Domain Leasing that Makes Sense
Your premium domain assets are worth millions of dollars but they lay practically dormant with advertising pages that yield less and less revenue every year.
Let Venture unlock the value of your assets. Make your domains available to entrepreneurs who can bring their ideas to life on your digital properties while you receive a healthy stream of cash flow.
Connecting Great Domains to Great Ideas
We've brought thousands of premium domains onto one platform, created a transparent model and formed strategic partnerships to become the platform of choice where entrepreneurs go to name their companies.
How it Works
- Sign up for a Venture account
- Submit your premium domain names with a monthly lease amount and valuation
- Venture reviews names for quality and approves accordingly
- Link your domains to Venture's domain page*
- Get notified of new lease applicants**
- You approve/reject the lease applicant
- Electronically sign the Lease Agreement
- Push your domain to Venture's escrow account at registrar
- Venture manages DNS requests
- Get paid net 30 days
*You can still earn parking revenue while a link for leasing is directed to Venture.com
**Venture holds security deposit of half monthly lease fee from applicant
There is a notion that all of the good names are taken. Surely most of the good names are owned by someone, but maybe not utilized in a way that will maximize their value.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Venture specializes in high quality, premium domain names. We will only accept suitable domains with a minimum valuation of $20,000. Also, you must own all the domain names that you wish to add to your account.
The lease rates increase 4.8% annually. This provides startups with the comfort of knowing that their lease will increase at a moderate rate and they will not be surprised with a huge rate hike at some point that they can’t afford. It also allows you to build a cash flow engine that grows above the average rate of inflation over time.
Similar to commercial real estate, you may sell a leased name but the lease and its terms must stay intact. The main difference between Venture and traditional commercial leasing is that the lease does not expire. The lessee has the right to lease the domain name as long as they continue to pay.
You get paid monthly, net 30 days and the Commission Rate is 10%. We also have Affiliates who refer entrepreneurs and companies to your domain names. Each time an Affiliate refers a successful lease, they will be paid a 10% Referral Fee for the duration of the lease.
Most countries require lessees of non-resident owners to withhold a certain amount of money from their lease payments and pay it to the government as a form of tax. The amount can range between 5%-30%. Owners may be eligible to apply for a foreign tax credit in their home country to recoup some of these taxes.
If both the owner and the lessee are residents of the same country, there is no need to pay withholding tax. If you wish to avoid paying withholding taxes altogether, you may choose to lease your names only to companies or individuals residing in the same country as you.
The Compensation Payment is equal to the then-current Monthly Fee multiplied by 250. For example, if the Monthly Fee is $400, then the Compensation Payment would be $100,000. This payment would be applicable if a lessee were to break the terms of the lease agreement, for example by infringing on a trademark, and it resulted in the loss of the domain name.