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Any of you had success in selling .CO domain names?

Any-of-you-had-success-in-selling-.CO-domain-namesI am curious to know if any one had real success in selling .CO domain names? Actually success can be defined in many ways by different people. I invested very little amount of money in .CO domains. Didn’t bought any domain in Landrush. Just pre-registered and hand registered domains only. Some of which I sold them at quite nice price. One of my notable .CO sale was Textbooks.CO which I sold for US$12,000. Rest were four figure sales.

I consider it success for myself because my five figure sale of .CO was hand registered domain like other sales. It’s interesting to know that I didn’t sold a single pre-registered domains. Only a handful of hand reg domains were sold to date.

While sharing this with you I recall one of my .CO sale. It was really funny and quick sale. I just completed one domain sale and the person’s email ID was ending with his company name .com and I thought to check if .CO is available and try to sell him. First step was to buy the domain and later I offered him. He simply laughed at me that I registered the domain recently and trying to sell him. He showed no interest and I kept that domain with me for 8-9 months.

As the expiration date was coming I thought to drop the domain because that was the only company who could have shown interest ever. Out of nowhere, that guy contacted me back and asked if the domain was still available. I asked him to make me an offer. That particular time I thought to renew the domain for at least one year because he has shown some interest in buying it. The initial offer was US$150 and ended up at US$1,000 and I grabbed that money. It was a 3 word .CO domain 😉

How is your experience in selling .CO domain names? Any success story you would like to share? Don’t be shy… Just do it 😉

Find all the indexed sites in Google with any domain extension

Find-all-indexed-sites-by-Google-with-any-extensionOne of my blog reader asked if I knew about finding all the sites in any particular extension at Google.com. For example he wanted to find all the .co.uk indexed sites in Google. It’s really interesting to find out because when .CO was launched I was curious to know how many sites have been developed and indexed by Google in first couple of months.

You simply need to type site:.co.uk or site:.co – You can change the extension with any one you are looking to find. It’s as simple as that. I am not sure how the sites are displayed in order. Whether the quality, traffic, PR or the combination of some factors because I was unable to figure out why sites like going to a park page are even listed in top 100 which is really surprising to me and must be for others as well.

Do you have any idea about this? Did you found this tip useful for yourself?

Thanks to the seller who renewed domain before pushing in my account!

Thanks-to-the-seller-who-renewed-domain-before-pushing-in-my-accountI won’t disclose for which domain I am talking about but you will still find interesting reading out.

I recently purchased a domain which was already renewed till mid of 2013. I always prefer to have the domain at GoDaddy but the seller wanted to push at the same registrar (which wasn’t GoDaddy). Once the payment was approved by Escrow.com, the buyer initiated the push under my account but it was really shocking to see the expiration date of the domain was 2015!

Once the domain was secured by me, I immediately sent message to the seller and asked why he was humble enough to renew the domain for not only 1 year but a couple of years. I never got any response from him so far. Although the deal has been completed few months back.

He wasn’t very friendly while exchanging emails. I was actually trying to acquire that domain for more than 1 year and he responded only 2-3 times and I sent him around 15 emails. Although he agreed to the price which was very much reasonable; no doubt about that. But I still wonder why he renewed the domain for 2 years before pushing to my account. The domain wasn’t transferred to another registrar from which I can assume of 1 year extension. It was simply a push to another account at same registrar. So it’s for sure the seller renewed the domain. I would give a big thanks to the seller who not only renewed the domain for couple of years without my permission 😉 but also sold the domain at reasonable price.

Have you experienced like this before? Any big heart seller you like this faced in the past 😉 ? I would love to hear your experiences.

I reached US$300 in domain parking with InternetTraffic.com for January 2013

internettraffic.com-parking-revenue-for-the-month-of-january-2013It’s been over couple of months with InternetTraffic.com and the results are amazing. The revenue is going up and their sales platform is just perfect. It was nice little achievement to reach US$300 mark in domain parking which was for the month of January 2013.

My plan is to hit the four figure mark (minimum US$1,000) by the end of this year. Although this will happen only when I will keep on buying quality domains and getting rid of all crappy domains. Yes, I admit I have several domains which are worthless and will constantly be dropping this whole year as their expiration date comes.

For some it’s really difficult to hit the US$100 figure on monthly basis and there are some top domainers making decent five figures in domain parking every month. That depend on the quality of domains and the number of domains. I don’t compare myself to any one because I have very limited number of domains from which I will be dropping many as well.

I will keep you guys updated about my parking revenue every month so stay tuned and don’t forget to comment below.

So what do you think about my parking revenue for the last month? How much was your parking revenue and where do you currently park your domains?

My recent purchases since the beginning of 2013

recent-domain-purchasesI have been buying very limited number of domains every month. Today I will share some of my recent purchases:

Hoegner.com – Normally I avoid buying first and last names both together but when I get an opportunity to buy only first or last name I am always tempted to buy if the price is within my budget and meets my minimum requirement.

NewPotato.com – This is brandable domain with lot of potential. It can be used for any tech related, food, restaurant related business.

WorldMags.com – The name says it all.

SVAF.com – Decent LLLL.com domain. Although it has V and F but I still like it.

Medi-Centre.com – I would love to have MedicalCenter or MedicalCentre but at the end it is what it is 😉

Leesons.com – It’s actually last name with apostrophe s. Without “s” would be great.

Ratio.info – My first .info domain purchase.

PIT.info – My second .info acquisition and first LLL.info coming to my portfolio.

After going through these purchases I have decided to stay focused on .com domains only and leave the rest. My indication was towards the purchase of .info domains. I still like them but they receive traffic under my expectation.

I would love to have your feedback on my recent domain purchases and feel free to share your recent domain acquisitions.