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I just completed what should be my final acquisition of 2012. This afternoon, I won the NameJet auction for PreForeclosureHomes.com. There were only 23 bidders, which is fewer than I expected. I think this will end up becoming a decent flip in the new year.

A few other recent private acquisitions (via auction and private negotiation) include the following:

  • LandscapeContractors.com
  • Distraction.com
  • SanFranciscoDogWalkers.com
  • EducationAssistance.com
  • LivestockMarket.com (or LiveStockMarket.com)

What were your final acquisitions of 2012?


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Comments (75)

    Donny

    Nice pick ups

    livestockmarket and distraction will get most traffic i suppose :)

    Donny

    December 31st, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Rahul

    Here are some of my latest acquisitions

    SchoolCompetitions.com

    StoreAssociate.com

    OfficeConcierge.com

    SpokespersonJobs.com

    NetworkDesignSoftware.com

    And yes, I am always open for the offers on these domains :-)

    December 31st, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    BullS

    PoopApp.com

    An app to identity animal poops.

    Getting lots of hits and $$$

    December 31st, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      Elliot Silver

      You weren’t kidding… LOL

      December 31st, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      BullS

      When comes to domaining, I am dead serious!!

      There are a couple of investors looking at joint ventures.

      December 31st, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    gary dell

    MenopauseDrugs.com
    PrivateCopter.com
    CalDivorceAttorney.com
    DrugReform.com

    December 31st, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Tony

    BrainSimulator.com

    December 31st, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Dimester

    TampaBayEvents.com
    ArtMugs.com

    Both from GoDaddy auctions

    December 31st, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Jin

    FreeTelehealth.com
    CheapTelehealth.clm

    Telehealth is getting popular practice among doctors:)

    December 31st, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Kevin M.

    My last 2012 acquisitions are -

    UltraTablets.com
    UKDentalInsurance.com
    HeavenlySnacks.com

    And to coincide with all the new ‘dot whatever’ domains coming:

    DotWhatever.com

    December 31st, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      RK

      UKDentalInsurance.com is very nice domain.
      My most favorite domains have always been insurance ones.

      December 31st, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Mike

    Ru.gs
    CatchClouds.com
    BlogRules.com

    Happy New Year!

    December 31st, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Matthew

    ChildCustody net was last of 2012

    December 31st, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    john harrison

    These are some of my favourites posts of yours, elliot. It is always so beneficial to see what you are investing in.

    Here are my last of 2012

    AnalyticsTools.co.uk
    AnalyticsDegrees.co.uk
    ShoppableFilm.com

    December 31st, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Jason Franklin

    I recently picked up these

    SmartWallet.org (age: 1999)
    FreeChecking.co.uk
    MobileDeposit.co.uk
    FreeWebHost.biz
    401K.asia
    EngagementRings.asia

    December 31st, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Uzoma

    Final Acquisition (all in last few days)

    MonacoVisa.com
    BeninMobile.com
    LiberiaMobile.com

    ZIMBABWEOIL.COM
    RECIPROCALAPP.COM
    MAURITANIATOURISM.COM

    GERMANYCOPPER.COM
    HAWAIIUNITEDSTATES.COM
    NEWHAMPSHIRECREDIT.COM
    SENATEAPP.COM

    ALBANYAUTOS.COM
    beverlyhillsappraiser.com
    ConcordDoctor.com
    SpecificSubstances.com

    HaitiSingles.com
    WestVirginiainc.com
    PinkLawFirm.com

    NORWAYWEDDING.COM
    DOMINICATV.COM
    GREECEVISAS.COM
    LAOSEXPORT.COM
    CHADOIL.COM
    AFGHANISTANOIL.COM

    IsraelVisas.com
    SpainTelevision.com
    LosAngelesUnitedStates.com
    GermanyVisas.com
    AustriaVisa.com
    UmphTV.com
    BidenTaskForce.com
    CopperWindows.com
    UhOhTV.com
    RegistrationTV.com
    SystemicApp.com
    SystemicSolar.com
    DictaLink.com
    HomeMortgageTV.com
    007Link.com
    111Link.com

    OhioUnitedStates.com
    UtahUnitedStates.com
    NetherlandsTrip.com

    airsealer.com
    chassisapp.com
    chassistv.com
    oilsealer.com
    toolsstop.com

    WestVirginiaNurse.com
    SouthCarolinaIT.com
    NorthDakotaIT.com
    SouthDakotaIT.com

    REEVALUATIONS.COM
    RIGHTOFDOT.COM
    CHINASCORES.COM
    HEGIMONI.COM
    SEQUESTERS.COM
    SEQUESTERII.COM
    ZEITGEISTTV.COM
    DEUTSCHLANDAPPS.COM
    TRAVELTIPSAPP.COM
    THOGGS.COM
    DOWNLOADOURAPPS.COM
    CREDITANDDEBITCARD.COM
    SOCIALMODULATION.COM
    SMELLAPP.COM

    RepairsTV.com
    NYCTVRepair.com
    NYTVRepair.com

    AUTOMASTERMECHANIC.COM
    TRENTONAPPRAISER.COM
    SANTAFEAPPRAISER.COM
    MADISONAPPRAISER.COM

    December 31st, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      Chris

      Uzoma… nice list but it looks like you missed FatZebraBanannaHammock.com

      January 2nd, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      Uzoma

      Can we see your list?

      January 2nd, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Lucy

    Final acquisitions of 2012:

    GrapheneDrill.com
    GrapheneDrills.com
    GrapheneDrilling.com

    December 31st, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Uzoma

    I just acquired 2 more, so I guess these two will be the last for 2012.

    BOISEVACATION.COM
    LITTLEROCKVACATION.COM

    December 31st, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Yo Mona

    I acquired on average 2 domains a day for all of 2012. My most productive year yet.

    For the last day of the year, I picked up 9 domains.

    Looking forward to flipping some of them in 2013 as the inventory has become so big I would require a secretary to renew my domains all year long.

    Luckily, I MAKE BANK.

    January 1st, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Nikunj

    Final acquisition of 2012:

    3-dtech.com

    January 1st, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Jason

    Even though there is market demand for “pre-foreclosure homes,” there are too few searches to make this a category killer. However, I’m sure an end-user will make you a nice offer in the near future to reward you.

    I know of another foreclosure domain for sale. It is aged 12-13 years old. This domain is top notch. If you’re interested, let me know because I know the domain holder.

    My acquisitions were all movie dot com domains. Two have 1,000 and 1,900 exact match searches on AdWords, one has 880, and the rest are within the same search margin.

    Happy New Year 2013! Keep inspiring people. Thanks.

    January 1st, 2013 at 1:54 am

      Elliot Silver

      I don’t think it’s a “category killer” name. I do think someone will pay a few thousand dollars for it (I’d guess between $3-8k) but we’ll see.

      January 1st, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Jason

      @Elliot,

      You’re right. Your foreclosure domain will sell between those price points. There is demand for these types of homes. Another avenue is short-sales, too.

      There is another quality foreclosure domain I know of that compliments your usual purchases. I had no idea you were looking for home-related domain names. The birthdate on this foreclosure domain is 1999.

      I’ll shoot an e-mail to the domain holder who requested me to find a buyer the past few years. I contacted banks and real estate buyers, which I assumed were the right fit. I’m sure he would be interested moving the domain, especially if you want to acquire another foreclose dot com domain to enhance your portfolio.

      The birthdate on your recent foreclosure domain is 2002. Both domains could promote one another. This 1999 domain has more than 1,000+ exact match searches on the online valuations and has the same number of searches as your domain using AdWords.

      Have a great start to 2013.

      January 1st, 2013 at 11:33 am

      Yo Mona

      Again, sorry if I’m stepping on toes (again!) but PREFORECLOSUREHOMES.COM has negligible value. I would not hand reg it if it is released.

      Although I sake my head how the thought processes people use to acquire domains, it does tickle me that while others are chasing the wrong domains, I am MAKING BANK.

      Happy 2013!

      January 1st, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I call bullshit on your making bank. There aren’t any “anonymous” trolls who make bank in this business. The rich guys are mostly positive and certainly don’t shit on others on blogs and forums. Wastes too much valuable time and it’s pointless. Hopefully I’ll be able to share the sale price on this one. Your comment motivates me to sell the crap out of this name.

      January 1st, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      Sergio

      Losers that say “I make bank” are the ones that don’t make squat. They think they’re living large cause they live rent free at mommy and daddy’s house.

      He probably wouldn’t register it cause he only registers typos and trademarks.

      @Elliot, motivation is great but I wouldn’t let this JA bother you too much.

      Good luck on that name.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Daniel

    My recents acqs. have been:

    SmartLeadGeneration.com
    gridID.com
    MicroBrewReviews.com

    Happy 2013 to All…

    January 1st, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Howard Crosby

    PressRegulation.com
    PressRegulation.org
    PressRegulation.co.uk
    {It’s a UK thing}

    MensBodyParts.com
    MensTrimmer.com
    MensLipBalm.com
    BestMensRazor.com

    PressLawyer.co.uk

    January 1st, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Howard Crosby

    PressRegulation.com
    PressRegulation.org
    PressRegulation.co.uk

    MensTrimmer.com
    MensLipBalm.com
    BestMensRazor.com
    MensBodyParts.com

    PressLawyer.co.uk

    January 1st, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Leonard Britt

    PreForeclosureHomes is nice. Shouldn’t be too difficult to find a buyer.

    A latter December pickup…

    Bootcamp.TV

    January 1st, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Prakhar Bindal

    OnlineArcher.com.

    Refer: Tom Cruise’s latest flick, Jack Reacher. :)

    January 1st, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Louise

    DualScreenGames.com

    to go with my collection!

    January 1st, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Talk like this

    just for the sake of argument ….

    onlinecollegedegrees.info

    Negev.info

    Please don’t laugh ;)

    Happy new year

    January 1st, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Dennis Sourvanos

    My last acquisition of the year was
    ConspiracyTheory.Net

    website coming soon…

    January 1st, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    ron s

    last this year:

    deluxetrophies.com

    January 1st, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Paul H

    My last acquisitions of 2012 were:

    PersonalizedDiets.com

    DentalInsuranceGeorgia.com

    January 1st, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Jason Franklin

    The smart wallet / mobile wallet / mobile payment market industry is expected to be a $1 trillion dollar market by 2014 according to BankRate.com. Mobile payments are already popular in Europe, and are expected to increase largely worldwide. Mobile deposits are already available by almost all bigger banks and will eventually be available by all financial institutions.. I liked these two and think they have potential. Two of my personal favorite picks I chose at the end of 2012.

    SmartWallet.org
    MobileDeposit.co.uk

    January 1st, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Talk like this

      Do you watch “dragons den ” a lot ?…
      You have a good pitch but what a waste :)

      January 1st, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Tanglewood

    I bought my first domain off sedo:

    3Dprint.es

    A spanish domain name no less! 100 Euros.

    January 1st, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Sergio

      A Spanish domain or a Spanish extension?

      January 2nd, 2013 at 2:07 am

      Tanglewood

      Hopefully both :)

      January 2nd, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Jason Franklin

    Not sure if you are talking to me. I am not pitching these domains. Smart Wallet has 1,300 exact searches per month and Mobile Deposit has 880 exact searches and this market is just beginning. Have you looked into QR codes or mobile payments? These markets will be connected and work together. Read some articles on it. Educate yourself. An investment in education pays the best interest.

    Jason

    January 1st, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Talk like this

      @Jason
      Smartwallet is a nice name ;)
      Yes, we all know that mobile payments or NFC is the the big deal .
      http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=Smart%20wallet&cmpt=q

      I also have a big bet on mobile payment related domains … ;)

      Yes, QR , AR , NFC Are few that you must highlight in your notes for 2013
      Have a lovely New year

      January 1st, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    iain taylor

    Loved reading your posts during 2012 looking forward to more in 2013.

    Final 2012 acquisitions:
    SkiTraining.org
    YogaExercises.org

    All the best for the year ahead.

    January 1st, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Michael

    Definitely some “headshakers” and “headscratchers” in the comment section. (Uzoma- you acquisition strategy truly intrigues me) : )

    Elliot- I’m calling bullfuckingshit on yo mona too. Sounds like a braggart trollface who defines “bank” as $50k. Why shit on people, to make yourself feel better about 800+ (probably sub-par) acquisitions this year? I could be wrong, I’m a show me kinda guy. I beg you to start a blog, share your master wisdom and show proof. Please do it when you can get some time from MAKING BANK. You need to back up a pompous statement like that. Maybe consider not making it at all, but who am I to judge?

    Elliot, next to “like” and “dislike”, add “troll” so people can vote on that! LOL. If it gets to 10 votes, the commenter gets blacklisted! Love that idea.

    Moving on, I closed the year with:
    ParkSocial.com
    FlirtSocial.com
    BiSocial.com
    PromSocial.com
    Jewdy.com
    PhotoFilterApps.com

    Wishing all the humble domainers a healthy and wealthy 2013!

    January 1st, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      January 1st, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Michael

      Fuck yeah, LOL! Haha. Happy new year, Elliot. Thanks for all your blog posts and time sharing what you do.

      January 1st, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      I Make Bank

      Haha! Really, most we resort to name calling of such an extreme nature? You already know that “I Make Bank(tm)” so I would be unfazed by such low brow language.

      Actually, I’ve been meaning to start up a blog to disseminate the “big juice” as they say…but you must understand that I’ve been so busy making bank all year long to bother.

      But if you were to ask my opinion, ALL the domains that you “closed the year” with are…how shall I put this politely..CRAP. You you offered them to me for FREE, I would refuse. Maybe…maybe “JEWDY” has some comical value for a site for Jews but I wouldn’t be betting the farm house on it.

      Well, cheers! It’s 2013 and we are all living in an age of boundless opportunities. While I fashion myself as a “domain expert” and reserve the right to criticize people’s domain decisions with impunity, I will still value domainers as human beings and will not call you names.

      January 1st, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      Michael

      Unfortunately, you buried yourself here by coming off as a pompous dickhead. Maybe I’m the lesser person for name calling, but when it’s deserved- it’s deserved, and you certainly deserve it. Sorry to be frank with you, but success (if you have even tasted it before) does breed douche, unfortunately, which you have proven here with your “I MAKE BANK” capitalized comments. Regardless of your opinion of my domain names, that’s the beauty of a blog and being a cave dwelling blog troll, you can share them. I may join Elliot with reporting the sales/monthly revenue- should it come to that. Probably not though, no need. Read Domain Shane’s post today, that’s why. There’s a few names for someone like you, Mr. Domain Expert. Low brow language is set aside for fools like you. You’re well spoken too, too bad you reek of douche.

      Get to that blog so we can all learn from you, I obviously need to. It’s all noise until you show and prove, and I have nothing to prove to you or anyone. Simply calling em’ as I see them, and unfortunately, you put yourself in the crosshairs tonight.

      Politely,
      Crap Domainer

      January 1st, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Michael

      Douche, lol.

      January 1st, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Sergio

      @I Make Bank, DomainGang…is that you? Cause that was a freakin’ joke!

      January 2nd, 2013 at 2:13 am

      Howard Crosby

      :) Indeed, the BANKS are broken anyway!

      January 2nd, 2013 at 3:26 am

      Howard Crosby

      Click his link, you will see!

      January 2nd, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Howard Crosby

    2 late news hopeful flippers to YouTuber’s

    MaleGrooming.TV
    MensGrooming.TV

    January 2nd, 2013 at 3:29 am

      I Make Bank

      Hello Mr. Bill Crosby,

      I enjoyed you back in the 80′s when you had that show of yours. The Huxtables!

      But really, seriously, you need to get out of the domain name game(tm) if you know what’s good for you. You’re basically just bloody pissing your money away on worthless names.

      I went to your “webname estate” site and can say with full authority that NO ONE will be interested in any of your names.

      Sorry to brake it to you but “domaining” is not your Thang, as we like to say it on the Western Coast of the United States.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 3:36 am

      Howard Crosby

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      That reply is disgusting. I don’t have to justify my business but I am doing fine thank you. Just starting my first year and learning huge amounts, especially from the intellectual folk on here and other venues.

      @Elliot
      I hope you can do something about this toxicity. This is a business forum and to get such ‘name calling’ is so immature and pathetic.

      I don’t want to start judging but I would be concerned for your mental health.

      My reply was not meant to be personal, just a comment on the economic situation.

      “I make Bank” Why be so horrible and personal? It’s not good for karma, what goes around comes around.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 10:57 am

      Michael

      Just add the Troll voting button, Elliot!

      It’s relevant to your blog, lots of trolls usually. Sad because lots of loyal readers and people with intellect who share thoughtful insight get sidetracked by jizzmonkeys like Mr. IMB…

      January 2nd, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Howard Crosby

      OK, I’m aware that I have made a personal statement about mental health of the troll, and I apologise for that. Howard.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 11:26 am

      Elliot Silver

      The best course of action is to ignore. I think that most of these trolls are unhappy with their businesses and/or lives, and they have an inflated sense of self worth. To feel good about themselves, they like to make others feel bad. It’s a sad existence, but I find that most of these people end up disappearing into thin air if you ignore them. There have been plenty of “regular” trolls who have come and gone, most likely realizing that commenting on blogs doesn’t end up helping them enough mentally, and certainly not financially.

      The sad thing is that this inflated sense of self worth prevents them from taking good advice from others because they think the way they do things is best.

      There have been plenty of times a troll has told me off or said things about my domain investments, but I’ve been doing this full time for well over 5 years and my business is thriving.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 11:26 am

      Howard Crosby

      Agree and cheers!

      January 2nd, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Michael

      Agreed. Well said, Elliot.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Bob Parry

    Still enjoying your great posts! My last domains for 2012 are:

    CeramicCase.com
    CrackCircle.com
    PadShoulder.com
    CloudingApp.com
    CloudTaking.com
    PrimePaste.com

    January 2nd, 2013 at 9:49 am

    ohad adi weitzman

    These were my 2012 acquisitions:

    CreditSecure.net
    LitteltonMotels.com
    Seaside.org
    oceanfrontmotels.com
    therapydogtraining.com

    As an aside whenever I hear someone say “Im making bank” I also think of Will ferrell in Step Brothers.

    Happy New Years Elliot!

    January 2nd, 2013 at 11:11 am

      Chris

      boats and hoes!

      January 2nd, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Randall Coopef

    I did not purchase to much in 2012 but.did.buy domainscatch.com before the new years.

    January 2nd, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Chris

    I just sat here LMAO in the middle of work reading through all of these comments.

    January 2nd, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Michael

      Yeah, that guy got me fired up lastnight. I’m actually embarassed with myself, normally I would NEVER retort a troll. Oh well, got Elliot to LOL. Win.

      January 2nd, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Elliot Silver

    First acquisitions of 2012: RefundLoan.com and BlueHerons.com .

    January 2nd, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Uzoma

    First Akqztions of 2013:

    Destructures.com

    January 2nd, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Uzoma

      Actually I bought this with a batch that includes:

      SanFranciscoEngineer.com
      TicketsConcerns.com
      ElPasoEngineer.com

      January 2nd, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Bronco Bob

    picked up webexam.com before the years end.

    January 2nd, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Michael Carter

    I picked up a few names but the best by far is BondData.com. Name was orig reg’d in 1996 by Thomson.

    January 3rd, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    BFitz

    SuperCliff.com

    January 6th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

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