Over the years, AfternicDLS member Cognigens has successfully sold several domains through Afternic. When he began acquiring domains ten years ago, it was mainly as a hobby. Then he started acquiring family names and domains related to his business interests. He eventually shifted his domain buying and monetization strategies to focus on generic names, both in English and Malay.
Back in 1998, he registered WebPod.com. Over the years, he used it for a number of business ventures. But he decided that he wasn’t making full use of the name, and that selling the name was better way to monetize it than operating it himself – a classic buy, sell, hold decision. In order to distribute the name to as many end-users as possible, he listed WebPod.com for sale using the Expanded Promotion option on AfternicDLS.
Success! An offer was generated on network affiliate Moniker.com, which ultimately resulted in a five-figure sale.
The sale proceeded quickly and smoothly. “I’m quite used to the Afternic system, so it was easy to transfer the domain,” Cognigens noted. He believes that AfternicDLS’ affiliate network offers him an advantage over other domain sales services because it allows him to “reach a bigger audience…and this has resulted in more inquiries” for his listed domains.
He is excited about the continued growth of the AfternicDLS network and believes that it will further expand his potential for future sales.
For 2008 and beyond, he anticipates that top-level domains (TLD) like .mobi and .asia as well as ccTLDs like .ws, .in, .cn and .my will see increased demand as the global Internet user base grows.
Among the domains in his collection are WebShop.ws, PP.my (his shortest name so far), Penang.in and Sepang.mobi, as well several dotcoms including Telco-Us.com (with a matching toll-free phone number 8**-TELCO-US).
Click here to see all of Cognigens’ Afternic Listings