I’m quite surprised that at this point, domain forums don’t have a marketplace section for new gTLDs. It would be an important step towards generating reseller market activity, so the fact that there’s no such thing yet is definitely not good at all for the new extensions.
For example, DNForum as well as NamePros have a ccTLD marketplace section. As far as NamePros is concerned, all ccTLD sales threads belong in that section and when it comes to DNForum, there’s a large “ccTLD + sTLD” folder which contains a section for the most popular ccTLDs/sTLDs and one called “Others” for everything else.
So let’s assume you want to sell a new gTLD domain.
Over at NamePros, the relevant place to list it at would be the “Fixed Price” section if you have a price in mind or the “Make an Offer” section if you’re not sure yet. Yes, those sections have quite a bit of traffic but the downside is represented by the fact that there are lots and lots of listings in each (dot com/net/org domains, legacy TLDs and so on), so your thread wouldn’t be in the proverbial spotlight for long.
At DNForum, there’s a more relevant section for new gTLDs but the downside is represented by the fact that it’s not very visible and therefore receives little attention. The appropriate section would be the “Other” one, located in the “Domains for sale (ccTLD and sTLD Domain Sales)” folder.
Should a separate section be created for new gTLDs?
Hard to say.
On the one hand, the owners of the two forums might say that there’s limited reseller market activity at this point and therefore limited demand for such a section. In my opinion, that’s a fair argument.
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