I thought this would be a great time to give my users an example of how to put together a good sales post on a forum such as this. There are really three elements I find are absolutely essential for a successful forum listing, these are:
1) Brief introduction to the market your domain addresses
3) Registration information
This may seem straightforward but it is amazing how many people leave this crucial information out of their domain sale posts.
First, you should start your sale post with a brief introduction to why your domain is valuable and how the market is developing around your subject-matter. In the case of Stimulus Checks I know that Obama is planning to issue a second round of Stimulus Checks – this is relevant information that gives context to the domain and validity to its continued traffic growth.
Next is stats. This could not possibly be overemphasized more! If you are selling a domain name that has strong value in the revenue that it generates then you are going to need to provide stats. Rather than having everyone who is interested in the domain msg you for stats just include it in your post. Serious buyers will most likely want screenshots as well for proof. If this is the main reason that your domain has value then make sure the stats are there front-and-center for all to see!
The last piece of information that needs to be included on each and every sales post is the registrar. This may seem like a simple piece of information but it is very important. Buyers want to know the full process they will have to go through to buy a domain. If your domain is registered with GoDaddy and the buyer has a GoDaddy account, this process will be much easier than transferring to a different registrar. Takes two second to add this to your post and is a piece of information any serious buyer will want before making their purchase.
You can view my recent post for StimulusCheck(dot)info on DNForum to use as a guideline to help get you started. For a domain like this with such strong traffic stats a forum is a great place to sell the domain by allowing me to provide all the information I need and then enjoy the perks of a commission-free sale.
I hope this post helps anyone new to the domaining community feel a bit more confident next time they list a domain for sale on a domaining forum. As always if you have any questions don’t hesitate to send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.