more common. This often makes a lot of adventurous investors wonder, “How can I achieve that?”

The well is deep and rife with opportunity. But the chances of hitting gold could be low, and chasing that could means a big possibility of running into a brick wall. What would be good is a detailed map to find that elusive bounty.

The following tips will point that enthusiasm towards the right direction in buying or selling a domain.

  • Streamline And Focus

There are lots of domains already bought by someone and unending mixes of available domains for purchase, especially when hundreds of current domain name extensions like .abc and .flowers are available. To make money buying domains so that they can be can re sold, then streamlining this process should be a focus.

What could possibly make this easier? What is a passion cars? clothing?, property, furniture? How about about finance or fashion? Think about some of the spaces that are already familiar and begin there. It is much easier to sell a domains in the sphere that is comfortable and with knowledge and would would be significant to someone in a specific industry.

  • Find Names that Offer Genuine Value

Think of the various ways that the domains purchased will provide great value to the buyer. Imagine someone who would gain from purchasing the domain in that specific space. If the roles were reversed someone was trying to sell this name, would it be a good domain have? Would it make the business or project stand out? Understanding a niche area and being able to explain how the domain will facilitate their business, will make it easier to confidently pitch to a prospective buyer.

  • Finding Useful Domains

Now that the domains have been streamlined and the domains that need to be purchased are chosen, where can they be found,? First of all, check to discover if the names are available to buy as fresh registrations.

If the names are already taken (as most often are), go to the aftermarket to purchase from the person who owns them or who allowed them to expire because they don’t plan to use them anymore.

A good place to check this is www.domains4less.co.nz/

  • Evaluating the Price

As soon as that domain is chosen and picked out, how to decide if a price is fair? There are a number of comparison sites such as SEDO.com that are used to compare the domas and get the best price. A search via a a keyword can be used to find similar names as well and what they were sold for and when the sales occurred. Similarly, by researching current domain sales online the same outcome.

Use these tips to guide preparations before buying or selling to get just the right name and maximise profits. Remember to stick to areas of knowledge to give a better advantage in the game of buying and selling domain names.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.