So, on a wild bet, you bought a web site back in college. You kept it updated for a while. Sold some of your hand made dog food sculptures from it. Kept a little blog going about how much you love the color purple and how it relates to food. Had some links to your myspace and your AOL screen name on it. But that was kind of a while ago (myspace? really?). When is the last time you even went on there? Can you even access it from something other than MS DOS? So, you are clearly not using it anymore. And you have not used it in at least a decade or two. So what do you do with it? Just let it sit there like you have been? I suppose that you can. There is nothing to stop you from just letting it sit there, unmoving, and collect interdust (it is a real thing). But, you have bills coming up. And you need to buy your wife something for Valentine’s Day. So you need a little extra cash.
Why not sell the site? Sure, you might be able find someone dude on craigslist that would love some random, inside joke url that you and your college buddies came up with while drunk. Or you can sell it to a website reseller, who can worry about that all on their own. The website reseller will resell websites people just do not want anymore. It does not matter the url or how old it is, they will give you money for it, and then try to sell it at a discounted rate.
The website reseller programs are used by people who are looking to get rid of their old, unused internet property that they are no longer using, and also by those who are looking to purchase a website on the cheap. The only caveat that comes with going to a website reseller is that you are not given any name under the sun to choose from. You get to pick and choose from what has been sold to them. So if badlightingforbananas just so happens to be available, then you are in luck. But, if you really want a banana themed website, and the closest thing is whenpapayasattack, then that is all you get.
A website reseller is a way to make a little extra cash. Reselling websites can be done through a variety of services, some are bigger companies, while others are just a single guy working from his mother’s basement. The bigger companies can sometimes pay more, but they can also be more picky about which sites they choose. So do your research before you commit to any website reselling.