While working on our own startup ideas we noticed how difficult it was to find good business names, especially since they needed an accompanying domain name in today's high-tech world. And with millions of businesses around the world competing for customer attention, the brand name becomes ever so important. A premium name can help a company stand out from the crowd. However, finding a great domain name is like looking for a needle in the haystack.
This is why we built Alter, a domain marketplace that connects entrepreneurs with premium business names. Domains found on our marketplace are carefully hand-picked and professionally appraised by our team of branding experts.
These are the benefits of selling your domain names on the Alter marketplace.
We market your names across the internet to find buyers.
A professionally designed logo is included with every name.
Offer buyers the option to pay through a payment plan.
No Hidden Fees
There are no listing fees, logo fees, or withdrawal fees.
We charge a 10% commission fee when your name sells.
How It Works
1. Submit Domains
Submit your domain names for consideration. If accepted, our team will professionally appraise them and ask you for approval to continue with their marketplace listings. This process takes about 24-72 hours on average.
2. Verify Ownership
To continue listing your domains with us, simply verify and forward them to our site by changing their nameservers to Alter's. Domains must be pointed to our nameservers at all times while on our marketplace.
3. List Domains
Once verified, we'll create professional logos and descriptions for your domains. Then we'll list them on our marketplace and promote them across the web to thousands of potential buyers. This process takes another few days.
4. Cash Out
When a domain is sold and payment from the buyer is secured, we'll send you transfer instructions. Once it's transferred, we'll deposit your profit into your account balance which you can cash out at any time.
Alter offers sellers the ability to sell domains via monthly installments. This allows buyers to spread their payments over 3-36 months making the purchase more affordable. Offering installments will typically lead to quicker sales.
Here's how installments work:
- When a buyer purchases your domain, we will ask you to transfer the domain into our escrow account.
- Once the domain is transferred into our escrow account, you will receive the first payment (minus our commission).
- You will continue to receive payments every month until the domain is paid off at which point we will transfer the domain to the buyer and the purchase will be completed.
- If a payment fails, the buyer will have 14 days to update their billing information. If they default, the domain will be transferred back to you and you will get to keep all the profit.
- Alter will pay for all domain renewal fees while the domain is held in escrow.
Installments are disabled by default. You can enable them for each individual domain once accepted by clicking on the "Configure Installments" button found next to it on the "Domains" page. You can also configure installments for all your domains in bulk by heading over to your account "Settings" page and then clicking on the "Installments" button.
Please note that once a domain is sold, you cannot change the installment settings for it and you are obligated to continue with the sale.
What type of names does Alter accept for listing?
We accept brandable domain names that great products and companies can be built on. Take a look at our existing listings
to learn more about the types of names we're looking for.
How are my domains appraised?
Your domains are appraised by our team of market experts using a number of factors including their meaning, length, brand potential, and comparable sales.
Can I adjust the price of my domains?
Yes, you can increase or decrease the list price of your domains by up to 20% once they're accepted.
How much commission do you take on each sale?
We take a 10% commission on each domain sold through our marketplace. We use this fee to market your domains to potential buyers and help operate our business.
Are there any other fees besides the commission?
No, our commission is all-inclusive. There are no listing fees, logo fees, or withdrawal fees.
Can I sell my domains in monthly installments?
Yes, you can enable monthly installments
for each individual domain once it has been accepted.
Where do you market my domains?
Your domains are promoted across various marketing channels like PPC, SEO, social media, retargeting, and many more. They're also automatically listed on the following partner marketplaces and registrars for maximum exposure:
- Sedo, DAN.com, IONOS, Namecheap, Network Solutions, Name.com, Epik, NameSilo, Hover, Dynadot, Register.com, BigRock, 101domain, SnapNames, Sav, Hexonet, Internet.bs, Moniker, Rebel, InterNetX, Dofo, WebNames, and more
Please note that it can take a few days for your domains to appear on our partner marketplaces and registrars once listed.
Can I list my domains anywhere else?
Yes, but you cannot list your domains with any of the partner companies mentioned above in order to protect our relationships with them. As an added benefit of us listing there on your behalf, you don't have to worry about dealing with different companies, updating prices across accounts, re-verifying domains, etc.
Do I pay higher commission on domains sold through other marketplaces?
No, you will still only pay 10% of the price assigned to your domains on Alter. We simply list them at slightly higher prices on other marketplaces to compensate for their higher commission.
Do you create logos for my domain names?
Yes, we work with professional graphic designers to create attractive logos for all your domain listings.
Do you provide analytics for my domain listings?
Yes, you can view the daily traffic of your listings in your account dashboard
. This includes the number of unique visitors along with the number of times your domains were favorited.
How do I submit my domains for listing?
To get started, simply create a seller account
and click on the "Add Domains" button located at the top right corner of the "Domains" page.
Do I have to redirect my domains to Alter?
Yes, this allows potential buyers who visit your domains to know that they're for sale. Also, our optimized sales landing pages will help sell your domains faster.
Can I remove my domains from your marketplace at any time?
You can delist your domains from our marketplace whenever you wish by logging into your seller account. However, we kindly ask that you don't remove them too fast because we make a lot of upfront investment to promote your domains.
What cash out methods do you support?
We support PayPal, Payoneer, and wire transfers. Wire transfers are allowed for amounts larger than $5,000 USD.
Where can I get additional help if I still have questions?
Get in touch
with our support team at any time. We're always happy to help!
What are you waiting for? Join our marketplace and start selling your domain names now! Thousands of potential buyers may already be looking for your names.