How To Sell A Domain Name
If you are following this from the day I posted it, you are to soon. I am working on this for a few days to get the site I am selling , sold. as I progress I will come back to this page and post a link to the next. You might want to book mark this. It’s not a fast process.
In 2008 I added a domain name iworkwithmusic.com . to my set of websites. I also have IWORKWITHTECH and IWORKWITHPEOPLE.COM . My intentions where to allow musicians to advertise their band and music so people would know how to find their content or when the musicians would have a show. The goal was to make it totally free for the musicians to do what they needed to get their content seen. The goal was to make that website the place scouts would eventually go to so they could look for bands or people to sign to their label. Sorry to say I could not come up with the money it takes to advertise such a site. I wanted to make sites that show I work with certain fields and I want to help people get known in certain categories that these people want to be known. So I was lucky to get a site that stays with my theme.
With all the chatrooms all over the internet with a dj this and dj that as screen names. Not one person would sign up. Either that means my site is not attractive, It’s hard to understand what it is, Musicians just do not get on the internet much, 90% of the people who call their selves a dj within social networks, Really are not.
Maybe I am bitter. It really felt like I was doing this from the heart, but it failed.
So I have been scouring the internet studying how I can sell my website. There is a large number of sites that talk about buying, selling, auctioning websites. I will not be auctioning. That of course is like eBay, you could end up selling your plasma tv for a dollar. I will hold out, and I will try more ideas on iworkwithmusic.com until the site is sold for a fair price. It has great potential.
I looked at godaddy’s auction, there is no way you will get me to post my site on there for $5 plus 5-7% . That place is for domain squatters. What is a domain squatter? people who buy a site just to sell it. like the 90000 people who buy up websites with the name of a dead star Right after tragedy hit and try to sell it and become millionaires. Go to eBay and look at all the Farrah and Micheal sites for auction that no one is buying. It’s disrespectful and we all know that people like that do not deserve to profit from that. There are others who just steadily type all sorts of ideas and park them with a for sale sign on them. See if you have not tried to unload a good website, you do not know that it is an option to auction or sale them. You just go to the website you normally go to and type in the domain name you want for your great idea, and if the site is available you get it. If it is not, you try something close. In that case you end up with a domain like 1111iworkwithpeople1111.com and really that is completely unattractive and leaves you unmotivated.
Searches I have done.
evaluate my website That turns up a bunch of websites that you pay to tell you what your site is worth to them as a buyer. You will not be happy unless you own yahoo or google or msn. it turns up crap. They want to charge you to tell you that your site is worth about 25 bucks. They get these prices by counting the letters in your site, not what the domain name means. Many of them also look at the content on the site and do their evaluation by the relevance of the name to the content, cool, if I was selling the whole site. Sorry I amusing a free php script from e107. Their works has nothing to do with the value of the domain by by it’s actual value.
Ok this one is a little bit more fun. but I have to warn you, it’s like playing a flash based video game… it’s not reall. but they do tell you how you rank in search engines.
Most of them use Google and Alexa.. Alexa??? really ??? Wasn’t Alexa considered bad news?? Well if it was, I guess that does not matter when you are checking the value of your sites traffic. Needless to say I failed all the alexa tests, because I refuse to put their software on my site. Most anti-spyware programs go nuts with anything with eth word alexa in it, sooo I will not be making my visitors uncomfortable.
This one Did not please me at all. I tried all my sites, every single site I typed in was the exact same value. $10 . I even tried the domain name for the company I work for, it’s a few years old (google way back machine). and it came up the same. A company that makes 2G a day from that website.
I have no idea what this site uses but it valued my site at …. $0 hmm. not cool so far BUT it does see truxtertech.com at a much better price. So that one is real, well at least the prices changes a bit more often at a much more broad range. Still have no idea what it does. It might read page count, since the page count is on the main site truxtertech and since iworkwithtech is a sub-directory there really are no stats to offer.
Websiteoutlook Sees the site as being worth $255 and says it gets 35 cents a day in ad revenue, hmm I have no advertisements on it, and it shows an old screenshot. May have been that long since I had advertisements. I removed them because I thought they might have been a turn off to visitors.
dnscoop Sees the site as about 120 bucks.. Alexa is it’s biggest focus. Selling a domain name, not a cache cookie farm.
This piece of work Saw all of my sites as 77 dollars. their php script is mis configured , but shows a nice price for it’s own domain. LOL! no thanks… on top of that, they use technoroti to evaluate your site. it almost looks like they are using dnscoop through an iframe.
So far I am not impressed much by any of those. but we will see as this process continues.