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Strange .org backorders?

Located in Domain Expiration and Domain Drop Catching, started by Domain Lead Finder, Aug 15, 2016

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  1. Domain Lead Finder

    Domain Lead Finder Established Member

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    Does anybody have an explanation why multiple people would back order the strangest domain names like:

    swc2011.org
    swsd2014.org
    eswc2005.org 4 different bidders!
    idris2013.org
    isie2015.org
    railroadmemoriesmuseumspooner.org my favorite one today!


    I see these back order auctions almost everywhere, I would understand if the domain had any value but this is just crazy.

    I am asking out of curiosity, it is so strange to see so many of them, with multiple bidders.
     
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  2. biggie

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    former websites
     
  3. Dominium

    Dominium Top Contributor VIP

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    Believe it or not, they are the names and founding dates of various societies:

    Society of Wisdom Creation, 2011
    Society of World Spiritual Development, 2014
    Elders of South Western Canton, 2005
    International Development RIsk Society, 2013
    International Society of Illuminated Elders, 2015

    RMMS is actually Royal Mundane Masters' Society.

    Obviously, I totally fabricated these acronyms but it goes to show how many possibilities there are for people to attach significance and meaning to 'random' domain names. One man's trash is another man's... trash.
     
  4. LucidDomains

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  5. Domain Lead Finder

    Domain Lead Finder Established Member

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    The problem is I see these back orders every day. Multiple people bidding on the strangest .org domains, it is not like they have any actual value. I went and did a historic search:

    eswc2005.org it is: "2nd european semantic web conference 2005"
    swc2011.org it is: "ISES solar world conference 2011"

    I would understand if there was just one person back ordering but they have multiple bidders, this means multiple people placed a back order on a 2005 .org web conference.

    If it was one person, I could find many reasons, for example they are an IT company and they take care of clients websites, they let the domain expire by accident and now they are after it. But multiple people?

    It is just so strange.
     
  6. enlytend

    enlytend Top Contributor VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Nobody's buying them to resell, they're buying them for their link equity and authority signals. The ones with the dates are usually industry events / conferences, the last one was a museum. Probably all clean link profiles.

    swc2011.org - ahrefs DR 46 109 linking domains, 15 .edu - 2011 ISES Solar World Conference
    swsd2014.org - ahrefs DR 47 116 linking domains, 18 .edu - 2014 World Conference on Social Work and Social Development
    eswc2005.org - ahrefs DR 46 109 linking domains, 15 .edu - 2005 European Semantic Web Conference, over 10 years old
    idris2013.org - (no info available)
    isie2015.org - ahrefs DR 49 107 linking domains, 34 .edu -2015 International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
    railroadmemoriesmuseumspooner.org - ahrefs DR 46 109 linking domains, 15 .edu, formerly a museum
     
  7. nomen

    nomen Top Contributor VIP

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    Didn't check but there might be hundreds of backlinks for those domains which MIGHT translate to nice parking revenue depending on a myriad of factors.
     
  8. enlytend

    enlytend Top Contributor VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger ★★★★★★★★★★

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    More likely being used in a PBN - after the conference is over, parking potential plummets.
     
  9. Domain Lead Finder

    Domain Lead Finder Established Member

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    Oh well, at least my curiosity is satisfied. I see many of these .org back orders every day and it was bugging me more than it should.
     

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