GoDaddy Domain name selling platform

Started by DenPavlov, Aug 25, 2022, 06:15 AM

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Could you kindly provide information on the steps involved in selling a domain on the GoDaddy website within this topic? A step-by-step guide would be much appreciated.

Additionally, if anyone has a list of Chinese domain investors who can make direct offers without commissions, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you to all those who have signed up and contributed thus far.

Best regards.


The process of putting a domain name up for auction is quite straightforward. In the auction settings, you must specify your preferred method of payment withdrawal (such as card or PayPal).

If the domain is registered with GoDaddy, then no further action is required. Once payment verification is complete, the buyer will receive the domain while it is deducted from your account.

It's important to keep in mind that there is a commission fee charged by the platform.

To withdraw funds, add your card details in the settings section. If you're using an account other than USD, the amount received will be converted at an unfavorable exchange rate, and there may also be additional transaction fees charged by your bank. It's recommended to confirm these fees with your bank beforehand.


To avoid losing a valuable domain at the last second, it is important to understand how the auction process works. Here are some key points to keep in mind:

1. Automatic Bidding: When evaluating a domain, you can set a price for which you would like to buy it. If the price goes up, the system will automatically update until it reaches the amount specified.

2. Domain Property: After winning the auction, the domain name appears in your dashboard immediately, but may take up to 14 days to become available for administration.

3. Auction Subscription: In order to participate in auctions, you need to pay a yearly subscription fee of approximately $5.

4. Commission Fee: When purchasing a domain, there is a small ICANN fee of 0.2$ and immediate payment for domain renewal for a year.

5. Bidding Strategy: It's recommended to set your price and let automatic bidding occur. For important projects with a large budget, you may choose to bid in the last 10 minutes of the auction.

6. Verification Issue: Before bidding, double-check authorization at least 10 minutes before the auction ends. This will ensure no authorization issues arise during the bidding process.

7. Broker Service: Be aware of GoDaddy's broker service as it is not always clear that you're paying for services rather than the domain itself. Refunds are available for this service if caught in time.

By being aware of these tips and tricks, you can successfully navigate the GoDaddy auction process and acquire the domain you desire without any hassle.


Here are the steps to sell a domain on the GoDaddy website:

Step 1: Log in to your GoDaddy account.
Step 2: From your account dashboard, select "Sell" from the Domains menu.
Step 3: Search for the domain you want to sell and click on it to access its management page.
Step 4: Scroll down to the "Listing Information" section and click on "List Domain" to start the listing process.
Step 5: Set a price for your domain and choose whether you want to allow offers or only accept the listed price.
Step 6: Fill out the description and add any additional details or keywords that can attract potential buyers.
Step 7: Upload clear and appealing domain images (optional).
Step 8: Review your listing details and click "Save" to publish your domain for sale.
Step 9: Promote your listing by sharing it on social media or other platforms to maximize visibility.

Regarding Chinese domain investors, it may be helpful to reach out to domain brokerages or consult online forums and communities specialized in domain investing. They might have lists or recommendations for Chinese investors who can make direct offers without commissions.

Please note that the availability of such lists or specific information may vary, and it's always important to exercise caution and conduct your own research when engaging with potential buyers.