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: