Buying Domain Names

Amazon Registers Covid Tracking & Tracing Domain Names

We are more than 6 months into the unrelenting Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. While the numbers may be stabilizing to an extent, the risk of contracting the illness is still very high around the world. Coronavirus tracking and tracing – along with testing – is playing a role in helping to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

If domain name registrations are an indicator of future services, products, or plans, it appears that Amazon may be planning something related to coronavirus tracking and/or coronavirus tracing. My guess is that it has something to do with the new Halo fitness and health tracking device that Amazon unveiled earlier this week.

According to my Registrant Alert tool from DomainTools, Amazon registered the following coronavirus and Covid-19 domain names this past week:

How I Find Expiry Domain Names

One of the best sources of domain name inventory for my portfolio is expiry auctions. I spend a fair amount of my time analyzing and bidding on domain names at GoDaddy Auctions, NameJet, and DropCatch.com. I have also bid on a couple of domain names at Park.io and Dynadot, although I have not yet won an auction on either of those platforms.

I think everyone has their own ways to analyze expiry and deleted domain names that are in auction, and I thought I would share a few ways I find them:

Size Matters When it Comes to App Names

My favorite kind of domain name to buy is one word .com domain names. I have done well selling this type of asset, and I think they enhance my portfolio. I don’t own many non .com domain names, but I think one word non .com domain names sell regularly as well. Not all one word domain names are equal, and I want to share some advice I picked up a while ago that serves as a helpful guideline to me.

Buying One Word .coms

I am currently looking to buy up to 5 one word .com domain names. as an investment. I am almost always in the market to buy great one word .coms, and I am looking to increase my holdings right now. I have several very specific and non-negotiable requirements for domain names:

Why I Prefer Expiry Auctions Over Private Deals

As someone who operates a domain investment industry website, I am regularly approached by people looking to sell their domain names. I hardly ever buy domain names when people approach me in an unsolicited manner, but it may not be for the reason you think. Yes, the vast majority of domain names that are sent are domain names I would not hand register, but my preference is to buy inventory types of domain names at expiry auction.

Earlier this week, I passed on a small group of average domain names sent by someone through my contact form. When I passed, the person remarked that they were similar to names he saw that I had recently bought and wondered why I wasn’t interested in making an offer. I gave him some reasons and used my reply as the base of this article.

This morning, I want to share 5 reasons why I prefer purchasing domain name at expiry auctions over buying domain names from people who send them to me:

Follow the Data

One of the best ways to know what domain names to buy is to learn what domain names are selling and why they are selling. It is good to read the weekly DNJournal sales report to see the most valuable domain name sales, but buying domain names that are similar to what is selling at that end of the market is difficult, very expensive, and risky. Knowing what is selling in the middle of the market may be the best education for the majority of people who invest in domain names.

Yesterday, Ed Emery shared some background about one of his recent SquadHelp sales:

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