Is Afternic Useless for Selling .CAs? (1 Viewing)

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As many of you know, searching for a word, LLL, multi-word, phrase, etc. on Afternic (using All as a TLD) will never bring up any .CA options and you need to specifically choose ".CA" that's way, way, way, way, way down near the bottom of a very long TLD drop-down list.

And I'm logged in with a Canadian address, so residency shouldn't be an issue...

I contacted Afternic Support about this early on, thinking it was a mistake, but years later it still works the same way and I'm sure it's by design to promote .COM and not create mistaken purchases on ccTLDs with residency requirements.
 
I've had inquiries come through on .ca's from Afternic.

I have .ca's listed on Afternic and Uniregistry. Now that Godaddy owns all of this, they all seem to work together. I've had inquiries come through Uni that say they're from a Godaddy broker.

Now I'm trying out Dan.com, I like the ease of use of the site and the sales pages.

Dan's minimum price to list a name is $20,000 for me, but I've seen others list as low as $5000. Not sure why it's different for different accounts, anyone know why?
 
domains said:
I've had inquiries come through on .ca's from Afternic.

Yeah, I've sold a few on Afternic, but I assume it's from parties who know exactly what they want and are just "picking the venue", as the Afternic search engine assures that no one is ever going to randomly find a .CA unless they specifically search for it.

Other sales venues (like GD, Sedo, Dan, Uni, etc.) display the relevant .CA listings from a general search, albeit a bit further down the list on some (like Sedo), but they're still present.
 
domains said:
Dan's minimum price to list a name is $20,000 for me, but I've seen others list as low as $5000. Not sure why it's different for different accounts, anyone know why?
I never had this issue.

This is how my domain BIN setting page looks like:
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Do you get an error when you enter lower amount?
 
You should check your settings in Dan, as there is a minimum price setting that may have been screwed up.

It's under Account Settings - Default Starting Offer.

If there is a BIG NUMBER there, you can't list for any lower than that unless you change it.
 
domains said:
Dan's minimum price to list a name is $20,000 for me, but I've seen others list as low as $5000. Not sure why it's different for different accounts, anyone know why?

May be you listed a domain for sale at $20K and also selected that amount as the lowest to offer for a domain name. When that is the case, it will not allow you to set a lower number for a domain name.

There is no minimums with Dan. One could sell even for $100.
 
DomainRecap said:
I contacted Afternic Support about this early on, thinking it was a mistake, but years later it still works the same way and I'm sure it's by design to promote .COM and not create mistaken purchases on ccTLDs with residency requirements.

You're giving them way too much credit if you think they did any of this on purpose. I believe they're just too lazy and cheap to put an extra dime into development costs. Once you're making enough money, people tend to get to a point where the status quo is good enough and they just do the bare minimum to tread water rather than continue to re-invest in the business and make things better. They've moved on to other projects, that one is on the back burner and as long as it treads water, they don't give an eff.

That's the reality of the situation when crap that is obviously broken gets ignored for many years. Some of these unusable interfaces and blatant backend problems have been very well known, so its not like they're not aware of it. It's like the CEO never uses their own website (which they probably don't!). You will hear support say "we're working it" , "thanks for the feedback", "we care about our customers" and yet nothing ever changes, so at some point we all just realize they really _don't_ care.
 
Thanks, that's the problem, was able to go in and set it lower!

DomainRecap said:
You should check your settings in Dan, as there is a minimum price setting that may have been screwed up.

It's under Account Settings - Default Starting Offer.

If there is a BIG NUMBER there, you can't list for any lower than that unless you change it.
 

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