Earlier this month, I wrote about the price drop announced by Donuts. The registry is cutting prices on over 1 million domain names from its various extensions that it had marked as premium assets with higher than standard pricing. The sale will go into effect on November 5th, although the company is currently hosting its pre-sale through November 4th.
To help customers, particularly domain investors, find domain names of interest, Donuts published a blog post earlier this morning offering some “tips, tricks, and lists.”
The countdown to the Nov 5 price drop is officially on.
Navigating hundreds of thousands of #DomainNames efficiently can be a challenge.
We’ve just released four NEW lists exposing high value names based on a variety of criteria.
— Premium.Domains (@premdotdomains) October 28, 2019
Donuts has curated four different downloadable lists it believes will be helpful for searching by different criteria
- Non-Existent Domain Traffic (NXD) list
- Second-Level Domain (SLD) Frequency list
- Lexicological list
- LL / LLL Rank list
While buyers can not yet take advantage of the lower prices on domain names, Donuts has already published the full list of domain names that are included in this sale. The company has suggested that interested buyers can purchase domain names now at the current pricing and then “look forward to lower renewal prices for life on those domains.”
It looks like Donuts is specifically partnering with several registrars to help promote its sale, although I believe the lower pricing will be available at all registrars that sell Donuts domain names. The partner registrars I can see include Name.com (retail registrar owned by Donuts), Namecheap, NameSilo, and Dynadot.
You can visit the Donuts blog post to get access to the downloadable lists the company curated.