A blog reader emailed me this week and asked if I would publish an article to ask other readers what they are currently buying. It’s been a little over a year since the last time I asked this question, so I thought now was a pretty good time to ask.
Last time I shared what I am looking to buy, and it still holds true today:
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. The parameters are more for filtering than anything else.
To be more precise, here is exactly what I would like to buy right now:
- Dictionary word .com
- Created before 2000
- At least 20 other extensions in that word registered
- Positive (or possibly neutral) meaning
- Budget up to $50k per name (more if it is exceptional), but has to be a good investment price.
I spend quite a bit of time doing acquisition outreach. In fact, I probably spend more time these days trying to buy domain names than to sell them. If you have a great domain name that matches, please send to me to review. There’s no reason to send names that do not match because it will waste your time and mine.
Please feel free to share the types of domain names you are buying in the comment section.