Here’s how to bulk upload all of your domain names for sale to aftermarkets.
You know that old lottery saying “You can’t win if you don’t play”? The same thing applies to domains. If you’re looking to sell them, you should list them on the major domain aftermarkets Sedo and Afternic where buyers can find them.
I’ve written tutorials on how to do this at both Afternic (tutorial) and Sedo (tutorial) before, but I just refreshed my portfolio and went through the process again. A few things have changed since then.
First I updated my portfolio at Afternic. It surprises me how many people list their domains with Sedo but not Afternic. Although Sedo will sell more of your domains, no one tops Afternic (through its BuyDomains site) for marketing to end users. Don’t let a $20 annual fee stop you.
In my previous Afternic bulk uploading tutorial I noted that the changes were processed immediately (while Sedo took a week or two). Now when you do a bulk upload to Afternic it goes into a holding queue so it can be reviewed for trademarks, vice, and adult domains. It took only a day or two for this to be completed.
I recommend choosing the “expanded promotion” option for your domains at Afternic. There’s a 20% commission, but your domains will be cross-listed on other sites including BuyDomains. Domains listed with expanded promotion are 10 times more likely to sell.
As for Sedo, the process is very similar to before. You download a spreadsheet (actually csv) and add and categorize your domains. You then submit a support ticket and attach the spreadsheet. Although it’s not an automatic process, I received a response in about 5 minutes that my domains had been added. (As always, Sedo then verifies domains that it can’t automatically verify).
The most tedious part of adding your domains to Sedo and Afternic is categorizing them. (I find the category picker in Sedo’s spreadsheet to be very tiny and annoying.) But categorized domains are 2.8 times more likely to sell than uncategorized domains. So suck it up, or pay your kid to do it for you.