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What Domain Names Are You Buying Now?


A while ago, I wrote a blog post asking people what types of domain names they are currently buying. I was asked by a reader to post the same type of article, and I am happy to allow people to share the types of domain names they are buying at the moment.

For me, I am still privately buying one word English .com domain names whenever I can find a decent deal. I am only buying .com domain names, and I am only buying real words that could be used by many different type of companies (ie they have generic meaning). I am also paying reasonable prices as an investor, so it is pointless to send overpriced names. In general, the domain names I am buying were created before 2000 and have quite a few extensions registered because there is great demand for the keyword.

I invite you to share the types of domain names you are buying in the comment section. If you want people to send you their names, you can leave a way to contact you but that is certainly up to you. I ask people not to post their domain names for sale in the comment section.

If you have an exceptional one word English .com domain name, created before 2000, that has at least 5 other extensions registered in that keyword, and is a generic keyword, you are welcome to submit it for my review via my company’s website. You can see some of my company’s domain names and domain sales to get an idea of what I am buying and selling. I value my time and yours, so please don’t send names that don’t meet the requirements!

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (37)


    Yup mostly Com in the Cannabis and Hemp space.

    March 12th, 2017 at 11:25 am


      @ThcNames— good luck as I have most of the good ones since I started 10yrs ago.

      Spending lots of time developing and attending marijuana events now to source my contacts.

      In reply to ThcNames | March 12th, 2017 at 11:29 am


      So you own THCNames.com and CBDNames.com? 😉

      In reply to MarijuanaGuy | March 12th, 2017 at 12:50 pm


      Any interest in? WashingtonDCmarijuana.com

      In reply to ThcNames | March 12th, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Alex DaCosta

    Kingofsavings.com was my last.

    March 12th, 2017 at 11:39 am


    Canna and AI centric…

    March 12th, 2017 at 11:44 am


      I have many canna names. Check them out via our site link.

      In reply to Robert | March 16th, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Walter Gimenez

    Looking for gTLD CVCV.com

    March 12th, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    John M

    Buying Chinese pinyin names

    re: GutiJin.com ( ” solid gold” )

    March 12th, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Eric Lyon

    At the moment I am only buying domains for family and close friends and not myself. I have my hands full with way too many projects already. The domains I have been investing in for them are in the following niches: “All Natural Solutions”, “Geo + service”, and “Gods Of Different Historical Cultures That Are Long Gone Now”.

    March 12th, 2017 at 1:36 pm


    Elliot, thank you for allowing us to post!

    I’m currently buying:

    One word .us domains

    Drone domains (of any extension)

    Email me: dotusdomain@gmail.com

    March 12th, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Mark Thorpe

    Mostly buying and selling two-word brandable domain names.
    I sold another brandable domain name today, actually.

    I don’t usually buy invented brandables though. I tend to stay away from invented brandable names, but I do own some.

    I still like keyword generic and descriptive names too. Those type of names will always sell.

    March 12th, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Mark Thorpe

      I meant to say that “.Com” domains are what I buy and sell.

      Sold brandable domain WhyShop.com over the weekend.

      In reply to Mark Thorpe | March 13th, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Julio Maysonet

    Hello Elliot!

    After looking at embrace and a few other marketplaces I looked at my marketplace and moved all my domains to sedo. What I was left with just 4 .com’s everything else was new gTLD’s about 15 – 20.

    I’m going to put all my focus on getting .com, .net, .org, .info more ( unless a new gTLD’s is below regfee ).

    March 12th, 2017 at 4:28 pm


    Currently cannabis / hemp related domain names.

    March 12th, 2017 at 4:42 pm


    Still experimenting to find what works for me. I’m buying names that have some demand and I can sell if I have to or hold – sticking to .com, .net, .org, the occasional .co, that are registered in 5+ other extensions, mainly one word. This past week I picked up Sinsemilla.org, Genotypes.net, one-vote.com & fukf.com.

    March 12th, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Noor Manji

    I have been looking for domains beginning with “The” for the last few months, and a few data / tech related names. Managed to acquire ThePoncho.com, TheSatire.com, TheBrimstone.com(handreg), Revoking.com and ChristianShows.com among a few others. Only .coms of course. I have been bidding on several names but the auction prices everywhere have gone up considerably, the names that could have been acquired for 200-300 a year ago are now selling in 4 figures.

    March 12th, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Scott Smith


      Reach out if interested in “the” domains.

      In reply to Noor Manji | March 13th, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Agenda Domains

    As the name indicates, we’re buying names that are “on the agenda” now and will still be in the future. No fad and hype names.
    Mainly political/social scene; .com and .org only.

    March 13th, 2017 at 2:33 am

      Paolo Mauroner

      Hello, any way to get in touch with you or just buying from aftermarket?

      In reply to Agenda Domains | March 14th, 2017 at 5:09 pm


      Good luck with that – you make zero sense. And who is “we”? You got a mouse in your pocket or something? Wanabe’s make me grin

      In reply to Agenda Domains | March 14th, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      Paolo Mauroner

      What sorry?

      In reply to STRIKER | March 14th, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      Steve G

      @Agenda Domains, I have a number of political domains available for sale. Let me know if you’d like my list and how I can send it to you.

      In reply to Agenda Domains | March 16th, 2017 at 5:04 pm


    still believe in some gtlds 🙂

    http://www.Orthodox.Christmas among them

    March 13th, 2017 at 7:37 am


    I am focusing on brandable domain names.

    mostly: Word+Suffix, 4L, 5L and TwoWord .com

    This year so far, I had 3 Brandbucket sales in 30 days.

    This method is working well for me at the moment.

    March 13th, 2017 at 7:55 am


    I also forgot to mention that this year ao far I have sold 2 brandable names on afternic and 1 on Uniregistry market.

    March 13th, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Dan Prather

    Focused on IoT related domains, domains for clients, and geo-centric. Have a few hemp related domains left to let go. All .com procurement’s and exceptional .org names.

    March 13th, 2017 at 7:59 am


    I normally buy only .com domains, but recently picked up a bunch of .org, because they made sense as .org:



    My favorite recent .com purchases:


    March 13th, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Elliot Silver

    Please remember this is not a thread to discuss recent acquisitions but rather the type of domain names currently being sought.

    March 13th, 2017 at 9:47 am


      I started commenting on the fact that I picked up a bunch or .org instead of .com – I guess I got carried away. Sorry…

      In reply to Elliot Silver | March 13th, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Elliot Silver

      No big deal!

      I didn’t want it to turn into something it’s not.

      In reply to Jackie | March 13th, 2017 at 10:03 am


    I find the examples very helpful. I believe it gives a much clearer picture of the type of names people are looking for and actually buying than just a description. Maybe a couple of examples to clarify would work?

    March 13th, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Paul McMenamy

      Agree. Doesn’t have to be a sales pitch – just two or three exampls to expand the extension idea.

      In reply to Aline | March 13th, 2017 at 10:37 am


    I prefer to invest two-word generic English .com domain names that I believe multiple C-level executives around the world would love to own to improve the stature of their companies in the eyes of customers, vendors, investors, and the media.

    March 13th, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Paolo Mauroner

    Also if parking is not a big thing like in the past, I still like traffic names and i’m still buying them, so if someone would like to liquidate them before parking will die you can reach me at Paolo@7growth.com

    Also buying Two words coms with high demand keywords like Tech…, Honey…, animal + colour and so on. Max 500$ per name unless it is a very strong name.

    March 14th, 2017 at 5:25 pm


    Cannabis dot com names:

    March 15th, 2017 at 3:01 pm


    Geez, seems like a majority of the readers here have invested in Cannabis-niche domains. I have, as well. I’m late in the game, but I’ve sold enough in the past few months to do well enough. Now, I’m focusing on holding long term, cutting loose some junk, and acquiring some better quality ones. Later on this year, I’m planning on starting to acquire some single word .coms, as well.

    March 17th, 2017 at 8:47 pm

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