Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably know..
Month after month, GoDaddy is among the top spots for reported domain.
Great news, I also recently had an offer through GoDaddy with I declined as it was much lower than hoping for, Good luck, hope everthing goes well, I think GoDaddy sell many names but it's a pity they don't list everthing sold as it would give everyone a better & more realistic idea of value...
I hope some1 would start making offers on mine hehe =) more details, cant wait!..
Do you try advertising them for sale other than park it ? - I try and find places to post my domains for sale that are relative to the area or name..
Example - I own dubai-loans.com ......if you type dubai loans into google a free add comes up at number 1 on page 1 of google !.
Quite a few of my.
Come up on page 1 in google for various domains that I own, it takes extra time to do this of course...
Hey thats great news, keep us up-dated..
I have had a few offers in the past couple of weeks all of which I have turned down...
Congrats. I was excited about my first GoDaddy offer too! Thankfully everything went through, I've heard some "horror stories" of fake bidding..
Keep in mind the process takes a couple a weeks, at least. Here's a link to a thread I made after the entire process was done for me. It has all of the messages you should get in your GoDaddy account manager, so you can know what to expect and when..
Congrats! I remember getting my first email like that... and then I went out and spent all the money I got on more names...
Goodluck with the sale.
Guys it doesnt matter if you turn down a sale in GoDaddy becuase it records as a prevous offer which is good advertisement in it's own right. I also am in the process of a sale but thats for another thread...
Welcome to the club Mr Loot.
80% of the offers I got in GoDaddy went into a real sale,.
But there are about 20% that the buyer get lost somehow....
Anyway good luck!..
Have 5 parked at GoDaddy and not even a single offer..
Thanks for the feedback - will update as it moves along!.
BTW: Does GoDaddy handle the transfer/sale as an "escrow agent?".
I've never received an offer from my GoDaddy parked domains, but I only have about a dozen there. The rest are either parked at Fab. (not listed for sale), listed for sale at afternic, or awaiting development. Most of my sales are of the 'end user' type, because my actual job (advertising/web development) allows me to contact more potential buyers during the day. I guess it doesn't hurt to list my unpromoted domains at sedo.
Good luck with your sale, I hope this is only the beginning of a long list of sales for you...
I also woke up 2 days ago and - bingo - offer via GoDaddy for one of my domains. Bingo ended when I noticed ridiculous price offered. I did not accept...
Be prepared for a possibly long process though. They aren't near as fast as Afternic on getting the deal done..
Good luck with your other names too...
Agreed, and that's why I always prefer to trade on AfterNIC. The folks @ AfterNIC stay on top of the transaction until it's done. If the buyer starts acting flakey, they do their best to get the buyer to close as quickly as possible..
Congrats and hope the buyer is serious about the offer..
I got an offer for one of my best domains a week ago too. Offer was for $xxxx, but seems like buyer was just joking since one guy from GoDaddy already contacted me to tell that buyer doesnt reply to his messages, so most likely I'm going to cancel the transfer on friday...
Good luck with the sale, dont let him rip you off..
So you are saying it is better to list on GoDaddy than afternic? I have a few non-performing ones, they do not get much ppc, I just want to sale them...
I prefer AfterNIC for both listing and parking..
Nowadays, AfterNIC parking let's you choose your parking provider: House Parking, Fabulous or HostGator Sponsor. Good stuff..
As always, IMO..
Mike, I hope it works out for you...List your sale in the HostGator Sales thread when it's finished?..
Parking is another story, and everybody has their favorites, but you should.
The names for sale everywhere possible, all/any legitimate venues available. Get the most exposure you can, don't limit yourself to just advertising thru whatever company you are parking with..
*This assumes their are no special fees, or cross-advertising restrictions, etc...
I'll be 2 years with GoDaddy in October, and i'm still waiting for that "offer". Still hoping.....
In the past 1.5 years I have had over 50 offers on my names at SEDO. About 15 of them were accepted and out of those 15, only 2 actually sent in the money. Each transfer / escrow took months before I got my money..
On the other hand I have received about 20 offers from afternic and accepted about 15 of them. Out of those 15, 12 of them sent the money in. I have had some very quick transfer / escrow transactions with afternic (when the buying party knew what they were doing), and I have had some that took months as well..
I have even sold names at Afternic that were parked on GoDaddy (found thru nameboy.com or other data bases). The problem with GoDaddy is it's Free to make a bid. If I saw a HostGator that I wanted to buy and it was for sale on Afternic and SEDO, I would negotiate my heart out on GoDaddy for free (using a webmail from one of my domains) to see the lowest price the buyer will go. Then wait a while and make an offer on Afternic..
I am currently up to 2700 domains now (2000 of them are poker domains) and I receive emails (from the who is) about selling the domain. 90 percent of my poker domains are parked at Fabulous and I DO NOT have the HostGator for sale sign on them because I really think it hurts the PPC when a visitor sees the HostGator For Sale. We (as domainers) dont see the web/internet as most of the newer people who surf the internet. If I were not an expreinced surfer and I went to a landing page that had "domain for sale" and sponsored links... I would think it's like buying something from a company that is about to go out of business or be sold..
The first think I do when I receive an email about somebody wanting to purchase or inquire about one of my domains, I do a search on Google.com and vroosh.com to see if there is any info about this person before I respond with an amount for sale ( I search the email address or the name if given). Once I searched the email on google and found a post from the potential buyer who was unemployed and asking for free assistance in Java Script... so I knew where he stood. If I receive and email from somebody like.
And learn as much about the company "betmaker" before I respond to the offer..
When dealing with a offer at GoDaddy / Afteric you know nothing about the potential buyer and that puts you at a big disadvanatge when negotiating the sale...
So far, it has been slow?.
I responded RIGHT AWAY. Have heard nothing back? Been a couple of days....
Will keep you posted..
Where can I find the place to sell that their are no special fees, or cross-advertising restrictions, etc"?.
There aren't any special fees at most places, but you do pay a hefty chunk out of the final sale amount at most places...
I read from GoDaddy that if you park your HostGator there, then the cut is lower than if you park it elsewhere. How do they know whether you parked the same HostGator in two different places? (as long as you switch to the park GoDaddy site when you receive an offer?)..
UPDATE as promised..
My GoDaddy account now says > We have invoiced the buyer and when we secure the funds in our escrow account, we will let you know... to begin the transfer process..
Sounds good so far.
> It does seem SLOW though as others have pointed out..
Anyway, thanks for your feedback and comments..
Wow great job! My domains at GoDaddy were NEVER sold! Congrats and hope that HostGator benefits and inform us of updates..
This is the step you have to wait the longest for on GoDaddy usually. But hopefully, for you it will move smoothly along. It really just depends on if the buyer has his head up his a$$ or not...
Do you guys find it helps people find you on GoDaddy or it pulls keywords from a description? I have no description on any of mine there..
I always add description on my listed domains, even promote my website there...