About

Who is Namebuoy?

Namebuoy was created by the design studio STIJL and web development company IBOD to help manage their client’s domain name portfolios. Many clients especially those with multiple domain names and established websites find as time passes they wish to sell assets or re-imagine them. Namebuoy gives them an opportunity to advertise without being encumbered.

What services does Namebuoy offer?

We manage client domain name portfolios that range from a single domain name to many hundreds per account – businesses. investors and individuals including private estates and celebrities use are domain name services. Management duties vary but usually consist of registration, acquisition, brokerage and recovery; renewals, name server changes along with diverse DNS management including but not limited to security and privacy. Namebuoy is not a domain name parking service, we do not “park” domains for click through monetization or buy-to-scalp. If you would like to learn more if our domain name management services would of a benefit to you, send us an email – all communications are confidential.

We offer web hosting services on a limited basis and can refer design services to clients.

How much does it cost to list my domain name or website For Sale with Namebuoy?

Listing is free but contractual, you will not be able to list your domain for sale on any other website, platform or social media outlet when under contract with Namebuoy. Our commission/broker fee is currently 10% of the closing sale price and includes all marketing, design and communications with perspective buyers.  Escrow.com fee’s are handled on “per domain” basis and is the responsibilty of the domain name owner to decide who pays escrow fee’s.  We manage the sale from listing, communicating with Escrow.com to the successful transfer of the domain name.

I’m here because of a domain name or website I want is listed for sale, what’s the next step?

If you have found this page from a domain name “for sale” lander or social media outlet and would like to learn more or make an offer send an email using the supplied email address found on the landing page. Your request will be routed to the correct manager for that specific domain or website. We currently have four domain name managers with someone awake and working seven days a week. All domain name sales are processed through escrow.com and we exclusively use their concierge service for all transactions. All domain names and websites listed for sale on Namebuoy are listed in good faith, all sales are final with no return or exchange. Learn more by reading our domain name policies.

Can I park domain names I already own on Namebuoy?

No. Namebuoy is not a domain name parking service.

How secure are your domain name management services?

Very secure. Namebuoy is cored on human input, not automation so hackers, thieves and hijackers would need to not only possess your email and telephone but other “known only to you” data we set up when you sign on for our management service or go into escrow. All domain name, website and digital asset sales are processed through escrow.com.

I found Namebuoy through a parked domain name, is the parked domain name for sale?

It all depends. When a domain is under our management and you find it in pause it may be for multiple reasons such as the client wishes to keep a hosting account active for emails and files but closed to the public, is working on launching their website or preparing to sell the domain name. We have clients that wish to sell unwanted domain names and we assist with brokering services and advertising and if you find a “not officially listed for sale” domain name managed by us and have an interest to purchase, send an email and we will notify the owners of your interest.

How can I learn more about Domain Name valuation?

If you’ve been shopping for a new domain name for your project or brand then you’ve been exposed to the current price points depending on your wants and needs.  As of this writing the .com is still king and demands the lions share over all other extensions, but other extensions still offer and hold great value as well.  A brand able .com domain name could be offered from the high teens well into the six figures, other extensions can sell at a discount depending on popularity.

Domain names are digital global real estate for personal, business, investment and creative related ventures.

To learn see current comps for recent domain names sales we recommend visiting: DNJournal Year to Date Sales Charts

Namebuoy Domain Name Policies

We have conservative policies with regard to client hosted domain names and websites, management and the sales and leasing of domain names. All Namebuoy clients and perspective domain name buyers are expected to read and abide by these terms of service which can be found on our domain name policy page.