Afternic domain selling Hangout is today

Learn how to sell your domain names with Afternic in a Hangout today.

GoDaddy is hosting a Hangout today to explain how Afternic works with GoDaddy. The hangout takes places at 11 am PDT (2 PM EDT).

GoDaddy will discuss how Afternic works and integrates with GoDaddy. Representatives will also explain domain listing best practices.

If you are willing to sell domain names with fixed prices, Afternic is one of the best ways to get exposure for your domain names. If someone searches for your domain name (and sometimes when they search for a similar one), they can instantly add your domain name to their cart and buy it. You don’t have to bother with transferring the domain name; it’s all handled for you.

I like to use Afternic in combination with domain name parking pages with “for sale” messages. If someone finds the domain name for sale through a registrar, they can buy it directly. If they find it through a parked page, I can negotiate and close the sale myself.

16 End User Domain Name Sales

A look at 16 domain names sold on Sedo last week that were purchased by end users.

Sedo handled about a million dollars worth of domain name transactions last week with 499 domains. Many of the biggest sales — such as Frank Schilling’s $66,000 sale of newy.com — are still in the transfer process. At that price, it’s surely an end user purchase.

Still, there are some notable sales to report. A three letter .org domain sold for $7,500 and a dermatology company bought a domain matching one of its brands for £9,500.

Here’s a look at 16 domain names purchased by end users over the past week:

Click here to see this week’s End User list…

Sedo makes improvements to Direct Auctions

Auctions will now trigger alerts to people who previously placed offers on the domain.

SedoSedo has made a couple improvements to to its Direct Auction service, a recent option that lets customers start an auction for their domain name whenever they’d like for a $59 fee.

One of the changes should be appealing to anyone who has received lots of previous offers on a domain name. If the domain name is placed in auction with the Direct Auction service, all people who have previously placed an offer on the domain name will receive a notice.

Also, the reserve price range will now be displayed on both the search results page and the auction page.

Sedo launched the Direct Auction service at the end of April and 150 auctions were purchased on the first day. As of early June, the top sale using a Direct Auction was $26,500 for 8255.com.

20 End User Domain Name Purchases

A custom tea machine maker, video game company and swimsuit seller buy domain names.

Sedo rebounded from the slow holiday week with good sales results, handling $1.5 million in domain name transactions. It made some good four figure sales to end users, including MyHappy.com, Smartel.com and Clone.org.

Here’s a look at 20 domain names purchased by end users over the past week:

Click here to see this week’s End User list…