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  Post #1 (permalink)   03-09-2017, 10:52 PM
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I have a few domains in my back pocket I do not plan on using anymore. I paid a fair amount and I know I can get back what I paid. My question is, however... Can I oversell the domain?

What I mean is can I actually convince someone to pay more for it than I did and turn it into a profit? I don't have much experience with domain flipping/auctioning so I would like to hear from those of you who do.
 
 
 


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I have a few domains in my back pocket I do not plan on using anymore. I paid a fair amount and I know I can get back what I paid. My question is, however... Can I oversell the domain?

What I mean is can I actually convince someone to pay more for it than I did and turn it into a profit? I don't have much experience with domain flipping/auctioning so I would like to hear from those of you who do.
you can sell a domain on for as much as you want
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yes you can, a lot of people are doing this.

but name needs to be good.
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You can always ask for the price you want. The market will correct it.

What I mean by that is that you are either going to get your price, it will be sold for less or not sold at all.
 
 
 
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You never know what the perceived value of a domain in a prospect's eye is until you put it out there. As Artashes said, there will always be a market correction.
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You can oversell a domain but if that domain is the difference between them getting high amounts of traffic to the site then they would pay the price for it and try to make the money back.
 
 
 


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You can sell your at higher price than actual cost but its not an easy business.

You need marketing tricks, tips and work hard to sell domain.
 
 
 


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You can overprice a domain name all day long;

I've got one here for $200,000 if you're interested and it's awesome. The potential is amazing and you really can't pass it up.

That said, you'll probably pass it up, because "mydogisanidiot.com" is not something YOU see potential in, but there's a huge market for it. I can sit on it for $10/year and maybe nobody will ever buy it, but that's the investment risk I take

Now, to clarify, I don't own that name, but think of the potential - all the viral videos etc. The upsell to the domain is amazing, but only to the right buyer.

So go ahead, sell your domain for your asking price. If a buyer agrees with your advertised price, they'll buy it. If not, you negotiate.
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Amazingly, mydogisanidiot.com is already taken. I'm too late.
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Someone must have read my post and saw the massive potential
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Someone must have read my post and saw the massive potential
yes Created on 2008-08-22 and the IP belongs to Google
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yes Created on 2008-08-22 and the IP belongs to Google
Like you, I did a whois query right after I left my second post.

Maybe the link will help their site so they can sell it hehe And if they lead back to this post and want to sell it, I'll buy it (but not for $200k, I don't see the potential)
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And if they lead back to this post and want to sell it, I'll buy it (but not for $200k, I don't see the potential)
I see what you did there. And it is hilarious.
 
 
 


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So just throwing the names out there and asking for a higher price can actually work? Hmm... I am not sure what my domains would actual value at but I guess it can't hurt to try. If it is too high I am sure someone will point it out or no one will buy it.

LOL'd at the "mydogisanidiot.com" (my dog was being a right idiot today so the potential for that was there)
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