Listing level and commission changes at domain marketplace.
Afternic has revamped its web site and made changes to listing options and commissions.
Afternic previously had three listing options, one of which merely listed domains on Afternic. Now there will be two options: Afternic DLS Network and Afternic DSL Premium.
DLS Network gets your domains listed on 20 domain reseller sites, reaching 25 million prospective buyers monthly. DLS Premium gets you two more resellers, but they’re big ones: Network Solutions and Register.com. Premium also enables “instant transfer” for sales, and domains must be priced and registered at one of the Premium registrars. Afternic says the average selling price on Premium is 33% higher than DLS Network.
The basic listing level at Afternic will be grandfathered for existing domains until the end of the year.
Commissions for DLS Network are 15%, with 5% back if your domain is parked with Afternic/SmartName (so net 10%). DLS Premium commissions are 20% with the same 5% back option for parking, making it only 15% for parked domains. Minimum sales commissions are $120. The median sales price at Afternic historically has been about $1,200, so the minimum commission will rarely apply.