March 23, 2013

Selling Domain Names

I've sold a few domain names over the years. Last year I sold the URL to a photography-related project. They seem so interesting I'm following them on Facebook!

It's been a couple of years since I sold the domain to a design company in Finland. I'd held the name Linja for years because it was similar to my name, and it turned out to be a word in Finnish, so that made it worth something... enough actually to pay for all my domain names for several years.

So are domain names a good investment? It depends! I'm not an expert and I wish I knew a sure-fire way to sell them. I did not buy my domains from resellers; I "made them up" and registered them, but I do pay the registrar a yearly fee. For now I've listed most of mine with Afternic, a large domain reseller which handled the sale of the name PhotoVenture for me. Recently I added to the list of names for sale because Frank doesn't need it anymore, being retired. 

Have you ever bought or sold a domain name? 


Hilary said...

I never have. I've been lucky that the only domain name I wanted at one time was available. It never occurred to me to be on the selling end. I'm glad it works for you.

My Journey With Candida said...

I have never sold one but I have a company wanting to buy My Journey With Candida. I don't want to sell though and they gave me such a hard time that I had to tell them never to contact me again.... EVER.

CountryDew said...

What an interesting idea as a way to make money. I'm glad it works for you.

Adele said...

I've never done it, but it sure sounds interesting! I'm going to check it out.