HugeDomains.com is Buying 50%+ of Expiring Domains at GoDaddy.com

Discussion in 'Expired Domains and Domain Drop Catching' started by Arca, Dec 9, 2016.

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  1. CJ6

    CJ6 EverlastingDomains.com VIP

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    Just an FYI to all... not all of the domains listed on their webite are currently registered. (I have a few domains registered that they still have on their website. I obtained them through hand reg.)

    Looking at their FAQ: "HugeDomains is the legal owner of every domain listed for sale on our website." WRONG!
     
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  2. Cdomains

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    I've had a few like that too!
     
  3. jacoliobo

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  4. urlurl

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    most likely they owned them before and let them drop. forgetting to update the site
     
  5. urlurl

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    i wonder who ended up with Takes.com (from the GD auction yesterday)
     
  6. cdboard

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    any idea what it sold for?
     
  7. platey

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    Takes.com is a $1m + domain i'd have thought
     
  8. Cdomains

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    No it is not, not even close.

    Just because it is a one word domain does not mean it is automatically worth 1m.
     
  9. platey

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    laugh lol - i thought i would just check my renewal date for privacybarrister as i own the best version for the uk
    but thought i owned the .com as well
    but it turns out that huge domains own the .com

    their asking price is approx $2095?

    But if .com privacy attorney would appear better as privacy barrister is ideal in .co.uk but not bad for £$10 reg fee?
     
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    Poor eric, i hope he's doing better
     
  12. Irieman

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    It ended at $7877
     
  13. dotbay

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    You don't know the Five Second Rule? Mike Mann would ask 10k+ for that name!

    It's seems like there are using bots to automatically bid on a domain once their a bid at last minute.

    I used to place a bid 5 minute before the auction ends so anyone who wants the domain name has 5 minutes to find out that there is a bid. Well, it used to work about 3-4 months ago. Now I get auctomatically outbided.

    My success rate is now 90%+ if I let a domain go to closeout... Strange!

    Don't play the bidding war game, I have over paid for Mind1ty .com, Almost $100!!

    1=i
     
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  14. stub

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    that's close to full retail. IMHO.
     
  15. Fuadiansyah

    Fuadiansyah Established Member

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    Noob here. Where can I get the reference of the Five Second Rule?
     
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    I agree. I figure there must be a tie-in to something I am unaware of. maybe a non-english word or sound, or a name.

    or a video site? a gambling site?

    interesting to think that at least two people were willing to spend over 7700 for that domain. (winner and the person he outbid)
     
  19. apri01

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    Newb here...

    GD auction interface does not let you see how much domain was sold for at the end of auction unless you place a bid. I think some people does not bother keeping records and place a bid earlier just in case, mostly see the how much domains were sold for if they did not win.
     
  20. Arca

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    Sales prices are recorded by dnpric.es and namebio.com.
     
  21. Arca

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    Update: HugeDomains continue to bid aggressively on names while they are below $600 (a lot of names I have been bidding on closed above $600 too, but HD never persisted with their aggressive bidding style subsequent to the auction price passing their ceiling).

    Below is a list of domains recently won by HugeDomains at GD auctions. I have included the number of bidders, and when HD entered the auction. They are always the last or one of the last bidders to enter the auction. None of these names have been listed on HugeDomains.com yet, so I have not been able to include their list prices for these.

    Domain: firespace.com
    Sold for: $515
    Note: 13 bidders. HugeDomains were bidder #13 (last bidder to enter the auction)

    Domain: multistat.com
    Sold for: $78
    Note: 5 bidders. HugeDomains were bidder #5 (last bidder to enter the auction)

    Domain: freshspirit.com
    Sold for: $206
    Note: 6 bidders. HugeDomains were bidder #6 (last bidder to enter the auction)

    Domain: webosphere.com
    Sold for: $370
    Note: 7 bidders. HugeDomains were bidder #6 (second last bidder to enter the auction)

    Domain: blazingdeals.com
    Sold for: $62
    Note: 3 bidders. HugeDomains were bidder #3 (last bidder to enter the auction)

    Domain: pushingthelimits.com
    Sold for: $330
    Note: 10 bidders. HugeDomains were bidder #9 (second last bidder to enter the auction).

    Domain: sdmarketing.com
    Sold for: $525
    Note: 11 bidders. HugeDomains were bidder #11 (last bidder to enter the auction)

    Domain: hairwellness.com
    Sold for: $306
    Note: 9 bidders. HugeDomains were bidder # 9 (last bidder to enter the auction)

    Domain: bitbunker.com
    Sold for: $103
    Note: 4 bidders. HugeDomains were bidder #4 (last bidder to enter the auction)

    Domain: leadthefuture.com
    Sold for: $478
    Note: 5 bidders. HugeDomains were bidder #3 (third bidder to enter the auction)

    Domain: photopick.com
    Sold for: $293
    Note: 4 Bidders. HugeDomains were bidder #4 (last bidder to enter the auction)
     
  22. joro001

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    Great OP and recent update.

    I've suspected at least one big Company was piggybacking on others hard work and research and jumping in and bidding like crazy but never properly followed through unlike the OP has. (fireplace.com was a name I was interested in buying but not at $500+ levels).

    Many of the above names would be hard to sell to most end users for real ROI, no doubt if they keep this up they will price most domainers out of the market or be left to feed off the scraps/hope some names fall through the cracks or go to closeouts.

    This is a major issue and if they here to stay bidding at these sort of levels buying/bidding strategies will have to change to give a chance in the aftermarket of domainers buying the under 4 figure type domains to make ROI. A game changer if this carries on for a while.
     
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  23. wwwweb

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    They are spending into the thousands

    qmetrics.com $1623 they were aggressive in bidding

    They are using profits made from you, to compete against you.
     
  24. elmoney

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    HugeDomains working against all of the market players and domainers, HugeDomains want to take possession over the secondary (include reseller) market for make a one huge domain supermarket and become the absolute monopoly, where others domainers/resellers, registrars and brokers would be have little chance to earn. If Godaddy will miss them, HugeDom can to acquire GD too.
     
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  25. Asfas1000

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    I ran a few queries at dynadot and all the premium alternatives were from hugedomains even when they were not too similar with the original domain.

    It's clear hugedomains have an agreement with either dynadot or the afternic network to have their domains suggested, often at the expense of better alternatives.
     

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