How to Sell A Premium Domain Name With GoDaddy Auctions

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I wouldn’t recommend GoDaddy for their web hosting services and they aren’t really a worthy domain registrar in my opinion, so what are they good for? Nascar? Possibly, though one thing they do have is high traffic in the area of domain sales, especially for their premium listings.

To use GoDaddy’s premium domain name auction you have to sign up for $4.99 a year in addition to forking over 30% of the domain name sale. The video above will give you step by step instructions on how to get your domain name listed for sale with GoDaddy. Though, in my experience, you’ll need to do more than simply list a domain name to make your sale. The greater the number of potential buyers who are aware of your domain name for sale, the more likely one of them is going to snap up your listing allowing you to make a sale. Try using some of the following steps to raise awareness of prospects:

  • Email, direct mail and call businesses that might be interested in buying the domain name due to the name being associated with their area of business.
  • Offer to create a simple Website for them on the domain name once they get hosting for it. This could be a hook for a $1,000 domain name that will only take an hour to set up on your part. You can [highlight]create a WordPress website very quickly or use a free template, check my “Templates and Code” page for downloads.
  • Estimate the value of the domain by finding what the out exact match search volume is and estimate traffic then explain how much this traffic would cost a month through Adwords/cost per click for businesses. You can do this for free by using Google’s Keyword Tool and using Keyword Spy’s free keyword search feature.
  • Create a buzz for the domain name your selling on forums related to the name, possible explaining why it has the price tag it does but be carful not to tick off moderators and offer some value to readers rather than just a sales pitch.

While we aren’t in the crazy, booming dot com days anymore where those buying and selling domain names are essentially lottery winners,  there still remain domain pushers probably making full time income selling domain names. If you can pick up a domain name for $12 and there is a possibility of selling it for a few hundred dollars or even thousands, what is there to lose?

How To Use FileZilla FTP Client

Each and every web hosting provider has a section of their c-panel designated to FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, where you can upload files from your desktop to your web host’s server and apply changes to your website instantaneously while it’s live on the web. Files may include an entire static website, a WordPress theme, a single image or a WordPress child theme in the form of a style.css file, for example. Unfortunately, the FTP features many hosts provide are a discernable mess that inevitably restrain workflow and breed confusion!

What makes a model FTP Client? A few much appreciated qualities are, one that works across all platforms and operating systems, is easy to set up with your FTP user info from your host, works seamlessly, is frequently updated and lastly, a quality everyone enjoys, is free. FileZilla adheres to all of the above, then some, and is the most widely used FTP Client available.

After downloading and installing FileZilla, these are the steps you need to take to connect to your hosting account.

  1. Create an FTP username and password with your host and obtain your host’s ip address. For Blue Host use “ftp.(”.
  2. In FileZilla, go to “File” > “Site Manager…” > “New Site”  and under “General” > “Host” enter your host’s ip address, change the “Logon Type” to “Normal” and enter your user name and password. Then hit “Connect” and your information will be saved so you can connect to your host with one click. You may also need to enter a port number depending on your host and if you login with “Quick Connect” on the main page, your information will not be saved.
  3. Now that your connected to your host, all of the folders and files on the right side of the screen are those contained by your host and you are free to navigate through your hosted content to download, back up or transfer documents to or from the left, being your computer itself.

How to make a WordPress Child Theme

At some point, in the initial stages of getting to know how WordPress operates, most everyone must ponder how to create their very own theme to accomodate a website or blog.  Instead of learning how to write the complicated code that goes into the making of a theme, we can create our own customized WordPress themes, in a “Child Theme”, by simply using CSS or cascading style sheets.
CSS is used to format and alter the appearance of HTML, which every web page is based on.  With CSS, you can alter your websites color, style, text, dimensions, borders, spacing and the overall layout of a webpage.

To create your child theme you will need to do the following:

  • Download a free text editor, preferably Text Wrangler for Mac, Notepad++ for Windows and Geany for Linux users.
  • Create a new text document and save it as style.css.
  • Insert the following code into your document…

/* Theme Name: Twenty Twelve Child


Description: Child theme for the Twenty Twelve theme

Author: Your name here Author URI:

Template: twentytwelve Version: 0.1.0 */

@import url(“../twentytwelve/style.css”);

When using a WordPress theme other than the Twenty Twelve theme, you’ll need to change the “import url” folder to fi which ever theme it is your using accordingly. The information after the colons, describing your child theme, do not need to specify anything about the theme for it to work properly and as a matter of fact, you only need the “Theme Name” and “Template” filled out for it to function.

Now you can make your CSS changes and upload the child theme, or style.css file, to the “theme’s” folder in your WordPress directory using an FTP Client. To Find out how to use an FTP (file transfer protocol), such as FileZilla, check out this article.

To activate your child theme look to the backend of your WordPress website or blog, after uploading the style.css file to the appropriate fold, and it will show up along side other themes in appearance > themes.