Last year, I bought around 200 domain names in the aftermarket. This includes auction purchases as well as private acquisitions. This is about 10% more domain names than I bought in 2017, although the spend was down because there were a couple of outliers in 2017. I think I hand registered more domain names than usual last year, although I don’t know how many I registered.
The first domain name I bought in 2018 was InternetLiberty.com. I bought that domain name at NameJet and the total paid was $169.13 including the fees. I still own the domain name and don’t think I received any serious inquiries during the year. I think it could be used by an ISP or possibly even a campaign related to net neutrality or something along those lines.
The final domain name purchase of the year was AlternativeSpin.com. I bought that domain name at GoDaddy Auctions for $12 plus the renewal fee for one year – so a little more than $20. I do not have the domain name in my GoDaddy account yet. I think this would be a neat political news brand name.
All in all, 2018 ended on a strong note.
Here’s to a prosperous 2019. Fortunately, my first deal of 2019 is already in the books (it transacted at Escrow.com late on Friday night but doesn’t get closed out until tomorrow because of the holiday).