How to Buy and Sell Domain Names for a Profit

How to Buy and Sell Domain Names for a Profit

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00:41 – Tip #1: Narrow your focus
02:24 – Tip #2: Find domains that offer value
04:12 – Tip #3: Is the domain available?
04:53 – Tip #4: Evaluate the price
06:11 – Tip #5: Get your domain name seen!

Buying and selling domain names is an exciting adventure that for some seems to conjure up images of finding hidden pirate treasure or guessing the winning combination on the next Powerball. Stories abound of domains that were purchased for $8 dollars 15 years ago being sold today for millions. Of course, that leads the more adventurous of us to wonder, “How can I do that?”

These five tried-and-true tips for buying and selling domain names for a profit can navigate you to becoming an expert.

1. Narrow your focus

Think about some of the spaces you are most familiar with and start your domain name search based on the related keywords. It is much easier to sell a domain you know would be valuable to someone in a particular industry. Understand your audience and the sales will eventually follow. You can keep a domain for 10 years before having to renew it and still sell at a considerable profit. While you are waiting for it to sell you can monetize the domain and throw in some SEO, which in turn can justify the cost to the buyer.

2. Find names that offer real value

Picture someone who would benefit from buying the domain in a space you are very familiar with. If this was you and someone was trying to sell you this name, would it be beneficial for you to own? Be honest.

3. Check domain availability

Now that you have narrowed down what names you should probably be buying, how do you find them? First, check to see if the names are available to purchase as new registrations. If the names are taken (as many probably will be), head over to the aftermarket to buy from people who already own the names or who let them expire because they no longer plan on using them.

4. Evaluate the price

Once you have a name in mind, how do you know if the price is fair? For a buyer, if you see a domain that you HAVE TO HAVE, snap it up as fast as you can. That might mean making an offer rather than waiting for the auction to end (if that is an option from the seller). You may be able to avoid a bidding war and still get it for a price within your budget. For a seller, stay firm on a price but also open your auction up for offers above a certain price. Also look for businesses with a similar domain or businesses that would like to acquire your domain because it reflects their branding.

5. Get your domains front and center

It’s important to feel confident that you will get paid and that the buyer will get the domain name they paid for. Pick a place that has good ratings with recognized bodies such as the Better Business Bureau or licensing from a trusted government source. This will make it easier for the buyer to pull the trigger on the domain purchase as well knowing they can trust the brand that is selling the domain.

All of these things will help you to be a smarter investor and make the most of your time and money. Patience and persistence are key when buying and selling domain names. Buying and selling domain names is a skill in which you can become proficient. With these five tried-and-true tips, you will soon be on your way to making profits in the domain name world.

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  2. Willeke on December 26, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    On the blockchain its always trusted.

  3. Low Price Hosting on December 26, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    great info guys, thanks

  4. DomainDaily on December 26, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Posting domains for sale daily and promoting yours! IG, FB @domaindaily Sorry for advertising.

  5. Duncan Sugrue on December 26, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Has any of you two made any money from selling domain names?

  6. Dandan Thedrivingman on December 26, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Godaddy customer service told me not to waste my time trying to sell my domains i purchased. He told me it took 2 long and most were worthless.

  7. Calum on December 26, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    I just bought for £10 after the announcement of a possible 4.6B$ FIFA-backed ‘European Premier League’ that May feature Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid etc. Also purchased a bunch of similar domains. Hopefully will get my slice of all that money lol.

  8. Koliya Herathge on December 26, 2020 at 7:39 pm

  9. mahmut reis on December 26, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    I have listed my domains at and
    I am not sure If they are good companies to sell my domains or not
    Maybe I should try Godaddy.
    Some of my domains listed recently at those companies: / / / / / / / /

  10. LucKie on December 26, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    How is it better than Flippa?

  11. Fritzner Alexis on December 26, 2020 at 7:41 pm is available for sell. Who’s ready to buy?

  12. Web Design Sri Lanka on December 26, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    hi, i want to promote my Domain ? how please help me. this is my premium Domain

  13. ZP - The Storm on December 26, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Between my business account, and my personal account, I own around 400 domains. I’m not interested in selling them if I can make $10 a year to cover the costs.

  14. Adeel Arif on December 26, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    I want to sell two domain and

  15. Cybwhiz on December 26, 2020 at 7:46 pm

  16. Michael Nielsen on December 26, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    This is incredibly annoying for startups.

  17. My Videos on December 26, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Nice video.. I followed the tips you have shared.. thx for that. I got my name from – easy to buy and sell there.

  18. Nathan B on December 26, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Dynadot to go daddy tutorial? Also do you have to wait 60 days to sell the domain? I’m trying to sell a .us domain on go daddy. Thanks.

  19. Will Datsun on December 26, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    hugedomains stole my domain

  20. N P on December 26, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Thanks for the content. Godaddy Appraisal is such a great reference point, I usually price my domain at 60/70% of the appraised value and in most cases, I end up selling the domain in 5-6weeks. My favorite strategy is buying a domain from premium domain from and quickly flipping it on Godaddy Auctions.

  21. Un Known on December 26, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    buy a domain , check if is available or check similar domains at

  22. Izlude Tingel on December 26, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    selling $2500, had it for years, used it as a forwarding address for years for different sites…

  23. SimplNEWS on December 26, 2020 at 7:55 pm serching for a buyer

  24. BLUDE FRANK on December 26, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    i came across this premium domain on Godaddy ( is it ok?

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  27. Marc encore on December 26, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    anyone who successfully sold their domain names and received bucks via

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  29. John Micah on December 26, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    The problem with Godday is their online customer services, if you have issues you will wait till everlasting before they respond to you

  30. DarkGold Media on December 26, 2020 at 8:03 pm

  31. Breed Athlete on December 26, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Mines is apparently worth $90,000 right now. Can possibly get $1-2m off the name alone.

  32. ליאם רוזיליו on December 26, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    if i buy a domain and there is ads how i get the money from the ads??? #GoDaddy @GoDaddy

  33. patel punit on December 26, 2020 at 8:09 pm
    Let me know for buy

  34. Lon Gibson on December 26, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Good vid on domain flipping. Buying cryptocurrency or Bitcoin related domain names can be profitable right now due to increasing popularity of these markets.

  35. Bernie Steer on December 26, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Get a real job instead of putting up barriers for startup companies.

  36. ahmetzone on December 26, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    this video is useless

  37. Fritzner Alexis on December 26, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Any videos about the godaddy resellers account set up? I have no idea how to set the storefront and the rest of it

  38. Grim Vung on December 26, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Hey great video very informative 👍
    What do you think of the domain name

  39. Shop Class on December 26, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Just bought Sort of hope it sells for millions….

  40. Rehsn Khan on December 26, 2020 at 8:18 pm

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  41. Shashidhar G on December 26, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    This is highly unethical on the part of the GoDaddy. One hand, you so all domain names and on the other hand you guys make a whole video on how to use it to make millions illegally..

    Will never ever buy anything from you guys from 2021.!

    Shame on you..!!

  42. ALL INTO PC on December 26, 2020 at 8:20 pm

  43. J T on December 26, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    GoDaddy cut the sh*t ….you know you’re just trying to sell people a lot of your domains.

  44. Mehul Koli on December 26, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    I already buy domain on other site… can I sell my domain on godaddy?

  45. Amed Ostoura on December 26, 2020 at 8:23 pm I won’t sell it for less than 1M euros! (JK :D)

  46. Mohammad Rubel rana on December 26, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Sir I need to sell My Domain Can You help me for selling my Domain My Domain Name is a

  47. Adventure Dad on December 26, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    The #1 step is… go back to the 90’s and buy every one-word domain name.

  48. Jackie Calle on December 26, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Highway robbery! This is how I lost my website name and will never buy it at this ridiculous price. How horrible that we have our domain names kidnapped for ransom because it accidentally expires due to an expired credit card. Shameful. 🙁 And Godaddy "fosters" this behavior. You ruined my small business and all that I had accomplished until then.