The buy and sell of investing in domains.
If you have unused domains — maybe a project never took flight or you just registered a name on a whim because it sounded cool (at the time)— they could be worth money. Big money. Domain investing (also called domaining) is like regular investing — buy low and sell high — but instead of stocks or mutual funds, it’s domains (which you can get for as low as SG$1.34/yr). It can be a great revenue stream on the side, and some savvy entrepreneurs even make their living as domainers. It's simple to get started.
How much money are we talking about?
Domain investing can be worth the time — just take a look at GoDaddy Auctions. You’ll see some domains have commanded big money. In fact, over the years there have been some very significant sales:
- laba.com — SG$133,531.16
- tulo.com — SG$74,183.98
- 5111.com — SG$67,442.68
- picstart.com — SG$56,649.59
- 7777AV.com — SG$42,016.46
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do people make money from domain investing?
There are a few different ways to make money from domain investing:
- Register a domain that's memorable or brandable and sell it for a profit. This is called domain investing or domaining.
- Park a domain with services like CashParking, which means placing ads on your domain and earning a percentage of revenue from the sales of visits your site generates. There are companies you can work with to do all the hard work, from finding advertisers to making sure you get paid.
- Lease a domain so others can use it to generate leads for businesses, or whatever they use the domain for.
How do I get paid after selling a domain?
Domain aftermarkets may list your domain in different channels to help you get more exposure (and more money), but most sales are paid out within 6 - 20 days. And if you have questions, you can always contact your aftermarket's support department.
How do I know what a domain is worth?
While there are no concrete rules that determine a domain’s worth, length can be a major factor. Shorter domains, because they are easier for potential visitors to remember, are generally worth a lot. If a domain is long and hard to remember (or hard to spell), it’s generally not as valuable.
Another major piece of the puzzle is potential audience. A domain that’s understood internationally, like pizza.com, is more valuable because it has the potential to get visitors from all around the world. On the other hand, if you own SmallTownUSAPizza.com, your audience is much smaller as it has little value outside of that particular town.
How can I get help with domain investing?
Of course, if you have a more technical question about your account or listings, you can always call our support or reach out to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, depending on who you're working with.