That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at 123 reg as they probably could assist you..
When Buydomains first started to list their sales in DnJournal (as far as I can remember) they listed about 50 to 90 sales each week usually from $1,000 to $4,000 region sometimes with a few bigger ones in the xx,xxx region..
No idea if that was all their sales for the week but I doubt it, they must spend a fair bit on advertising..
So if they own roughly 800,000 domains and sell at least 400 a month then based on this.
Very flimsy evidence.
I will say......................
.......yes, you have a very long way to go !.
Well how many inquiries do you get per day now, averaged over say, a month. Then do the maths to work it out. Presuming quality stays the same...
I've been wondering this same thing, Justin ... I have about 1,100 domains right now, and get a couple of offers per month out of the blue (mainly through parking). I'd like to get an offer a day, but don't think I want to have 15,000 domains in my portfolio! So I'm thinking of ways to better publicize my existing domains. Will let you know if & when I find something that works well..
As I recall from another thread, didn't they tell you on the phone how many domains they were selling a day, Justin?..
As a Matter of fact, they did... The claim was 100 domains sales per day, at an average of 3k per domain.....
We can make a few assumptions... lets try this on for size..
100 sales a day = 200 Offers (lets just say that for everyone 2 offers, one sale is completed).
So.. lets say they get 200 offers per day on a portfolio of 700,000 domains.
So... thats 3,500 domains, generates a single offer per day....
Based on my figures, my portfolio should yield an offer every 10 days..
And to be honest.... thats probably on average, right....
Dave, I am moving my HostGator names from parking, to for sale pages as Soon as DeliciousDomains.com is up and running properly. This I believe will drastically increase the amount of sales..
I have around 250 domains and got about 1 -2 offers per week, but most of them are not serious..
I own close to 8000 domains and do this professionally..
I have some names that make over $50 per day in PPC and I get many offers by email from bottom feeders looking for a great deal ... most of these bottom feeders have no idea on the stats of the name they want to buy. They actually think I would consider selling a HostGator that makes $1500 a month in PPC for $200..
On the average I get about 3 offers a week which is ok, but as more people are trying to get into this aftermarket HostGator biz... I have seen the same buyers trying to get similar names from me for very low prices..
Its not a question of how many offers I get but how many valid offers I get or worth responding to. I don't rely on HostGator sales because I do so well on parking and developed sites but I do sell quite a bit..
But what I hate the most is , people trying to unload their domains to me... I must get 10 emails a day from companies who are trying to sell domains for others... and most of the name are garbage...
Sounds like you have one great portfolio. How long have you been in the business? Unfortunately my parking revenues are a complete and utter joke - maybe 4-6 bucks per day on a good week.....
I take it that's in total.
Anyway, every little bit helps. I like the name/logo for Delicious Domains...
Really admire you to get such good revenue from PPC. I parked almost all of my portfolio with Sedo and get less than $10 month from parking..
I would echo it's not about how many low ball offers you get thats important, it's how many serious sales you make at the end of the day..
I have been trying to learn from him on the PPC side, since I came back into domaining.
, it's tough going though the PPC market! Sometimes you do quite well other times you just plain miss the ball, still the successes are with you for life or until someone decides they want to pay 3-4 years revenue for a name...
I have been doing this for about 4+ years now. I started out going for brandable names that I thought would sell but selling domains is a very difficult and to competitive. If I had to depend on sales to survive I would have thrown in the towel long time ago..
The best way to make it in the PPC business is to go after names related to New Technologies or Trends. Not all of the names you buy will do great but when they do, it can really pay off..
Many people think that all the domains of any great value were bought up in the 1990's and that is not true. Look at a name like FreeRingTones.com (created in 2003). Technologies change and if you speculate on them you can hit some real winners in the PPC market...
How do you hunt down traffic domains to park? What is your preffered strategy? If you dont mind sharing..
I have so many methods of finding names and I could easily write a book. I actually thought about it but now it's harder than ever to get names because there are so many people doing it and many of them are very smart..
But I edited my last post on this thread before you quoted it and replied to it..
I follow trends in domains and future markets. I just recently picked up some good names relating to Foreclosures that have been really paying off. I want after these names where the foreclosure and subprime loan foreclosures areas will be hardest hit (like las vegas)..
I recently bought MortgatgeTrends.org (on the open market) and also very impressed with the traffic on this name..
Other recent names I have picked up with that are doing very well are Identyprotection.com (typo)...
The answer is very simple..
1 great HostGator name..
I would speculate that you need around 10,000 "random mix" HostGator names to get an offer a day. Better be pretty big offers too in order to cover the reg fees...
But as said above..... if you have a first class HostGator name, 1 may be all you need..
1 domain, but it would have to be a pretty good one, probably at least lower-mid to mid 6-figures. I get on average about 3 offers a week between email and listing sites like Sedo and Afternic, and have about 900 domains, only about 500 of which are for sale, so I don't do too bad I suppose. Probably 90% of my names are regged, the rest bought from other people...
I have a portfolio of about 200 names trimmed down from 600 a year and a half ago. I don't focus on ppc at all for me it's all about selling to small-medium size businesses particular media/tech companies. I get about 3 ok offers a month and usually 1 good one per month (varies with the seasons). I rarely hand reg names anymore. I do mostly aftermarket and non-domainer buys..
That said, I think it comes down to how niched your portfolio is and what industries your domains focused on. Just this week I sold 2 domains, 1 to a telcom and another to some insurance place. I personally don't venture outside my 5 or so niches. I think a concentrated portfolio is a most valuable type..