Tutorial: Pay "No Commission" at Godaddy or Afternic (1 Viewing)

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So you want to use GoDaddy or Afternic to list your domains but you don't want to pay commission?


Is there a way to do it?

There sure is, but it's not for the faint at heart and will only work with serious end users, which is not bad because it filters out all the flaky offers.


So here is the trick... point your name servers to:

buy.internettraffic.com
sell.internettraffic.com


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Once done (wait for dns to propagate) you will get a beautiful lander like this:



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When the client clicks it they will get a page like this....






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The $89.99 godaddy fee eliminates most of the deadbeats and the client who hires the GoDaddy broker has to pay the commission.


You just set your price, let the broker do the work and you get 100% of your asking price with ZERO percent commission.



How sweet it is!!
 
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do you think they will change these nameservers at some point to not resolve or default to something else?

if Godaddy's intention is to provide these nameservers for this purpose, I guess they shouldn't care as long as someone is paying the commission.

my concern would be if you change everything to those nameservers and found out later that they've defaulted to something else.
 
I would disagree that this is "no commission". Whether the buyer nominally "pays", it's the seller that is ultimately paying for it.

e.g. $10,000.00 purchase price with buyer paying $2,089.00 to GoDaddy (20%+$89). Thus, the total payment was $12,089.00. Economically, this cannot be distinguished from a $12,089.00 purchase price with the seller paying the $2,089.00 commission. ($2,089 / $12,089 = 17.28% commission).

Economically, the buyer definitely factors in the total price they pay, so they know they'd pay the $12,089 ultimately. Thus, the commission is really still paid ultimately by the seller, in my view, as the seller only received $10,000 out of the $12,089 total value of the deal.
 
Economically, the buyer definitely factors in the total price they pay, so they know they'd pay the $12,089 ultimately. Thus, the commission is really still paid ultimately by the seller, in my view, as the seller only received $10,000 out of the $12,089 total value of the deal.

The method stated above is a simple set it and forget it type of situation.

Wait for GoDaddy to call, let them do the work to sell at $12,089 and sit back, relax and enjoy your coffee.

The approach is not for everyone, that is why I said the faint of heart. It's for those people who want the end user price without worrying about commissions and fees. GoDaddy filters the first candidate with the broker fee.
 
my concern would be if you change everything to those nameservers and found out later that they've defaulted to something else.

You don't actually have to change name servers, you can also do it by forwarding your domain like this...

afternic.com/forsale/yourdomain.ca

So if technically anything you add after "forsale/" would work.

Even without forwarding you could simply give someone a link like: afternic.com/forsale/dn.ca and it would work.

You can also sub in GoDaddy in a similar way....

godaddy.com/forsale/dn.ca
 
Don't use the afternic link, it displays alternate domains once clicked. The godaddy link displays godaddy contact info with no alternate domains.

Good point, the godaddy assistant will also flash the tab if you don't respond.

The only problem I found was that with domain privacy turned on (especially on .com's) godaddy will not know the registrant (if not on their nameserver) so they will have to go through domain privacy as well and if the domain broker is lazy it could hamper the sale.

So by adding your contact to the end of the URL you give both godaddy and the end user the ability to contact you directly.

godaddy.com/forsale/dn.ca?contact=mapledots.ca

So now you have a godaddy lander, a godaddy broker, the godaddy chat window, and domain holder contact all in one.


Click the link above for a demo, keep in mind you can keep your nameservers where you want and all you have to do is redirect your domain.
 
You can do similar on your own lander

Example: Zipy.ca forwards to my personal lander at mapledots.ca/forsale/red.ca

or I can point a client to godaddy when an inquiry comes in to let them handle it.

godaddy.com/forsale/zipy.ca

godaddy.com/forsale/zipy.ca?owner=mapledots.ca (add your own tag)


All this is achieved while maintaing 100% ownership of your own nameservers.


PS. Everything was done with .htaccess on my server and now everything is automatic when I add domains.
At this point I have a mix pointed at my market page or my maple lander.
 
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