During my daily Whois lookups, I frequently see domain names registered at NameView, using a privacy guard. On many of these domain names, there is a note in the Whois listing indicating that the name might be for sale – or is at least potentially available to acquire. The message says, “Domainbrokers.com is authorized by the domain owner to facilitate the sale of this domain.”
Until today, I always passed on these domain names figuring the acquisition cost would be too great for me, however, I figured I would take a shot and inquire about a domain name I was interested in buying. In order to make an offer for one of the domain names, you need to sign up for an account, providing name, company name, and contact information. I am sure this is to deter tire kickers and others who aren’t serious about buying a domain name. It also gives the domain owner the opportunity to learn a bit about potential buyers.
Today, I decided I would sign up for an account and found that this registration process was simple and fairly quick. I was then able to search for domain names using keywords of interest, and I would be able to make offers on domain names I was interested in buying. On certain domain names, they have an error message that shows up if the offer doesn’t meet their minimum valuation. The domain names certainly aren’t cheap, but these are great domain names and DomainBrokers.com makes it easy for a potential buyer to put his best offer in front of the owner.
I found that when I searched for domain names that ended with certain keywords, there would always be no results, so I assume there is some sort of programming error there. I found it pretty simple to search, although I think it would be great if I could do advanced searches for keywords + keyword exclusions…etc. With all the domain names that they are brokering, I think an advanced search function could help make it easier to acquire names. However, the domain names aren’t really priced to sell quickly.
If you haven’t checked out DomainBrokers.com yet, you might consider doing it. Just realize that you aren’t going to find domain names that are underpriced.