A simple guide to take advantage of Sedo’s new integration with Moniker.
Thousands of domainers can now add their domains to SedoMLS Premium thanks to the company’s new agreement with Moniker.
With SedoMLS Premium you can list your domains across Sedo’s network of partner sites (including in the registration path at many registrars) and they can be instantly purchased and transferred.
I just went through the process of adding a couple domains to MLS. It’s fairly similar to the process with Afternic.
1. Log in to your account and go to your domain management console.
2. Click “optimize” next to the domain you want to add to SedoMLS.
3. Select a Buy Now price and your domain registrar. (Note: be sure to click “OK” after each of these or your settings won’t be saved even when you click “activate”.)
On the next page you’ll need to check the box and submit.
4. You’ll receive an email from Moniker with a link to approve the domain from within your Moniker account. Follow the instructions.
Your domain is added to the SedoMLS network almost instantaneously.
A couple things to note:
1. Sedo has a bar graph that shows your promotion level. Don’t worry if one of the squares isn’t full; it likely just means you aren’t parking the domain with Sedo. Sedo says sales increase 40% for domains that are parked with it since they include a for sale link.
2. As an added bonus when you add a fixed price to your domain, Sedo will email people who previously made an offer on your domain to let them know about the new fixed price.
3. Sedo lets registrars add a mark up of up to 15% to your domain price. For example, I listed AlabamaPainter.com for $1,288. SedoMLS partner United Domains lists it for $1,417 and Dotster lists it for $1,481. I listed AnaheimCardiology.com for $2,500 and UnitedDomains is asking $2,750 and Dotster $2,875. So United Domains is adding 10% to the price and Dotster is adding 15% but your commission is still taken off your asking price.
This is somewhat disconcerting as it adds to the overall cost and makes it harder to sell the domain. For example, if Dotster sells AnaheimCardiology.com then the end user paid $2,875. After Sedo’s 20% commission on $2,500 I’d have $2,000. So total commissions are roughly 30%.
That said, this increases the incentive for registrars to push your domains.