Don’t Overlook GoDaddy Premium Listings When Selling Domains Registered On GoDaddyPosted: January 29, 2012
Often when people talking about listing domains for sale, Sedo and Afternic come up in discussion. While those are the two largest domain marketplaces and you can list any domains there, there’s a unique option for domains registered at GoDaddy that may even produce bigger results: GoDaddy Premium Listings.
What are GoDaddy Premium Listings?
GoDaddy Premium Listings are GoDaddy’s method of allowing sales listings directly on the domain search path on their site. You can only add premium listings to domains within your GoDaddy account, and they only allow .com, .net and .org domains. When a domain sells, GoDaddy automatically handles the sale, collecting the funds from the buyer and transferring the domain into their account.
What is the benefit of having a GoDaddy Premium Listing?
To really understand the benefit of these listings, take a look at what happens when someone searches for a domain on GoDaddy:
As you can see, premium listings can not only show right up top if you have an exact match for the search, but can also show in the list of related premium listings further down (which on my 1920×1080 resolution shows just above the fold).
Your domain sales listing shows right when someone is looking to buy a domain on the most popular domain site on the web. It’s the exact kind of exposure you want for your domains!
What do you pay for a GoDaddy Premium Listing?
You pay nothing upfront to have your domains premium-listed. If your domain sells, GoDaddy takes a 30% commission. They have at times offered month-long periods when you could create a 20%-commission premium listing as well, but currently, creating a premium listing will come with the 30% commission level.
How do you add a GoDaddy Premium Listing to your domain
There are two ways to add a premium listing to a domain, and both involve going into the Domain Manager area in your account (hover over “Domains” at the top left and click “Domain Management” in the drop-down menu):
1. Add a listing to an individual domain: Search for the domain in your account, then click on it to bring up its management area. Under “Domain Enhancements”, you’ll see “Premium Listings” – click on “Learn More/Add”. You’ll be prompted to give a price for the domain and proceed to add the premium listing to your shopping cart (as a $0 product).
2. Add listings to domains in bulk: Hover over “Buy/Sell” at the top and click on “Premium Listings”. Then click the “Add Domains” button at the top right. On the window that comes up, you’ll be able to list out the domains in your account you want to list along with their pricing. Then proceed to add the listings to your cart.
Do GoDaddy Premium Listings really work?
Yes, they do. We’ve sold two domains through premium listings in the past 3 days. It is really some of the best exposure you can get for your domains for sale. There are many reasons why we keep many of our domains registered at GoDaddy, and GoDaddy Premium Listings is certainly a big one.