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Looking at Expired Domain Names causing depression

Labeled as discuss in Domain Buying and Selling Discussion, started by NoisyNosyNancy, Sep 17, 2020

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  1. NoisyNosyNancy

    NoisyNosyNancy Established Member

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    I got into domaining about a year ago and so far, I have sold NOTHING. I have bought about 30 domain names. I thought they were good names and I listed them on SEDO. However, I have received no offers so far.

    Now, before buying a domain (and I am not sure I will be buying anymore), I will check the keyword on Expired Domains dot com. There you will usually see dozens of previously registered similar domain names that are now available to register...meaning, someone else (dozens of someone elses) had a similar idea, purchased the domain name, probably tried to sell the domain and got no offers, and then gave up on the idea and did not renew the registration.

    If I owned a company and needed a good domain, why would I buy one that is already registered and costs a premium when I can just buy something similar that is available?

    As a one person outfit, I cannot compete with the major buyers who own millions of top dictionary name domains etc. So, I give up.
     
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  2. NickB

    NickB Wales.org VIP

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    Takes time and patience to get to grips with this domaining lark....

    Share some of the domains and hopefully some experienced people on here can chime in and give you some feedback
     
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  3. NoisyNosyNancy

    NoisyNosyNancy Established Member

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    Here is an example: the keyword "Crazy Good." I think I own Crazy Good Gifts dot com. But if you go look at Expired Domains, there are hundreds of items that start with "Crazy Good" that are available. Everything from Crazy Good Pizza to Crazy Good yogurt (both dot com)...so these phrases that seem clever are a dime a dozen..and not much interest.
     
  4. NoisyNosyNancy

    NoisyNosyNancy Established Member

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    Look at all the Trump and Pence and Biden expired names too...just as an example.
     
  5. Paltzar

    Paltzar Hardware.company

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  6. NickB

    NickB Wales.org VIP

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    Gifts, pizza and yogurt are different categories.....i mean a pizza company would not be interested in a yogurt domain for example...
     
  7. NoisyNosyNancy

    NoisyNosyNancy Established Member

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    Yes I realize that...but I was just showing an example of what I thought was a clever keyword but it has been used hundreds of times (meaning previously registered) for all sorts of businesses, but yet, the owners of the domain names let them expire...meaning they couldn't sell it.
     
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  8. NickB

    NickB Wales.org VIP

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    Happens with loads of keywords though, people reg strong keyword + random crap and expect it to sell, does not work like that...i personally don't think it is that good a keyword, did you check namebio to see how many reported sales of "crazy good" domains there have been? Would of thought not a lot.....
     
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  9. WhoaDomain.com

    WhoaDomain.com WhoaDomain.com Gold Account

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    You need to expose yourself.:wideyed: lol that did not come out right. I mean you need to mention your domain everywhere. I can't tell you where on here or I'll get reported. there are certain websites you can't mention on Namepros. you get the idea.

    also bumping a thread is your "friend" especially one with your domain to sell. I've seen it work wonders for people.

    plus wherever you mention your domain effectively becomes a backlink. so mention it at high traffic authority websites that allow you to drop your domain in it.

    for me looking at expired domains AT AUCTION is even more depressing. I've seen my domains that I accidentally allowed to go into redemption and I was too cheap to pay it thinking I could re-reg.

    then find out it sold at auction for $1000 when I couldn't even get reg fee for it on Namepros.
     
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  10. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Top Contributor VIP

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    Your first mistake is considering 3 words. Crazygood, goodpizza, crazypizza - yes, crazygoodpizza - no
     
  11. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    I used to have this view with expired industry

    I stopped having it when i realized;
    Their loss is my gain;

    Get grip ;P if dont want pay $8; dont deserve it
     
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  12. Masay

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    dot net .
    sometime you need a luck in first year to get motivated became a domainer
     
  13. AEProgram

    AEProgram Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    Just a guess, but I think most names being sold at a premium everyday are not owned by people that registered the name for the first time. They registered / caught a name that someone already owned, sometimes many people owned.
     
  14. premkumar

    premkumar Top Contributor VIP

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    stick to 2 word, crazygood is the name you should look for not crazygood pizza or crazygoodblabla. Such name are rare to find at registration cost but if you keep looking daily, you can get 1 or 2 such names very week.
     

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