Flippa Charges to Remove Unsuccessful Domain or Website Listings

It kind of gets under my skin that Flippa charges you to have your unsuccessful listing removed from public view. Yup, they leave it up there so that anyone who searches your domain or website might potentially see your unsuccessful listing. The problem with this is that it may be harmful to any future sales should you decide to sell your site or domain at a later time.

It’s bad enough that the website or domain didn’t sell and we had to pay for the listing fee, but to make matters worse, they charge you to get the unsuccessful listing removed from the search engine results.

These types of frivolous charges seem to be the trend in today’s global economy. Consumers continue to get double-charged needlessly to boost profits for corporations. I can understand if there was a legitimate reason for keeping these pages live, but in this case, I don’t see any other reason except to squeeze more money out of people who already spent money on the listing fee.

The only credit I can give them is that they do disclose these fees upfront.

Known as privacy upgrades, you can:

  • “Hide your listing from search engines like Google and the general public” for $20 additional.
  • “Hide listing completely from public view” for $30 additional.

Can someone tell me what the difference is? These were quoted straight from Flippa’s website.

I know I’m complaining after it was all said and done, but the more I think about how much money I spent there on unsold listings, and how these old listings tend to rank so highly in Google, it kind of irks me.

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4 comments on “Flippa Charges to Remove Unsuccessful Domain or Website Listings
  1. Steve says:

    Just paid another $30 to remove an old Flippa listing. 🙁

    It’s extortion!

  2. Michael says:

    I had considered this before posting with them but I expected to get allot views and therefore a quick sale.

    What a mistake. I could not find my ending auctions in “closing soon” and hardly anyone viewed my domains. I may have well just have walked out into the middle of the street, shouted my domain names and threw cash out into the wind.

    Now I have to pay for privilege of having the expired listings that no one saw removed.

    Never again.

    • Steve says:

      Hi Michael,

      I understand your frustrations. I’ve listed there many times, and like you, I’ve sometimes wondered why I couldn’t find my domain or site via filter. I’m assuming they are using some sort of algorithm. Maybe they are trying to get you to upgrade your listing.

      Whatever it is, something don’t seem right.

  3. adasd says:

    This is illegal in Europe.

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