Premium domain name

Started by lovtzova, Aug 26, 2022, 02:20 AM

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Can you explain to me how GoDaddy auctions work? Specifically, I listed a domain name for auction with a premium listing, but it only appears for sale on GoDaddy's website. If I list it as "gray," other registrars can see it, but it remains invisible on GoDaddy. On the other hand, the domain is listed as a Premium and is visible on multiple platforms, including GoDaddy and Sedo. Where did the original owner initially list it for sale?

I would appreciate any resources or manuals on how to navigate GoDaddy auctions and understand their policies.


The process of listing a domain for sale is not a mysterious one. By utilizing platforms such as Sedo MLS, a domain owner can ensure their listing appears on a variety of websites.

However, it's worth noting that GoDaddy's website is not currently included as a partner on Sedo MLS. Additionally, while listing a domain on the GoDaddy auction incurs a fee, listing on will automatically add it to the GoDaddy auction. Interestingly, the cost of the domain may differ between the two platforms, with the GoDaddy price often higher. Hopefully, this information may prove helpful to those looking to sell their domain.


Premium domains can take different forms, such as short and memorable combinations of letters or numbers that are easy to recall, popular words (e.g., business, server, car) selected by registries via algorithms that gauge the popularity of specific terms with potential buyers, or world-famous names (e.g., brands, cities, attractions). Additionally, there may be individual domains in high demand due to technological innovations, new products, or services. These lists are created either when new domain zones become available or by old owners reselling in-demand keywords.

The pricing of premium domains depend on their constituent words, zone, and demand, and may range significantly from several tens of dollars to thousands of dollars. Registries dictate the prices, which can change based on demand. Sometimes, clients only learn a domain is premium after submitting an application for registration.

Premium domains are typically found in new and popular zones, such as .com and .net, and specialized companies partner with registrars to sell them, though prices for extensions, transfers, and other operations may also vary. Be sure to clarify these details before buying.