March 23, 2023
Adjustments within the mannequin

Lately, the GoDaddy aftermarket expanded past GoDaddy Auctions and Afternic. The 2020 acquisition of Uniregistry and the 2022 acquisition of Dan added merchandise and options area traders like to GoDaddy’s aftermarket.

Scores of gifted builders, engineers and brokers from these marketplaces joined the GoDaddy group to supply a world-class aftermarket expertise and produce one of the best of every market collectively for area traders and our companions.

These 4 marketplaces produce 1000’s of area title gross sales each week, however each operated underneath a unique fee construction, with charges various anyplace from 9% to twenty%.

To simplify commissions, efficient Feb. 1, 2023, every market is shifting to a 15% fee charge for domains pointed to Afternic, Dan, or Uniregistry nameservers on the time of the sale. In case your area title doesn’t level to Afternic, Dan or Uniregistry nameservers, the fee charged shall be 25%.

Importantly, the 15% fee charge for domains pointing to Afternic, Dan or Uniregistry aftermarket nameservers contains area gross sales closed by means of for-sale landers and gross sales facilitated by means of the area reseller community. The area reseller community contains 18 of the highest 20 area registrars. This equates to an ~5% lower in fee versus the typical sale utilizing the prior mannequin.

Once we dig into what this implies for area traders in actual phrases, it means that many domainers will profit.


Lately, we analyzed 38 random, publicly disclosed area gross sales that occurred through Afternic. The gross sales costs diversified from $188 as much as $40,000.

We discovered that 95% of gross sales on this random pattern would obtain barely greater web proceeds from their area gross sales if closed through an Afternic on the market lander, in contrast with Afternic’s earlier fee construction.

When deciding on this mannequin, groups reviewed how area traders utilizing a mix of marketplaces might fare underneath the brand new fee construction utilizing Afternic and Dan, an instance of which is detailed under.

The outdated plan

old commission model

The brand new plan

new commission model
For Uniregistry sellers utilizing Uniregistry nameservers, the web quantity paid out for brokered gross sales is similar, as Uniregistry’s present fee payment is 15%.

With Uniregistry and Dan becoming a member of GoDaddy, the simplification of the fee construction was a logical transfer, however one which wasn’t taken evenly. Months of discussions led to the brand new mannequin that may profit most traders utilizing a mix of GoDaddy-owned marketplaces.

For a listing of accepted nameservers, and to be taught extra about the advantages of pointing your domains to Afternic’s nameservers, please go to the Sales Acceleration web page.