Sellers – How it Works
Selling a Business Name on Amazing Domains
What kind of names do you accept for listing?
To accept or not accept a domain is often a tough decision. Many very good and “brandable” names are submitted, but because we try to keep the marketplace small enough for a single buyer to browse in an evening, we’ve created some basic guidelines:
We are looking primarily for keyword, short and catchy-descriptive names. For these types of names, we mainly focus on:
- If the name is based on a dictionary word — and sounds the same as that word — it should have no more than one spelling variation or “error” away from the original word. This makes it easy to explain to customers. For example: Digg is “dig with two g’s”.
- Pronunciation should be straightforward.
- Spelling should be as expected.
- Ask your friends to spell your name — can they get it in one or two tries?
- Is the same vowel being used for two different sounds, or is the same sound represented by two different vowels (for example, the ‘ee’ sound can be an ‘e’ or an ‘i’)?
- If the name has a keyword, or root word, it should apply to a popular industry, or be broad enough to apply to several different business types.
- There should be no more than three syllables.
In some cases we do approve domains with keywords, but that follow specific criteria. For two-word (compound) names. we’re looking for:
- Both words should be spelled fully and correctly.
- The words should have something in common, or a linguistic connection (same first letter, same vowel sound, etc.). They can also be a common phrase, or play on a common phrase.
- One (or both) of the words should relate to either a popular industry, or be broad enough to apply to many different types of industries.
Other things we try to avoid:
- Keyword combinations over two words
- Very long names
- Prefixes like ‘a’, ‘the’, or ‘my’
- Suffixes/endings like ‘app’, ‘biz’, or ‘inc’
- Plurals, except in some rare cases where a domain would make a clever consumer product name (not a company name).
Ultimately, the decision to accept a name boils down to our team’s combined experience (over 30 years) of naming companies and products, along with our founder’s background in linguistic studies and foreign languages.
How do I submit my domains for listing?
To submit your names for review, please sign up for an account here: http://amazingdomains.com/sellers/
Once registered, please log into your account and select the green “Add domains” button to submit your domains. You will receive an email with the results as soon as they have been reviewed by our team.
Please note that we only list domains that are a good match for our portfolio, and you can find some information about the type of names we are seeking and do approve on this page.
What is the listing fee?
The listing fee for each name is only $149. This is a one time fee paid only if your name is approved. This can be paid via Wire Transfer, PayPal payments or major U.S. credit cards. All payments over $10,000 USD must be made by wire transfer or Escrow.com
What is Amazing Domains’ commission?
Amazing Domains takes a 15% commission fee of the selling price.
Where do the fees go?
We use the fees to make sure Amazing Domains is always gaining relevant traffic of potential customers interested in purchasing AMAZING DOMAINS. We advertise on relevant websites and search engines, and full-time marketing professionals manage press, promotions and public relations. We do this to make sure your name is seen by potential buyers and expedite the sale for you.
How will I get paid?
Amazing Domains can pay you using either PayPal or Bank Wire.
- For PayPal you must make sure to include your live PayPal account email address.
- For Wire payments, contact Amazing Domains so you can provide us with wire info.
Payment Fees Wire – Worldwide
- For payments under $500 a $35 fee is charged.
- For payments over $500 there is a $25 fee.
PayPal – Located in the United States
- For payments under $500 a $35 fee is charged.
- For payments over $500 a $25 fee is charged.
How do you verify I own the domain name?
When listing a domain name at Amazing Domains , we ask you to redirect the domain name to our website. This allows us to verify that you do own the domain name, and allows us to capture all traffic to this domain name to its own buy now page on our website.
Do I have to re-direct my site to Amazing Domains?
Yes, it is 100% mandatory, this will allow visitors to your site to know it is for sale on Amazing Domains with the listed price.
How do I verify my domain name?
After your domain submission has been approved and you’ve paid your listing fee, we ask that you verify your ownership of the domain by forwarding (or redirecting) your domain name to your Amazing Domains sales page.
There are a few ways to redirect your domain to Amazing Domains:
Option 1: Change Nameservers
Option 2: Forwarding
If your domain registrar provides forwarding — sometimes called “Web Forwarding” or “Domain Forwarding” — you can use this to redirect your domain to Amazing Domains.
The instructions vary by registrar, so please check your registrar’s online help. Basically, you will navigate to your domain within your registrar’s domain manager, select
Once Forwarding is Complete and Working…
To verify the forwarding on your domains and push the names for publishing, log in to your account and then click the “Validate DNS” button within the domain listing box. If the forwarding is set up correctly, you will see a message that your domain has been validated. Once a domain is validated, the listing fee paid and the description is complete you need to click on the “Submit for Listing” button to move the name for publishing. If you have questions regarding this process please contact us at info @ AmazingDomains dot com.
Can I list the domain for sale elsewhere?
No. By submitting and accepting your name for listing at Amazing Domains you are agreeing to have Amazing Domains as the exclusive seller for the duration that a domain name is listed, and listing the domain for sale elsewhere is prohibited.
At any time you may request to have your domains removed from Amazing Domains, and they will continue to be listed for 30 days from the time of your notification.
Please note our Seller’s Policy below for more details.
How do I remove my name from other marketplaces?
You may occasionally receive an email notice that one of your domain names published for sale on Amazing Domains is also listed for sale on another marketplace.
If you listed the name for sale: Please log in to your account on the other marketplace and remove or delete the listing.
If you did not list the name for sale (the name is possibly under a previous owner’s account): You will need to submit a support request to the marketplace asking that the names be removed or deleted.
Why was my domain rejected for listing?
We are very particular about the domains we showcase for sale. We are looking for highly brandable domain names that have no or little spelling variations. Your regular keyword domain is not accepted here nor is any adult related content.
Rules for sellers
Amazing Domains works hard to provide a user-friendly domain marketplace and to generate traffic for its domain listings. The following rules for sellers help Amazing Domains ensure secure and painless transactions for domain sales.
Amazing Domains’ rules for sellers apply to domains sold through the Amazing Domains marketplace or with the assistance of Amazing Domains’ domain brokerage services.
The following practices are not permitted by Amazing Domains:
If your domain is sold, you must complete the transaction with a ready, willing, and able buyer. Sellers who refuse to complete an accepted transaction risk having their Amazing Domains accounts cancelled.
Modification of listings during negotiation
If you are made aware of an offer on your domain name, any change to your listing, including an increase in price or reduction of add-ons included with the sale within the following two weeks, will be considered a violation of Amazing Domains’ rules. Sellers refusing to return their listing to the previous state risk having their Amazing Domains accounts cancelled.
Violation of sales exclusivity agreement
By submitting and accepting your name for listing at Amazing Domains you are agreeing to have Amazing Domains as the exclusive seller for the duration that a domain name is listed, and transacting a sale outside of the Amazing Domains marketplace for the purpose of circumventing fees that would otherwise be due to Amazing Domains is strictly prohibited. At any time you may request to have your domains removed from Amazing Domains, and they will continue to be listed for 30 days from the time of your notification. Sellers transacting a sale outside of the Amazing Domains marketplace will be required to pay the Amazing Domains commission amount, which is 15% of the listed sale price on AmazingDomains.com. Amazing Domains reserves the right to cancel the account of a seller with offsite sales.
Solicitation of an offsite sale
Soliciting domain sales outside of the Amazing Domains marketplace is strictly prohibited. This includes listing domains that are published for sale on Amazing Domains on other domain marketplaces and personal websites, using user contact information obtained from Amazing Domains or using any of Amazing Domains’ services or features to offer to sell any approved domains outside of the Amazing Domains marketplace, or sending unsolicited commercial email offers to buyers that have inquired about your domains, or any domains listed on the Amazing Domains marketplace. Domain names found to be listed on external websites will be removed by Amazing Domains, and sellers found intentionally or repeatedly violating these anti-solicitation rules risk having their Amazing Domains accounts cancelled.
Publication of sales information on external websites
Information on any domain name sold at Amazing Domains, including the name, price and/or logo design may not be listed on your personal website or other marketplace without Amazing Domains’ approval. Amazing Domains retains the right to be the sole publisher of sales information in order to comply with customers’ needs to make this information private at any time. Sellers publishing Amazing Domains domain sales information without Amazing Domains’ approval risk having their Amazing Domains accounts cancelled.
Listing trademark protected domains
When you list a domain for sale in Amazing Domains’ domain database you are representing that you are the legal owner of the domain and that the domain is free of any legal proceedings challenging your right to use the domain. This includes domains which infringe upon the rights of international trademark owners. Before listing a domain for sale in the domain database, it is your responsibility to perform the necessary research to ensure that your domain does not infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party. Often, sellers only become aware of potential trademark issues after listing their domains for sale in the domain database. When this occurs, sellers must remove such domains until legal clarification has been made. Amazing Domains reserves the right to remove domains from our domain database which, in Amazing Domains’ sole discretion, may infringe or violate the proprietary rights of any third party.
Failure to keep Account up-to-date
When listing a domain for sale, sellers agree to keep any data which they have added to the domain database up-to-date. If a domain has expired, the seller must request to have it removed from the database. Furthermore, sellers must remove domains from the domain database immediately if a warning has been issued, or as soon as any knowledge has been received that the rights of a third party or existing laws could be violated by the listing. This shall apply until legal clarification of the situation has been made.
Reporting a Violation of Amazing Domains’ Rules for Sellers