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How To Sell a Domain Name on Craigslist.com

How hard could it be to sell a domain name? If hundreds of domain names can be sold every day, surely you can sell one domain name today too…right? Well, selling a domain name isn’t hard to do, as long as you know how to market it and get it in front of the right people — that’s the difficult part.

Jason, over at Domaining Mojo, takes the time to share his experiences with his many readers. There are (what seems like) millions of websites to list a domain names for sale: eBay, DNForum, and a host of registrar-led marketplaces. But Jason decided to list his geographic specific domain name — BeachHomeRentals.org — on Craigslist.org, a network of online communities, featuring free online classified advertisements.

Selling geo-domains (geographic domain names) on Craigslist.orgWhy would Jason choose Craigslist to list his domain name? Because Craigslist is a network of communities and each community has tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of online users specific to a geographic region, it’s the perfect place to list domain names that are also geographic specific (geo-domains).

Yesterday, Jason posted his step-by-step formula on how to post on Craigslist. Today, he posted exactly how he listed his BeachHomeRentals.org domain name for sale at Craigslist. While the listing will expire, the below screen-shot will live on indefinitely and allow you to model your future geo-domain advertisements after his:

How to list your domain name for sale at Craigslist.org

BeachHomeRentals.org Domain Name For Sale at Craigslist.org

In comments and through email correspondence, Jason shared a little more detail about his process. Since Craigslist listings expire after 7 days, he would either need to sign into his account and re-list the advertisement in the same geographic location, or select a new geographic location to list the domain name advertisement. Jason wrote, “Eventually, I will find one person that may consider investing into the domain. If not, I will rotate the ad [from Ventura, California] to Myrtle Beach [, South Carolina]. There are many alternatives.” He also stated, “The technique worked a few times, [including] San Francisco andNYC.”

I agree that targeting vacation destination-cities along both coasts is the best tactic: anything from San Francisco down to San Diego on the West coast, and anything form Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach in the Carolinas down to the tip of Florida on the East coast would have a good opportunity.

I’ll update this article with any information on the sale that Jason is kind enough to share. Thanks again to Jason at Domaining Mojo for this great tip and example geo-domain advertisement.

UPDATE: Jason was kind enough to post a couple of additional samples: Pier39.info was placed in Craigslist San Francisco, and ResumeNYC.com was placed in Manhattan. The screen shots are included below so you can read the text.

Domain Name Selling on Craigslist -- Pier39.info

Domain Name Selling on Craigslist -- ResumeNYC.com

Domain Name Selling on Sedo -- ResumeNYC.com

Do you have any recommendations on how to advertise your geo-domains? Post a comment and let everyone know.

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9 Responses to “How To Sell a Domain Name on Craigslist.com”

  1. AuctionCell says:

    I feel like craigslist is not sufficient since you are limiting yourself to a region .
    Further search engine work not too well with craigslist. Better is use Facebook along with sites like sedo.

  2. This is a good read! Thanks for the information.

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  6. By Nallem says:

    Your post is very interesting. I’ve read your blog for few days now and I trully enjoy your blog. Thank you for your great work!

  7. Zula Herdon says:

    Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch! – Elegant London Escorts, 65-67 Brewer Street, Floor: 2, London W1F 9UP. Phone: 020 3011 2941

  8. Thanks, Jason. You did all the hard work…I just wrote about it. :)

    Looking forward to your next article.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  9. Jason says:

    @Michael,

    I appreciate the great article! You have done a great job building an awesome website. You inspire domainers to achieve their goals. Being persistent, patient, and professional will increase your chances to sell a domain name. Craig’s List will help you make a sale.

    GEO placement and pricing your domains right will attract buyers. Thank you Michael for the coverage. Good luck to everyone on making a sale. Thanks again.

    Domaining Mojo –
    Jason

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