Brandable domain names are domains that are easy to pronounce and remember but do not necessarily contain existing words. This kind of domain name offers a great opportunity because if you are creative (which I'm sure you are) you can come up with some great names that will make up a great brand for companies. There are three well-known marketplaces for brandable domains which we'll look into in this post. All the marketplaces mentioned here require exclusive listing, which means that you cannot list your domain on any other marketplaces. Each of the marketplaces has a different policy in accepting domains, most of the domains are actually rejected but if your domain gets accepted then congratulations you are onto something good.
To make sure that your domain will get listed with at least one of the three marketplaces it's best to first use the automated valuation tool from BrandPa to see if they will accept your domain. If that's the case you can first try to list it with SquadHelp and BrandBucket and see if it gets accepted there (since they have a much lower acceptance rate). If your domain is rejected at the other marketplaces you can still list it on BrandPa. Being rejected by these marketplaces doesn't have to mean your domain is bad, they just generally don't accept most domain names to prevent crowding of their marketplace.
This is one of the smaller marketplaces but has the benefit that it's easily accessible. The two other marketplaces mentioned in this article don't accept all domain names. But BrandPa has automated the process of domain valuation and acceptance. This is actually great because you can use the automated tool to verify that your domain will be accepted into brandpa before you register it. When it's accepted at brandpa there is also a better chance that it will be accepted in the other two marketplaces for brandable domains. BrandPa charges a one-time listing fee of 5$ for each domain. This fee covers the listing and BrandPa's designers will create a logo and other graphics for your domain.
SquadHelp has a much bigger audience than BrandPa but is much harder to get listed at, generally, only 10% of the domains are accepted. The process of getting a domain accepted can take up to a week. SquadHelp charges a small fee for listing your domain as well. This marketplace has one of the bigger audiences so getting listed ups the chances of selling your domain.
BrandBucket is probably the toughest website to get listed on as they often take up to 6 weeks to review your domain name. They set the initial price range for your domain and design a logo to increase the chances of selling your domain.
Remember that .com domains have a transfer lock so they can't be transferred for the first 60 days after registration. This is important because if you list domains on the marketplace before the transfer lock is lifted you might lose the sale because you can't transfer the domain. It's still possible to do an internal transfer with the same registrar but your buyer might want to transfer their domain to their own registrar instead, which would not be possible when the domain is locked.