What do I do after I purchase a domain name

Hello everyone,

This is something part of the domain business and many investors are curious as to what domain owners with thousands of domains under their portfolio do after acquiring the domains. By the way, currently I own 8,600 domains as of now.

Okay, so coming back to the topic, below I’ve shared it in detail.

The first thing I do after acquiring a domain name is to add in my records as some people use Excel sheets and some have their own way of storing the data. After that I change the nameservers to Afternic (ns3.afternic.com/ns4.afternic.com) and add it to my Afternic account as well as Sedo to have an additional exposure.

Once the domain completes the 60 days lock period, I always move out the domain to my preferred registrar, earlier it was Uniregistry but now after it’s getting shut down, I’ve moved all of my domains to Dynadot. After the domain transfer is completed, the next thing is to activate Afternic Fast Transfer and Sedo MLS to get additional exposure at their partner registrars. Make sure the domain is successfully added in your respective accounts before you approve the Fast Transfer requests by Afternic and Sedo which usually shows at Dynadot under Summary page. It varies how it will reflect at your end depending on the registrars. Once the domain is successfully added to your account, then only approve the FT requests. Otherwise wait until the previous/old listing is deleted and your domain is added to your account before approving it.

Also I don’t keep the domains on auto-renew as I want to renew it myself because you can never rely on the auto-renew option. I always renew the domains in advance and try to buy domains which I plan *not* to drop in the future. This makes the domain renewal management pretty easier in the sense that I’ve to simply select the domains and renew it. It took several years of experience and learning process to buy only those types of domains which I believe are not the type of domains I will be dropping in the future. I recommend especially to big portfolio holders (typically in thousands) to buy only these types of domains you don’t plan to drop ever because scanning through the list, doing some research is super time consuming for making the decision whether to renew or not.

Feel free to share your experience as to what you do after acquiring the domain.

Thank you!

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Mrhamidous
1 year ago

Thnaks for sharing

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Zubair Amin
1 year ago

Really informative. Thanks for sharing it. Also one thing, always keep the updated pricing and cross check on all platforms. Sometimes we don’t check and sold the domain on low prices.

Atul
Atul
1 year ago

Thank you for sharing, bhai.

I don’t have huge portfolio. But I use Airtable and Google sheets for storing data.

Emeka
Emeka
1 year ago

Thank AB,

Always nice to read your helpful post .

Mindaugas
1 year ago

Very similar process 🙂 Why Dynadot? Using it, but not main one.

Matt Morgan
Matt Morgan
1 year ago

Hello Abdul, how are you and your family doing? I hope you are well. Great informative post regarding domain transfers. The main guideline is: _______ 1) Purchase the domain ACTION: Go to your preferred domain registrant and pay for the domain (Example Godaddy) _______ 2) Add the domain to your Excel spreadsheet / word file (or which ever program you use) so it is easy to organise. ACTION: Copy and paste your domain to your spreadsheet. _______ 3) Update the name servers of the domain to your ACTION: Go to the Domain register and go to the settings, and change… Read more »

Satyadeep Singh
Satyadeep Singh
1 year ago

Nice, i have one question dotdb.com substitute?

mojum
mojum
1 year ago

thanks
what is the advantage of active of afternic fast transfer?

mojum
mojum
Reply to  AbdulBasit Makrani
1 year ago

thanks

Dean P.
Dean P.
11 months ago

Abdul,

I saw on this post that you mentioned using ns3/ns4 Afternic landers on new domains.

With recent Afternic changes on landing pages, how do the ns3/ns4.afternic.com DNS settings differ from the ns5/ns6 landers? A while back you said you were using the ns5/ns6. Has that changed? I did about $34,000 in sales with Buy It Now landers in 2022. Worked for me!

However with the Afternic 2.0 beta screen, I’ve had to manually add “Buy It Now” to my Afternic listed domains.

Any thoughts on this topic?

landscaping Orleans
11 months ago

Thank you for sharing this informative resource—it has made the process of getting started with a new domain much easier and more manageable.

Sultan Alhethail
Sultan Alhethail
8 months ago

Thank you for the info. It is a full time job to keep track of all the domains you have, nenes them and move them!! I am new to this and I have a question: Would you accept other people’s domain’s and try to sell them for a percentage?

Ram
Ram
8 months ago

What kind of information do you find useful in your records? Domain name, expiry date, purchase price, listing price, where you list the domains for sale… anything else? Do you also keep some memos with ideas in there (e.g. potential buyers?) Curious to learn how someone with such a large portfolio does this.

Emad Omar
Emad Omar
7 months ago

Dear Abdulbasit I need some help from you please advise I have 100 domain and I want to start saling my domains soom please help

Olayiwola Ibraheem
Olayiwola Ibraheem
2 months ago

Thanks for sharing Abdul maleek,i have some question to ask first was if you buy any domain now ,you dont list them until the 60days lock is over? secondly do you sell course or can you recommend anywhere a new domainer can learn more about the industry? also wishing you Ramadan kareem

Olayiwola Ibraheem
Olayiwola Ibraheem
2 months ago

i have another question sir, you state that after acquiring ur domain even though it is locked for 60days you normally list it on afternic ns3.afternic.com/ns4.afternic.com right..what do you do if you get buyer for it within that the lock period?

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