How To Sell Your Domain Name on NameCheap

Last Update: May 02, 2014

There will come a time when you want to sell your domain name because you no longer need it or you just want to flip it to make a profit like real estate owners did before the real estate crashed a few years ago.

Owning a domain name is like owning real estate. They can become more valuable over time and you can easily sell them for a profit just like someone selling a house. Fortunately, many of these websites where you can buy a domain name also have a place to sell them. has a place called "The Marketplace" where you can put up a "For Sale" sign telling others that you have a domain name for sale and that it is currently on market.

Below are the steps for selling your domain on

  • Sign into your account
  • Click on your user name in menu bar in upper left
  • Click on drop down Manage Domains tab
  • Click on the domain that you wish to sell
  • Enter the selling price of the domain and a brief description
  • Enter how many days you want to list it in the Marketplace and
  • Select a domain category
  • Chose "Yes" button if offer is negotiable, "No" if price is firm
  • Finally, click "Add" button to list domain for sale

There you have it. Selling a domain name is straightforward. It is a lot simpler than selling real estate.

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Jen090 Premium
Thanks for sharing this. I'm thinking of selling one of mine, but with Godaddy. I think they use the basic format for selling.
melpor Premium
I believe you can transfer it to another domain before selling it.
Iwienert Premium
When selling the domain, do you want to remove your content or leave it on the domain?
Eupterraen Premium
I have not sold a domain before, but I think depending on who is interested in buying it, they may negotiate for you to leave some of your website's "structure" for them. It may be less work to just switch out content at that point. Overall, communication with the buyer here is key I think.