We all want to hear the stories about domain names that have sold for thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, right? It’s motivating to see other peoples success because there is a little voice inside you that says “If they could do it, so can I”.
Well, I have that little voice inside my own head at least.
Something I don’t hear many people talk about though is studying auctions and other listing that DO NOT sell.
Why is this important? Let’s think about this for a second.
If you consistently look at what domain names don’t sell, that should probably give you a good idea of what to stay away from when it comes to your purchases. If you see someone in a forum having a hard time moving a 2 word .info domain name, do you think you should be buying .info domains?
The answer is obvious and it’s something I do all the time. I browse around forums and auctions or even dropped lists of names that were’t caught by drop catchers and I try to see WHY no one wanted this domain name.
The reasons could go on and on but in general if you do this enough, you may find a pattern of what to try to stay away from when you are looking to buy domain names for yourself.
Here’s a video we made about this topic:
Is looking at domain names that DON’T SELL something that you implement as well? We want to know your opinion on this!