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We’re heading into the weekend, so I thought it would be fun to do another recent acquisition post, highlighting some of the domain names my company bought in the last few weeks. As always, you are welcome to share your acquisitions as well.

These names were either acquired in private or won at auction:

  • AspenRealEstate.com
  • ContactManagement.com
  • AnsweringMachines.com
  • GalvestonMortgage.com
  • NashuaMortgage.com

These names were hand registered:

  • DDOSMonitoring.com
  • BedfordMortgage.com
  • NewRochelleMortgage.com
  • TarrytownMortgage.com
  • YonkersMortgage.com

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 (109)

    don

    so you are not being influenced by the google emd update with your strategy. Good luck on the finance names, aspen real estate looks like a winner!

    October 26th, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Elliot Silver

      Plenty of EMDs weren’t impacted due to the quality of content and the websites, so the value is still there for a buyer. In addition to Google, EMDs can serve as a standalone, authoratative brand.

      October 26th, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Anthony

      The last time you wrote about your acquisitions the subject of EMDs came up and I said that a domain I bought was ranking on page 1, bottom result, of google with no content.

      I have now added content and within about 2-3 weeks I am now up to 5th, 0 SEO undertaken. I will add this is a gaming term with high competition.

      What’s even more interesting, but expected as I have seen this before, is that my click through rate is currently running at the percentage you would expect for being ranked 2nd for this term. People typing in the search are far more likely to click on the EMD.

      The last time I posted people were saying its the google dance etc, I couldn’t be bothered to argue the point based on other results of EMDs I have worked on.

      If you put high quality content on a .com EMD its going to rank highly, there’s no ifs, buts or maybes.

      October 26th, 2012 at 11:32 am

    BullS

    Stay dry and hunker down….

    ghostSurgery.com

    wins8- it breaks my nails and ruin my manicure

    October 26th, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Spike

    Nice acquisition of Aspen Real Estate. How much if you mind saying? xx,xxx?

    October 26th, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Elliot Silver

      Sorry, I don’t report my acquisition or sale prices.

      October 27th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Rob Martin

    Good choices. I smell a sale on some of those!

    Here are a few of my own:

    EZAPPS.mobi
    RobertsAPPS.com
    WESTWINGERS.com
    TIPTHEHELP.com
    GRATUITYUSA.com
    PAYTHEHELP.com
    &
    REMOTEHUT.com
    RODEOLISTINGS.com
    MALIBULISTING.com

    Hoping the Real Estate
    domains pay off too! ;>)

    October 26th, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Bobby L.

      Rob

      Slow down…you’re going to fast. Don’t register these types of names unless you plan on building them out. But even then that’s only half the battle. You must then build your brand and it’s not easy nor cheap.

      The names you hear and read about from these blogs takes skill, experience, and most of all money and not bought because they are available and affordable at only $2.95.

      You will never sell these names to anyone so stop, look and listen before you get overextended.

      October 26th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Mitch

    Slow month for me with the hand registrations, but got these…

    FalafelTruck.com
    HandPaintedTies.com
    LivingstonPark.com
    SayvilleHomes.com
    ChristianFuneralHomes.com

    October 26th, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Mitch

      I’m sorry, meant
      IrvingtonPark.com
      (NOT Livingston)

      October 26th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Spike

    I’ll share some of my recent acquisitions:

    NauticalPhotography.com
    RemoteMedicalSolutions.com
    YogaEffect.com
    BuyPeanuts.com

    October 26th, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Michael

    Elliot- are you all moved in and settled in Boston? How is it adjusting froom NY? Blog an update for your readers! Hope everything went smooth.

    Recent acquisitions:

    MenuGrab.com
    JobFu.com
    Racester.com
    Dogsi.com
    MagneticTies.com
    NewYorkReserve.com
    CelebrityCharityEvents.com
    ComicSpin.com
    PhotoFilterApps.com
    Salivanomics.com

    FertilityFreeze.com + a few other IVF egg freezing domains. $6k-$15k cost to do this as of right now, whats a lead worth? : )I’ll be attending this party. Until Adam Dicker comes and buys 3000 names related to this niche ; ) He’s a beast.

    October 26th, 2012 at 11:00 am

      Michael

      Also, Elliot- your names are solid, as usual. AspenRealEstate.com is killer.

      October 26th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Michael

      Or, dodge my question asking if you are well…. thats fine too. lol

      I think mine are some of the better ones on this list. Tony and Elliot take the cake here – CRMsoftware is a boss name.

      October 26th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Sold our apartment and closing on the new house in about a week. Hopefully we will be able to move in by mid November.

      October 26th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Michael

      Very nice, best of luck and congrats on taking some big life steps in the past 12 months! Child, house, etc….

      “Let’s go to haaavad and beat up sum smaaat kids” (Good will hunting)
      Boston is a beautiful city, and thats coming from a die hard yanks fan. AnsweringMachines.com too btw- sneaky sneaky! Nice score at that price, bring them back to mainstream with a killer ecomm site!

      Very best Elliot,
      Michael

      October 26th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Thanks.. bought that one in the auction on Rick’s blog held after the Traffic auction.

      October 26th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      Rob Martin

      Hope you can get in before the Storm coming. Or maybe delay it a day or two. Looks like it’s going to be a messy week up there.

      October 26th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Thanks… hope so, too!

      October 26th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Rob Martin

      Batten down the hatches up there? Looks likely to be wet, windy, cold and maybe snowey too! The Hat trick is comin your way man! :>(

      October 27th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Louise

    You’re the one who won AnsweringMachines.com!! I watched it at TRAFFIC auction – that was a bargain, IMO! Congrats! :D

    It’s hard to believe TarrytownMortgage was available for hand reg! My hand regs are all dot com:

    CrossController (to go with HybridRemote)
    DualScreenWatch
    SmartSubstrate

    October 26th, 2012 at 11:02 am

      Louise

      Can’t believe you people don’t like, CrossController.com, just like I can’t believe it was available.

      You people don’t like gaming? Cross Controller represents the 8th generation of gaming devices, to follow the xbox 360, Playstation 3, and the Nintendo Wii, which allows you to use the console as a controller for games played on the TV screen. Sonly already released its successor to Playstation 3, the PS Vita:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6ADf0py2ls

      I don’t want to argue with you people. I JUST don’t want to argue.

      October 27th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Elliot Silver

      just because there is a product that shares the name of your domain name, doesn’t mean there is a commercial usage (value) in the domain name. I would assume if there was value, you will know it by the offers you receive.

      October 27th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      Louise

      Yeah, but it’s worth a hand reg, right? This is the only way to get into a big category with a generic via hand reg, to register it BEFORE it gets talked up in the press, that I can think of. Rick Schwartz did pretty well, buying SmartGlasses for $4500.00, but I can’t think of another way to get ground level without taking a chance.

      We’ll see. If I didn’t already study and invest in these niches: responsive tv, multi screen, dual screen, wireless mirroring, hybrid remote, I wouldn’t have noticed Cross Controller, but it fits my plan.

      October 27th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      Elliot Silver

      The verdict is out until he sells it for a profit.

      October 27th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      WEBNAME ESTATE

      Agree Louise, Cross Controller gets 8,100 search hits pm. I’m not much of a gamer, so have not heard about it, as long as it’s not a trade make infringement {with respect, I’m sure it isn’t} then congrats.
      Domainers can’t know everything everywhere, so you will get subjective remarks.

      November 1st, 2012 at 4:34 am

      Louise

      @ WebnameSales, Thanx for saying something positive! :D Just happened upon your comment in the sidebar, or I never would have found it . . .

      November 1st, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Louise

      Look at it! Look at it! Look at it!
      LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross Controller Trailer
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqS81msAdSw

      and

      LittleBigPlanet 2 Vita Cross Controller – E3 2012
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_nGtvioFwQ

      plus Google trends on, “cross controller” are spiking!

      http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=cross%20controller

      @ Elliot, What does it mean when “cross controller” has low exact search, but the phrase has high search?

      December 20th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Louise

      This is exact vs phrase:

      [cross controller] Low 720 110 $0.10
      “cross controller” Low 8,100 2,400 $2.22

      What does it mean?

      December 20th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Zara58

    SlavicVillage.com
    PotatoWedges.com
    FindAhelper.com SOLD already.
    CustomCarWorks.com
    CourierSource.com
    Propel.net

    October 26th, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Mike

    AspenRealEstate.com, awesome acquisition!

    I recently picked up a couple more .coms

    AdaptiveClothes.com
    SecondScreenViewing.com (hand reg)

    October 26th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Tony

    CRMSoftware.com

    You will see that in the next Sedo sales report. You read about it here first.

    October 26th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      Jason Davis

      Hi Tony,

      that is a great domain name. I have been buying names and selling names like that for a long time. good luck with it!

      October 26th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Luke Summers

      Great domain

      October 26th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      James

      My most recent acquisition is CheapConservatories(.)com – solid metrics in a profitable niche.

      @Tony – just seen the sales price of CRMSoftware.com – excellent sale!

      October 27th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Steve

    BelizeInternet.com
    BelizeWifi.com – hand reg.
    YucatanPeninsulaRealEstate.com – hand reg!!
    PeninsulaRealEstate.com – earlier this year. Mike Mann’s recent sale of UpperPeninsula.com made me smile. I like mine better. :)
    Immobilière.com – Real Estate in French

    October 26th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Nick Capece

    Elliot, speaking of G’s EMD update, could you share some of insight on how your EMD keyword micro-sites have fared in the SERPS?, (such as BullRidingHelment.com)

    My Aquistions in past 2 months:

    MidsizeTablets.com – hand reg
    MidsizedTablets.com – hand reg
    PersonalPresenceRobots.com – Hand Reg

    All the following from GD Auctions:
    Keyboards.mobi
    PolymerClayCanes.com
    PortableSwampCooler.com
    OfficeCoffeeMakers.com
    ChronicMasturbation.com
    DamagedPhones.com
    ProspectingSoftware.com
    NameRankings.com

    October 26th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Just checked on the bull name… It’s not earning much, presumably due to the low quality content. IMO, the EMD update targeted low quality websites on EMDs rather than EMDs in general.

      October 26th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Rob Martin

      LOL, Nick, Nick, Nick. Tsk. Tsk.

      You have to fight that temptation man! The other night I almost bought EATMEDRY.com . (prolly still avail) and said no. I’m better then that (by just a little!!), however, Self control is king lol! I let it go.

      Dying to see who buys ChronicMasturbation.com ! ;>)

      October 26th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Nick Capece

    As an FYI, the winners so far in terms of Estibot valuation (I personally like the valuations as an easy relative measure, not a literal $ number)

    Tony…..CRMSoftware.com $230,000
    Elliot…AnsweringMachines.com $106,000
    Elliot…AspenRealestate.com $15,000

    October 26th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Michael Carter

    Solid names – I too like the Aspen reg.

    Here are a few recent acquisitions:

    hallstreet.com
    hudsonridge.com
    southharbor.com
    sharehouse.net
    i529.com
    rumcreek.com
    crestbridge.com
    gaynor.net

    October 26th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Todd Kelleher

    I was wondering who bought AnsweringMachines.com

    October 26th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    lennard

    Bought

    iHotel.co
    BlogLove.com
    iLoad.tv

    October 26th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    ron s

    craxle.com

    October 26th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Scott Alliy

    Don’t forget to visit Texas Roadhouse next time in Nashua on Amherst St.

    Have been real busy regging GTLD service names
    GTLDLawyer
    GTLDAppraisal.com
    GTLDDrops.com
    about 140 others

    October 26th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      scott alliy

      almost forgot to add one of my fav new hand regs and one I think will soon might be our most valuable GTLD name

      GTLDBrokers.com

      October 26th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I own gTLDBroker.com and have it listed for sale for $1,888 http://www.sedo.com/search/details.php4?language=us&domain=gtldbroker.com

      October 26th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      scott alliy

      That’s a great price for a solid name. I’ll be watching and good luck.

      October 26th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Anunt

      GTLD domains are only good for domainers…buying, selling, servicing among domainers…and thats why the value will remain very low for a domain with the word GTLD.

      And most GTLD owners are NOT going to be domainers…they are going to be the general public.

      GTLDS came out because of shortage of dot com domains…most dot com domains are owned by domainers…this will not be the case with GTLDs.

      Therefore, i say the value of a domain name with the word GTLD is almost worthless.

      An average Joe on the street does not know what a GTLD is and will never know that term…but they will register GTLDs because of shortage of dot coms.

      To understand this…you need to understand this famous quote by Rick Schwartz.

      “When you see John Jones thru John Jones eyes, you will sell John Jones what John Jones buys”

      and John Jones will own tons of GTLDs, but will never know what the term GTLD is…therefore there is no value.

      Good Luck.

      October 26th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    gary dell

    TestosteroneDrug.com
    TestosteroneDrugs.com
    TestosteroneHerb.com
    TestosteroneHerbs.com

    Acquired all these at once in order to penetrate through the stiff competition.

    October 26th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      nick capece

      Like it! “Low T” (andropause) treatments expected to grow 100% inside this decade.

      October 26th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Kevin Davis

    Some of my recents.

    ConditionIsEverything.Com
    PickUpLocker/s.Com
    TapAndGoPayments.com
    TapPhoneToPay.Com
    ExclusiveBeta.Com

    October 26th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    JCampy

    New here. Been struggling at sites for a while. I’m just probably at the wrong place (go daddy). Bought and sold a few but I’m wondering how exactly you shop your sites after the purchase or do you just sit on em on one of those instant pages and try to monetize and make buyers come to you?

    Recent buys/owns

    FuxXx.mobi
    MyAdApp.com/.net/.biz/.info/.mobi
    4of5.com
    My1y.com
    25LA.com
    Perfectly11.com
    Buydealistic.com
    Speshals.con
    Buttnakedcooking.com
    Bucknakedcooking.com
    Meat2night.com
    Candlelaid.com
    Pfxxx.com
    Pfxer.com
    Pfxinc.com

    What do you guys think about my current group here? More than happy taking lowball offers since I just got done saying I’m struggling at website turning/running.

    Any real assessments would be appreciated

    October 26th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I am sorry, but I don’t understand what the names mean, let alone what the value in them is. I almost exclusively buy keyword domain names (as you can see above) so perhaps someone else sees the value in these domain names (why someone would pay you more than you paid).

      October 26th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      Bobby L.

      See Rob Martin above.

      October 26th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      nick capece

      Agreed with ES. sorry but you have a recipe for a bust with that collection. Save your $ and but 1 single .com of superior quality for under $3k…or put 100% effort into a single non-keyword name an build a brand.

      October 26th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      Kevin

      OMG dude, why in the world are you wasting money on names like this?????????????

      October 26th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    todd

    Some new ones I have

    BrandChemistry.com
    AmericanMadeDesigns.com
    gTLDprofits.com
    gTLDriches.com

    You know there will be someone that wants to make an Ebook or something on how to make money off the new gTLDs

    October 26th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    JCampy

    Jeez- $3,000? I was happy buying sites for 5-$8 and selling for $30. Profit is profit. I use my % discount wisely.., and I’m into that list for no more than $160. I’ve made bigger mistakes. Probably this week

    October 26th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Elliot Silver

      You certainly don’t need to spend $3k on a name, but I think Nick’s point was that instead of buying 300 names at $10/each, that will cost $10/each year to renew, you may be better off buying one more expensive name.

      Different amounts of risk and reward though of course.

      Took me a while to buy my first $1k name.

      October 26th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      nick capece

      That is exactly what I meant…kinda like the opposite of “don’t put all your eggs in the same basket” ; )

      October 26th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Rob Martin

    So, I’ve been doing this for awhile. My best sale was for CHILIZ.com & for HOT2GO.com Both sold for nice cash.

    I’d like to hit again like either one of those. Anyone here hit for over 20k recently? I have a few that are def. worth it, but the market seems soft. Not getting great bids on names like DELUXESERVICE.com , 2GOZ.com , ALLSTARSERVICE.com , ONSALEITEMS.com , TEXTALLOT.com etc… as much as last year. It’s bewildering.

    Any thoughts on the recent lag in our domain sales business?

    October 26th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Rod

    With so much junk being hand-regged I think I’m going to start off a registrar of my own and I may call it “ComeDaddy”!

    PS-It never ceases to amaze me how English language has been misused by the domainers!

    October 26th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Luke Summers

    I haven’t been buying much for a while now.

    A few that I can remember (all .com):

    Chattingly
    KitchenBible
    Desirably

    October 26th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    JTW

    I can’t believe you picked up AnsweringMachines.com Elliot, nice buy.

    Just hand registered GTLDOMAINING.COM , will put it on Afternic. See how we go.

    JT.

    October 26th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    BullS

    Here we go again…

    BS domains=”BullS” useless websites

    All websites have 2 main function:

    -provide BS info that you don’t need

    and

    — always always wanting you to spend MONEY!!! or to get money from you.

    October 26th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Ralph

    Nice going Elliot… I like the Aspen RE name alot…

    October 26th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    BetterDots

    Hi Everyone! Elliot, great info on your site – I’ve got a lot to learn. A few names which I’ve just started to work on again…

    StartSolar.com
    RateCongress.com
    DecreaseDebt.com
    UsedCarWarehouse.com

    October 26th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      Luke Summers

      Despite the low search volume for the exact match term – I think DecreaseDebt.com is decent.

      I just saw your price tag though and I think you’ll struggle to find a buyer at that price.

      If you price sky-high you may get a bite eventually (or not) – but you’ll be stuck with holding costs and unless you’re well financed and holding top-tier domains – it’s not a strategy that will play out well.

      Just my 2 cents for what it’s worth.

      October 26th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Ze

    WAKE UP PEOPLE!

    99% of the names on this comment thread are worthless crap. You are bragging about a race LOST from the get go.

    I used to own crap like that and tried to sell it. Nobody bought it. I try to develop it. Nobody visited. So I learned to drop, as much as I learned to buy. You are holding on to a business liability and your money is better spent feeding a homeless kid for only the cost of 2 REG’s a month!!

    A few things to think about when you buy a domain:
    (@Elliot, you probably already blogged about this but I think one can never drill deep enough… You’ve paid your dues and obviously know on what domains to invest in, some nice catches on your list :)

    Ok, so here we go:

    - How much do you know about the industry on the domain you’re buying?
    - Do you have a clear plan for the domain you are buying?
    - Sell or develop?
    - Sell to another domainer or to a end-user?
    - Do you have a strategy to find end-users?
    - Do you have a strategy for reaching out to end-users?
    - Are you familiar with other end-user sales in the same industry to help you gage the value on your domain and ask for the right price?
    - Are end-users in that industry even interested or understand what domains are, as an SEO asset?
    - Will you need to educate the end-user?
    - Do you know enough to do it?
    - How and where do you get the supporting data?
    - Is the domain a brandable or a searched for, single or set of keywords?
    - Is it spelled absolutely correctly? (not backwards, sideways, with extra ‘S’s” “I’s” or “X’s”) – Is it plural when singular is best, or singular when plural works best?
    - Do you have domains on similar categories?
    - Is it a .com, or at least a TLD in which the domain fits well?
    - Have you defined your investment niches and does the domain fit on any?
    - Are you familiar with the stats on the keywords (if any)?
    - Do you really believe someone out there will come out of the woods in this stage of the economy, and give you many times over what you paid for your brandable domain name? – the news about these sales are exceptions – not the rule.
    - How many of these bets on brandables are you making? – if it’s the majority of your portfolio – get ready to loose some cash.
    - For how long are you willing to hold on to your domain before you let it drop?
    - How long does it take you to research, find and reach a list of potential buyers?
    - Is your time on that specific domain worth it?

    — i could go on and on.. and on…… and on… and don’t get me going on a check list for domain developing… It get’s technical, extensive and somewhat expensive.

    Doing the research and finding the hidden gems, or participating on the right auction at the right time, with just the right amount and type of bidders, takes a lot of experience. Not luck. Are you investing on luck alone??

    WAKE UP!! Do your homework on every domain you buy and stop buying crap.

    October 26th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Anunt

      i was thinking the exact same thing…finally a person with common sense…need to make a stand alone post with this info.

      October 26th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      Rod

      I bet Rick Schwartz didn’t cover half those points and still made millions :)

      October 27th, 2012 at 2:01 am

      BullS

      Ze–I told them but they never listen.

      Oh well, money needs to be spent to keep this economy moving.

      October 27th, 2012 at 4:27 am

      BetterDots

      Ze – Great list of points to consider.

      “— i could go on and on.. and on…… and on… and don’t get me going on a check list for domain developing… It get’s technical, extensive and somewhat expensive”

      How can I get you going on that check list for domain developing?

      October 27th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Steve

    숙박시설.com
    Accommodation in Korean.

    October 26th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    James

    @ Elliot, thought you owned tacomarealestate.com back in April. Now listed on namejet.

    October 26th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I own several hundred names and sell them in many ways.

      October 26th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Tarik Pierce

    Elliot,

    Your focus on Mortgage is spot on. Your domains will definitely generate lots of leads for end users. That’s the key – providing value to your customers.

    Here’s a few of my recent grabs:

    WheretoRenewPassport.com
    FIFAcoins.com
    HowtoSellaDomain.com
    EasyForexTips.com
    HugeCreditCards.com

    The biggest thing I’ve learned from your blog is that you have to provide value to the end users. It has completely changed my mindset and I am seeing results.

    Thanks for everything :)

    - Tarik Pierce

    October 26th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Ruben

    Nice blog, Elliot
    My Recent acquisition:

    valledebravo.com.mx x,xxx
    patzcuaro.mx (Hand reg)

    both are names of touristics towns in Mexico.

    October 27th, 2012 at 1:26 am

      Ruben

      in Mexico the extention .com.mx and .mx are #1 lately exemples to check:
      costco.com.mx
      walmart.com.mx
      honda.mx
      ford.mx

      this blog its about domains or its exclusive to talk only of the .com
      software.com.mx sold for 30,000 usd ; )

      October 28th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    M. Menius

    AspenRealEstate.com is very nice, and the clear winner of the bunch in my view. Congratulations.

    October 27th, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Vegas Lover

    I would not accept most of the domains in this thread I was offered them for free.

    Are all you people SERIOUS?!!!

    This is not how “domaining” works.

    I’m not a big time domainer, but do have a portfolio of about a thousand domains, all hand picked.

    I really feel for all you people. You’re basically SQUANDERING your money on domains that no one will buy and are basically worthless.

    For those reading my comment…I encourage you to LOOK at the domains in this thread. Seriously?!!! I believe the “get rich quick” virus has taken a hold of you if you think they have any value.

    It’s real money we’re talking about here even if it’s only $10 to obtain it. And then there’s the annual renewal fee. You’re putting chains and shackles around your ankles with these purchases. Spend the money on your family and loved ones. Don’t throw it all away like this.

    Again, LOOK at the domains in this thread.

    I wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole let alone PAY FOR THEM?!!!

    October 27th, 2012 at 6:18 am

      BetterDots

      Hello Vegas Lover – not a big time domainer and you have a portfolio of a thousand domains??? Wow, that qualifies as big time to me.

      I think that eventually the economics of holding domains that are not producing and which are in a portfolio that is not turning over at a profit will eventually bring someone to a new reality. Obviously this is a business that has a low barrier to entry – but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

      Perhaps you would share a few of your insights on how to make a portfolio profitable? I for one would feel better if you didn’t wave that ten foot pole my way – especially when I don’t know why.

      October 27th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Daniel

    My recent acquistions -

    GoLocalBuyLocal.com
    GuideToTheCloud.com
    HalloweenAwards.com

    October 27th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Jacek

    I’ve hand registered a few dozens of .com’s recently but the one I like the most (literally :) is FemaleButtocks.com

    October 27th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      Rod

      I can’t wait for it to be developed :)

      October 28th, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Rob Martin

    For some, one part of the web work represents ongoing funds. In my own case, I adapted what I did before domaining and shaped it into a great online business. It pays for the 300 + domains I have with ease and I have had
    great results for 1/6 dozen or so top level domains, so I can’t complain at all. 1 even bought me an RV a couple of years back so my advice is learn as you go, budget if you must to keep from getting over stocked on useles virtual property that makes little to no sense.
    Keywords are smart. Sit down with a thesaurus and have at it. Use that creative side of your brain!

    But don’t stop exploring and keeping current. That’s what makes this all interesting. Make domains that
    make some sense and keep marketing it to who you think would use it. It happens everyday!

    More of my domain grabs:
    GoldNDiamonds.com
    GoldNJewels.com
    Gulfdrive.com
    SteakNSeafood.com
    CrabsNShrimp.com
    ExtraSpecials.com

    Just keep working at it.

    :)

    October 27th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Rob Martin

    I also have the following:

    DiamondsNGold.com
    DiamondsNjewels.com
    BuyMyHarley.com
    HelpByRemote.com
    Lazystart.com
    VehicleDetailer.com &
    TheDoctorsRegistry.com

    So again, if they make some sense, they likely will appeal to a buyer somewhere along the way.

    October 27th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Rod

      Now, to be frank I wouldn’t value any of those names as something to get excited about!

      October 28th, 2012 at 2:22 am

    nick capece

    Not that I want it to happen, as I’ll be shooting my own foot too, but I think keyword .coms for the most part are going to start to fade significantly in 2013. Mobile search will surpass desktop search by end of ’13, combine this with SIRI, google on the touch screen, the ongoing google slap on EMD’s…I have not ever been as concerned as much :-o

    October 28th, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Naji

    Some of our recent acquisitions:
    Business123.com
    Workful.com
    Debti.com
    WhosWhoGuide.com
    CookYourWay.com
    Resorting.com
    ColorSets.com
    GainCard.com
    PersonalizedInfo.com
    PanoramaCreator.com
    FindAhead.com
    PeopleNear.com
    PlayCrossword.com
    BookSections.com
    BookInstallments.com
    KidsRoomDesigner.com
    BabyRoomDesigner.com
    DomainAndSite.com

    October 28th, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Gary

    Is it just me?

    this blog post is hilarious, let me play it back.

    guy A says: I registered blah blah blah

    guy B, C, D and E comes along and says: hey those domains are crap

    guy F comes along and waxes lyrical about how to pick a great domain, the secret of his success, where everyone else is going wrong blah blah, and then lists some of his domains too..

    .. and guess what, they’re even crappier.

    LMFAO what is wrong with you people. Your credit cards need to be taken away from you.

    October 28th, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Elliot Silver

    I think constructive criticism is far more effective than rude comments.

    October 28th, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Rob Martin

      Agreed.
      Came here to share ideas, and will continue to do so unless ejected by the moderator.
      In response though, I’ve found that a domain’s worth is in the eye of the beholder. When I sold BBQ2GO.com recently, I had spent a couple of years trying to sell it. Turns out it went to a guy selling table top BBQ stoves in the Netherlands. I was thinking it would go to a carry out restaurant, but there ya go. You just never know who your domain name (s) will attract & sell to. So rather then tear someone down for they’re efforts, I say you go do what makes you happy. It’s your money. Listen to what advice that you can relate to and get out there and find another business.com !

      October 28th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Steve

    Modulars.net

    October 28th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    BetterDots

    Here are a few statistics and a few thoughts from a part time domainer:

    According the census.gov there are 27,757,676 small businesses in the US.
    According to webhosting.info the top 15 registrars hold 70,131,939 domain names.

    I keep this in mind when obtaining a new name.

    I have found that the easiest sell is to a company which does not yet have a domain name. However, they usually end up registering a new name and don’t buy one that is for sale – even if I package it with a complete website or other services.

    I have sold a few names to businesses who already had a domain name. They were name upgrades (by my definition) and their old name was dropped after about 2 years.

    I’ve sold 6 names to other domainers. 3 of them were never transferred away and then expired. 1 of the 6 was resold and is now a business. Last I checked the other 2 don’t resolve but were renewed.

    Like Rob Martin said in the above post – do what makes you happy.

    October 28th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    J

    My honest opinion in your recent acquisitions:

    Your hand registrations are decent, but not that great. I suspect you’re speculating on “DDOS monitoring” since there are current security threats with using the cloud.

    New Rochelle is a small city in NY. IMO, you may already have a buyer (mortgage company) lined up to send the domain name. According to AdWords, Yonkers mortgage has limited searches. The city has a good population to increase interest.

    As for your premium purchases, Aspen Real Estate is a good acquisition. Colorado is growing into a competitive state, which makes Aspen a prime location for vacation homes.

    Galveston is located south of the most crime-ridden city in Texas. How long does it take to get robbed in Houston? Visit Houston so you can find out quickly.

    Contact Management and Aspen Real Estate are your two best auction wins. Don’t really see the value in “answering machines.” I’m sure you will likely sell the domain to an end-user.

    Only two domain names on your list have greater than 1,000+ exact searches. Some will say that searches don’t matter. However, data tells the truth when daily searches arrive in result of great keywords.

    In any case, I’m sure you have plans to sell the domain names. I doubt you make bad investments. Congrats on the MA move.

    October 28th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    BFitz

    LargeGroups
    BioMedicalCloud

    Both are .coms

    Fitz(.)net

    October 28th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    JTW

    @BetterDots – Nice stats. Small biz IS the lifeblood of the global economy.

    @”Critics” – Give it up lads. It beats knitting or collecting stamps!!

    People are just having fun, we’re not messin’ with your mind (or wallet) so chill out.

    Just reg’d:

    Addvertised.com (on Afternic)
    OverAdvertise.com
    OverAdvertised.com

    Good luck with the move Elliot, keep your cool and you’ll keep your sanity.

    JTW.

    October 29th, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Keith

    Thought I would also share a mine as well

    SCOVILLERATING.COM

    RATEFUNDS.COM

    REVIEWFACTS.COM

    BANKDERIVATIVES.COM

    October 29th, 2012 at 7:13 am

      Rob Martin

      Like REVIEWFACTS.com
      (see if one of the presidentail candidates could use it!)

      I actually leased/rented the use of AMERICA4EVER.com
      out to the O. campaign for X ammount of $’s until the 8th of Nov.

      It wasn’t allot of $ mind you, but I thought it was creative so I could get some return on it. ;>)

      October 29th, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Pebble

    Some fairly recent acquisitions:

    postpaidtv.com
    prepaiddth.com
    postpaiddth.com
    prepaiddthtv.com
    postpaiddthtv.com
    twoed.com

    October 29th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    JB

    {Cringe} I am keen to get some feedback, but just know i am about to get flamed lol…

    All are hand registered:

    theperfectxmas.com
    advise.asia
    nvsin.com
    ubizzy.com
    droidpurse.com and .mobi
    uniquepremium.com
    justelitedomains.com
    primewebrealestate.com

    be gentle :)

    October 29th, 2012 at 8:50 am

      Pebble

      @ jb as long as u r not depending on ur domain sales for food on the table..u r good ;) and from ur good humor doesn’t seem like you are..

      Now ur turn to be gentle on me..wat do u think of mine..ha ha.

      Honest feedback:
      xmas-maybe
      advise- tricky with advice
      nvsin- dunno..only cos its 5..if u can sell surely more that wat u got it for..
      droidpurse- comeon
      unique- hum hum
      just and prime – u cud get lucky

      But overall :(

      October 29th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Rod

      @JB,

      Drinking/Domaining can be a highly perilous activity :)

      October 30th, 2012 at 3:01 am

      JB

      Thanks for your feedback Rod, care to share some of your “triumphs”?

      October 30th, 2012 at 4:39 am

      Rod

      @JB

      Great that you had the wisdom to take my joke seriously :)

      One very good way of learning what domains are worth buying/registering is to read the “completed domain sales thread” start to finish at “NamePros” – it may take you a while, but by the time you’ve finished reading it, I will assure you, you will not have wasted your time…. AND PLEASE FROM NOW UNTIL YOU’VE DONE THAT “STOP REGISTERING ANY MORE DOMAINS” — Good luck.

      October 30th, 2012 at 6:04 am

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