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Q: sale of trademarked domain names ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: sale of trademarked domain names
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: cadderman-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 15 Aug 2005 09:15 PDT
Expires: 14 Sep 2005 09:15 PDT
Question ID: 555974
how does one sell domain names which are  all trademarked (at
considerable cost)throughout uk,europe usa,canada australia ,new
zealand ?
Subject: Re: sale of trademarked domain names
Answered By: journalist-ga on 15 Aug 2005 13:12 PDT
Greetings Cadderman,

There are many articles and FAQs on the web covering your topic, so
I'll start with a few of those links for your perusal, and then move
on to other categories I believe you'll find to be of interest.



How To Make Great Money Part Time Buying And Selling Domain Names - Part One
By Jonathan Street

Selling Domain Names FAQs
Selling Domain Names tutorial
List a Domain for Sale

Cashing in on Unused Domain Names

Selling Your "Adult Site" Domain Name (2-part article begins at this URL)

Longer Domain Names Arrive (speculating on longer names for resell)
By Danny Sullivan, Editor

Selling a purchased domain name
Reselling Domain Names

For Trademark Owners: How to Recover a Domain Name from an Infringing
Cybersquatter by Richard Keyt

Selling a Domain Name - UK and US

How Domain Name Purchase and Sale Agreements Protect Your Business

The Domain Name Game by Peter Go

The Advantages of Licensing (Not Selling) Domain Names 
By Jonathan Bick

NZ - Domain name selling - taxation

A Domain Name Success Story

You Paid How Much for That Domain Name?

List of more domain selling sites

Country-wise Total Domains - gains and losses in registrants (chart)

New Zealand Office of the Domain Name Commissioner - policies

Free and quick domain name appraisal (six step rating program)





Domain Mart

After Nic

Register Fly

Domain Name Classifieds

Domain Systems

Great Domains

self-sale: Ebay

Sedo U.S.

Adult Domain Name Broker

Great Domains Showcase
"Selling domain names appropriate for those in the training or
organizational development business."


Sedo - UK, Germany, Spain, France (see top right NAV links)

Domain Mart
"Languages supported
Asian: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese 
Central European: Slovenian, Slovak, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Croatian 
Cyrillic: Bulgarian, Byelorussian, Macedonian, Serbian, Ukrainian. 
Indian Subcontinent: Hindi 
Middle Eastern: Arabic, Hebrew 
Western European: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese,
Albanian, Basque, Afrikaans, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Faroese, Finnish,
Galician, Icelandic, Irish, Norwegian, Scottish, Swedis"

Domain Name International

Australia - How to sell domain names
"Please note that under current .au domain name policy it is NOT
possible to sell any type of .au domain name"
(other domain trader leads I found led to Page Not Found)

New Zealand - I found no active NZ brokers.  The site was
referenced numerous times on the Internet but is no longer in service
(Page Not Found).  However, some of the brokers listed under U.S.
handle international names.

Canada - I couldn't locate an active domain trader or seller. 

Including some of the U.S. sellers above, here are two other UK domain
name selling sites: "UK's biggest domain auction site"

Headpoint Domain Name Sales


FORUMS (regarding domains for sale and listings)

Web Dev Forums

HTTP Talk - Domain Name corner

Web Developer

Digital Point



When you list your domains names for purchase, make certain you
specify that they are already trademarked as this should have added
value for a buyer.

The main advice seems to be "promote, promote, promote" - by putting
up a web site with "This domain for sale" on it, and/or by listing and
then marketing the names to businesses you think could benefit from
them. (I also suggest heavily researching your business market(s),
then executing email and snail mail campaigns toward the companies
best suited for the domain names.)  This research might take a few
weeks to a few months to complete, but your efforts could translate to
excellent returns on your domain investments.

As you probably already know, Europeans are in a rush to secure .eu
names beginning only a few months ago.  One such registry for the .eu
extension is (just in case you'd like to
get some of those names).


Thank you for asking this interesting question.  :)  Should you
require clarification of my answer, please request it as I will be
happy to respond.

Best regards,


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[I also searched "domain name broker" and "selling a domain" and
"selling a domain name" combined with the country names you specified
(as well as the general "Europe"), and searched
specifically (no luck there).  I also searched for Canadian
domain brokers, and for Australian domain brokers.]
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