That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably know..
I've used the following:.
Afternic Bazaar - I've sold about 10 names on the Bazaar. You never really get true market value on the Bazaar because it's only open to other sellers so your dealing with wholesale prices. It's a good place to unload names and get your reg fee back. I have gotten as high as $60 for names there..
Afternic - I've only got a few names listed on Afternic. They've never generated any activity..
Sedo - I started parking my names there about 5 months ago. I do it primarily for the parking revenue but I've sold 1 name through them for $150. It was a name that I regretted registering so that was a pleasant surprise..
Ebay - Very good place to sell quality names. Fee's are high compared to other places but good names will gather a lot of attention and generally do very well. Average names will not do well and you'll get killed by listing fees...
Very interesting and informative Lou. Thanks. Have you used Namepros at all to sell your names? And speaking of Ebay, if you have a quality name, which method do you suggest to use? Starting at .01 cent and no ceiling?..
If I'm confident they'll do well, I like to start them at .01. Reason being, when browsing auctions, many people have them listed by price. The longer your auction is at .01, the more visitors it gets. Many times my auctions stay at .01 until the last day or so and then they'll start moving in price at the end..
You can see how many people are watching your auctions on your "My Ebay" page. If you have a decent amount of watchers on an auction (over 8), you should be in pretty good shape as the auction winds down..
You can always set a reserve price but I've found that it discourages bidding..
To this point, I haven't used NamePros to sell. I wouldn't expect to get more than wholesale prices here since most members are resellers...
Thanks Lou. Yes, that's what I thought as well. The advantage of Ebay is that you have a better chance of getting end users bidding for the name...
Without being too specific, perhaps Sabre Hosting can comment on the pricing here at NamePros...
I checked some names on Ebay and was surprised how some reasonnably good names were getting low bids. Is this the norm. Has anyone seen good names selling for interesting amounts on Ebay lately?..
Ive sold all my names on namepros as of now, allthough I just parked 20+ on GoDaddy and am planning on parking more, aswell as putting them up for sale here and on DN Forum, Sitepoint and some other places..
Ebay is a good place to buy names as well. There are many deals to be had..
A lot of factors determine how well an auction does:.
The quality of the name itself.
The professionalism of the listing.
The feedback rating of the seller.
The promotion of the listing (contacting possible end users).
The timing of the auction (USA Sunday evenings are best for .com's).
There's more but I can't come up with any at the moment..
EBay is my place to get rid of names I don't want quickly, or to find a diamond in the rough. I'd never sell a quality name on eBay... huge fees just for listing, and so many "less desirable" bidders than find you on GoDaddy or elsewhere..
Just my .02.
I use the chatroom.
I buy a lot in the chatroom and so do every1 else..