My Recent Domain Acquisitions

Some-recent-domain-acquisitions-by-AbdulBasit.comHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

My sincere wishes to every Muslim reader of my blog all over the world a very happy EID Mubarak. Hopefully everyone is enjoying and having loads of fun.

I feel really good sharing my experience no matter it’s good or bad. I receive emails where people ask me what type of names I buy and what are the strategies behind those acquisitions.

I simply buy all type of names which I feel comfortable at selling in future. Normally I avoid buying adult/alcohol/gambling related domains. Other than that I hunt for every name I think can pay off well some day.

So let’s start with some of my recent acquisitions I made in the last couple of months or so.

Steps.net – Oh well a .net! I liked this name. I don’t buy too many .net domains but this wasn’t there to be left off. I paid couple of hundred Dollars less than I won finally this domain. Long story short,  I actually lost the auction but the winning bidder failed to make payment and all his bids were removed and as I was the second bidder, got the domain for $200 less than the first bidder won.

Liaison.net -Another .net domain! That’s enough for today’s list and I have to control myself on buying more .net domains ;)
.com is developed and I see great potential in this name.

GrowthHormones.com – I found this domain from Mark’s domain picks and thanks once again to Mark for sharing this decent name.

CaProperty.com – At first look I thought of Canada/Canadian/California Property, although “CA” can be the initials of many companies dealing in property business.

TheBreastCancer.com – I am fond of “THE” word domains and this can easily be used for breast cancer awareness, fundraiser, research foundation, etc. I think I have now over 10 domains starts with “THE”.

TAEQ.com – Another LLLL.com addition to my portfolio. Looks like an Arabic word to me.

AusCom.com – Can be used for an Australian communication company may be? I see there are many companies out there with Auscom and can be an upgrade for any one of them who pays the most ;)

DanielMorgan.com – Slow in terms of selling for a decent profit but I am starting to like two word common names. Have to be very selective in buying it.

RoseCottage.com – Another upgrade name for many companies.

EyeSeeYou.com – Brandable domain which can be pay off well on some golden day. Not sure when that is going to come…

LasikSpecialist.com – Do I need to explain this one? ;)

Care to share your recent domain acquisitions? Also if you wish to comment and share your feedback about my domain purchases?

NameJet released iPhone App

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I just received an email from NameJet which surely is a good news and would like to share with you. They have come up with new app for iOS which makes thing easier in bidding for any domain name auction.

 

 

 

 

NameJet’s new App for iOS gives you more control when bidding in domain name auctions while on the go.

Never miss out on another NameJet domain auction. With an easy to use interface, the NameJet app allows you to manage your bids, and puts you in control of your auctions no matter where you are.

The app has an easy-to-use interface, allowing you to manage your bids, putting you in control of your auctions regardless of location.

The NameJet App is now available for free at the App Store!

Features:

  • Account Controls
  • List Current Auctions
  • Last Minute Board
  • Sort
  • Auction Details
  • Place Proxy Bids
  • Real Time Status Updates
  • Bid History
  • Alert Settings
  • Optional Push Notifications
  • Customer Service Connect

Download Now

DropCatch.com Auction Announcement – Another way of making extra money!

DropCatch.com Auction Announcement - Another way of making extra money!Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I received an email from DropCatch.com for which I had a bad experience in past. They have also posted detail about the announcement on their blog as well which I have stated below:

“An internal process which alerts customers of caught and missed domains failed for Monday’s drop (7/14).  The domains have been … doing nothing … in a holding account in our system, but were marked as missed. So we were curious and performed an internal audit back to our launch date — we found a few other stragglers which were incorrectly marked as missed and again … doing nothing.

Since we already claimed that we missed these domains we are going to try to make the best of this situation:

If there was only a single backorder on a domain which we incorrectly identified as “missed”, we will be pushing that domain to the customer who backordered the domain free of charge. Enjoy!

If there were multiple backorders for a domain which we incorrectly identified as “missed”, we will be starting auctions for these domains today. Customers who backordered these domains will not be obligated to participate. There is a minimum bid of $60 for these domains. If there are no bids for one of these domains when the auction closes, we will offer it to an affiliate.

The following domains will be listed in auction using the above special conditions:

  • 58589.com
  • DomainKnack.com
  • EcoRoc.com
  • IsraelTalk.com
  • Mjyy.com
  • Norway-Mori.com
  • Rghj.com
  • Ysae.com

Non-Payments

The winners of these domains did not pay us for them. That’s too bad. The good news is that you’ve got another shot at them! The following domains will be re-auctioned under our normal auction rules:

  • 9555555.com
  • Artro.com
  • CraigslistAdTracker.com
  • Dinuo.com
  • Fallout3.net
  • HerMex.com
  • Hjkl.com
  • Hot-Live-Chat.com
  • Vokoo.com
  • YumiWu.com
  • Zdjk.com
  • Ziqing.com”

I remember making a comment on their blog in the past which was never approved. However, I posted another comment which went into moderation and not sure if that will be accepted but let me post below which surely they can’t sensor it ;)

“I think I was the second highest bidder for one of your non-payment auction so the domain should be awarded to me. Instead of that you have started public auction for that particular name and made an announcement as well to all participants as well as on your blog to get more and more participants. You are simply pumping those auctions to get maximum money out of it!

This is not fair at all and you guys are a bunch of shameless people who are just after money. No ethics and rules are being followed. Ethically you should have given the domain to the second highest bidder minus the first bidder’s bids.”

Last week I lost a domain at GoDaddy which was sold to the highest bidder at $9xx but couple of days later I received an email that “you had the second highest bid of $7xx and now this domain auction has been moved to the “Won” section of your GoDaddy Auctions account. You must complete the purchase of the xxxxxxxxxx.net within 24 hours of this notification or the domain may be offered to others for purchase.
If you are still interested in registering this domain name, please log in to your account and complete purchase for the domain.”

I was happy to win that domain specially when I saw that around $200 was waived off because all the bids highest bidder were removed and I got a great deal.

Similarly, in this case as well, DropCatch.com must have followed this rule and run their business ethically. It seems they are chasing money no matter what happens.

Yes, I still place backorders with them but to be honest I just don’t feel good to see when they catch it because the auction gets open up for everyone.

So far, they haven’t approved my comment on their blog but I have notified them about this post. Be brave to approve legit comments and have some courage to respond back.

Parking revenue for June 2014 and other updates

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I am always doing test and trial with my parked domains by changing the categories/sub-categories and see if the revenue increases. Most of the time I face decline which is not an issue because this is how we all learn and gain good/bad experiences. Last month June 2014 was the same case where the revenue dropped compare to the month of May 2014. Below is some of the parking stats which might be helpful to you in some way…

Total visitors – 95,000+

Total clicks – 4,900+

Total parked domains – 675

Total revenue – $630

Top niche which made the most – Games

$$ made on a single day – $65

RPM – $6


If you have checked the May 2014 revenue than you must have noticed that even after adding around 25 domains the revenue still dropped. As you know my goal is to reach $1,000 in parking revenue and that time I must be having 1,000 domains under my belt which means I am aiming to make $1 per domain every month on an average.

So looking at the above figures, I am behind my target and needs to keep the number of domains and revenue to be the same. Won’t mind if the revenue increases against the number of domains in my portfolio ;)

On the other side, I have been parking max 5 domain with Bodis and received an announcement from them which I thought to share with you.

“We are excited to announce that, starting this July, we will be processing our users’ payments even faster than before. As you know, we are constantly trying to improve our platform and our service. Therefore, we have decided to spend additional resources to process user payouts on our new NET 7 payment terms. That means that you will be paid out even faster from now on – in just one week after the end of a month.

We hope you are as excited about this as we are. If you have any questions regarding this change, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Bodis Support at support@bodis.com.

Sincerely,

The Bodis Team”

I think it’s good news for domainers who are using Bodis as their primary parking platform. Nothing big for me as I have parked very few domains with Bodis because they are banned by Google and DomainNameSales.com doesn’t pay that well for those names. Although they promised to make changes in future but I haven’t tried to park those domains at DNS recently. If any of you have parked Google banned domains with DNS and seen spike in revenue just let us know.

That’s it for now. Feel free to post a comment or suggestion if you have any. I will happily take it :)

Domain sold last year by Michael Berkens for $35,000 got dropped and re-sold for $5,755

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

It’s an interesting story I was following up since the domain was dropped and caught by NameJet to be auctioned off. The domain name in question is ClosingCosts.com which was sold last year by Michael Berkens for $35,000 and for some reason it got dropped and NameJet caught that one.

Domain sold by Michael Berkens for $35,000 last year got dropped and re-sold for $5,755

 

 

 

I was in that auction and gave the highest very close to the highest bid but didn’t won it. However, I could see Michael Berkens and many other domainers were into that auction but the winner was someone else with bidding alias “ahi”. Currently the domain is under privacy and details cannot be revealed. The auction ended last night.

Quite surprising to see that ClosingCosts.com sold last year for 35k and getting dropped next year itself.

Have you seen any high priced domain dropping so quickly in time?