We all know COM is the king and all other types of extensions are inferior to it. But some domains with different extensions other than COM make more sense like Library.org, Area51.info, Friends.net etc. This is because the keyword and extension match perfectly. Unfortunately all such domains have been registered. At present some extensions other than TLDs are in huge demand. .IO extension is one of them. It is right now very hot. Here is how to flip .io domains for profit.
How to Flip .IO Domains for Profit?
It is important to note that not all type of keywords is suitable with this extension. Startup names are great fit with this extension.
.IO is actually a ccTLD or Country Code Top Level Domain. The extension is assigned to British Indian Ocean Territory but Google and other search engine are treating the extension like TLDs. As a result domains with .io extension are ranking very well. Some websites with .IO extensions such as CEX.io, filecloud.io, gogoanime.io and ouo.io have become extremely popular.
So, registering or buying .io domains and flipping profit can be very profitable if done correctly. Many domains with .io extension have been sold at eye-popping price.
Tank.io sold for $60,000
Cloud.io sold for $45,000
Gate.io sold for $20,000
FB.io sold for $20,000
Tech.io sold for $18,000
Hosting.io sold for $5,000
Pic.io sold for $3,500
3DPrinter.io sold for $7,650
The trend is very hot now and likely to continue in future. Even companies like Google and Microsoft picked up .IO domain names. With an .io domain name you have an option to buy short meaningful domain name that is still available and rank well on Google.
Who need .COM domains, huh!
How to find .io domain names?
You can go to Namesilo.com and start typing anything that you can think of with an extension of .io. Remember that one word noun domain sales well. There is lot of dictionary words still available for registration.
All dictionary words not good with .io extension. You can narrow your focus to technology terms that stand for input-output. Avoid two words domain. They don’t sell unless highly demand words like 4gMobilie.io, 3DPrinters.io etc.
Bido.com is a good secondary market to buy quality .io names. Prices are cheap, usually under $100. Keep an eye on Bido auction. People are usually buyer dictionary and shorter names but a lot of quality names are ignored by bidders who are usually domain resellers.
Where to sell your .io domains?
After you register or buy some good .io domains it is time to sell. The best places to sell .io domains are Flippa and Sedo. Both the marketplaces have lot of end-users. Unless you catch hold of highly valuable .io domains don’t go for premium listing in these places. Just list your names under regular listing.
Use estibot.com and namebio.com to pull metrics like similar sales, monthly search, Cost per Click, etc and write them on your listing page to convince potential buyers about the value of the domain. They are more likely to buy when relevant metrics are shown.
Your domains will get a good amount of organic traffic. But you should not stop there hoping someone pick up your names. Don’t be greedy. Price the domain as per its value. A 200% profit is what you should be aiming for. Promote your listing by contacting potential end-users. I am showing you below one method how to find potential buyers.
Go to DomainIQ.com and type the keyword. It would then display related domains in TLDs and other extensions. Now go to Whois.com/whois and type the domain names you found DomainIQ.com. Hit enter and extract the email address. Inbox them your selling pitch with the link to the auction.