Afternic experiment of May 2020

Hi everyone,

This is the fifth post of the Afternic experiment series after I published January, February, March and April results which I’m hopeful that some of my readers find it interesting.

It was really a roller coaster ride for the last month. For the first 9 days, I’d NO sale but I was confident of having at least a few before the month ends.

The 10th day, I’d my first sale in the shape of Bautagebuch.com which sold for $1,988 via Reseller partner. That’s when things started to change and ended May with 9 sales via Afternic. Seems there is some coincidence that for the first 9 days there was no sale and in the entire month, I sold 9 domains altogether. One more domain was sold via Reseller partner AllSan.com for $1,988.

There were 3 domains altogether which sold via GoDaddy cart:

LemonSoul.com for $3,988.
3Fit.com for $6,888.
ConnectFit.com for $6,888.

There were 4 sales via Afternic cart which many times include negotiation before the sale strikes.

Luxium.com for $7,500 – I believe of selling this domain for lower price just in order to keep the cash flow coming. Not because who the buyer is, as that never really matters to me. I always valuate according to my valuations. I’d a BIN of $9,888 on this domain but eventually sold for the above price after the broker gave his best.

RiverDelta.com – This was another smooth sale with a BIN of $6,888.

RtElectric.com – I’d a BIN of $3,988. Broker came in and presented an offer of $2,392. Strange amount but may be it was a round figure in a different currency. After pushing the buyer to revise his offer, the best and final offer was $3,000 which I’d thought of accepting the minimum as well. And the deal got strike on this one!

WFH.CO – The biggest individual sale of this month for me via Afternic for $9,888. I must admit of forgetting to update the price on this domain and selling it very cheaply. As WFH (Work From Home, Working From Home) term has got super hot these days and I forgot of having such valuable domain sitting in my portfolio.

I came to know when the offer came in where the buyer originally offered $2,500 and then $3,500, $5,500 and finally $6,500 and I was presented the $6,500 on 27th May and I remained firm on $9,888 and also said this BIN is valid until the end of May and I’ll increase the price significantly after that.

In next 48 hours, the domain was sold and buyer got a great deal here. Although I’m very happy with each and every sale but and not shedding tears on this one. But the purpose of sharing all this detail on this specific domain sale is to keep ourselves updated as much as possible and adapt to the change.

Above 9 domain acquisition cost was just under $2,000. Total sale amount was whopping $49,016‬. One of the best thing in last month was there were a good number of domains sold. Another thing was with no 5 figure sale, still the total amount of sales was almost 50K!

After trying Afternic landers for the last 5 months, I can clearly say that their landers are performing very well compare to Uniregistry landers. Also with Fast Transfers enabled for Uniregistry domains, I’m seeing better results for my portfolio. As you can see above, 2 domains were sold via Reseller registrar of Afternic. Also 4 domains via Afternic cart which means their brokers are efficiently working to strike the deal. Overall, I’m satisfied with results. But this doesn’t mean Uniregistry landers or their brokers aren’t good. They’re absolutely one of the best brokers I’ve ever worked with.

On the other hand, I received a little over 650 inquiries in total last month whereas in April I got almost 600 inquiries. This include multiple inquiries for the same domain(s).

Feel free to give your feedback and if you like to add your experience with Afternic, feel free to share. Also you may contact me directly if you like your results to be published in my next report post.

Afternic experiment of April 2020

Hello everyone,

This is the fourth post of the Afternic experiment series after I published January, February and March results which I’m hopeful that some of my readers find it interesting.

Had total 5 sales via Afternic with total $17,826 Gross sales. I consider this a good month but at least couple of things were missing. First, there was no big sale like high 4 figures or any of 5 figures. Secondly, almost no offers came in this month which usually comes via Afternic broker.

Some of the highlights of April 2020 are as below:

There were once again very close to 600 inquiries which includes the inquiries on repeating domains as well. this time I just reached a little over 3,750 domains right at the end of April. This is to note that this was one of the slowest month in terms of acquiring domains.

2 out of 5 sales happened via Afternic cart which includes Cygnini.com for $6,000 and Rebourne.com for 5,000.

AssureRx.com sold for $2,988 and NarrativeContent.com for $950. Both these happened via GoDaddy.

Only one happened via Afternic partner registrar which was Communicator.org sold for $2,888.

Holding period of the above sold domains was from 1 to 6 years. Altogether acquisition cost for these 5 domains was under $800.

On the other hand, one of my fellow domainer friend whom I’m sure many of you know with the name of @JudgeMind at NamePros who shared his sales of April and with his permission I’m going to share it below for you guys:

Nosepod.com $299
Lumos.ca $899
Aircans.com $799

Although he had a decent last month where he sold a lot more domains in total but not that many via Afternic. Above 3 domain acquisition cost was $38 only!

Feel free to give your feedback and if you like to add your experience with Afternic, feel free to share. Also you may contact me directly if you like your results to be published in my next report post.

Afternic experiment of March 2020

Hello everyone,

This is the third post of the Afternic experiment series after I published January and February results which I’m hopeful that some of my readers find it interesting.

It was a bright start of March with 4 sales in first 15 days and the remaining 16 days went totally silent which was not very surprising because of the situation globally due to Covid pandemic.

Some of the highlights of March 2020 are as below:

There were once again very close to 550 inquiries which includes the inquiries on repeating domains as well. this time I just reached 3,700 domains right at the end of March.

As said earlier, I’d 4 sales and all that happened in the first half of March. 3 out of 4 sales happened via GoDaddy which includes Kword.com for $3,888, GoDragonfly.com for $3,988 and EastEight.com for $8,888. Only one happened via Afternic sales lander which was U-6.com sold for $1,888.

Kword.com acquired more than 5 years back. GoDragonfly.com acquired almost 2 years ago. EastEight.com also almost 2 years back and U-6.com more than 5 years before. Altogether acquisition cost for these 4 domains was under $500.

Considering the Covid pandamic haunting globally, I see the number of sales and total amount is decent.

Feel free to give your feedback and if you like to add your experience with Afternic, feel free to share. Also you may contact me directly if you like your results to be published in my next report post.

First experience, best experience using Epik.com escrow

Hello everyone,

I’m very excited to share my new escrow experience which happened with Epik Escrow and it was outstanding and the service provided was out of the way!

I used their service twice in this month and the domains I acquired, some were from the recent acquisitions I shared.

After reading lot of feedback from domain investors at NamePros and was asked by Rob Monster (Epik owner) to try out their escrow service which I promised to try in near future when doing any private deal.

I’d a good conversation with Rob over Skype and asked several questions to clarify my doubts before giving a try and I was made fully satisfied.


When I initiated my first escrow transaction with Epik, I wanted to make payment via PayPal which I did by adding 4% PayPal fee. I’m sure many of you guys are aware that PayPal fee varies depending on the countries so in my case, the cost went little high due to which Epik received less than what they should’ve got. I mean they received less than what domain seller was suppose to receive NET amount. The surprising thing was Rob not only waived the escrow fee but the balance amount was also waived as as gift for me!

It was not the amount or escrow fee waived which made me happy because for both parties that’s just a small amount but the best thing was a good gesture shown by the owner of Epik who got actively involved personally in this transaction and he just wanted the transaction to close smoothly. You also get support which is not conventional and have team members from many different time zones so you don’t have to worry about it.

I was very impressed and did another transaction in next few days and this time added more 5% of PayPal fee which gave them only the NET amount which seller was suppose to receive and again no complaints by Epik!

Though I’ve moral responsibilities on myself and cannot leave it like that and asked him to clarify how much exactly % I’ve to add for future transactions so Epik can receive full amount including escrow fee so I was made aware that I’ll have to pay 6.5% in future if paying via PayPal (service). Since I don’t have friend and family option.

I would strongly recommend everyone to use their escrow service. I’m sure the regular readers know that I’m not saying because I received a token from Rob and this is also not a paid post as that’s not the way I operate my blog. But someone giving you outstanding service and asking nothing in return is the best thing you can get from any person. This rare quality really impressed me the most.

Feel free to share your experience(s) with Epik escrow and let others know.

Recent past domain acquisitions

Hello everyone,

My last acquisition post was published in May 2018 and it was surprising to see how quickly time flies. So let’s share some of the recent past acquisitions in the last few months.

I think the only hand registered domain of 2018 I purchased was Imagina.co.uk – Sometimes fellow domainers ask how much I focus on hand reg names, so here is the answer 😉

EJH.com – This is my second 3L .com purchase after GRO.com and this is very special acquisition. I know they’re random letters but the special thing is the story behind this acquisition. I actually acquired this domain from a fellow domain investor Insha Zahid @NetworkPearl. He’s currently living in Pakistan and as many of you know that I’ve shifted last year from Pakistan to Malaysia. We discussed and negotiated for this domain and eventually agreed upon certain price.

Insha transferred the domain to me first before the funds were transferred to his bank account. The best thing was that he trusted in me and transferred the domain for which I wanted to mention his name and the detail of this transaction publicly. He’s great guy to deal with and everything went super smooth. I would love to do more business with him in future.

ZADS.com, TTAG.com, GSIH.com, PSLX.com, XCLR.com, PIDR.com, TCLH.com, MSTK.com – I wonder if there is any acquisition post I shared without the 4L .com domains. LOL

BinaryForex.com, BinaryTrader.com – They’re very clear to understand so nothing much to explain but wanted to share anyway.

TheNight.com, ThePodium.com, TheCutting.com, TheCaption.com, TheReed.com – I’m always inclined towards buying “The” keyword domains and they do pretty well. I see them as great brands if you pick with the right keywords. One of the above domain acquisition took almost a year.

CrowdSourced.com, CrowdFunded.com – Crowd is hot keyword and so are these two acquisitions. I really like these 2 domains which perfect fits with “crowd” keyword.

Logixs.com – Such highly brandable domain can be used in many niches.

BlueSolutions.com – “Blue” keyword is always in demand and so is “solutions”. Both together can always make a great brand.

InCity.com – I love to buy such highly brandable domains which can be used for let’s say logistics, properties, residences, news journal, media, travel, etc.

MedicalInnovation.com – Top domain related to medical innovation, medical advancement, journal, etc.

SeedTech.com – A great tech related domain which can be widely used in many different sectors especially technology related.

Earlscourt.com – I admit of not a big fan of geo domains but sometimes I can’t leave a good opportunity coming my way.

PrimeShine.com – Realestate, car wash, laundry, flooring, etc.

UniPet.com – Top brandable domain for pet industry.

Customs.CO, Simplex.CO, HCE.CO – Not many .CO acquisitions mainly because the purchase and carrying cost got lot higher than in past. Because .CO registry labelled many domains as premium and priced it higher so backordering price as well as carrying cost each year is now higher.

Legro.com, CityStories.com, TrinityVision.com, WhiteHope.com, Discordian.com – Some more brandable domains which I won’t add commentary to it and leave up to my readers to give their feedback if any.

Many of those domain acquisitions were private and I heavily use DotDB service for buying domains as it helps in understanding how many potential endusers already exists. So make sure you’re using DotDB and their PRO plan is recommended for which you can get 7 days trial in case you’re not sure if it’s worth it or not.

Feel free to share your recent acquisitions and/or give your feedback on the domain acquisitions.