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Old 1st December 2005, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Anyone Here Buy and Sell Domain Names For a Living?

I guess they're called "Domainers" and they can be extremely profitable. Anyone have first-hand experience in this business model?

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Old 1st December 2005, 05:17 PM   #2
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Old 9th April 2006, 06:42 PM   #3
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Hi Bleed Green

Domains are commodities just like anything else, and as long as the commodity is a good one that is wanted by others then you can make a reasonable living out of the industry by acquiring/buying and then selling or leasing domains. The best domains of course being single dictionary words or generic industry words/phrases. Forget the numbers in domains or other items.

The trick when buying to sell, is simply to match up your domain you have for sale with a qualified buyer. Listing a domain on the many "sale/auction" sites out their rarely gains any serious ROI on an acquisition. To make a profit from domains, you need to research your potential buyers/industry that matches that domain and then target them with information about your offer (without being spammy). If you can convince them that the domain would be beneficial for their industry/business over and above what their current marketing methods acheive (eg - single word domain that perhaps matches one of their primary sale products that could be easily SEO'd to acheive page 1 natural rankings on Search Engines for that keyword/domain name), then of course you can negotiate a sale or lease price for the domain, that is a win win situation for all parties, as the buyers will gain an ongoing increase in sales that gives them a profitable return on their purchase/lease costs).

The other side of the coin is acquiring domains that are beneficial for infotainment sites that you can setup yourself (or directory sites if the domain is generic enough). This method creates income from other sources, such as google adsense and banner advertising/newsletter advertising to subscribers, etc. A good infotainment site can earn tens of thousands of dollars per month in tertiary income utilising this method. A good infotainment site gains permanent return traffic that in turn generates the tertiary income, without ever selling anything on that website. Pure information and entertainment is all that gets supplied.

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Old 10th June 2006, 11:44 AM   #4
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I have never sold a domain of any value. I have some good ones that I thought would be desireable and sought after. But not many people want to pay extortion fees to buy their name.

Personally I think up names, build a website at the domain and sell them off for $25 ready to go. A good value for domains that network solutions is selling for $35 just the name. Even that market is slim and hard to crack. But easier than selling just a name for $5000.00.

I do want to ask if anyone knows of spyware that steals domains before the person registers it?

Just the other day a customer registered a domain via my godaddy reseller page. But the domain was never registered and was registered intstead by a company in Africa seconds later. The domain was the clients first and last name and the chance of 2 people registering a domain at the same time are a billion to one.

Has anyone seen this type of activity?

This is very disturbing and potential distructive to anyone trying to register their name, since the name was stollen right out from under them.

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Old 23rd October 2006, 12:50 PM   #5
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I tried to do that many years ago, but now I know that doesn't work. The only good advice I could give you is to take your time to learn how a website that you admire is doing business then try to develop your own concept. Consistency and patience are the only key to really success in this internet world.

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Old 24th March 2007, 07:07 AM   #6
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Domain business has become a passion for me as it has great potential.

I spend quite a lot of time on domain forums to understand this industry and people and thus has become a way of daily life.

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Old 15th January 2009, 11:06 PM   #7
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well there are couple of people those who make their living by doing buy and sell domains. There are cople of aucitons companies too.

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Old 12th April 2009, 11:27 AM   #8
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Yes it is extremely profitable for those who have allot of money for example toys.com was sold this year to toys r us for $5.1m (3.6m) and it was sold by a company who had got it in a previous auction for $1.25m (886,000)
but these are companies.

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