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Offers shortly after renewing name

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by pjb1978, Aug 24, 2018

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  1. pjb1978

    pjb1978 Established Member

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    Just wondering.. has anybody received an offer on a name within a day or so after renewing the name?

    This has happened to me twice in the past few months.. I suspect that the buyer was watching the whois record in hopes that the name would expire, and as soon as it renews they make their offer.

    Curious to hear about the experiences of others.
     
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  2. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Did you make the sales?
     
  3. pjb1978

    pjb1978 Established Member

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    The first, yes. Still going back and forth with the second, but doesn't look all that promising.
     
  4. Haykay2005

    Haykay2005 Top Contributor VIP

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    It's has happened to me 3 times this year and each sold for 4 figures. The fourth is under negotiation. I renew all my names at least once before considering a drop!
     
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  5. Josytal

    Josytal Top Contributor VIP

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    It's happened to me uncountable number of times. The point is that some domainers (may be end users too) keep on their watchlist domains of particular interest to them. They will wait and watch till about it's expiration and then swing to action. The smart ones may contact you to purchase the domain, instead of using dropcatch services - which is more of a lottery. And you're more than inclined to bargain.

    My strategy is simple. If i'm undecided on keeping/dropping a domain name, I deliberately leave it to expire and keenly monitor the number of queries it receives via whois. If I observe any spike in the figure, then Some domainers are watching!. I renew the domain within the grace period.
     
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  6. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It is almost routine in this business...
     
  7. medomain

    medomain Established Member

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    How do you monitor the number of queries a domain receives after its expired?
     
  8. namemarket

    namemarket Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    ...If i'm undecided on keeping/dropping a domain name, I deliberately leave it to expire and keenly monitor the number of queries it receives via whois. If I observe any spike in the figure, then Some domainers are watching!"


    regarding the above, I am also wondering how, and you can't tell by your stats since the registrars I use and others immediately change the DNS when it expires.
     
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  9. Josytal

    Josytal Top Contributor VIP

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    There are several options. For example, if you're with GoDaddy, you can download your domain list to see the number of whois queries for each domain: monthly, weekly and daily. see attachment.
     

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  10. medomain

    medomain Established Member

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    I appreciate
     
  11. korganian

    korganian Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Epik provides lots of info about whois lookups for all domains in my account. Each domain shows the number of lookups and it's color coded to tell me if one person is checking multiple times or if multiple people are checking within the same organization. It even shows me the IP Address of every person who checked and the dates that they checked.
     
  12. NYJimbo

    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator VIP

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    How do you get this. I dont see it when logged it and checking my domains.
     
  13. creataweb

    creataweb Some Guy with Awesome Senior High School Photo VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    For GD you get to this screen, then MORE, then EXPORT LIST, then choose the option for WHOIS in the checkboxes and download the list.
    Screen Shot 2018-08-25 at 5.13.01 PM.png
     
  14. creataweb

    creataweb Some Guy with Awesome Senior High School Photo VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    For Epik, you login and when you get to your domains dashboard you click PERFORMANCE and you'll see the WHOIS checks on the side.

    Screen Shot 2018-08-25 at 5.14.32 PM.png
     
  15. NYJimbo

    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator VIP

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    Thanks. I am using the advanced beta GUI and I didnt see it there. Went back to the old gui and found it.
     
  16. Josytal

    Josytal Top Contributor VIP

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    Manage My Domains >> Domains. Domain list.
    1. Click the + icon with "More" (above the domain list/table)
    2. In the option, select "Export List"
    3. Follow the instructions.

    After you've saved the list, return to the domain list.
    1. Click the + icon with "More"
    2. In the option, select "Manage Exportable list"
    3. Follow the instructions to download the list.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2018
  17. korganian

    korganian Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Epik shows lots of performance data for each domain in each portfolio in one concise table.

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