If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past several months, you are surely aware that from May 25th, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union takes full effect, public access to WHOIS will alter. The domain name market and the way purchasers locate domain name owners will be significantly impacted by this privacy rule.
It is very hard for purchasers to investigate domain name ownership to confirm ownership for a purchase or to enquire about buying a domain name in your portfolio when registries and/or registrars remove your name and contact information from the public WHOIS.
Andrew Rosener, CEO of domain name trading company Media Options, was quoted in a recent DomainSherpa episode discussing GDPR as saying:
Otherwise, you’ll be dependent on Sedo, Afternic, and your registrar. You need to set up a landing page, or have something on the landing page that allows folks a way to access you.
Efty users are doing just that thanks to the more than 40 various For-Sale landing page designs available, as well as the ability to redirect all of your domain names to your own, personalised domain name marketplace.
At Efty, we provide a plethora of features and customization options for domain name owners who understand the value of a beautiful For-Sale landing page, and as a result, we’re home to thousands of the world’s most valuable aftermarket domain names from portfolios of sellers and top-brokers worldwide.
You can do the following with Efty:
Create a unique description and selling points for each landing page.
For each landing page, upload a unique logo or background image.
Choose from more than 40 templates, including Make Offer, Buy-It-Now-Only, and UDRP safe designs.
Set a minimum offer price.
Before placing an offer, require potential purchasers to confirm their email address.
Gather potential purchasers’ names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and IP addresses.
To collect payments, integrate with Escrow.com, DAN.COM, PayPal, or Stripe.
Visitors can be redirected to SSL protected landing pages on Efty.com or your own bespoke marketplace.
Last but not least, when your domains sell, you pay NO commissions.
Be ready and organised when the public WHOIS goes black later this month, and make it easy for purchasers to contact you or purchase your names instantly without relying on other markets and their commissions.