I was looking over my recent domain name purchases today, and I noticed that most of my domain buys in the last six months have either been private acquisitions or auction purchases, the majority of which were from NameJet. I was curious about where you buy domain names.
I set up a short poll below to ask where you are buying most of your domain names. I didn’t provide full details on each of the selections, so I broke them out below:
- Hand registrations (new registrations from registrars like Name.com, Go Daddy, eNom, Dynadot…etc)
- Domain auctions (NameJet, Go Daddy, Snapnames, eBay, Flippa…etc)
- Private acquisitions (purchases directly from other domain owners via email)
- Domain forums (buy now or make offers from DNForum, NamePros, DBR…etc)
- Domain marketplaces (Sedo, Afternic, BuyDomains, Aftermarket.com…etc)
- Domain brokers (Domain Holdings, Igloo, Media Options)
- Other (anything I may have forgotten)
You forgot newsletters.
Newsletters are run by domain brokers – so if you buy via newsletters you should select domain brokers.
How many are buying directly from owners of domains right before they hit expired auctions is what I want to know.
That would be bundled with private acquisitions.
Do you think there’s something wrong with doing that?
I looked carefully to see if Domaining.com was in any prominent category, but I’m having trouble locating it. I suppose CAX.com can go under “Other”, but what about Domaining.com featured listing? I thought you psoted a whole article indicating that you sold a good amount by using that? It could be an oversight. Just curious…
Oh BTW what about weekly domain listings, what would that be under?
Was sort of an oversight, but I assume the # would be small and would fit under “other” perhaps along the lines of buying on Facebook or LinkedIn… I also think Cax would be considered a domain marketplace purchase.
For the record, I haven’t sold a considerable volume of names via my blog using Domaining.com headlines. I have sold a decent dollar value worth of them.
I voted for domain auctions.
May suggest another poll – Where do you sell domain names?
I use my GOD’s given creativity pea brain to reg domains at 99cent
watermelonpolitics dot com
I like that name!!
NameCheap & GoDaddy for Hand registrations and bids at Namejet & GoDaddy. Good Poll Elliot, you should try the reverse poll too.
Where Do You Sell Domain Names?
For me, it’s a tie between marketplaces like GoDaddy and Namejet, although I haven’t been back NJ/Enom after the situation with the withheld Pre-Release last August. Some of my best finds were 1-2 word .TVs and .MEs found at GD in 2010. It’s much harder to come across those gems today.
Only bought one name off a blog (this one).
I’ve purchased several names at Sedo – mostly .TV and .ME. I prefer BIN at Sedo and have never made an offer on a name I know is most likely astronomically priced. I stick to low-hanging fruit. Picked up a couple of names at forums, but not in the last year.
Handregs have worked well for me. I was able handreg a few .DEs and .coms that flipped pretty quickly. Others I’ve dropped, and about 80% of the ones I’ve checked have been picked up by DomainMarket or similar outfits, or developed by end users.
Great survey, very cleaver indeed – I like it! 🙂
thanks for the insight Elliot.
I go where ever the domains are.