How to set up custom landing pages for your entire portfolio on one server (+ source files)

I have always found the concept of hosting my own landing pages interesting. Most of our sales come from inbound links. We park our names at a marketplace and they get a cut, even though they sometimes don’t even have anything to do with your sale.
I must say that I was thrilled when I stumbled upon this thread. This guy had made a beautiful landing page and was inviting everyone to use it.
First, I will be showing you how to set up a modified version of that page to work with multiple domains. I also want to walk you through modifying your own custom landing page to work with this technique.

1. Setting up your hosting:

The first thing you need is a webhost that allows multiple websites (as many as the amount of domains you have).
If you are registering your domains at GoDaddy, I suggest GoDaddy Deluxe hosting. Make sure to use coupon code cjceb50hu to get %50 off, or check this thread if it no longer works. This hosting plan allows for unlimited domains, which is exactly what we need.
If you register your names somewhere else, I do not recommend this hosting, as pointing external domains to GoDaddy servers is a pain in the ass. I would buy hosting at your registrar to avoid nameservers entirely. When picking your hosting plan, make sure you are able to host multiple websites/domains on a single server.

The next thing we need to do is point all of our domains to our server. Update your nameservers to point to your hosting as per your hosting and registrars instructions.
Additionally, you want to connect these names to your server. To do that go to Cpanel, then click Addon Domains. Enter your domain, and pick a home directory. The subdomain you pick is entirely irrelevant, and the home directory should be the same for every domain you add. I used /lander.

What your "Create an Addon Domain" form could look like

2. Changing and uploading files:

To get started, download this zip file. It includes a landing page template html and CSS and the PHP to make it all work, as well as a file called “domains.info”, which we will get to later.
The first thing you should do is edit the html file and change my logo to your own. To do so, just enter your own image url, company name and tagline in the bit of code shown below.The bit of code you need to editYou could also make some tweaks to the content of the page if you like. Open the file in a web browser and check if everything still looks good.

Also edit contact.php and enter your own email address on line 20.

Next, go to your webhost, find a file manager and upload these files into the home folder you specified in step 1: contact.php, index.php, bg.jpg, pricing.css, pure.css, lander_template.html.

3. Setting up your domains.info:

When you open domains.info on your pc, you will find a file that looks like this:A preview of a domains.info file
This is where you write information that is specific for each domain.
For every domain, you need to enter (all seperated by “|”):
The domain, the buy it now price, the price per term (in the template there are 4 terms, so BIN/4), your paypal link (explanation below), another paypal link, a small description of the name.

In our template, the description automatically starts with the domain name, so you need to keep that in mind (see the example).

4. Setting up PayPal:

We will be using PayPal buttons to set up automatic payments.
To use buttons, you need to have a PayPal Business account. Getting one is really easy. Just log in, go to profile and click “Upgrade to business”.
To create a new button, go to Tools, All tools, PayPal Buttons.

Create a new button. We will be using “Buy it now”. For the product name, enter your domain name and enter your BIN price.
I like going under step 2 and checking Track inventory. When you enter quantity one, you avoid the rare incident where two people pay for your domain at once. You also need to enter a URL here, I just use my personal website.

Finally, under step 3, uncheck “Do you need the customers shipping address”.

Complete your button and copy the entire url under the ’email’ tab into your domains.info under PAYPAL_LINK_1.

What your final button code will look like

Go back and create a new button, this time the type should be “subscription”. Set the price, and the amount of terms (4 if you haven’t changed the template). Make sure term lenght is one month.
Also set the rest of the settings in step 2 and 3 like you did before.
Copy the link for email into your domains.info under PAYPAL_LINK_2.

Repeat this process for each domain by clicking: Action, create similar button.

Upload your domains.info to the same folder as the other files, and you are good to go!
To add or remove domains, just edit your domains.info.

Bonus:
To turn your own landing page into a usable template, you need to tell the code where to put what. For instance, in your html, everywhere you want the price of the domain, replace it with [‘PRICE’].
The domains.info file is dynamic: you can change variables based on your template.
Let’s say your page doesn’t use any buying links, only an inquiry form, and you have specified [‘TITLE’] as a variable in your html.
You could change domains.info so that the first line would read
[‘DOMAIN’]|[‘PRICE’]|[‘TITLE’]
The only condition is that [‘DOMAIN’] must be first, or this will not work.
Also make sure to save it as lander_template.html.

I also want to give a shout out to mr-x from NamePros, for providing me with this nice template. Check out his websites: http://nitro.pro/ and http://acmedomains.com

Finally, if you can’t or don’t want to set this up yourself, you can use the form to the right (or below if you’re on mobile) and contact me.
I will set everything up for you for a small fee.

This NamePros tip will increase your views and bids by up to 40%

You read that right.. This tip could make the difference between a $1 sale and a profitable flip. If you are selling on NP, you can bump your listing once every 24 hours. To get your listing in front of as many investors as possible, you want to bump your thread at the times when the forum is the most active. 

Good news, this data is made available by NamePros themselves. Look at this graph taken from https://www.nameprosstatus.com:

A graph showing trends in traffic on NamePros.com

As you can see, there is an obvious trend in traffic. Bumping your thread at the busiest times, will lead to more exposure, more views and more bids. The difference is substantial, varying from 80 to 125 requests per second. Keeping this in mind could lead to a 40% increase.

Also look at the graph for monthly traffic. As you can tell, some peaks are lower than others. Turns out weekends get less traffic overall.

A graph of monthly traffic

Therefore, I advise everybody selling on NP to do the following: Create your threads on Monday, between 5-7 PM UTC or 1-3 PM EST, and consistently bump every 24 hours.

Droplist Picks 12-5-2017 Part 2

Here’s some more names off the drops:

Careerrs.com
Connecttor.com
WhyBots.com
PayToDisplay.com
IncestMovie.com
DisputesLawyer.com
MillionTalent.com
StuffBio.com
SharedManager.com
PrepaidDevice.com
CheapFirearm.com
PrintFont.com
CancerLump.com
ClothesLogo.com
GearsCube.com
AtomLauncher.com
Massiest.com
SpecialFront.com
AreaSwap.com
ThingsToShop.com
EpicPanels.com
Jumpingly.com
SwiftAviate.com
BuySupper.com
Omnisciency.com
MajorSwipe.com
Tactfull.com

Droplist Picks 12-5-2017

Enjoy these picks available for hand reg. Let me know if you liked any of these!

OpticShot.com
DigiBlip.com
Distopian.com
SoldBuzz.com
AddedMe.com
GrabbingFood.com
CareerSpur.com
DisposableWipe.com
LastSpartan.com
NegotiationAgency.com
CareerIndependence.com
VanillaCheesecake.com
CautiousInvesting.com
CodingWire.com
EasyBrilliant.com
BuzzFury.com
CourseContents.com
TinkerGeeks.com
DeerSkulls.com
LogicalSmart.com
BoozeBottles.com
CombineIdea.com
LocateSeller.com
CashStraps.com
LeanFemale.com
EyewearTechnology.com
BidSelling.com
RatPoisoning.com
GenitalCare.com
NichePop.com
WeParcel.com
PushupWorkouts.com

Note: These are domains that sparked my personal interest. This is in no way, shape or form a recommendation to invest in any of these names. That being said, if you want to recieve email notifications when I add more lists, make sure to subscribe by filling out the form on the right.

Outbound email trick

I want to show you the number one tool I use to do outbound domain sales. All you need is the full name of a C-level executive you are trying to contact, and their domain name.

We will be using this excel sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17URMtNmXfEZEW9oUL_taLpGaqTDcMkA79J8TRw4xnz8/edit#gid=0

Make your own editable copy as instructed on the page.

How to use:

  1. Fill in their details in the yellow area. As you can see, it will generate a lot of possible email addresses for this person.
  2. In my email client, email addresses are seperated by a comma, so I will add a comma after the domain. That way, I won’t have to seperate each address manually.
  3. Select the green column and hit ctr+c to copy.

    An example of what your file could look like at this point
    This is what your file should look like
  4. Go to your email client and paste all emails in BCC (this is crucial).
  5. Type out the rest of your sales pitch and send.

    An example of a sales email, with all addresses in BCC
    This is what your email might look like.

And here’s what the recipient sees:

Alternatively, you can put one email in recipient and the rest in BCC. This is what that would look like:

Note that Dam@cvdam.com is not my email address, just the email that was entered in the recipient field.

This way, if the person you are trying to contact uses any of these emails (and they probably do), they will recieve your email.