Steps to listing on multiple platforms

Started by gnh73, Jun 20, 2022, 12:03 PM

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Maybe I'm just overthinking this, yeah...probably.

Example: Wanting to list my domain at Dan and at Afternic, with Dan hosting my landing page.

When I go in and add the TXT Record for Afternic, do I then need to wait until Afternic verifies the TXT record before I then switch the Nameservers to Dan?

Once I switch the Namservers to Dan at my registrar, doesn't that make the TXT Records inaccessible due to Afternic as Dan is now controlling my TXT Records in a sense?

See?!? Overthinking...thanks for any clarification on this!


I could do such at Epik registrar, point to Epik marketplace NS then add TXT record to Dan and it worked, the only thing you get Epik landing pages. For sure same can be done at SAV, NameCheap and Porkbun.
Edit: from what I heard Dan plans to become a registrar, maybe this will be possible with them soon.


You don't need no TXT record to add names to Afternic. Just add names and they will pop up on your portfolio after a short review. If a name already exists in their system, send them an email with a screenshot from the back end of your registrar where your name can be seen.

What you are saying would be the case for listing at Sedo. You first need to add TXT record to the existing registrar, but it has nothing to do whether you are with Dan, Epik, Dynadot or anybody else - this TXT record basically shows Sedo that you are the owner of the name. It has no other impact.


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The price of one letter is 200 thousand dollars!

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