Of course, simply mashing together nearly 20 million domain sales listings in a table and sticking a search box on it doesn’t solve anyone’s problems, and it sure won’t be fast. Our back-end engineers used new technology they’d been researching to help structure and index the data while our front-end team applied several patterns and techniques that make parsing that much data usable and even fun.
As he goes on, it appears our industry still has to go a long way then it comes to getting word about the aftermarket out there, so they aimed to build a tool that allows users to sift through large amounts of domain listings without a frustrating experience.
Our user research (yes, we interviewed real people!) uncovered an interesting trend: plenty of people know you can register a domain name, but they are almost completely unaware of the secondary market. Surprisingly, it’s not the price that’s keeping them away. They usually have a few hundred dollars, or maybe a bit more, to spend on the right domain name, but they don’t know what to buy or where to find it. Even those who found their way to the popular domain sales platforms were confused or intimidated by what they saw. They abandoned the process and resigned themselves to a sub-par domain name.
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Aftermarket.com published a video today promoting their domain name aftermarket services. What do you think? How long do you think until someone registers the sample domain used in the video, IAmTheDonutKing.com?
DNN just learned that Godaddy has once again made some changes for the better with their domain auction platform. Godaddy auctions now pay out in 5 days if the domain name is registered at Godaddy and sold through their auction system. Domains registered at other registrars and sold through the auction platform still are paid out after 20 days.
A representative from Godaddy informed us that streamlining some other policies with regards to the Premium Listings is in the works. Hopefully we’ll see faster payments in that sales channel as well. Currently it takes 45 days after the end of the month to receive payment. This means if you sold a domain on November 1st you could wait up until January 15th to receive payment. Much of this is delay is due to the nature of selling a high price domain and accepting credit cards. Godaddy must wait a certain time period to prevent fraud or chargebacks on these purchases, but the difference between auction payouts (5-20 days) and Premium Listing (45-75 days) payout times has us a bit baffled.
Premium Listings have also gone back to 30% commission, having been at 20% for the month of August and September. These rates need to be consistent and not changing all the time and the payments need to be expedited as fast as possible.
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Godaddy’s Premium Listings are a popular way for some domain name investors to sell their “fixed price” inventory of domains through Godaddy.com. One of the biggest benefits of Premium Listings is that domains listed with the service show up for sale when a user searches from the Godaddy home page.
Godaddy users who currently have their names listed as Premium Listings should verify that their names are listed at this reduced rate by logging in to the Godaddy control panel and navigating to the Premium Listings area. DNW details a way to do a bulk change to your listings in order to take advantage of this promotion.