Afternic just announced a new commission and pricing structure that aims to make things simpler.
This is what Afternic wants to achieve:
|•||Reduce time spent in pending review, domains are listed immediately after passing the required integrity checks|
|•||Reducing commissions on higher-priced sales to increase your earnings|
|•||Lowering minimum sales price and minimum offer amounts so you can list more domains and earn more money|
They are also taking the guesswork out of promoting your domains. Domains with fast-transfer enabled are promoted through the Afternic Premium Network automatically. Domains without fast-transfer are placed in the Afternic Standard Network.
Know that you can always list a domain without fast-transfer and then enable fast-transfer later. When you do, it jumps from the Standard Network to the Premium Network, which includes 8 of the top 10 registrars, gives you the broadest reach, and exposes your domain to over 75 million monthly search queries.
Afternic also wants fees to be simple and straightforward, so they’re now based on your domain sale price. The three commission tiers look like this:
|Sale price of domain||Commission fees|
|$0-$5,000||20% ($15 minimum)|
|$5,000-$25,000||$1,000 +15% of amount over $5k|
|$25,000+||$4,000 + 10% of amount over $25k|
To help you list and sell more domains inventory, Afternic lowered its minimum sales prices. The buy now minimum is only $50 (versus $250), and the minimum offer amount decreases to only $20 (from $250).
These changes take place in Early April for the new listings. In the next [3-4] weeks, Afternic will be converting existing listings over.
Note: If you have domain names currently listed in the Network Promotion, they’ll continue to be listed for sale, but the commission rate is changing per the table above.