Here is a follow up on my experience with Efty, the domain management platform. Shortly after interviewing Doron, I started my free trial on the site. I added just one domain name to my account there. It was a hand registered name that I purchased within the past year, and admittedly, it was a pretty good name. There are at least two books that share the same title and it’s a name I’m considering using to launch another blog. The interesting point is, within a week, I received a serious inquiry, generated by my Efty landing page, from one of the book authors that shares the name.
She was very interested in the name. We went back and forth a few times and I had a minimum value in mind that we just couldn’t agree on. It’s a name that I decided I wasn’t going to let go of easily because I have a vision for it. Will I ever act on that vision? I don’t know, but I see more value in it than I was being offered. The deal didn’t happen. But it gave me some excitement around the potential for Efty.
Based on my single experience with one name (and a good name at that), I decided to add about 50 other hand registered names to Efty. I went in knowing that the first name I listed was the best of the lot, but I wanted to see what type of results I got with even more names listed. I quickly added the names and went about my business. About three weeks passed with no activity. I wasn’t surprised or disappointed. I wasn’t expecting miracles.
Then I received another offer sent via my landing page for a domain I hand registered just three months earlier. It was a name I registered based on an idea I was kicking around with some friends. One I wasn’t as attached to. After some back and forth, we agreed on $1,500. The buyer paid me through PayPal and I transferred the domain through GoDaddy. Transaction took all of 30 minutes to complete.
Another week goes by and a new offer comes in on a name I registered a couple years back. I’m still in negotiations on this name so I won’t go into too much detail. The offer came in through my Efty landing page.
My luck has pretty good in the short time that I’ve been using Efty. The service paid for itself, and then some, with that first sale. It’s easy to use, easy to update, and has some great features. In fact I’m not even using all of the features yet. I attribute the activity to the visually pleasing landing pages that allow for communication between the buyer and seller. There are no annoying links to suggested sites based on your domain name. It’s clean and simple.
I’ll continue to report on my progress with Efty over the coming months. If you have any experiences to share, please leave a comment to share with the rest of us.