10 Recent Minimum Bid Purchases This Year

Yesterday I wrote about why I think expiry auction prices have grown inflated over the past few years. This has made it more challenging for me to buy good inventory quality domain names at reasonable prices. It seems like the days of buying a good name under $100 are pretty much long gone.

It’s not impossible to find good domain names in expiry auctions that have no competition, but it is quite a bit harder. In fact, in years past, I would stay up to the NameJet bid deadline when I found what appeared to be undetected gems that I might be able to poach without other bidders if I waited until the last minute. I can’t even remember the last time I did that (although the bid deadline is an hour later –  midnight – for me).

I was looking through my purchase records today to see how many domain names I bought this year for the minimum bid ($12 at GoDaddy, $59 or less at DropCatch.com, and $69 or $79 at NameJet). I found some solid names I think have strong potential and shared ten of them below to show that it is not impossible to buy decent inventory for the minimum bid.

None of these domain names are going to be home runs. In fact, I think they’re all priced to move at less than $5,000 each. Feel free to share the domain names you acquired at expiry auctions for the minimum bid this year:

  • ProtectInvestors.com
  • GreatExpansion.com
  • HollisterRealEstate.com
  • CustomHumidors.com
  • CommuterExpress.com
  • VascularScore.com
  • DividedUnion.com
  • AlreadyPerfect.com
  • CorporationReport.com
  • GenuinePerformance.com
Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


  1. Nice, Elliot. It’s hard to pick a top ten, but I’d say these are up there, from what I’ve picked up uncontested this year:


  2. I’m turning 50 in a few months. Most guys I worked with that were age 50 in year 2000 are dead now. In 2006, 15 years ago, I worked in DC with many senior patent/trademark attorneys that were 60, they’re gone. The puzzling thing about being 50, is I don’t know anyone age 30 or 40, I don’t know anyone age 60 or 70. And when I go shopping at Home Depot or Walmart I don’t see anyone my age. It’s a ghost town.

    It’s amazing that after a half century on Earth, I have worked, partyed, collaborated with hundreds of thousands of people in Washington DC, yet to this day when I leave the house, I really don’t know anyone and we’ve never seen other before.

    The most important domain would be “Scoped” and “Oncology”. In 2019 my Dad pressured me “heavily” to get scoped. I’d never heard of it. In late 2018, they build a state of the art Oncology center in my County. I set the appointment for the first colonoscopy, endoscopy at the new facility. The results, no polyps.

  3. RvInvestment.com

  4. SugarPage.com (Adult dating site? 🙂 )


    RevitaCream.com (Wrinkle Cream/Anti-Aging ?)

    HealthyPops.com (Healthy Popcorn or Healthy Soft Drinks ?)

    PotFox.com (Cannabis all the way)

  5. cubanstreet.com

  6. Hello my name is Norwood and I’m just getting started with domain investing im 50 years old and was looking for something I could do on the side to get started. I have about 50 or so domains not sure if I have made good choices I have only sold one ,but i’m hopeful this will work out since I drive a school bus for my main job. Anyway I started a website http://www.poppull.com any feed back would be appreciated on how you think my approach is.

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