It’s hard to find good values at expiry auctions these days. There is a lot of competition, and the sale prices have continued to climb over the last few years. Perhaps we have seen a plateau in expiry auction prices, but I don’t follow enough auctions to really say if that is the case with any degree of certainty.
These days, I am hoarding cash more than buying anything, and I don’t chase as many domain names at auctions because of their pricing. I look for good value in the auctions I bid on, and I don’t bid more aggressively than my comfort level. I am sure I have lost plenty of auctions I might have had room to bid on more aggressively, but I am comfortable with my portfolio.
With that said, I thought I would share a list of 10 recent GoDaddy Auctions buys that cost less than $100/each. I invite you to share yours as well if you would like. Here are some of mine:
There aren’t any hugely valuable domain names on this list, but my guess is that at least one will sell within the year because they are priced right, and I think at least a few will sell within the next several years.
Overall, my ROI on auction buys in the last couple of years has been very strong. I have to be more picky because the auction prices have risen more than I believe the retail market could sustain, but there is still value to be had.