If you approach Saw.com with a name to sell, but we are unable to take on your business, fret not! There are other options for you to get that name sold. Watch Jeff explain below.
Hi, my name is Jeff Gabriel. I am the co-founder and CEO of Saw.com We are the leading domain brokerage on the net. Why do I say that? Well, it’s quite easy. Each of our five brokers (including myself) average over 20 years of sales experience and over 10 years of experience in the domain industry. We’re always writing fresh content to help viewers like yourself understand and love the same industry that all of those that work with me at Saw.com have grown to love.
Being in the domain industry for over 10 years, I’ve amassed quite a little bit of a following. I have a lot of people that come to me and ask questions about the industry, about domain names, or anything else in between, and I usually do my best to try to answer them. And instead of just answering that one particular person, I’ve made a list of common questions and I want to answer each of these questions in 30 seconds or less. I think that would be really helpful, rather than going on these very long and detailed answers that sometimes take way too long. I want to just get right to the point – tell you the question, tell you the answer, and move on to the next one. Here we go.
What if Saw Can’t Help Me Sell My Domain Name?
I have people approach me on a regular basis asking me if I could help sell their domain names. The thing is, there’s only so much time in a day for us to be able to sell domains. At a brokerage like ours, where we’re taking the domains, searching for leads and opportunities, researching the industry, reading different publications, seeing if we can do guest posts or press releases, spending and immersing ourselves in these opportunities. A lot of the times the domains that we’re being offered to sell don’t really meet the credentials that we’re looking for because the price of those domains that they could sell for is a lot less than what we want to do to be able to sell them. Because if we’re going to charge a commission on it, it takes the same amount of work to sell a million-dollar or half a million, or a hundred thousand dollar domain as it does to sell a one thousand dollar domain by taking it to market.
So a lot of times, I recommend different marketplaces. If I were to have a portfolio of say a thousand or two thousand or a hundred names or even one name, my suggestion to you would be to list the domains on Sedo.com and on Afternic.com.
Sedo is a wonderful marketplace. That’s actually where I got my start in this industry over 10 years ago. So go in there, create an account, add the domain, put a price on it. If you’re not really sure [how much it’s worth] and the domain isn’t the best domain in the world I’d probably put a price of about $1700 or $1777. That price is supported by quite a considerable amount of data. The price isn’t so high that people who really want the domain aren’t going to buy it, but it isn’t so low that it doesn’t make any sense to sell it. So listing on Sedo is a simple process. Afternic’s the same thing. You’ll want to opt for both of them. One into the Afternic DLS network and one into the Sedo MLS network. That will give it a lot of exposure to many of the different registrars that are linked to them.
So let’s say somebody in the middle east wants to purchase the domain name. They might go to their regular registrar that they use, search the domain name, see that it comes up. And then there’s a price of $1777 on it. They add it to their shopping cart. It’s a very transactional and quick sale. And then they ask you for the auth code and you get paid. It’s a very simple process. I suggest you do it, especially in these lower-end “buy it now” names. And if you don’t, you’re missing out.