Recent Acquisitions

I like to share some of my recent acquisitions and welcome your shares as well. Here are some of the domain names I’ve purchased in the last couple of weeks (not including names I’ve already flipped). These were either purchased via auction or private acquisition.

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What have you acquired lately?
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.,,,,, … recent godaddy auction

    I acquired ALL the “sari” domains from all different people separately.

    Sari is an indian outfit worn by ALL indian women.

    I am planning on launching in mid-2012.

  2. – For the Craigslist style band member listing/wanted service that I might (one day) develop.

    As a musician this is probably my favourite of a few recent acquisitions.

  3. I’m still waiting for the seller to transfer the domain over to Sedo from the greatdomains auction last week…

    I smell another rat seller.

    Nice buys, Elliot.

  4. 1. via drop to go with my developed site.

    2. and several other Cuba hotel related domains.

    3. purchase was several months ago but I am very happy with this purchase. It’s a big port in Cuba currently under development as an international shipping port and famous for the 1980 Mariel boat lift. Mariel Hemingway granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, is named after this port in Cuba.

    4. to go with my developed music site

    5. to go with my domain that points to my developed site.

    Sorry if this post was too much self promotion. I would like to read about other acquisitions and reasons for purchase for other people.

  5. @Elliot,

    Nice acquisitions, really like

    @Anunt, is category killer for Indian sari market, I know it just like you because of my Indian origin. Saree is also common.

    Many Indian Hindi words have two spellings in English just shaadi and shadi for wedding/marriage etc. is good but the Jewelry spellings are American.

    Btw, I have lots of Indian Jewellers names mostly targeted to major Indian cities.

    Some of our recent acquisitions are major Indian adult keywords with TV and Tube dot-com domains.

    Do you have other Indian names, because we have over 1500 India related domains in many categories even few adult keywords.

  6. We recently bought below domains:

    Nice buys, Elliot. I like

  7. I got few months ago, got quite a few offers so far and a major medical/surgery loan financing company has sent inquiry just this morning. It surprises me that the domain was available for hand registration.

    Here are some of my purchases from last few weeks:

    All hand registrations, have sold similar names for thousand before.


  8. I recently acquired,,,,,,,, I can’t remember the others. My wife has shut me off for the holidays. šŸ™‚

  9. I am acquiring some brandable domains (lot), I am in talk for this lot and willing to pay around $xx,xxx
    Seller want $15,000 for this lot, is this a right deal? what do you think guys, please leave your suggestion on these domains

    I specially like StandardaCab, SuperPolicy and DevelopTown because I am going to develop some service related sites

  10. No acquisitions the last six weeks at least as I have stepped back into finance/accounting again. Strangely I sold more domains in a month in November than at any point in the prior five years. However, one October acquisition whose auction lock expired this past week at ENOM is another Florida geo…

  11. All Drops:

  12. I bought the domain/site assets for from the original registrant recently, since I’m getting interested in Falconry. Haven’t gotten around to rebuilding the site, but probably will do that here soon. It’s a bit trickier than a ground-up build since we’ll have SEO migration issues with the established content.

    That purchase was, without a near competitor, the single most aggravating domain transaction I’ve *EVER* had. I am someone who kind of specializes in plucking domains ‘from the wild’ and dealing with otherwise unsavvy parties so I’m used to significant hand-holding, but this one took the cake.

    I’ll tell the story someday. It was just awful, but thankfully, turned out OK in the end.

  13. My prefered name is also from that list. is a name I tried to acquire in the past, I certainly not offered as much as Anunt as I was valuating it as a and not as a generic. Plus I had no development plan on it, just searching another candidate for so I was acting as a reseller.

    Last month I exchanged with, it’s rare to succeed to convince another domainer to exchange you a domain even if I admit it’s a path I often try when I don’t have enough cash to acquire a domain I really want.

    This purchase pushed me to acquire last week where I would like to offer in the future a platform to facilitate domain swapping.

  14. I “acquired”:

    USHAPEDTABLE.COM <– conference tables
    ANGRYLADIES.COM <– think angrybirds
    OTABLES.COM <– round tables
    CORDINSURANCE.COM <– Dicker will need this
    CURSINGDOLL.COM <—also got
    SOUPENA.COM <- soup for all – Lawyers and Prisoners alike

  15. and are phenomenal domain names. Nice purchases.

    I decided to get in on the .xxx domains and purchased these a couple of weeks ago when the public was first allowed to purchase domains.
    wetpu** (wasn’t sure if I could or should actually put the term in)

  16. Last month I exchanged with

    You got plans or traded plans?

    Once upon a time, I did some work for the guy who ran (on an unrelated project).

    It was during the go-go years of real estate/building and that market is obviously very distressed right now, but there are some pretty sick $$ models for a domain name like that.


  18. My humble stuff (not recent though): : I had a logo design for that so I back ordered it on GoDaddy, now it’s on BrandBucket (guess I’m lucky to be the only one bidding publicly). : Another back order I had to make after my 1yr old 4fig sale of, “Tablet Sync” searches are growing against “Pad Sync” since the market now has “tablets” not just “iPads” like it used to. : not an acquisition, but I just can’t believe I found this unregistered.

  19. @Anunt – I live in Bali, and in Indonesian Sari means “Pure” and is a huge deal here also. It is the suffix to so many brand names ie: NutriSari (fruit juice), AdemSari (medicine), and countless more. Thought you might want to know.

    @Elliot – Now you need to get, and later

  20. @Anunt, also note that Indonesia has a massive population although I think India and China are the two that beat it. Jakarta is also massive.

  21. Hey…some nice catches you folks… of luck with them.
    I reg’d
    It will be supportive of our upcoming “” a site that will try to educate smb’s that : names matter, but domain names matter most!!!!
    Lots of longtail geos….here goes……..!

  22. “ was traded by Francois for”

    That’s the dumbest trade in history!
    Whomever got from Francois cleaned his clock.
    It’s not even close. Damn, how come I never get deals like that, especially from Francois, I’d really like to clean his clock.

  23. In the last 30 days:
    and a few other misc. names

    Some really nice names people have picked up lately.

  24. Have to agree with Uzoma.

    Hopefully it was for + CASH and bars of gold.

    Very lopsided deal on the order of Michael Jordan for Spud Webb.

    Here are my reg fee catches from today:

    And these for under $74:

  25. All hand-regs

    Purchased is a great name!

  26. Really like world as well.

    Some recent additions:

    Happy Holidays all!


  27. Yes that’s true that has much more uses then but it’s what I needed for my project (I was an end-user in this case) and the owner was not willing to let it go except I came with a huge offer I was unable to make.

    As I said, it’s rare domainers accept to swap domains, because anyone will not accept to make a swapping if the domain proposed has not much more value than your and it’s often what happen. Everyone was glad of the deal, me who get the exact domain I wanted and the other party that get a name that he should better sell,a win/win situation.

    Apply the domain exchange was also difficult:
    Without want to self advertise, is I think the only escrow service that secures domain swapping transactions but it was not possible to use an escrow I own. So I had a lawyer write me the exchange agreement and after came the moment of do the swapping. But who start? The agreement is nice, but if the other party change his mind at the last minute or is not serious, it can take months or years of legal battle to get my domain back. As I suggested the deal and was the most motivated then I decided to make the first step by pushing my domain to the other party. But I have to admit my stress was at top until the other party reciprocated.

    For anyone else this part should now be risk free.

  28. @elliot Nice acquisitions, my favorites are WorldTours and SharedWebsiteHosting. For the second there is only few monthly searches but CPC is great.

    @Ben, looks like you have done the best acquisitions from the list. I fallowed some few of your auction you won and numbers where relatively high for some names.

  29. Hi Mike,

    If you are looking for high CPC, I have a good one for you at over $21.00! Visit the page, and a decent offer and it’s yours.

  30. I have acquired recently some visit*.com and trade*.com domains like e.g.

    and one which I am especially happy about:

  31. I bought CREWS.XXX and have developed into real porn site with adult affiliated programes. It’s on live now.

    Also hand regged:

  32. is a great purchase. I imagine the stress that francois must have felt when transferring the domain without any certainty.

    How much did the guy that got pay for it?

  33. These are just a few of my recent HandRegs

  34. I’m into the future trend, and I try to develop them: <= registered in June 2011 <== registered in August 2011

    Most recent registrations are:


    all dot com.

  35. We bought below domains last week and today!

  36. “This purchase pushed me to acquire last week”

    Hello my francois. tell me please to where i must get a member to do the I am how you say very big lover of swapping.

  37. If anyone ever needed proof that domaining is dead this post will provide it.
    Icann thanks you
    your registrar thanks you
    Now, either destroy your credit cards or get help. These are some of the most God aweful domain names ever registered. Absolute pigeon shit
    Ones work, even when bad can always serve as a remember to others what they best ought not to do. Case in point here. Sad.

  38. Deadbeat – I’m glad my cheap little drop auction buy ( served as a “remember” to you and others. I also am glad it made you sad. But then, neither of those were reasons why I bought it so they are just a bonus. I bought a couple of .me’s because the ONE other one word .me I had was starting to get inquiries so I bought 3 more just to cast a wider net and see what I could catch. It obviously caught your eye so I think it was a successful test šŸ™‚ I really appreciate the feedback!

  39. Oh geez Deadbeat – in reference to it appears that there is a whole industry for models who bartend.

    In fact the plural of this domain name is being used as a website that provides that service.

    Any enterprising Model who bartends would want a business card with their headshot and portfolio on it to hand out along with the domain name.

    IMHO it’s a fine hand regged domain –
    I won’t even bother to make a personal attack…lol

  40. I’ve been buying up a lot of these over the last couple years, and built a single platform to run them on. I’ve started launching them as my team build content for others. Now time for some SEO and to get some traffic to them.

    I have a lot more of them and will be creating a large network over the next year.

    @Elliot – I recall you not liking the domains particularly. What do you think of them now that they’re developed sites?

  41. @Deadbeat Domains. Sorry you do not like my domain My dad and I who love rebuilding Chevy engines and I thought this would make a great addition to my portfolio. It may even make a nice niche ecommerce site.

  42. area near cincinnati ok, I’m an optimist. one day they’ll be here auction pick up,because it made me laugh

    Because I think there is future potential in Cuba

  43. I recently purchased:


  44. RK,

    Your kidding me. Those tube names are worth nothing. And plastic surgery deals. There is a reason that it was still available. It worthless.

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