Act Fast to Save Your Domain Sales Leads Before the Uni Market Shutdown

Started by Domaining News, Mar 12, 2023, 03:44 AM

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Losing access to years of your own data, including detailed leads about your domain names, is a situation no one wants to be in.

Unfortunately, with the upcoming shutdown of the Uni Market on April 18th, you might have to act quickly if you want to save your domain sales leads. It's important to note that these leads won't be imported into the aged Afternic platform.

The transition email sent out today failed to mention an important detail about the Uni Market data in your account: you can only export the last 365 days' worth of data. This news might have initially left you feeling shocked and frustrated.

We tried our best to find a way to download all 11 years' worth of leads, exchanges, and domain sales reports from the Uni Market website, but unfortunately, we couldn't find any option for generating such a comprehensive report. None of the available options provided the crucial details we needed, such as emails, country of origin, notes, negotiated amounts, and more.

However, we didn't give up hope just yet. We wondered if the original Domain Name Sales website would have the solution to our problem. This platform, which used to operate from before the launch of the Uni Market, was developed by Frank Schilling for his personal use. Despite being supposed to be decommissioned several years ago, it is still live and has all of your domain data.

Please note that if you never had an account with, this solution won't work for you. Any DNS accounts that existed before the Uni Market was launched were explicitly migrated at the time, creating separate access points. However, if you had no account with DNS, then unfortunately, there is no access available for you.

To export your data from the Domain Name Sales website, start by entering a date range that aligns with the registration of your DNS account, roughly speaking. Then, check all the boxes on the screen, as shown in the image, but leave the "Assignees" box unchecked. Interestingly, when all these boxes are checked, deleted transactions are not included in the export.

If you want to include every single domain sales lead, make sure you select the CSV download radio button. This will prompt the creation of a large CSV file, which may take a few seconds to a minute. Be patient during this process. Once the file is created, you can save it to your computer and view it using Excel or any other spreadsheet software. The leads are sorted from oldest to newest, up until the end of February. You can then manage the data as desired, sorting, searching, and appreciating how well the Uni Market worked over the years.

It's important to note that there is no guarantee that this access will remain available in the future. GoDaddy has no obligation to provide you with this data, as they ultimately want you to transition to Afternic.

In closing, I extend my gratitude and appreciation to all the incredible individuals at Uniregistry and the Uni Market who contributed to building one of the greatest domain marketplaces in history. Special thanks to Frank Schilling, his tech team, and the talented domain brokers who made significant contributions to the domain industry.