Are you still finding high quality expiring domains?

Discussion in 'Domain Expiration and Domain Drop Catching' started by Bros, Apr 17, 2017.

Replies:
87
Views:
4,478

  1. Bros

    Bros Active Member VIP

    Joined:
    May 12, 2014
    Posts:
    2,997
    Likes Received:
    1,340
    It seems to me that the number of high quality (or even good quality) domains expiring / dropping has gone down significantly in the last 6 months or so. I browse the Namejet, Godaddy and Dropcatch lists frequently but very rarely find anything that I'm super excited about (although I don't really trade the 4L / numerics market). I was wondering if this is just me, or have others also noticed a significant drying up of the market?
     
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. kopipagi

    kopipagi Established Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2017
    Posts:
    20
    Likes Received:
    69
    I think there are still some good names there. But catching them is more difficult nowdays, because big companies come to the game.
     
  3. gipson

    gipson Next Domain Market VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Posts:
    1,160
    Likes Received:
    1,205
  4. DNGear

    DNGear Domainnaut VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2015
    Posts:
    3,394
    Likes Received:
    2,972
  5. gipson

    gipson Next Domain Market VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Posts:
    1,160
    Likes Received:
    1,205

    ahahahahhaha...omg
     
  6. AIS01

    AIS01 Business Member Business Account VIP

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    Posts:
    1,485
    Likes Received:
    3,761
    hehehehehe.. Good choice..:xf.smile::xf.grin:
     
  7. DomainVP

    DomainVP Domain Expert Business Account VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2013
    Posts:
    3,174
    Likes Received:
    11,451
    any day now...
     
  8. Kate

    Kate Thinking inside the Box™ VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Posts:
    18,708
    Likes Received:
    16,078
    Fewer and fewer quality names are expiring. When they do, there is intense competition at the drops. You'll often end up paying end user price. What to do ? Secure good names before they drop. You need to go catch (purchase) 'em where they are.

    sex.com has 40 bids at Namejet... why not :xf.smile:
     
  9. briguy

    briguy Guru In Remission! VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2007
    Posts:
    16,530
    Likes Received:
    54,158
    My theory..one variable to the scarcity is that the more people buying "ebooks" etc on making millions on flipping domains overnight..The harder it find good domains (within realistic prices)...Also came across a few free articles that give excellent tips and techniques.

    Another personal factor..The premiums that I would have bought five years ago, I sure wouldn't think twice about today..Yeah, I learn from my mistakes especially the ones that cost me money.
     
  10. frank-germany

    frank-germany Business Member Business Account VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Posts:
    4,591
    Likes Received:
    4,593
    I think you still can find an catch decent domains
    those are mine from the last 10 days or so
    judge yourself

    House-Power.com
    DressingBaby.com
    DoggiShop.com
    LaBeautePro.com
    Solar-Finanzierung.com ( financing )
    SaferPro.com
    AboutBeverly.com
    SouthernLust.com
    Family-Fit.com
    BBW-Single.com
    ShirtsLA.com
    SolarInsite.com
    SoftFeets.com
    Baby-UK.com
    ElevatedBeds.com
     
  11. ikhub

    ikhub Active Member VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Posts:
    1,047
    Likes Received:
    810
    Thats a big gamble you are risking :)
     
  12. garptrader

    garptrader Active Member VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Posts:
    2,360
    Likes Received:
    2,113
    If domainers are willing to bid up to $XXX in an expiring domain auction, why aren't they willing to pay the same price for an aftermarket domain listed at Godaddy, SEDO, etc?
     
  13. kopipagi

    kopipagi Established Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2017
    Posts:
    20
    Likes Received:
    69
    LOL. I have the same question, it's confusing me all time.
     
  14. GeorgeQuang

    GeorgeQuang Established Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2017
    Posts:
    272
    Likes Received:
    748
    Honestly, 100% correct. Now i coudn't find good domains on dropped list everynight like it used to.
    The more terrible is : people now are so crazy to pay the unprofitable price for domains that listed on NameJet, GD Auctions ( Expired , Close out). I can't believe they could spend those money for normal-qualify names.
    And of course, there are always gems on Dropped List, but it's too hard to catch them nowaday.
    In my opinion, if i were you, i just registered SaferPro.com
    Almost of your list are hyphened domains, it's too hard to find end-users to buy this kind of domain names ( except German, Japanese, Russian, French). And for other names, i coudn't find any end-users for them :(
     
  15. deez007

    deez007 The More I Learn The Less I "Know" VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Posts:
    7,251
    Likes Received:
    13,502
    Don't discount hyphenated sales, there is a market for them. They are not fast sellers but the market does exist... check out recent hyphenated sales here and check the frequency and selling prices (these are only the sales that are reported obviously): https://namebio.com/?s==QDOygDN3ETM
     
  16. davidc1

    davidc1 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2007
    Posts:
    222
    Likes Received:
    97
    Hi Frank
    What is your average price and % of domains sold within the first year of registration with that kind of domain ?
     
  17. frank-germany

    frank-germany Business Member Business Account VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Posts:
    4,591
    Likes Received:
    4,593
    I can't tell you
    as I am aquiring new domains and dropping domains
    on a daily basis for years
    so statistics are always incorrenct

    I get frequent sales inquiries, but sales are random
    as I focus on getting at least 4 figures usd or more

    a year ago I was thinking differently
    and focussing on 5 and 6 letter brandables .com
    I sold a few of them meanwhile.
    Some of them actually had decent parking income ( surprise )

    Mostly it takes a few years for a sale.
     
  18. frank-germany

    frank-germany Business Member Business Account VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Posts:
    4,591
    Likes Received:
    4,593
    I happen to be german
    so a hyphen doens't look terrible to me at all

    House-Power.com - 2 strong keywords related to electrical installation / solar
    DressingBaby.com - baby is always a good market
    DoggiShop.com - if you can't get a decent domain for your budget to sell dog related stuff - here you go
    LaBeautePro.com - LA beauty shop - La Beaute - french for beauty
    Solar-Finanzierung.com ( financing ) - yes huge market solor energy german way of writing
    SaferPro.com - yes of course a great domain for a lot of uses
    AboutBeverly.com - if you are beverly and want to position yourself online : get this one
    SouthernLust.com - ;) just a beautiful name
    Family-Fit.com - Fitness and Family how well do do want it to be?
    BBW-Single.com - ;) no comment
    ShirtsLA.com - TShirt is a huge market - why not in LA?
    SolarInsite.com - yes solar is a no brainer
    SoftFeets.com - softfeet.com is for sale at 100.00 with a very successful broker
    Baby-UK.com - - another no brainer to me
    ElevatedBeds.com - elderly care
     
  19. davidc1

    davidc1 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2007
    Posts:
    222
    Likes Received:
    97
    Thanks Frank for these informations, have you tried playing with price to see at which price you have the best ROI ?
     
  20. frank-germany

    frank-germany Business Member Business Account VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Posts:
    4,591
    Likes Received:
    4,593
    I got an sudden sale via afternic just a few days ago
    where I'd set the buy now after inquiry to $1188 USD

    so I am testing that price now for a while
    my $3888 USD or $5888 USD may have been a little uneffecive ..
     
  21. Iam_leun

    Iam_leun Established Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2016
    Posts:
    80
    Likes Received:
    50
    Speech is Silver.:xf.cool:
     
  22. davidc1

    davidc1 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2007
    Posts:
    222
    Likes Received:
    97
    Have you tested much less ? $100 , $200, $500 ?
     
  23. frank-germany

    frank-germany Business Member Business Account VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Posts:
    4,591
    Likes Received:
    4,593
    I sold 1 at flippa 288 usd after inquiry
    flippa is always low $-
    I sold 2 at $488 BuyNow at my own platform
    - most probably left money on the table-

    the lower amount didn't lead to significantly more sales
     
  24. davidc1

    davidc1 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2007
    Posts:
    222
    Likes Received:
    97
    I often have offers at $100 (maybe 2-3 per day), but a counter offer at $500 will be accepted maybe once every 10 offers. A counter at $2000 will be accepted maybe once every 50 offers.
     
  25. frank-germany

    frank-germany Business Member Business Account VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Posts:
    4,591
    Likes Received:
    4,593
    if I calculate that right
    you earn more using the 2K usd offer
     

Want to reply or ask your own question?

It only takes a minute to sign up – and it's free!

Share This Page

Loading...