Domain names sales on eBay

Started by AmarInfotech, Jul 06, 2022, 12:21 PM

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Did anyone try to sell their GTLD on eBay?
Are there any drawbacks, fees or other important details to consider?


I have no personal experience selling anything on eBay, but I am aware that funds can be easily put on hold and buyers may file disputes through eBay or PayPal. Since PayPal is the only accepted method of payment on eBay, funds may also be held on PayPal. In my opinion, it is not advisable to sell domains through eBay unless the buyer has a high rating.

Otherwise, there may be disputes regarding the domain's description, delivery, or quality which can take at least 30 days to resolve. It can be challenging to prove ownership of digital products like domains, which may not be covered by seller protection policies on eBay and PayPal. It is essential to review the rules and agreements multiple times before buying or selling on eBay or PayPal and document every step for evidence. Commission rates vary and should be checked on the respective websites.


eBay is one of the best online auction sites for selling domains and other items. Domains can be purchased at a low price from websites like Stargate or Godaddy, and then sold on eBay for a minimum of $30-40. A significant profit can be made by selling domains to the right buyer at the right time.

 To participate in domain auctions on eBay, you must first register, which requires providing credit card information and verifying bank account ownership. After successful registration, listings can be created in the relevant category for your domain, such as ".com - Lists of domains" or "Selling business - > Websites". Keep in mind that eBay charges a commission fee for all listings.

Cody Babcock

eBay is good as a platform for physical goods, but domains.....domain names are not the best commodity. In terms of protection, it would seem that everything is fine. The seller exposes the lot, and the buyer pays. Naturally, the money does not come immediately, but is frozen for 30 days (in some cases, 60 days). If we are talking about domains, then we need to give buyers full access right away. In fact, it turns out how. You are a seller, you give all the access keys, but you get nothing in return. If a person confirms after 3-5 days that he is satisfied with everything, then he agrees to ratify the purchase - that is, you will receive funds within 30 days. However! He can send a complaint during these 30 days, and you will be frozen and suspended from the account. Of course, I'm exaggerating a little, but in fact it works this way in eBay. It is better to use the services of one of the well-known platforms for buying and selling domains (15-20% commission is not such a big fee).


While it is not common to find people selling their Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) on eBay, it is not impossible. However, there are several important details and considerations to keep in mind.

First, most gTLD registries have restrictions on the transfer and sale of domain names. They may require specific processes to be followed for transferring ownership of a domain. It is essential to review and comply with the guidelines provided by the registry governing the particular gTLD you want to sell.

Second, if you do manage to sell your gTLD on eBay, be prepared for potential fees associated with the transaction. eBay charges various fees for using their platform to sell items, including domains. These fees can include listing fees, final value fees, and optional upgrade fees such as promoting your listing.

Additionally, you should consider any taxes or legal requirements that apply to selling a gTLD. Consult with professionals who can provide guidance specific to your jurisdiction, as there may be tax implications or legal obligations associated with the sale.

Finally, keep in mind that selling a gTLD can be a niche market, so finding interested buyers may prove to be challenging. It is crucial to research the demand for gTLDs and set realistic expectations for the selling price.

In summary, while it is possible to sell a gTLD on eBay, there are several drawbacks, fees, and important details to consider. Make sure to review the specific rules of the gTLD registry, be aware of any associated fees, understand the potential legal and tax obligations, and set realistic expectations for finding potential buyers.