At the beginning of 2014, Flippa had a small marketplace of 2,000 domain listings. Now we have over 1.6 million and counting! Needless to say, the systems we need to support a marketplace 5,000x the size have had to evolve. We’ve tried new things – some which have worked and some which haven’t – but the fact remains that we are fully committed to creating a healthy and fair marketplace for domains to be sold.
It’s for this reason that we have decided to take it back to basics and redesign the domains search experience from the ground up. We’re on the home stretch of building this out and are very excited to show you the results.
To this end, we have made a key decision to remove the sale of Premium upgrades from our domain platform, temporarily. This change allows us to focus on delivering the best marketplace experience for everyone.
We plan to reintroduce a new Premium offering in early 2016. ‘Premium Version 2.0’ will be one which supports – rather than harms – the Flippa domains eco-system and offers Sellers the best available promotional exposure.
This change comes into effect as of the Tuesday, December 1st, AEST. At that date, the options to purchase any new Premium or Ultra Premium domain upgrades will be removed.
We hope you bear with us while we make several key changes to the Domains marketplace. Stay tuned for our exciting pre-Christmas launch announcement…
- Will you support any Premiums purchased previous to this date?
Yes, Premium listings purchased previous to this date will be fulfilled as per normal.
- How can I promote my domain listing now?
The regular suite of promotional upgrades, such as Homepages, Newsletter, Highlight and others will continue to be available for purchase, as well as applying to Editor’s Choice.
- Are you crazy, Flippa? Take my $250 already!
In order to fix core issues with the marketplace, we need to keep sight of our long term goal of helping domain owners sell their domains. Getting new Domains search out there and in Buyer’s hands so they can start discovering your domains is our number #1 priority.