A few months back, I wrote a post about doing a hand reg experiment. The point was simple, to see if we could hand register a domain name and sell it for profit.
Why did I want to try an experiment like this?
This is going to be a short and rather random post but for some reason, I’ve always liked Geo domain names.
I don’t know why but I always feel like a business could use a domain name that’s specifically targeted towards their location. All you have to do is walk around your town or any busy area and you will run across a business using a geo type domain name.
It could be the entire city in the domain or an acronym of the city.
I always ask myself a question when I sit and scan for domain names. What are the most important “metrics” I should look for when I decide to purchase a domain name.
If you have ever sat and filtered for domain names, then you know how HUGE the expired domain name lists could be.
And if you aren’t using filters to clean up your lists I have NO idea how you do it.
Seriously, is that even possible?
2017 is upon us!
So what’s the strategy for this year when it comes to our domain name sales and acquisition?
First off, we mainly buy .COM domain names. This is something that is not going to change any time soon. No matter what type of hype the gtld’s or other extensions are getting, .COM sales are always far and above the best.
Other extensions I always keep an eye on would be:
Let me tell you, when it comes to investing in the Chinese domain market, I am probably one of the last people you should look to advice on this subject but luckily I’ve made a few savvy friends.
It’s extremely detailed and when I got started buying and selling domains, I never sat down and tried to understand it. If you’ve been around domaining for the last few years, I am sure you’ve heard about the CHIP craze.
People were literally selling domain names for INCREDIBLE returns within days, weeks or a few months after purchasing them.
So this post is going to be brief but it is in regards to another cool feature that Flippa offers for their auctions.
Let’s face it, sometimes when you put an auction up it doesn’t sell.
This probably happens more often than not.
At times, you may have lots of interested people and other times you barely get any auction views and fail to sell your domain name. In most cases and with other platforms, you simply can relist your domain name…and hopefully this time it sells.
But Flippa offers something pretty unique…
Selling domain names on Flippa is something I saw coming a few years ago. I did some business several years ago on Flippa when I use to build websites, optimize them for the search engines and then monetize them. If you haven’t noticed yet, web properties that earn revenue are a HOT commodity. You could get between 10X and more of the monthly earning revenue if you decide to sell, which is what we did all those years ago.
Flippa wasn’t known for ONLY domains (without a corresponding website) at the time but I remember when I got into domaining thinking of how Flippa would become a platform where domains could be bought and sold, WITHOUT a website.
And now look, Flippa is a pretty popular place for the domain name space.
When I first got into “domaining”, all I read was how bad the idea of hand registering domain names was. It felt like if you didn’t get a domain name in an auction or catch it on the drop through various companies like Snapnames, Namejet, Dropcatch etc, then the domain name was worthless.
I guess I get it…
This is going to be a fairly brief post about something that I’ve always thought about when it comes to domain names.
Usually with our domain names, we always want to know the common metrics:
But I always wanted to know if there was a way to see how many people actually typed your domain in a whois search, which in my opinion is SUPER IMPORTANT if you are trying to sell domain names.
I ran across a super old post on namepros that answered my question…
I haven’t been as active on the domain scene but have been reading articles from several great domain blogs to stay up to date. For the most part, things haven’t changed too much.
One thing I did have in mind was wondering if revealing our personal domain name acquisitions we purchase whether in the aftermarket or through any other source is something we should implement.
Is this something you would all want to see?