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 I have also bid on a couple of domain names at 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: – I pay for the service that, among other things, sends me morning emails with domain names that match certain metrics I have set. This is one of my favorite tools, and I do not think it is expensive at around $50/month.

NameJet Saved Searches – I have 7 or 8 saved searches at NameJet, and each morning I receive separate emails with domain names that are coming up for auction that match the search parameters. I wish NameJet would finally integrate these separate searches into one daily email, but I have been requesting this for almost 10 years, so it’s probably never going to happen.

NameJet Most Active Auctions – I receive morning emails listing the most active pending delete and expiry auctions on NameJet. There may be additional automated email options, but I only receive two.

GoDaddy Searches – I receive an email every day with GoDaddy auctions that meet certain parameters I have set. Banner on – Whenever I visit, I take a quick look at the banner on top to see what the top names are.

Visiting the Auction Platforms – Perhaps the best way to uncover domain names in auction is to search the platforms and sort the results by bids. Being able to see what domain names others find value in is helpful to me.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


  1. As stated many times,Auction is a scam. The algorithm is set up to make sure you pay big bucks for the domains and bid against bot bidders or “inhouse” bidders.
    You are never the sole bidder….
    No transparency.

    Magna cum laude
    Graduate of Domain King Academy

    MBA-My Big Ass(all of you have one)
    PHD-people having dickheads

    • I have only used that a handful of times, so it’s not in my daily routine. Appreciate you mentioning it for others to see though.

  2. Elliot, thank you.
    When buying expired domains I never do it by auction, although after hearing the news that everything from Uniregistry will be auctioned on quite possibly search, bid and buy.

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