My Recent Domain Name Acquisitions

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It’s been a while since I published some of my recent domain name acquisitions, so I thought I would share some of them with you this morning. The domain names below are names I acquired either in private or via auction.

A couple of these pickups were a bit atypical for me. I generally stay away from “brandable” types of domain names, but I had an affinity for TravelAnywhere.com and iCustomize.com. With TravelAnywhere.com, I thought it would make the perfect home for a world travel website. With iCustomize.com, I thought it would be the perfect domain name for a website that has people make custom products. I don’t know if they’ll ever sell for big money, but I think they are both worth much more than I paid. As with everything, time will tell.

My recent domain name acquisitions:

  • DialysisMachines.com
  • FamilyCamps.com
  • TravelAnywhere.com
  • SelfPortraits.com
  • ProductDistributors.com
  • iCustomize.com
  • HandDoctor.com
  • AstrologySign.com
  • PrivateChefs.com

As always, I invite you to share the domain names you recently acquired in the secondary market. This isn’t a sales post, but I always find it interesting to see what types of domain names people are buying in the aftermarket.

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  1. As usual great pickups Elliot, I posted recently if somebody wants to see how this is done pay attention to what Elliot is getting and these are a perfect example.

    My best recent pick up was Madopskrifter.com which is recipes in Danish, I was a bit nervous about it because I don’t speak Danish and I am real cautious getting names in languages I do not speak, but it looks like that is what it means and it seems to be used quite a bit, and it was cheap enough so I am happy with it.

  2. Hello Elliot,
    Great handful of domains. Good luck.

    I have only purchased two domains in the aftermarket in my 17 years of domaining.

    I received emails from those auction type sales pitches where they allow you to make an offer. I had purchased NukeHosting.com as well as The420Club.com both for $99 each in separate sales. I own associated domains such as nuke-hosting.com and 420Club.com so it was a great addition to my collection.

    I had recently (3 days ago) purchased two brand new domains from a registrar at the wholesale price of just $9.49 each which are MotorcycleForecast.com and MotorcyclistForecast.com

    I found it pretty amazing that these were not taken. Maybe someday if I have the resources they would make a great site for Motorcyclists to check current local weather since most of us prefer not to ride in the rain.

    Thanks again for your very informative site and the knowledge you bring to our industry.

    • Yes, Chris I actually use accuweather.com myself. the names suck but at least they spell something.. I see a lot of real crap on some of these auction sites, etc. I’m just a collector.. domains are like beer cans or baseball cards to me. I’ve got a lot of stupids ones. what about a motor cyclist weather app for the iphone. lol peace

  3. Solid names – I like handdoctor.com

    A few recent acquisitions:

    bluegrove.com
    hanoverstreet.com
    hedgebridge.com
    gabby.org
    gallopinghill.com

  4. Some of my favorite buys over the last month are:

    Lar.club
    Ouro.club
    Ceu.club

    They are Portuguese for “Home.club”, “Gold.club” and “Sky.club”.

  5. Elliot,

    As usual with your acquisitions, a fantastic selection of consumer-intent keyword domains. Was hoping you could you share any thoughts or strategies in regard to mobile apps from the domain investor view? Do you see the shift to mobile a bigger risk to domains than might be generally assumed? Thanks again

  6. Great names Elliot.

    I was also bidding on TravelAnywhere.com, very strong brandable domain.

    Some of my recent purchases:
    IbizaJobs.com
    LondonCarpetCleaning.com
    WordpressWebDesign.co.uk
    3DTattoos.co.uk

  7. Elliott, did you check TDNAM?

    I just randomly checked one of your pickups, Private Chef, and it’s an active TM (owned by PrivateChefsInc.com). I’d be careful with those current ads and how you move ahead selling the domain.

    • By TDNAM, do you mean USPTO?

      The only TM I see for “private chef” covers the frozen food category. I bought PrivateChefs.com because I think it would make a great directory website for people who are professional private chefs.

      I am confident in the descriptive nature of the domain name.

      On a side note, it seems that just about every descriptive keyword / phrase has some sort of trademark associated with it, and usage is important.

    • My bad, yes of course I meant USPTO. I was more worried about reg# 3179551.

      Unfortunately more and more descriptive words get trademarked. The daily increase in TM’s makes investing in descriptive/keyword domains more and more of a gamble. Either way, good luck with your project ๐Ÿ™‚

      PS: Please correct my little spelling “glitch” in that last comment.

    • Thanks… I see it along the lines of DogWalker.com / DogGroomers.com where private chefs sign up for paid listings and people can search via zip code.

      In any case, if a threat would be made against this descriptive domain name, I would defend my right to own it.

    • Yeah, sounds like a good way to utilize such a great domain. Best of luck to you!

      In case of a UDRP I’m sure they have no case as long as you stick to that dev plan ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Nice names!

    Some of my recent acquisitions include:
    SuretyBondsInsurance.com
    FacialSkincareKits.com
    GotoIceland.com
    HaveHealthySkin.com
    ParentingFail.com

  9. i like iCustomize.com

    Here are .com acquisitions :

    CondominiumMarket.com
    ElPasoCriminalAttorneys.com
    ElPasoDesigners.com
    EventsPhiladelphia.com
    FastAutoRentals.com
    FastExoticCars.com
    LAAutoRepairs.com
    TheAutoCity.com
    ToledoPhysicians.com
    WichitaPhysicians.com

  10. Recently bought
    FaceTreatment.com
    SubmitPress.com
    FaceCreamer.com
    Zocials.com
    Monthsary.com
    Invigilators.com
    Palmology.com

  11. A few recent pickups include:

    SleepDisorderCenter.com
    SolarHeatPanels.com
    OilCheckup.com

    Love to hear other peoples opinions so let me know what you think…

  12. My new collection……

    Billionaire.Properties
    Millionaire.Properties
    Lifestyle.Properties
    Airport.Dating

    I just received an enquiry from a company interested in Billionaire.Properties
    Will see……

  13. I was planning on bidding for TravelAnywhere.com too but then saw there were still similar choices free for regging, so i let it go..

  14. Some of my last pick-ups:

    SecurityPlaza.com
    SecurityEmporium.com
    MotionIntelligence.com
    AmJobs.com
    InnovativePromo.com
    OpportunityProperties.com
    InternetGates.com
    OrdinaryInsurance.com
    RejuvenatingTreatments.com
    EstonianVodka.com
    Reducteurs.com (means REDUCERS in french)
    PastayPizza.com (means pasta & pizza in spanish and will be auctioned by SEDO on GreatDomains auction starting June, 19, 2014 with a reserve Price of $9,999 USD. There are two nice words that go perfectly together. Nice domain for the italian food industry)

    Visual.marketing

  15. Great list of names Elliot!

    I just regged some gTLDs
    and just bought one which is skis.de

    Regged (yes iยดm a fool for registering XYZ i know):

    bandwidth.trade (if net neutrality is really out the window bandwith might become a commodity IMO)

    crowd.trade
    eforex.trade
    waste.trade

    auktion.xyz
    backorder.xyz
    buyers.xyz
    emarket.xyz
    finanz.xyz
    flatrate.xyz
    hypotheek.xyz
    imarket.xyz
    longboard.xyz
    longboards.xyz
    los-angeles.xyz
    markt.xyz
    new-york.xyz

    sellers.xyz
    steuer.xyz
    wohnung.xyz

    meer.immobilien

    placeyour.bid

    outlaw.club

  16. Relocatables (dot) com – portable building sales. site pending. will be similar to SchoolPortable (dot) com.

    ChelemRealEstate (dot) com – to go with ProgresoRealEstate dot com, PeninsulaRealEstate (dot) com and YucatanPeninsulaRealEstate (dot) com, etc…..

  17. Great acquisitions, Elliot. I was following the auction of PrivateChefs.com in April, because I own PrivateChef.org. Nice to see you acquired it.

    I also recently acquired CorporateMoocs.com.

  18. I purchased BrooklynBuzz.com and it has already become the best destination for Brooklyn entertainment content, with a complete Brooklyn Specials section, sure to give Groupon fits in Brooklyn.

    A domain I own which can be incredible for Football or Fishing is Tackle.TV.

  19. Nice list Elliot … all are solid!

    I just came up with Chimpanzee.org … which I thought might work for organizations such as the Jane Goodall Institute, Save the Chimps, etc.

  20. Elliot, I love TravelAnywhere.com

    I have recently bought following

    Sharply.CO
    Strongly.CO
    Grows.CO
    Interacting.CO

    Affordable.XYZ
    Consultancy.XYZ
    Celebrities.XYZ
    Lively.XYZ
    Likely.XYZ
    Many.XYZ
    Ready.XYZ
    Rise.XYZ
    Unlimited.XYZ
    WTG.XYZ
    HotDeals.XYZ
    GoShop.XYZ
    BudgetTravel.XYZ
    LetsGo.XYZ
    Picnic.XYZ

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