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Some of my latest domain acquisitions

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

My last post about domain acquisitions was started with a .net domain and I thought to start once again with that trend. But this time I have stopped myself from buying that many .net domains but I found the below domain being exceptional and was good to acquire in my opinion.

PINK.net – Although I paid high four figs for this domain, I still see this as a good investment. Holding the name for the right buyer to come in and knock the door. Couldn’t control myself in buying this top keyword which can be used widely for many different purposes. Joseph Peterson also discussed about this domain here.

Linnet.com – A bird name but can be the brand name for any company like software, nature, travel guide, real estate, flower shop, etc.

TheGarlic.com – I am fond of “the” domains which normally do well. Recently you must have noticed that ThePiano.com sold for $10,000. This one can normally be used for cooking, kitchen and restaurant purpose.

NTHN.com – Being very selective in buying 4 letter domains but this one is really good for someone whose name is Nathan. When I see domains with name and service/product/abbreviations that attracts me more because the probability of selling domain increases.

FitnessLounge.com – Perfect match for any fitness/body building gym and such names do well. Also I have MediaLounge.com.

RobertMartin.com – Two word common names are good to buy. Although most of the time people will offer you less than $100 and gives you the reason for buying domain is to develop personal and not business website on it. Some crazy asking price set by Mike Mann at DomainMarket for his two word names but don’t worry as I will sell it for a bit lower 😉

Rosalyn.com – How can I leave one word name when I cannot leave out two word common names. This isn’t a common name but I still see over 7,000 of people using this spelling in their names at LinkedIn.

MglGroup.com – Such names are to hold for longer period of time than the others but sometimes you can get them cheap and I don’t mind buying them and waiting for some years to sell 3 letter group domains. They do well when the right buyer comes in. You may demand for mid-high four figs or even five figs and I don’t see any serious group of companies will have issues shelling out that kind of money.

SrsGroup.com – Was acquired for a lot more than the above but I saw more potential in this one because it has more decent letters.

 

Care to share your recent acquisitions and/or give feedback on my purchases… Feel free to comment as I won’t mind whether it’s good or good 😉

How a Premium Domain Can Boost Your Business

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I just received newsletter from Archeo which is division of Marchex Sales, LLC and it’s worth sharing.

“According to the Small Business Association, there are roughly 28 million small businesses in the U.S. Many of which are working extra hard to compete with bigger businesses and stand out among the competition. Of those 28 million small businesses, an astounding 22 million (79%) are self-employed with no additional employees on the payroll.

How-a-Premium-Domain-Can-Boost-Your-BusinessWhether you’re running a business solo or you have a team of employees, it can be a challenge to gain brand awareness. This is especially the case if like most small businesses you lack your own website. In a recent survey by Yodle, it was reported that 52% of U.S. small businesses still do not have a website.

Having a website not only helps establish credibility and attracts new customers to your products or services, it also serves as a powerful marketing tool that works 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With no additional employees or as with most small business, operating solo, a website is like having an entire team that is on and working while you’re sleeping, on vacation, or spending time with your family. This is an efficient way to keep your virtual doors and new opportunities open, even when your actual business may be closed! In addition to having a website, having a great domain name that properly attracts your customers is key to the website’s success. By including industry or location specific keywords, your domain name can help your customers find you faster.

Premium domains are often associated with popular keywords and most premium domains attract type-in traffic. This means people are actually typing in the exact terms or keywords searching for your type of business in your location. If your domain name keywords match or are related to what these potential customers are looking for, you are more likely to attract the most targeted leads.

 

What’s great about domains is that you can point (or “redirect”) as many domains as you like to your existing website. By doing this, you can help attract more customers. While you can not only point an unlimited number of domains, the “redirecting” service is available at any domain registrar and is often free.

While the top industries for small businesses are still just building their websites and gaining an online presence, the availability of related premium domains is still very high. There is so much room to grow and many really great domains are still available. Whether you have an existing website or are just getting started, take the first step in owning your own domain. Secure your small business band and help drive more customers to your business.”

 

Pheenix.com domain backordering service review

pheenix-backordering-companyHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I haven’t published previous month’s parking revenue and it will be done by next month which will have combo of two months together.

It’s been several months since I have started backordering domains at Pheenix.com seriously. The word ‘seriously’ was added because when Pheenix.com was launched I jumped in to see the new service but it didn’t work in my favor because almost every time someone had already placed the backorder and that time Pheenix was taking backorders on first come first serve basis. I am always in favor of such system so I was trying my best to place backorders as quickly as possible.

When they got known to many of the domainers, they changed to auction system similar to NameJet and Snapnames since the start of 2013-08-01. I got an email from the CEO Tan Tran letting me know that from now onwards Pheenix will allow multiple backorders on domains.  For all domain names caught after 2013-08-01, if there are multiple backorders placed on the domain, then a 3 day private auction will be held.  Only customers that have an active backorder on the domain name prior to the domain name being caught will be allowed to participate in the private auction.

I just stopped backordering because I was attracted towards them with first come first serve basis and later it was changed. Tan was good enough to offer me 2 additional backorder credits which I refused to take at that time and took my credit back.

I still see the competition is a touch low at Pheenix compare to other platforms which are known to everyone but since I am sharing with you guys, the competition is going to be stronger now 😉

Fast forward today, I am actively using their service and quite happy with their success ratio. I would strongly suggest to use them along with NameJet and Snapnames to backorder domains.

What’s your experience with Pheenix and how things go with you while using that company to backorder domain names?

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?

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?