Domain names can be an excellent way to establish your brand online and can even be worth quite a lot of money.
If you no longer wish to own the domain name you once did, try selling it via GoDaddy auction. This is an efficient and safe way of disposing of unwanted domain names.
How to sell a domain name on GoDaddy
GoDaddy makes selling domains easy for entrepreneurs with unutilized domain names or small business owners repurchasing assets, whether that be through its Domain Control Center listing domains for sale and creating "For Sale" landing pages as well as listing your assets on Afternic, one of the world's leading domain marketplaces.
Step one of selling your domain should be to determine its value, using either a free valuation tool such as Estibot or by comparing similar domains on the market. From there, you can set a starting price that reflects how much your domain should be valued at.
As soon as you have an understanding of your domain's value, listing it on GoDaddy can begin. Choose either a fixed price or flexible pricing (where buyers can submit offers).
Choose a flexible price and negotiate directly with potential buyers until you arrive at a price you like; the advantage of this method lies in helping to secure better domain deals; however, you may not have as much control over it than with fixed prices; therefore it is best to list lower-priced domains at fixed prices while listing premium domains at flexible ones.
Another alternative is selling your domain through a third party broker, who will help facilitate sales negotiations on your behalf and take care of selling for you. While commission costs might incur, this method could save both time and effort in selling directly.
Alternately, you could sell your domain through an online auction platform. These platforms allow users to set a fixed or flexible price and feature built-in escrow services that help both parties reduce risks involved with selling a domain name.
Before listing your domain for sale, ensure you have an understanding of its value and a marketing plan in place. Social media promotions, setting up websites and joining domain selling groups are all ways of increasing exposure for your domain - you could also add it to Afternic for search results to appear across hundreds of registrars and reseller websites globally.
How to list a domain name for sale on GoDaddy
GoDaddy makes it simple and cost-effective for domain name holders with dormant domain names to sell them for profit. Customers of GoDaddy are welcome to utilize this tool free of charge and with only a nominal commission required per domain sold.
To sell a domain, first create an auction account with GoDaddy and add payment information into your settings. From there you can list it for auction in public format - and even pay extra to have it featured on a category page!
Selling domains can be an exciting way to generate additional cash while helping others find what they're searching for - though you should carefully weigh up any risks or costs involved before beginning this journey. If you're uncertain as to the true worth of your domain, consulting a professional broker before initiating this process could be beneficial.
One solution would be to list it for sale on GoDaddy's Afternic domain marketplace and auction site, the largest domain marketplace available today, providing sellers with tools that promote their listings effectively - including an estimate of how much your domain might be worth using their Domain Value Appraisal tool.
Step two of listing is setting your price. There are two pricing models you can consider for listing: either offering a fixed price or bidding in a seven-day public auction, enabling you to set an appropriate sales price without needing to negotiate with potential buyers.
Last but not least, you must provide details and a description about the domain for sale to prospective buyers. This will enable them to understand why it represents such great value to them and why your offering can help their business.
GoDaddy Auctions allows you to list your domain for sale by simply clicking the "List Domain" button located in the upper-right corner of the domain control center. After listing, let people know about it by creating a landing page dedicated to it or publishing its listing on Afternic.
How to accept a domain name offer on GoDaddy
GoDaddy makes listing domains for sale easy; offers are presented directly to you and you have the power to accept or decline them, while payment methods can also be changed at your discretion. When accepting an offer, an email notification with EPP code and Authorization code is sent directly to your inbox allowing you to complete the transfer of your domain name.
As soon as a buyer submits an offer on GoDaddy Auctions, they will have an allotted period to accept or decline it; otherwise it will be automatically removed from the auction. If they accept an offer within this window, however, they have one extra week for accepting counteroffers if any come.
GoDaddy Auctions allows nonmembers to place bids without membership by clicking the "Bid" button next to a domain they want. Sellers may submit offers by clicking "Offer".
Choose "Offer/Counter Offer with Buy Now" as the listing type to submit offers on expired domains or seven-day domain auctions, where sellers accept your bid or make counter offers, or accept the Buy Now price. This type of auction concludes when either party accepts one bidder's bid, counter offers are submitted or if no buyers participate and accepts Buy Now price.
Before transferring your domain, ensure all contact details are publically visible on WHOIS. You can do this by logging into your GoDaddy Domain Control Center and verifying the WHOIS personal data is up-to-date.
Incorrect WHOIS information could jeopardise the transfer of your domain. To avoid this scenario, disable privacy protection for your domain if applicable and adjust WHOIS privacy settings on GoDaddy account accordingly.
Once your WHOIS privacy settings have been modified to display all personal data, it's easy to transfer a domain to another registrar. If you want to maintain the anonymity of your domain while still transferring it, however, cancel the Private Registration service before doing so.
Once your domain has been transferred, Squarespace will handle it automatically for you. From here you can connect it to your Squarespace site, manage billing and settings, as well as create new websites on their platform.
How to close a domain name sale on GoDaddy
GoDaddy makes listing domains for sale easy; simply list one and wait to hear back from potential buyers. With their straightforward process and competitive offers from potential buyers, this could be your chance to make money off an old or unwanted domain name.
Before selling your domain, the first step should be establishing an appropriate price for it. There are various tools that can help determine its worth; alternatively you could conduct your own research to estimate its worth.
Making use of a domain valuation tool is one of the easiest and fastest ways to get an idea of its worth, though no tool can provide 100% accurate figures. A more in-depth evaluation should take place, including considering market demand and other elements that affect its worth.
Once you have determined an estimated valuation, the next step should be listing your domain. To do this, navigate to your domain control center and click "List for Sale", setting your sales price while using GoDaddy's GoValue to provide an estimated appraisal.
Once your domain is listed for sale, you can accept offers by logging into your account and selecting "Sell Domains." From there you'll see a list of pending offers; simply choose which offer to accept by clicking "Accept Offer."
Another option would be to contact a domain broker, who can sell your domain on your behalf at an agreed upon price. With decades of experience and fair pricing practices in mind, these professionals can offer fair value for your domain name.
Negotiating for a lower domain purchase price is often beneficial; however, if it makes you uneasy do not proceed. There are scams out there and giving personal data away is never in your best interests.
If you are unsatisfied with your domain, you have the ability to cancel it at any time by logging into your account and following these steps: