I was waiting to see some improvements in regards to syndication to Sedo and Afternic, but unfortunately what I can see is simply a huge mess.
Firstly, I noticed that once some of my names is approved for premium and I delete the name from Sedo, it takes SH weeks (or even months) to upload the name back on Sedo through their own account. I don’t see the point in leaving names ‘hidden’ outside of Sedo for so long. It’s not good for sellers, and it’s surely not beneficial for SH either. The only improvement I saw was that prices on Sedo are now always higher than prices on SH - something I suggested months ago as the only normal way. Back then I was hated and even reported by a few creatives in the forum (I won’t mention names: they know who they are), and @grant said back then that SH didn’t mind covering Sedo commissions from their own pocket (which I found bizarre, but anyway.) I am glad they got more reasonable in the end. What I have been wondering recently though is whether my names listed through SH account on Sedo are getting the same exposure as they were getting before. @grant Are premium names listed on Sedo through SH account included in Sedo MLS?
Afternic (GoDaddy + Uniregistry) - Why don’t you do the same with Afternic, you are doing with Sedo? Why don’t you just ask sellers to delete their names from there, and list from your own account at higher price? Why it has to be so complicated? Constantly reminding sellers to keep prices higher on Afternic is just crazy. Collecting coins for Afternic authorization is a very poor decision too. Afternic syndication is a mess!
Dan! You don’t want to list on Dan, I understand. Even when their commissions are twice lower than Sedo and Afternic commissions. And syndication to Dan would be much easier and smoother. Just for your information Dan.com is full of domain names that are premium on SH anyway. Lots of sellers simply don’t bother to delete them from there. Think seriously about listing the whole premium portfolio on Dan through a SH account. It will only make things better.