Advice for Beginners, Domain Auctions, Selling Domains November 10th, 2007
In my previous post I mentioned Sedo’s ongoing premium dot Mobi auction and suggested two of my own domain names, installer.mobi and updater.mobi, that were included in the auction. I’m not quite satisfied with the results of the auction, but I can live with it.
Updater.mobi went for $100, and installer.mobi for $320. Personally I thought installer.mobi should have brought more as it has many possible uses and the keywords around it are quite pricey.
But it’s entirely my fault as I did not get serious about promoting it until the last two days of the auction. In fact I only emailed one or two businesses who might have been interested. And the worst part is that I know better. I know that it’s best to list potential buyers before the auction even starts, then contact them in earnest once it gets underway. I was just busy with other things. The offline world intrudes.
I have 25 other good dot Mobis – some quite good, I think – and I’ll take the auction much more seriously next time. Overall it’s encouraging to see that the dot Mobi market is heating up. Perhaps my DigitalVideos.mobi, JobAds.mobi or OnlineBrokers.mobi will be worth some big bucks after all.