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Dofo.com – Discover, buy, register domain all at one place!

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

In this post, I would like to talk about a life-saving website for those that are interested in domain names: Dofo.com. Launched a few months ago, dofo.com gathers together all the information available out there for domains and saves you from the trouble of having to use multiple tools. On Dofo.com, you can search for domains through hundreds of extensions, check registered and available ones, get detailed information on each domain, and also explore among registered domains using scores of filtering options. It was such a unique experience to be able to view how many domains are registered containing the specific keyword that you are looking for, and how many of them are on sale, all displayed in just a single page. Besides, the fact that all these information are laid out for free puts dofo.com one step ahead of other tools.

In a nutshell, dofo.com:

  • Brings together 350 million registered domains in the world,
  • Combines the information on 40 million domains that are on sale across marketplaces such as Sedo, Afternic, and Uniregistry,
  • Offers you advanced filters for many searching combinations,
  • All without charging a penny.

On Dofo.com, there is a separate page dedicated for every domain name. On this page, you can see the following information regarding each domain:

  • Up-to-date Whois Info,
  • Up-to-date Sales Info (sales type and price),
  • Website Info (website status and Alexa rank),
  • Domain Info (language, keywords, domain length),
  • Whois History,
  • Dispute History,
  • Similar Domain Names Sales History,
  • State of other extensions available for that domain (total number of registrations, number of available and on sale extensions),
  • Similar registered domains.

With Advanced Search, you can search with multiple keywords, display results that are on sale, set a price range for query outputs that are on sale and by using special filters like extension type and setting the number of characters, you can find what you are looking for momentarily.

Apart from providing information for each domain, dofo.com presents statistical data as well. Which for me is pretty cool. By searching with a keyword on the Trends page, you can see the total number of registered domains containing the keyword and the number of domains that are on sale, examine the usage frequency of domains and view the popularity rank of a keyword. Also on the Trends page, you can check the status of your keyword among popular extensions.

Under dofo.com’s Registrars page, there are profiles for registrars where you can display the number of domains hosted by each registrar, their rank, registrar’s country ranking, and further details. While on the Extensions page, you can see all the extensions as a ranked list.

The data analyses and collections provided by dofo.com tells us that more features are yet to come soon. I would like to congratulate Dofo.com for bringing a breeze of fresh air into the industry and thank them for developing a product that’ll make our jobs easier. Dofo.com will definitely be helpful for the people in the domain name industry.

I’ve been using Dofo since it was newly launched and I would be more happy to see more features added especially Reverse WHOIS.

Feel free to share your feedback using Dofo and if you would like to have some new feature(s), please post in the comment below. I believe the team of Dofo is really fantastic especially the CEO Macit Tuna who would definitely consider your feedback to be implemented.

Most of my domain sales in last 60 days

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

It was a little slow and low time in terms of sales for last few months. Both in terms of selling few domains as well as the amount of total sales. It was quite surprising to see because after having 2,500 domains in my portfolio, such slowness wasn’t expected. But this is part of business and I’ve to adjust accordingly.

Below are most of the sales I’d in recent past:

Simplifire.com – Acquired last year and total cost was in $xx. Had put up BIN like I’ve set up on over 95% of my domains. Sold via Afternic BIN for $4,888 so nothing much to share in detail. But what I can is the ROI was fantastic. I love to buy such type of brandable domains.

Claira.com – Received inquiry via Uniregistry lander and I quoted $2,988. Got an offer of $1500. I responded with $2,800 as the minimum to be accepted. Buyer immediately accepted. I set up escrow at Sedo to use their service and see how it goes. Everything went smooth but the only issue with Sedo escrow is they don’t let you set up escrow by yourself. I need to submit the required detail and Sedo initiates transaction during business timings. That’s where they lack and need to give the right to any one to start transaction and they can look after once it’s started. Acquired this domain in 2014.

RedAccess.com – Another BIN sale via Afternic for $2888. Acquired this domain in 2014. With BIN sales, there isn’t much to share but in my opinion, any sale is something to learn from.

ChapterSix.com – Coincidentally this domain was also acquired in 2014. It looks like I’m making some sales for the domains I acquired in 2014 😀
This domain originally had an asking price of $1,988. Got counter of $1,000. I countered with $1800 for a quick deal and was accepted.

Used Uniregistry checkout system and it worked great! They’ve improved their checkout system as in past sellers were forced to pay the PayPal/Credit Card fee of 3.88% and no option to select buyer to pay that fee. Now it shows both option for seller to opt who’ll pay the fee. Although the Service Fee of Uniregistry is paid by seller which is touch higher but with smooth and small deals I would prefer to use them instead of Escrow.com who asks you lot of stuff to verify your account. During that time, there are chances of buyers getting disappear.

BioFidelity.com – Received inquiry via Uniregistry lander and quoted $6,888. The buyer offered $2,000. After going back and forth with buyer several times, we settled for $2,200. I rarely go that low but since I needed to invest in other and better domains, I went ahead and took it. Deal was completed via Uniregistry checkout.

JhMiller.com – Acquired this domain last year with total cost in low 3 figs. Received inquiry via Uniregistry lander on behalf of their client along with an offer of $113 by mentioning “https://www.freevaluator.com/ and did a quick check for jhmiller.com and it returned $113.62.” While researching about their client, I found they own JhMiller.CO. Anyhow, I quoted the same listing price of $1,988.

It was real fun dealing with this buyer as he gave an offer of $113. In his next response, he revised offer on the automated valuation of another crappy site Estibot.com which according to him gave $1,200. But he was giving an additional $150 above that appraisal.

My excerpts from the next message “We don’t believe in any automated appraisals as none of them is trustworthy. I’m sure you’re aware of the biggest registrar in the world GoDaddy.com which appraises the domain for $1,781 – https://www.godaddy.com/domain-value-appraisal/appraisal/?isc=cardigan&checkAvail=1&tmskey=&domainToCheck=jhmiller.com

Even if it appraises double than that, it won’t affect our asking price as we don’t set our prices based on automated appraisals.

You may want to check weekly reported domain sales – http://www.dnjournal.com/domainsales.htm to get an idea about current domain market.

Since you operate designing company, I’m sure you understands very well about the value of quality domains.”

And there goes the most common silence we domainers face 😀

After around a week later, I countered with $1,850 and gave 48 hours to accept. The buyer got back saying his client is willing to pay $1,750 which is final offer. I took it and deal completed via Uniregistry checkout.

Feel free to share any of your recent domain sales. Also if you like to add comments and/or suggestions on the above sales would be appreciated.

Thanks to everyone being part of my life in Domaining

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

It’s a great feeling to be doing full time domaining and be your own boss. I can work at my own timings with no restrictions and obligations. I love domaining and it’s part of my life for over a decade as I bought my first domain when I was just 18 years old in 2004. Though I never became full time domainer until some years back.

Just wanted to share about the feelings I’m having as I came back from a vacation from Thailand just this month and went for a trip of 20 days. It was great pleasure and enjoying every moment of this vacation. It was possible with lot of hard work and having load of patience over the years and settling myself in today’s position where I’m able to live and have holidays every year solely based on domaining business which is really lovely to feel.

On the other hand, I wanted to share that I finally have 2,500 domains under my portfolio which is another great achievement for myself.

I sincerely wanted to thank everyone who has been part of my life right from the beginning of my career as domainer until now. There has been plenty of ups and down but that’s part of the business. Just needed to stick to basics and remain patient.

I wish everyone the very best for 2019.