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My Final Acquisition of 2012


I just completed what should be my final acquisition of 2012. This afternoon, I won the NameJet auction for There were only 23 bidders, which is fewer than I expected. I think this will end up becoming a decent flip in the new year.

A few other recent private acquisitions (via auction and private negotiation) include the following:

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What were your final acquisitions of 2012?

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Comments (75)


    Nice pick ups

    livestockmarket and distraction will get most traffic i suppose πŸ™‚


    December 31st, 2012 at 3:16 pm


    Here are some of my latest acquisitions

    And yes, I am always open for the offers on these domains πŸ™‚

    December 31st, 2012 at 3:41 pm


    An app to identity animal poops.

    Getting lots of hits and $$$

    December 31st, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      Elliot Silver

      You weren’t kidding… LOL

      December 31st, 2012 at 4:49 pm


      When comes to domaining, I am dead serious!!

      There are a couple of investors looking at joint ventures.

      December 31st, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    gary dell

    December 31st, 2012 at 5:06 pm


    December 31st, 2012 at 6:17 pm


    Both from GoDaddy auctions

    December 31st, 2012 at 7:02 pm


    Telehealth is getting popular practice among doctors:)

    December 31st, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Kevin M.

    My last 2012 acquisitions are –

    And to coincide with all the new ‘dot whatever’ domains coming:

    December 31st, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      RK is very nice domain.
      My most favorite domains have always been insurance ones.

      December 31st, 2012 at 9:08 pm


    Happy New Year!

    December 31st, 2012 at 7:33 pm


    ChildCustody net was last of 2012

    December 31st, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    john harrison

    These are some of my favourites posts of yours, elliot. It is always so beneficial to see what you are investing in.

    Here are my last of 2012

    December 31st, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Jason Franklin

    I recently picked up these (age: 1999)

    December 31st, 2012 at 9:11 pm


    Final Acquisition (all in last few days)







    December 31st, 2012 at 9:49 pm


      Uzoma… nice list but it looks like you missed

      January 2nd, 2013 at 2:39 pm


      Can we see your list?

      January 2nd, 2013 at 2:58 pm


    Final acquisitions of 2012:

    December 31st, 2012 at 10:28 pm


    I just acquired 2 more, so I guess these two will be the last for 2012.


    December 31st, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Yo Mona

    I acquired on average 2 domains a day for all of 2012. My most productive year yet.

    For the last day of the year, I picked up 9 domains.

    Looking forward to flipping some of them in 2013 as the inventory has become so big I would require a secretary to renew my domains all year long.

    Luckily, I MAKE BANK.

    January 1st, 2013 at 1:33 am


    Final acquisition of 2012:

    January 1st, 2013 at 1:41 am


    Even though there is market demand for “pre-foreclosure homes,” there are too few searches to make this a category killer. However, I’m sure an end-user will make you a nice offer in the near future to reward you.

    I know of another foreclosure domain for sale. It is aged 12-13 years old. This domain is top notch. If you’re interested, let me know because I know the domain holder.

    My acquisitions were all movie dot com domains. Two have 1,000 and 1,900 exact match searches on AdWords, one has 880, and the rest are within the same search margin.

    Happy New Year 2013! Keep inspiring people. Thanks.

    January 1st, 2013 at 1:54 am

      Elliot Silver

      I don’t think it’s a “category killer” name. I do think someone will pay a few thousand dollars for it (I’d guess between $3-8k) but we’ll see.

      January 1st, 2013 at 8:05 am



      You’re right. Your foreclosure domain will sell between those price points. There is demand for these types of homes. Another avenue is short-sales, too.

      There is another quality foreclosure domain I know of that compliments your usual purchases. I had no idea you were looking for home-related domain names. The birthdate on this foreclosure domain is 1999.

      I’ll shoot an e-mail to the domain holder who requested me to find a buyer the past few years. I contacted banks and real estate buyers, which I assumed were the right fit. I’m sure he would be interested moving the domain, especially if you want to acquire another foreclose dot com domain to enhance your portfolio.

      The birthdate on your recent foreclosure domain is 2002. Both domains could promote one another. This 1999 domain has more than 1,000+ exact match searches on the online valuations and has the same number of searches as your domain using AdWords.

      Have a great start to 2013.

      January 1st, 2013 at 11:33 am

      Yo Mona

      Again, sorry if I’m stepping on toes (again!) but PREFORECLOSUREHOMES.COM has negligible value. I would not hand reg it if it is released.

      Although I sake my head how the thought processes people use to acquire domains, it does tickle me that while others are chasing the wrong domains, I am MAKING BANK.

      Happy 2013!

      January 1st, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I call bullshit on your making bank. There aren’t any “anonymous” trolls who make bank in this business. The rich guys are mostly positive and certainly don’t shit on others on blogs and forums. Wastes too much valuable time and it’s pointless. Hopefully I’ll be able to share the sale price on this one. Your comment motivates me to sell the crap out of this name.

      January 1st, 2013 at 5:59 pm


      Losers that say “I make bank” are the ones that don’t make squat. They think they’re living large cause they live rent free at mommy and daddy’s house.

      He probably wouldn’t register it cause he only registers typos and trademarks.

      @Elliot, motivation is great but I wouldn’t let this JA bother you too much.

      Good luck on that name.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 2:04 am


    My recents acqs. have been:

    Happy 2013 to All…

    January 1st, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Howard Crosby
    {It’s a UK thing}

    January 1st, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Howard Crosby

    January 1st, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Leonard Britt

    PreForeclosureHomes is nice. Shouldn’t be too difficult to find a buyer.

    A latter December pickup…


    January 1st, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Prakhar Bindal

    Refer: Tom Cruise’s latest flick, Jack Reacher. πŸ™‚

    January 1st, 2013 at 11:26 am


    to go with my collection!

    January 1st, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Talk like this

    just for the sake of argument ….

    Please don’t laugh πŸ˜‰

    Happy new year

    January 1st, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Dennis Sourvanos

    My last acquisition of the year was

    website coming soon…

    January 1st, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    ron s

    last this year:

    January 1st, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Paul H

    My last acquisitions of 2012 were:

    January 1st, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Jason Franklin

    The smart wallet / mobile wallet / mobile payment market industry is expected to be a $1 trillion dollar market by 2014 according to Mobile payments are already popular in Europe, and are expected to increase largely worldwide. Mobile deposits are already available by almost all bigger banks and will eventually be available by all financial institutions.. I liked these two and think they have potential. Two of my personal favorite picks I chose at the end of 2012.

    January 1st, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Talk like this

      Do you watch “dragons den ” a lot ?…
      You have a good pitch but what a waste πŸ™‚

      January 1st, 2013 at 6:14 pm


    I bought my first domain off sedo:

    A spanish domain name no less! 100 Euros.

    January 1st, 2013 at 6:16 pm


      A Spanish domain or a Spanish extension?

      January 2nd, 2013 at 2:07 am


      Hopefully both πŸ™‚

      January 2nd, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Jason Franklin

    Not sure if you are talking to me. I am not pitching these domains. Smart Wallet has 1,300 exact searches per month and Mobile Deposit has 880 exact searches and this market is just beginning. Have you looked into QR codes or mobile payments? These markets will be connected and work together. Read some articles on it. Educate yourself. An investment in education pays the best interest.


    January 1st, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Talk like this

      Smartwallet is a nice name πŸ˜‰
      Yes, we all know that mobile payments or NFC is the the big deal .

      I also have a big bet on mobile payment related domains … πŸ˜‰

      Yes, QR , AR , NFC Are few that you must highlight in your notes for 2013
      Have a lovely New year

      January 1st, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    iain taylor

    Loved reading your posts during 2012 looking forward to more in 2013.

    Final 2012 acquisitions:

    All the best for the year ahead.

    January 1st, 2013 at 7:22 pm


    Definitely some “headshakers” and “headscratchers” in the comment section. (Uzoma- you acquisition strategy truly intrigues me) : )

    Elliot- I’m calling bullfuckingshit on yo mona too. Sounds like a braggart trollface who defines “bank” as $50k. Why shit on people, to make yourself feel better about 800+ (probably sub-par) acquisitions this year? I could be wrong, I’m a show me kinda guy. I beg you to start a blog, share your master wisdom and show proof. Please do it when you can get some time from MAKING BANK. You need to back up a pompous statement like that. Maybe consider not making it at all, but who am I to judge?

    Elliot, next to “like” and “dislike”, add “troll” so people can vote on that! LOL. If it gets to 10 votes, the commenter gets blacklisted! Love that idea.

    Moving on, I closed the year with:

    Wishing all the humble domainers a healthy and wealthy 2013!

    January 1st, 2013 at 7:29 pm
      January 1st, 2013 at 7:40 pm


      Fuck yeah, LOL! Haha. Happy new year, Elliot. Thanks for all your blog posts and time sharing what you do.

      January 1st, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      I Make Bank

      Haha! Really, most we resort to name calling of such an extreme nature? You already know that “I Make Bank(tm)” so I would be unfazed by such low brow language.

      Actually, I’ve been meaning to start up a blog to disseminate the “big juice” as they say…but you must understand that I’ve been so busy making bank all year long to bother.

      But if you were to ask my opinion, ALL the domains that you “closed the year” with are…how shall I put this politely..CRAP. You you offered them to me for FREE, I would refuse. Maybe…maybe “JEWDY” has some comical value for a site for Jews but I wouldn’t be betting the farm house on it.

      Well, cheers! It’s 2013 and we are all living in an age of boundless opportunities. While I fashion myself as a “domain expert” and reserve the right to criticize people’s domain decisions with impunity, I will still value domainers as human beings and will not call you names.

      January 1st, 2013 at 9:12 pm


      Unfortunately, you buried yourself here by coming off as a pompous dickhead. Maybe I’m the lesser person for name calling, but when it’s deserved- it’s deserved, and you certainly deserve it. Sorry to be frank with you, but success (if you have even tasted it before) does breed douche, unfortunately, which you have proven here with your “I MAKE BANK” capitalized comments. Regardless of your opinion of my domain names, that’s the beauty of a blog and being a cave dwelling blog troll, you can share them. I may join Elliot with reporting the sales/monthly revenue- should it come to that. Probably not though, no need. Read Domain Shane’s post today, that’s why. There’s a few names for someone like you, Mr. Domain Expert. Low brow language is set aside for fools like you. You’re well spoken too, too bad you reek of douche.

      Get to that blog so we can all learn from you, I obviously need to. It’s all noise until you show and prove, and I have nothing to prove to you or anyone. Simply calling em’ as I see them, and unfortunately, you put yourself in the crosshairs tonight.

      Crap Domainer

      January 1st, 2013 at 10:47 pm


      Douche, lol.

      January 1st, 2013 at 10:58 pm


      @I Make Bank, DomainGang…is that you? Cause that was a freakin’ joke!

      January 2nd, 2013 at 2:13 am

      Howard Crosby

      πŸ™‚ Indeed, the BANKS are broken anyway!

      January 2nd, 2013 at 3:26 am

      Howard Crosby

      Click his link, you will see!

      January 2nd, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Howard Crosby

    2 late news hopeful flippers to YouTuber’s


    January 2nd, 2013 at 3:29 am

      I Make Bank

      Hello Mr. Bill Crosby,

      I enjoyed you back in the 80’s when you had that show of yours. The Huxtables!

      But really, seriously, you need to get out of the domain name game(tm) if you know what’s good for you. You’re basically just bloody pissing your money away on worthless names.

      I went to your “webname estate” site and can say with full authority that NO ONE will be interested in any of your names.

      Sorry to brake it to you but “domaining” is not your Thang, as we like to say it on the Western Coast of the United States.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 3:36 am

      Howard Crosby

      That reply is disgusting. I don’t have to justify my business but I am doing fine thank you. Just starting my first year and learning huge amounts, especially from the intellectual folk on here and other venues.

      I hope you can do something about this toxicity. This is a business forum and to get such ‘name calling’ is so immature and pathetic.

      I don’t want to start judging but I would be concerned for your mental health.

      My reply was not meant to be personal, just a comment on the economic situation.

      “I make Bank” Why be so horrible and personal? It’s not good for karma, what goes around comes around.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 10:57 am


      Just add the Troll voting button, Elliot!

      It’s relevant to your blog, lots of trolls usually. Sad because lots of loyal readers and people with intellect who share thoughtful insight get sidetracked by jizzmonkeys like Mr. IMB…

      January 2nd, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Howard Crosby

      OK, I’m aware that I have made a personal statement about mental health of the troll, and I apologise for that. Howard.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 11:26 am

      Elliot Silver

      The best course of action is to ignore. I think that most of these trolls are unhappy with their businesses and/or lives, and they have an inflated sense of self worth. To feel good about themselves, they like to make others feel bad. It’s a sad existence, but I find that most of these people end up disappearing into thin air if you ignore them. There have been plenty of “regular” trolls who have come and gone, most likely realizing that commenting on blogs doesn’t end up helping them enough mentally, and certainly not financially.

      The sad thing is that this inflated sense of self worth prevents them from taking good advice from others because they think the way they do things is best.

      There have been plenty of times a troll has told me off or said things about my domain investments, but I’ve been doing this full time for well over 5 years and my business is thriving.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 11:26 am

      Howard Crosby

      Agree and cheers!

      January 2nd, 2013 at 11:36 am


      Agreed. Well said, Elliot.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Bob Parry

    Still enjoying your great posts! My last domains for 2012 are:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 9:49 am

    ohad adi weitzman

    These were my 2012 acquisitions:

    As an aside whenever I hear someone say “Im making bank” I also think of Will ferrell in Step Brothers.

    Happy New Years Elliot!

    January 2nd, 2013 at 11:11 am


      boats and hoes!

      January 2nd, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Randall Coopef

    I did not purchase to much in 2012 before the new years.

    January 2nd, 2013 at 1:07 pm


    I just sat here LMAO in the middle of work reading through all of these comments.

    January 2nd, 2013 at 2:49 pm


      Yeah, that guy got me fired up lastnight. I’m actually embarassed with myself, normally I would NEVER retort a troll. Oh well, got Elliot to LOL. Win.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Elliot Silver

    First acquisitions of 2012: and .

    January 2nd, 2013 at 5:04 pm


    First Akqztions of 2013:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 6:27 pm


      Actually I bought this with a batch that includes:

      January 2nd, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Bronco Bob

    picked up before the years end.

    January 2nd, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Michael Carter

    I picked up a few names but the best by far is Name was orig reg’d in 1996 by Thomson.

    January 3rd, 2013 at 9:42 pm


    January 6th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

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