5 Books on Buying and Selling Domain Names

Domain names are often referred to as internet real estate for a good reason. The good ones appreciate in value and can be sold for a tidy profit in the short, medium or long term and the not-so-good ones just end up costing you resources in annual renewal fees. But just like with real estate, some people have mastered the art of profiting from buying low and selling high, and have thankfully documented their experiences. In this review, I will share with you 5 Books on Buying and Selling Domain Names all available for sale on Amazon.

1. Domaining Guide: How to Profit from Domain Names

Domaining Guide: How to Profit from Domain Names by Jerome Robertson
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This 166-page book by Jerome Robertson is available in both Paperback and Kindle editions with 17 Amazon Customer ratings; 75% of those being 5-star. Jerome who has been in the business since 2006 notes that he learnt the hard way; by making mistakes, but has thankfully documented some of the valuable lessons learnt.

For example in Chapter 8 of this book, he tackles Transferring Domains and lists five ways to make sure domain purchases are smooth and secure. These are;

  1. Do Your Research: Do not trust all the statistics as reviewed. Do your own due diligence.
  2. Pay Attention to Reputation: Satisfied clients rate their experiences. Review these carefully.
  3. Use Escrow: It’s always better to play it safe for a small fee than blindly trust and later regret.
  4. Be Cautious: Trust your instinct. If alarm bells are going off in your head, don’t ignore them.
  5. Get a Second Opinion: If you have any misgivings, post your situation on a public forum for further input.

Negotiation is an art that one has to learn in order to score a good buy or sell. Jerome tackles this in Chapter 10 of his book with five negotiation strategies for both buyers and sellers. He even goes beyond simply buying and selling to write about Domain Development in Chapter 12 with various options. Overall, I think this book will be well worth your money.

 

Domain Millionaire: Full Time Income Selling Domain Names by Satish Gaire
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2. Domain Millionaire: Full Time Income Selling Domains

If titles are anything to go by, I’d say that this offers one of the most attractive ones in today’s line-up. Self-published by Satish Gaire, this 112-page book promises a step-by-step guide on how to create a full-time income buying and selling domain names.

This books also comes highly rated with a 100% 5 star rating from all customers who’ve reviewed the product. Some of the reviews speak of finding “golden nuggets for even the pros” who’ve been in the business for 20 years! This shows Satish has surely covered quite a number of bases in his research.

Satish in Chapter 3 of his book outlines four types of Domainers; the Wannabe, the Hustler and the Granddaddy. The Wannabe buys anything and everything domain and does nothing with them, the Hustler knows how to find the right kind of domain with the sole intent of flipping it for a profit, while the Granddaddy knows all the tricks of the business and is usually visible on forums sharing advice. The author confesses to having started out as a Wannabe Domainer.

 

3. How to get started in domain names: Buy, broker and sell domain names

How to get started in domain names: Buy, broker and sell domain names by Darryl Lopes
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At 31 pages this is the shortest book in this review today. Authored by Darryl Lopes, a snippet reads, the “ebook is a collection of my favorite stories, tips, and tricks as well as proven sales methods and advice to help you get started in domain names and the domain industry.”

This ebook received 100% 5-star ratings with reviews full of accolades, simplicity being the overarching comment. A peek into the book lands one on an advisory by Darryl on why we shouldn’t go ahead and register any domain name available. “The thing is most domain names you hand register have very little value unless you know what you are doing, if you blindly register domain names, you will just be throwing money away.”

On the whole, Darryl recommends learning from the best in the business. “Domaining and being a domain broker is a skill.” As such, he mentions Rick Schwartz, Frank Schilling, Elliot Silver, Michael Cyger, Michael H. Berkens as some of the gurus he learned his trade from.

So go ahead, look up a guru and check out tips and tricks he/she shares on his/her YouTube channel or podcast.

 

4. Domain Name Flipping: Quick Flips & Fast Cash!

Domain Name Flipping: Quick Flips & Fast Cash! by Kevin Hamm
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Domain Name flipping basically refers to the business of buying a domain name at a low price and selling it to an interested party at a high price without adding any value to it. As juicy as the business sounds, this 50-pager by Kevin Hamm promises not to be another “Get Rich Quick On The Internet” scheme but offers to be brief and to the point. A quick preview of the book shows that it will teach you how to sell domain names on some of the most popular platforms like eBay, Sedo, Flippa, Domain Forums, NamePros.com and DNForum.com as well as directly to end users.

It also offers to help you buy domain names at the aftermarket; after they’ve already been registered. This usually happens through auction houses. The eBook also has a section on Backordering Domains, which helps interested buyers secure domain names as soon as they become available, usually due to expiry. It received 71% 5-star rating from customers that purchased the product.

In a preview of the book, Kevin shares a few questions you should ask yourself before buying a domain name. These include; Does it have traffic? Does it make sense? Does it have a hyphen? Is it a geo domain? (has a geographical location therein e.g. Texas.com) Does it have backlinks? How old is it? Is it a trademarked domain? (His advice – never invest in these)

 

5. The Secrets of Expired Domain Names and Website Flipping: Work at home with 30+ ways to generate PASSIVE INCOME!

The Secrets of Expired Domain Names and Website Flipping: Work at home with 30+ ways to generate PASSIVE INCOME! by Ryan Andes
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One of the best ways to find out whether a book is worth your time or not is to read the reviews. Fortunately for Ryan Andes, one of the first reviews of his 249 page book available in both Kindle and Paperback editions is elaborate and well written. Thankfully, there is also a preview of this book available which highlights an interesting area; Misspelled or Typo Domain Names. This section tackles the intricacies and risks involved in owning misspelled domain names but also advises on how you can use your asset to forward all this “lost traffic” to an affiliate site. Sounds complicated but I guess the fact that it’s in the book means its worth exploring.

This 11 chapter book, it seems, will indeed stand true to its title. Chapter 2 for example tackles the much sought after One/Two Word and 2-4 Character Domain Names, the New TLD (Top-Level Domain) Explosion, and Country TLD Names, which can make for interesting domain names. For example, .ng is the country code TLD (ccTLD) for Nigeria. Just imagine how many catchy domain names you could generate from words like fishing, cooking, baking, selling, flipping, racing, drifting, rafting, kayaking that all end in “ng”.

In the preview Ryan tips prospective readers on probably the most important step in website flipping, “choosing the right domain name to build off of.”

There you have it!

My review of these five books does not mean they are the best out there. However, they can give you a great start as you embark on this journey of earning a passive or full time income from the comfort of your home. I hope that you have enjoyed reading this article. Please leave me a comment in the section below. Click on the corresponding image purchase any of the reviewed books. Happy domaining!

40 thoughts on “5 Books on Buying and Selling Domain Names”

  1. Hi there! Thank you so much for sharing this very informative article on buying and selling domain. As I am learning about digital marketing and affiliate marketing, I should have proper knowledge about buying and selling domain names. I am going to buy Domaining Guide. This book really have a good review of 75% of 5 star review. As you mentioned, in chapter 8 the list of the 5 ways are really gonna work out. Other books are also really great but I am gonna purchase the first one.
    Thank you again.

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    • Thanks for taking time off to read my article Fahim. I’m glad that it helped you make an informed decision on buying Jerome’s book “Domaining Guide”. All the best in implementing all that you learn!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful article with us and for the opportunity to discuss it. Your post is very informative.
    By reading your post I got a clear idea about buying and selling domain names. I’ll buy Daryl Lopes’ book on how to get domain names started. I think this book will help me to improve my ability to be a domain broker.

    I will share this article on social media. I think others should know that domain name trading is the right way

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    • Thanks for commenting and offering to share this article on social media Tasmia. I’m glad that you gained some insights into domain name trading. At 31 pages, Darryl’s book should offer you the brief but well organized jumpstart you need. All the best! 

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  3. This is a good and very interesting article it would be of great help to the people. Thanks a lot for such an amazing article about the buying and selling domain. I really enjoyed the article, Mark, It was very timely and helpful as well. I have already bought the second book on your list, that this book’s name is “Domain Millionaire”.So I can say that the information in this book is really awesome. This book is enough for Fulltime Income. You have given a lot of information about this book through the article that I do not want to say again. I would suggest to others that they can buy this book and they will benefit greatly from it.

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    • Hi Damudya, thanks for taking time off to read this article and sharing your views, especially on Satish’s book “Domain Millionaire”. As this was only a review, I’m glad to hear that someone who’s already bought the book shared their experience. That’s refreshing. Thanks too for suggesting that others buy the book!

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  4. I have only read domaining guild, Just like any other investment, it takes knowledge (and a bit of skill) to be successful in profiting with domain names. This book provides a great overview of how to do that, as well as numerous resources for getting started. Highly recommended. Thanks for sharing other books 

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    • Hi and thanks for commenting Patrick. Domaining Guide appears top of the search results in Amazon when you search for “Domaining” so it’s surely earned its place. I’m glad that my review has highlighted additional reads on the subject. Happy Domaining! 

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  5. I agree with this list of books about buying and selling domains. I think flipping domains is a great way to make decent cash online, and a lot of people still don’t realize they can make bank doing it. Any of these books should help beginners gain solid knowledge about getting started. 

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    • Thanks for dropping by and endorsing this reading list Nate. I look forward to making the bank with domain flipping too one day.

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  6. I appreciate the synopsis of each one of these books as I’m just beginning to do some research on this topic. My mom always told me when I was little – if I want to learn about something new to go read a book about it… and I still do that to this day. Thanks for this information!

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    • You are most welcome Missy. With all the information we have at our disposal, we no longer have any excuse going into any venture blindly. All the best as you dive in. Happy domaining!

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  7. Hello there! These books are amazing, I think I’ll give the #4 (domain Name Flipping: Quick Flips & Fast Cash) a try as the author ‘Kevin Hamm’ is a successful writer whose work has been recognized by the Colorado Associated Press Editors & Reporters at the Colorado Press Association. Thanks for sharing this review!

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    • Thanks too for reading and commenting. I’m glad one of the 5 books made it to your reading list. I’m equally happy to learn that Kevin’s previous work has been recognised at the Colorado Press Association. All the best as you make the most of all lessons learned.

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  8. Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .Your article is really informative and I have been working in Affiliate Marketing Place for a long time so I know enough about domain name buying and selling. And I acquired the book DARRYL   LOPES in your article to gain this knowledge .From this book I acquired detailed knowledge about buying and selling domain names and I was able to put it to good use in my real life and make a lot of money.

    Lastly, I hope that by reading your article, everyone will gain a lot of important knowledge and will definitely share their new experiences with you. Can I share your article on my social media?

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    • I’m glad that you found this article informative Shanta. Thanks for taking time off to read and comment; comments like yours are greatly encouraging. I’m equally pleased that Darryl’s book gave you the desired knowledge and enabled you to make a lot of money. That’s what we should all strive to do; provide life-transforming knowledge! By all means, please feel free to share my article on your social media accounts. Thanks for offering.

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful article with us and for the opportunity to discuss it. Your article is informative. I have been working on affiliate marketing for a long time so I have a lot of ideas about selling domain names and I acquired the book Daryl Lopes in your article to gain this knowledge. We have to choose very carefully when choosing a domain name because the domain name cannot be changed. From this book, I acquired detailed knowledge of domain name buying and I will use it in my real life and hopefully by using it I can earn a lot of money. I benefited from reading your article and getting valuable information about selling domain names. I will share your website on my social media so that my social media friends can benefit by sharing valuable information about selling domain names from this website.

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    • You are most welcome Millat. Thanks too for reading and commenting as well as promising to share my article with your social media following. Much appreciated! I’m happy to learn that you’ve already acquired Darryl’s book. All the best in building your knowledge base and earning lots of money from your domain sales!

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  10. Hello!

    Thank you very much for the nice review. I have enjoyed it very much.

    You have mentioned 5 books about buying and selling domains name, As a freelancer, I work online. I have thought that I have enough ideas about selling and buying domains. But I was wrong. I have read the “Domain Millionaire book. It is well written and also interesting. I found many new things which helped me a lot.

    Thank you very much for the review. I will share the post with others.

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    • Hello Arzut, I’m happy to learn that this article helped to further deepen your knowledge on buying and selling domains. We should never tire of learning because new knowledge is generated daily and the internet grants us the liberality to access it at a single click. Satish’s Domain Millionaire book is the only one of the five in my review that featured video reviews so it clearly stood out on that front. Thanks for the offer to share my review with many others. Happy Domaining!

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  11. Hi Mark! Domain name is something that has interested me for sometime. I’m a blogger and currently have purchased only two domains and I still own them. One of my blogs has grown and I have been tempted to put it on sale to focus better on my second, more mature blog.

    And the idea of selling my own site has come with the idea of just doing that, buying and selling. I’ll start reading Jerome Robertson’s guide. Thanks for all these options.

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    • Hi and thanks for sharing your experience Ann. Jerome’s book is a great choice as it was written out of lessons learnt from personal experience. All the best as you further nurse that idea of selling your site.

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  12. It would be a really great idea to have such amazing books that would help you find the right domain name to gown with when it comes to your site. Knowledge is indeed power and I feel jealous of those who may have read more than two of the listed books in this post. I have actually been privileged to read a few pages of Kevin Hamm’s Domain Name Flipping and I love what I found i it. I would try getting the book for myself and read it through. 

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    • Thanks for the comment Benson. I believe that the timing of when we receive information coincides with when we’re most primed to make the most of it. So no need to feel jealous my friend. You can always catch up and even overtake those who’ve gone ahead! Kevin Hamm’s book is brief and should be helpful in getting you started on your quest.

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  13. Wow! I didn’t know that there was so much involved in the business of selling domains. I’m getting increasingly interested in this and I think that all books you listed here provide great info. Which ones of those books would you recommend to a beginner like me?  Do you think that now is the best time to buy up domains?

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    • Oh yes there is! Domain name trading or flipping as it’s better known is big business. As a beginner, my advice is that you keep it short so may I recommend the fourth book on the list; Kevin Hamm’s “Domain Name Flipping: Quick Flips & Fast Cash!”. At 41 pages, it should give your all the info that you need to get started. Thanks for your comment Christine.

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  14. I really want to say Thanks for sharing this book, they will be of help to the members bod the public. And will stand as measure of guild in choosing domain names. The importance of choosing na too nitch domain name cannot be over emphasized. I will try and make sure I do get these books especially the fifth one, it’s pretty interesting to work at home with and generate passive income. 

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    • You are most welcome Sheddy. The prospect of generating passive income is very attractive and Ryan Andes’ book promises to get you rolling soon. All the best!

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  15. I work as an affiliate marketer but I also have a blog. One of the issues I had when initially setting up my blog was picking a good domain name. Thankfully, the one I settled on wasn’t previously owned and I didn’t have to buy it from anyone else. However, the books mentioned in this post will be very helpful and I’ll get a few of them to read. 

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    • Thanks for sharing your experience YMaestro007. I hope your eventual choice of a book will help arm you with more knowledge for purchasing your next domain name. All the best!

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  16. after creating my website, i wanted to host it and picking a domain name was an issue. i was confused because the kind of domain name that you pick can also affect the level of traffic that comes to your website. i read the book: how to get started in domain names and i got much insight from it.

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    • Thanks for your comment Kirkman. I’m glad to know that the book your read gave you the insight you needed to choose your domain name. Care to share the title of the book? Thanks.

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  17. I really like this idea of online speculation for domain names, so it’s great to get some relevant books to read on the matter.

    I’m new to the concept of using escrow for the process. Is this more or less a way to hedge against financial risks? Or is something much more involved? 

    I usually prefer hardback versions of books, but may need to get the kindle version in order to get the book delivered faster so that I can access this chapter more quickly!!

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    • Thanks for your comment Aly. To answer your question about Escrow, yes it guards against financial risk. As the third party, an Escrow will only transfer the funds upon confirmation of successful fulfillment of the conditions agreed upon by both the domain name buyer and seller.

      I must agree that hardback versions are a great way to keep you focused on your reading unlike mobile devices that usually have their fair share of notifications and reminders. Hopefully you’ll be able to strike the balance in this case, given the disrupted or re-prioritized distribution schedules.

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  18. Thanks for sharing this. I’ve been on this book “Domain Name Flipping” for some time now and believe me, the contents inside that book is worth calling a “Secret” cause it contains a lot of important information that can practically help a newbie become a pro in online business. 

    Thank you!

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    • Hello Rolex4real,

      Thanks for sharing your personal
      experience with the book “Domain Name Flipping”. Your should reassure
      anyone starting out in the business that with the right knowledge and
      advice, we can all learn to profit from this niche.

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  19. Hello there thanks for this review. Buying of domain is one thing and namig of the domain is yet another thing. But then it all depends of your point of interest and this has also given me issues because most of the names I use have already been registered. I think I might just get myself one of these books listed on this article to help with that.

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    • Hello Philebur,

      As they say, “most of the good ones are taken”. These books each offer unique advice derived from the authors’ personal experiences so they should be able to help you with tips on how else to proceed in the event that the domain name you desire is taken. All the best!

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  20. Hey nice article you have there. Before I buy an old domain name I usually check for the age, the domain authority, if you don’t have the proper knowledge to identify a legit domain name, you might select a banned or a blacklisted domain name, which might create the problem in approving Google Adssense or many other unknown legal & technical issues in near future.

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    • Thanks too for your compliment and comment. You offer great advice on making purchases with future processes and legal issues in mind. We ought not to get to carried away to check out all the important details.

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