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7 of the Best Marketplaces for Website Flipping

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7 of the Best Marketplaces for Website Flipping

Websites are now a very important thing for businesses. Some websites are the bread and butter of their businesses. They are used for various purposes like information sharing or blogging, business promotion, and e-commerce. Their number of uses are increasing and the number of websites on the internet is skyrocketing.

Websites are now regarded as a serious businesses and they are being looked at more and more as sources of incomes versus the hobbies they once were. There are sites on Google where one can sell and buy websites if they so choose. The practice of selling and buying websites is called “website flipping”. Through website flipping, the most valuable websites can even be sold for billions of dollars. The domains alone are also sold with these platforms. Thus, the buy sell website model is a proven business model and a highly profitable one too.

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In this article, I will discuss some websites flipping platforms where you can easily sell websites and domains:

1. Flippa

Probably the pioneer and the leader of this business, Flippa was the first site to start domain selling and buying platforms and providing all the support to the business owners who wanted to do it. There are literally thousands of sites and domains listed on it. The site works with escrow protection for secure payments and to avoid any frauds or scams. The sites and domains are sold within an auction system. The auction works through bidding where interested customers bid the price for the site and it is up to the seller to accept it or not. There is also an absolute price, and if the customer pays the absolute price, then the site is sold to him or her on the spot and all the bids that follow are rejected.

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2. Trademysite

Trademysite is a new platform for business owners to sell their sites, but being new doesn’t mean that they don’t know what they’re doing. They are quite professional and the platform is a really excellent one. For now, they are starting with small and medium business sites and, after that success, it will be scaled to feature sites from large businesses as well. They already have customers and contracts and their customers are from a range of different countries like the USA, Australia, Ireland, and Malaysia. Now that the owners have acquired investments from some business tycoons, rest assured that it is a good buy sell website platform.

3. Afternic

Afternic is yet another popular site for selling and buying domains. There are a number of sites that are in partnership with the Afternic and once you list your site there, it will automatically be visible to the other buy sell website platforms that they are in partnership with. They are also offering parking services for the domains they have available.

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4. Freemarket

Freemarket is a newly started website by the team who was behind the site freelancers.com. It is a good platform for users to list their websites or to buy some valuable domains. The unique thing about them is that they only charge 5% commission per sale, so you will receive the maximum amount of money in your hands, which is a difference for some other sites that might charge an arm and a leg as a commission fee.

5. Digital Point Forum

Digital Point Forum is another decent platform for flipping websites, as well as domain. Although it is not as recommended by users of other platforms that have been mentioned, if you use it correctly, you can really find some great potential buyers. It is more suited for the webmasters and freelancers looking for more ways to earn online than anything else.

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6. Web Hosting Talk

Web Hosting Talk is an online forum type of website, similar to Digital Point Forum, where you can also sell domains and websites, as well as utilize the forum for questions and discussions. In fact, there are many discussions and debates happening on there all the time between webmasters and domain sellers. If you use it correctly, you can also find a customer for your domain in no time at all.

7. Website Broker

Website Broker is an online marketplace for selling and buying domains. There are many visitors on this site, so you can expect a good price for your domain. The domains and websites are auctioned there, and if you decide to flip your website there, you will get a large number of bidders looking to buy from you.

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Last Updated on November 25, 2021

How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

    What Does Private Browsing Do?

    When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

    For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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    The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

    The Terminal Archive

    While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

    Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

    dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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    Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

    Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

    However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

    Clearing Your Tracks

    Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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    dscacheutil -flushcache

    As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

    Other Browsers and Private Browsing

    Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

    If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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    As you can see, despite Private Browsing not being 100% private, Terminal allows for your browser to be. In what ways has Terminal helped your life or allowed you to become more productive? Let us know in the comments below.

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