Every once in a while, perhaps once a week, I search Ebay to find domain names for sale. In the past, I’ve found a few decent deals, so although I am not a frequent visitor, I check the inventory once in a while to see if there’s anything I should follow.
I’ve found that Ebay is often cluttered with over priced names and names with potential trademark issues ($21,000,000 for iPhone6Sale.com?) With thousands of names that aren’t categorized, it can be difficult to find good names at reasonable buy it now prices or starting bids.
To find the best names for sale, I typically search Ebay for “domain name” and sort them in order of price. I also like to have 250 auctions per page to make it faster and easier to search through a huge number of listings. Generally, I skip through to the names that are $50,000 or less. I haven’t seen many super high value names for sale on Ebay in the past, so skipping past the dreamers is a good way to save time.
One recommendation I can make is that you do a Whois search on any domain names you’re thinking about buying and do your due diligence. I wouldn’t say Ebay is a hotbed for stolen domain names by any stretch, but there is no real vetting of sellers or flagging of listings if something looks peculiar. I personally treat it the same way as when someone sends me an email selling a domain name.
Do you have any good or bad experiences buying domain names on Ebay?