I made the switch from Sedo to Internet Traffic and I felt like taking a few minutes to explain why…
1. More earnings for me. I don’t have any huge traffic domains that I park, but why settle for less and less is what Sedo gives you. Enough of them and their penny pinching ways. I’m tired of getting a cent or a fraction of a cent for a click. It’s insulting. It’s like in Office Space when they come up with the program to keep a fraction of a penny per transaction, you might not think it is a big deal for each individual person, but the add up is significant for the place receiving all those fractions and I’m tired of being part of that add up and handing money to Sedo.
2. The call to auction telling people that this domain is for sale is significantly more prominent on Internet Traffic and on Sedo it blends in and can easily be missed. I am trying to sell my domain names, not earn parking revenue, so when people land on a domain I want them to know right away that they can buy it. Sedo’s landing page does not accomplish this. It seems like they are content to try to earn their parking revenue more then sell the domain for me.
3. Commission free sales. Yup, I can sell a domain name through Internet Traffic and get to keep 100% of that sale for myself, ahhh, how refreshing. With Sedo, nope. Let’s be honest, you and your domains are doing a lot of work for these companies so they should reward you somehow. Internet Traffic does it with commission free sales. Sedo does nothing for you. Let me explain: people want to make an offer on your domain, they need to either sign up or put in their contact information. This goes directly into the database of Sedo. You and your domain just provided Sedo with a free potential customer’s information. Do you know in affiliate marketing how much getting someone to enter their name, address, email, and phone number is worth? Usually between $3-$5 iw what a company will pay you for that info per person. Each time someone does this on Sedo’s platform they get this information because of you, and you get zilch. You want to charge me 10-15% in sales commission, then start paying me for all these free leads I’m providing to you and your database.
I’m glad there was a nice alternative to go to because I was very tired of Sedo and their greedy ways. They make money off you three ways. And what do they give you in return? A platform. Sounds like one side is getting a much better deal then the other side.
Here’s today’s list…
My Top 5 Picks
Volumizing.com – good name for a women’s hair product to use.
Krutch.com – trendy spelling or would you look like a poor spelling fool?
EvanstonRealEstate.com – GEO+Realestate is very popular.
Instant.org – instant oatmeal, instant coffee, etc… You could try selling this to a few industries.
Hurst.net – I Googled it and was surprised by how many potential end users there were for this guy.
My 5 Picks with Less Than 10 Bidders
Home-mortgages.com – normally hate dashes, but with these keywords I’d be willing to deal with it.
Deceiving.com – but yet all of them were deceived, for another ring was made.
invantage.com – this has one of those cool brandable names that a tech company would be named.
WhippingBoy.com – sounds like a painful thing.
Outsmarting.com – work smarter not harder.
My Darkhorse Pick (a domain I think you can snatch cheap and sell for over $1,000)
iAuction.org – normally I only like i+Keyword in the .com extension, but since this keyword is so big I like it here too.