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How I finally got the domains I won on SnapNames

I jumped through a lot of hoops to get the domains I acquired. Last month I started buying domain names on SnapNames after a long hiatus. I purchased 20 domains over 30 days, taking advantage of SnapNames’ access to expiring Network Solutions and Register.com inventory. I’ve had to jump through a lot of hoops to […]

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Comparing expired domain name platforms

A look at the three big expired domain platforms. The majority of domain names I acquire are expiring domain names sold on GoDaddy, DropCatch, and NameJet/SnapNames. Each platform has something going for it, but all have some drawbacks as well. This post digs into the three platforms and their pluses and minuses. Please note that, […]

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How to default your DropCatch wins to Whois privacy

Tired of telemarketing and spam? Here’s how to fix it. DropCatch is a great platform for capturing expired domain names that go through the complete registry deletion process. There is one major annoyance, however: NameBright, where all of your purchased domains end up, doesn’t obscure Whois information by default. Since all of the domains you […]

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This company didn’t want you to dropcatch BoatSecure.com

It was apparently bombarded by auction frontrunners. One of the expired domain auctions on DropCatch.com this afternoon was for the domain BoatSecure.com. I was researching the name and looking at other companies using the extension when I came upon a New Zealand company using the domain BoatSecure.nz. I was surprised to see the image (above) […]

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Here come the $50 closeouts

GoDaddy Auction closeouts now start at $50. It’s February, and that means GoDaddy has changed the pricing for closeout domain name auctions. Expired domain names that don’t receive bids move to closeouts, where a Dutch auction begins. Previously, these auctions began at $11 and dropped by $1 a day until they hit $5. Now, auctions […]

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Web.com has strong month for aftermarket domain sales

The company’s auction services had a great end to the year. Here’s what sold. Web.com’s aftermarket platforms NameJet and SnapNames combined to deliver 128 sales of $2,000 or more last month. That totaled over $700,000, making it a strong month for higher-dollar sales on the platforms. The platforms sold 33% more $2k+ domains in December […]

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Someone is losing Sleep.net

Domains drop for a number of reasons and Sleep.net is one of them, once an aged domain before it expired and plunged into 2020 new registrations territory. Why did Sleep.net drop after being held for 23 years by the same registrant? We can blame Covid-...
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