2018 Oct 22 – 488 Auction Domain Names

Those of you who have been following my lists for a while know that it has evolved considerably over the last year and a half. I’ve been constantly adding information and tweaking the data and readability.

But what you all can’t see is my back-end process. GoDaddy has about 50,000 domains that go to their expiration auctions every day, and it’s impossible to go through all of them. However, since I started domaining I’ve been looking at the list via multiple search filtrations and even different filtration methods. Yesterday I modified my methods/filters once again.

Usually when I make back-end changes, for the first couple of days I end up being too liberal when listing domains. Meaning that I’m worried that the changes will make it so that I won’t find enough names to list, so I subconsciously put middle quality names that I usually would not have put just in case, before obviously adjusting my process the following day.

However, like what happens most of the time, my changes prove to be positive in that it’s more efficient and I’m able to find more names or find the same amount in less time. However I was too trigger happy at marking names and actually ended up with almost 600 names. I’m already worried that 500 is way too many, and that by listing so many it’s actually making people less likely to go through the list, so I removed a bunch, but half way through I figured why waste them? So I’ve added the rest that I didn’t delete to a separate list below. Keep in mind at first look I think most are not worth investing in as a domainer, but I’m sharing them anyways in case some of you find one or two that have a less obvious meaning that I didn’t see, as well as to track them to see if anyone actually buys any of them.

Saying that I also have to stress that even a lot of the names that do make the official list also are not worth investing as a domainer. There are multiple reasons why I’ll list a name. The most obvious reason for my list SOME of the domains being that I think they could be a good investment. But for some other domains I list them because of the ALLEGED traffic or parking revenue. For some others it’s because there are an unusual number of bids and I suspect there is POSSIBLY a good multiple people are bidding on the domains. Sometimes I mark domains because I simply think they are interesting and am curious if they get any bids. Sometimes I’ll list a domain because it’s funny or amusing. Sometimes I’ll put up a name that is super cool and would make for an amazing blog, but knowing full well that a blogger won’t pay enough for it to make it worthwhile holding as a domainer. There are likely other reasons why I’ll list a domain I’m forgetting at the moment, but it’s always important to keep in mind that just because I’ve listed a domain, does not mean I think anyone should buy it.

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2018 Oct 21 – 512 Auction Domain Names

Just a ton of names going through these days. Some nice ones today, and like yesterday, hopefully you get a chance to get them with less competition because it’s the weekend! I snatched a couple of great ones yesterday!

Also .. sigh .. yesterday I finished the Auction post, but forgot to click “publish”, so the list was only available at NamePros until I realised my mistake. I suppose I’ll have to add a “Contact” form sooner than later, but in the meantime, you can contact me at NamePros or by email (Admin @at@ Ategy .dot. com)
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2018 Oct 20 – 454 Auction Domain Names

Another nice day for auctions. Even better that it’s on the weekend when it seems there are a few less people bidding. In the world of domains it’s pretty much impossible to control how big a buyer’s wallet is and know for sure what kind of budget a future buyer will have. However the one thing you do have full control over is your own wallet. Just as important as making sure you buy quality re-sellable domains, is that you buy them at a low enough price that the few you buy each year will at least cover the costs of renewals of the ones you don’t sell.

I personally don’t agree with most big name domainers telling you to buy the best domains you can. Saying just that leaves out one of the biggest parts of not just the domaining business, but every business. You need to buy your inventory at a low enough price so that you can eventually make some profit. The difference in the world of domains, is that even the portfolios with the best domains priced reasonably, will still only sell a small fraction of their portfolio .. as such you need to buy low enough so that for the domains you do buy, you’ll get a significant profit/multiple. The basic concept of buy low and sell is more important in the world of domains than just about any other business in the world.

What’s good about buying domains at auction on the weekend, is that with less people bidding, your acquisition prices can often be lower. Certainly not always, as in the end it just takes one other person who really wants the same domain(s) as you to drive up the price. But with less people online, your chances are certainly better to find something cheaper on Sunday than you would the same domain if it went to auction on a Wednesday.

Never buy any domain .. even the very best domains, unless the price is right! That being said .. the difficult part is figuring out what that right price is!? lol .. But that’s a significantly longer and more complex discussion! 😉

Anyhow .. have a great weekend everyone!
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2018 Oct 18 – 423 Auction Domain Names

This week has really been up and down. Yesterday and 3 days ago were 2 of the best days ever. While today and 2 days ago were a little average at best. At first I struggled to get enough names for a full list, but eventually lower into the 50,000 domain long expiration list I found some good names. Not as good as yesterday, but still some worth getting for sure. Hope you find some good ones! 🙂
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