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    Who pays $20 to list a domain and only sells it for $5?

    S I was looking at the domain name auctions and noticed several domain names that sold for $5, $10, $12 yet the listings cost $20.

    What gives? How does that make any sense or am I missing something?

    Is there a way to get free credits or something so they can list these for less?

    Just curious.

    Greg

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    People might be doing it for the extra % reputation from completing sales.

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    masquerading Nick's Avatar
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    Maybe they had extra credits laying around? Does seem odd.
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    Way weird. Could be domains they don't want anymore and getting what ever they can for it?

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    It does seem very silly, but it does depend on the popularity of the website. Personally I would not spend $20 if I want to sell a domain name for $5.

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    Doing anything which makes you incur a loss does make you wonder why anyone would attempt to do it. It’s certainly not a very good method to do business (at least if you want to turn a profit), if they wanted to just get rid of the domains it would make sense to at least try and make a profit on the thing.

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    I dont feel any thing odd here. The site owner may not have got the expected bid and he may have agreed to the low cost. This normally happens if it is not a familiar domain.

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    Some strange form of digital money laundering perhaps

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    Is there a way to get free credits or something so they can list these for less?
    That would be my first guess. I don't know if Sitepoint does it, but some places give away credits in email/etc promotions. Maybe they give away a couple credits to repeat book customers or something.


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