Do you have a domain name that you’re looking to sell, but you need help finding a seller? A domain name broker can help. A domain name broker (different from a buyer broker) helps you to find a buyer for your domain name.
Usually, a domain name broker is highly adept in sales techniques and understands why domain names are such desirable assets. A good domain name broker also has a wide network of connections that, in some cases, can help to procure a sale.
Most domain name brokers work on a commission-only basis, with their fee being a percentage of the final sales price. Typically, domain brokers may take anywhere from 5% to 20% commission, but this varies from broker to broker.
Since most brokers only work on commission, they’re usually very selective about the domains they take on. Most brokers will be looking to work on domain names that have a good chance of selling for a high-five figure fee or more.
Here, I’ve built a list of domain name brokers that you may wish to contact if you’re looking for a broker to sell your domain. Note that I do not endorse any domain brokers or services, and further due diligence should be performed by yourself before taking on any domain broker. The brokers are listed in alphabetical order.
Brannans domain brokerage is owned and operated by David Clements, a domain broker, and serial entrepreneur. Aside from creating sites such as Cheesecake.com and Batteries.com, David has successfully brokered domains such as Ice.com, PK.com, and Digital.com. David achieved #6 in Escrow.com’s master of domains in 2019.
Buckley Media Group
Founded by Kate Buckley, Buckley Media Group primarily brokers one-word .COM domains. With 25 years of marketing and business development experience, Kate has successfully turned her hand to domain brokerage, producing sales for domains such as Chocolate.com, Rate.com, and Inspection.com
DomainBooth, formerly known as Phenom and BQDN, is the current brand name for brokerage services offered by James Booth. Since 2015, James has focused on buying and selling liquid domain names (two, and three-letter .COM) as well as one-word .COM domains. Previous sales include Extend.com, IJ.com, and Pack.com. James achieved #2 on Escrow.com’s master of domains list 2020.
Evergreen domain brokerage is lead by Jen Sale and Adam Strong, two domain industry veterans that focus on one-word .COM domain names. In fact, they have built their own one-word .COM marketplace at 1word.com. Jen achieved 7th place in Escrow.com’s master of domains 2018.
If you have a liquid domain name that you wish to sell, consider Giuseppe Graziano. Giuseppe is truly an international broker as he has lived in 5 countries and speaks 5 languages. Giuseppe’s company focuses on short, liquid domain names. He achieved 3rd place in Escrow.com’s master of domains 2017.
Guta is a premium domain brokerage founded by George Hong. As one of the most trusted brokers amongst Chinese investors, George bridged the domain gap of east and west, facilitating millions of dollars worth of sales to China. Previous sales include Beijing.com, Bank.com, and DD.com. George ranked 1st in Escrow.com’s 2017 master of domains chart.
Founder of GetYourDomain, Larry Fischer has specialized in domain names since 1997. He has participated in tens of millions of dollars worth of domain sales, yet few are publicly revealed. He has been involved in domain sales such as Chat.com, Home.com, and Messenger.com. Larry also co-founded parking company SmartName, which is now owned by GoDaddy.
Lumis is a group of seasoned domain professionals lead by brothers Hobi and Slade Michalec. Lumis has been involved in many high-value domain sales including Freedom.com and Gem.com. Lumis’ Hobi Michalec ranked as #7 in Escrow.com’s master of domains chart in 2020.
Often cited as one of the leading domain brokerages, and for good reason. Founded in 2005 by Andrew Rosener, Media Options has sold well into the eight-figures worth of domains including X.com to Elon Musk, and other names including Zoom.com, Cut.com, and Author.com. Media Options’s Andrew Rosener has ranked as #1 in Escrow.com’s master of domains chart for both 2019 and 2020.
Founded by Joe Uddeme, NameExperts is a domain broker specializing mainly in one-word and short .COM domains. Joe has sold over $75 million worth of domains including 20.com and Storm.com. Joe ranked as #8 on Escrow.com’s master of domains chart for 2020.
Neil Bostick’s QEIP has been in business since 2015 as a domain sales broker. Aside from operating the popular QEIP domain sales newsletter, Neil’s company has been responsible for millions of dollars worth of three-letter and one-word domain sales including Gemstones.com, PVP.com, and TRA.com.
Founded in 2019, Saw.com is lead by two industry veterans, Jeff Gabriel and Amanda Waltz. Jeff is the broker responsible for selling Sex.com for $13 million in 2010, and has been a part of $400 million worth of sales.
Sedo is a domain name marketplace where buyers and sellers can go to deal domain names. However, they also operate a brokerage service lead by Dave Evanson. Dave has been responsible for sales such as RX.com, Give.com, and Christian.com.