GoDaddy pricing the domain names at a more reasonable level.
One of the reasons GoDaddy acquired Marchex’s domain name portfolio (which was recently being sold under the Archeo brand) was that Marchex had steep prices on the domain names.
A friend tried to buy a domain name last year. He was initially told it would cost something like $30,000. Marchex later offered to sell it for something like $10,000, but my friend had moved on to a different domain.
GoDaddy said it would attach prices to many of the domains and sell them for prices that make them more liquid. We’re starting to see evidence of this.
RobbiesBlog.com has a story describing a case in which it bought a domain name quoted for $20,000 at Marchex for just $3,000 at GoDaddy. Based on a description of the negotiations, it appears that GoDaddy isn’t using past quotes/information from Archeo when negotiating sales.
GoDaddy also sold Beijing.com. I assume GoDaddy was willing to negotiate on this domain more than Marchex was.
So here’s a tip: if there’s a domain at Marchex that you had your eyes on previously, give GoDaddy a call and see if you can strike a good deal now.
One of the names I had been quoted $1m for is listed at GD for $20k
Would like to go through the entire list. Any idea if they have a separate link for what they are offering.? Thanks
Jamie Zoch says
I have inquired on a domain that was a Marchex owned and now GoDaddy owns it.. It is listed with a $5K minimum offer, which is $5K minimum less than Marchex had it.. but the offering price was $150K from GoDaddy… so don’t assume GoDaddy is “giving” these domains away. Yes many maybe less expensive than what Marchex was asking, but it’s not going to be a “great deal” thing all the time.
A list of all them that are for sale would be great to see
domain guy says
You notice no price for bijing.com This establishes that it was sold at lower price at not disclosed. I thinking less than 7 figures?
Digital Address says
GD slowly but steadily updating nameservers on many of its new domains from “ULTSEARCH” to “NAMEFIND”!