Discussion in 'Domain Expiration and Domain Drop Catching' started by Arca, Dec 9, 2016 at 6:58 PM.
Not for 30k+, Yikes
One of the best posts on this thread.
100% agree with every point above, I think domainers are in serious trouble trying to buy most decent/good inventory going forward and indeed this has been the case in recent months.
Bottom line is the aftermarket is fierce and competition is more intense then ever thanks to the likes of dropcatch/hugedomains (and other buyers with big wallets). In most cases domainers are already having to feed off the scraps and like you I think that trend is likely to worsen over time.
I myself am now at the point that I am thinking twice about selling my better names at auction as even if they are getting good prices on the sell, to re enter and buy on the aftermarket is a very expensive game and going to blow a serious hole in my wallet. I've been monitoring numerous domains at NJ in recent weeks and have bid on none of them as prices went crazy every single time.
At Godaddy the odd name would sell for $1k, $2-3k very rare, and over $10k hardly ever but once and a while.
Now this is a daily occurance, the odds of finding an end user who wants your exact domain without other options is rare.
Huge domains has a dictionary of every keyword in their domain database, type it in, and for under $3k you get many choices.
As stated above they are a beast, and they are not afraid to go up against their own customers, and cross lines to get even more names, or make sure they don't go to domainers to cheap, so it is impossible for you to compete with them, albeit at the same time you feed their businesses cash flow.
I think many companies not them included need to pick a segment, and domainers need to be smarter also, and not feed their competition.
I have lost many backorders to HugeDomains. They cherry pick from our backorder requests.
Well they pissed this guy off so much he makes animated videos about it.
they go after generics mostly not tm as suggested by the video
you have to wonder, maybe their strategy is to discourage and squeeze out the competition (us) in order to capture more market share. Maybe they are complaining about us bidding up names too, lol
Boycott Dropcatch for life! Stop using their services!
BURN THEM IN HELL!
They didn't get gardenlife.com !!!
Did anyone see where it was, or ended, I guess it got renewed very quickly?
The winner is Altman Specialty Plants Inc.
Maybe they're the previous owner and decide to renewed the name...
They are the previous owners. They are the end user for their domain.
Thank god HD doesn't steal the name...
They own 3290 domains with the word Garden in them, I think they will be ok.
I would love to read comments on that video. I wish they weren't disabled.
The video is unfair. I do not like the fact that HD takes a lot of domains but they do not steal them nor do they scam anybody. They do not cherry pick either, I have tried not ordering from them for weeks at a time and/or splitting my back orders over several registrars, the amount of domains HD takes is constant. They could not have possibly known that I wanted to back order them because I never placed the back order with them on those days. The experiment lasted for weeks and I would have been more than happy to report cherry picking and show detailed proof.
Just watched DigitalAwards.com at godaddy go from a 2 way bidding war from $500 to $1K, then another 2 way bidding war from $1K to $3K.
Sure google brings up matching search reults, but these results hold no value in owning this specific domain at a cost of $3K. Hope a user with a plan got it.
I was watching that as well...
One thing of note is that it previously sold for ~1.3K in 2014 at namejet.
Wonder if that drove the price up? Still seems high for this name at a Godaddy auction.
This one is going to get renewed, so I guess it is just one for the history books.
What is the rational with Godaddy allowing post-auction renewals? That seems like bad business for them as well..
and very frustrating, i picked up a nice brandable a few years ago from a GD auction, few days later it was renewed and taken away from me. rrrrg
recently i won an auction after paying next day i got cancellation email. :/ not so good for both side
i have heard of some domainers letting it go to expired auctions to test the waters, they watch to see how far its bid up, renew it and hope the previous auction buyers approach them.
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