How to Sell Domains
Just like stocks, bonds and many other forms of investment, your domain name is worth nothing until
it is sold. It may have some kind of "virtual intrinsic value", just like a stock may have a
paper value of $xx.xx. Nevertheless, this concept of value means very little until you see the actual
money. Therefore, to capitalize on your purchase, you will need to sell the domain name.
There are two basic ways to sell a domain name, plus minor variations. You can choose to sell the domain name by your own efforts, or you can pay a company to sell it for you. Domain names are a commodity just like any other; several companies specialize in trading domain names.
Going it alone...
There are three different ways to market a domain name yourself, depending on the effort you are willing to expend and how quickly you would like to sell the domain name. You can choose to do nothing, set up a basic web page, or create an active site. Also, it is advisable to take a look at some of the ways other people are trying to sell their names...
The simplest way to market the domain name requires no extra effort after the domain name is bought. Just do nothing, and wait for a potential buyer to look up your domain name, see that it is already taken, and send you an offer to purchase it from you. As you can no doubt guess, the chances of success from such a passive method are fairly slim, unless you have somehow managed to reserve a truly fantastic name that everyone else missed.
Set up a basic Web page
The next step up is to create a very simple page connected to that domain, with a short message such as "The following domain names are for sale. Please contact <email@example.com> for more details." followed by a list of the domain names for sale. The benefits of this sales method is that it requires very little time and effort, yet it allows potential buyers to at least visit your site on the web, even if there is nothing there.
You will need to link your web page to your domain name.
Create an active site
If you are prepared to devote a great deal of time and effort to marketing the domain name, there is only one possible line of attack: create a fully-fledged web site, attract visitors to the site and place a notice prominently somewhere on