Looking to Buy A Few Domain Names, Need Advice!

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How come WF doesn't have a domain discussion section?

Anyway, I'm looking to buy a few cheap domains and resell them. Is anyone doing this? I'm looking for some advice....

Where's the best place to buy?
Is digital point a decent place to buy from?
Where to sell? DP? Flippa?
What register companies are easiest to work with?
How do you buy and resell a domain in a week or so when they put a 90 day hold on transfers?
Should I throw a basic wordpress site on the domain or leave them blank?

I searched WF but found nothing interesting. If I overlooked anything please post some links. I love to read and learn. I know there's tons of people doing this, why isn't it a big topic? :confused:
#advice #buy #domain #names
  • Profile picture of the author fenomeno
    I am sorry to say this, but I think you are not ready to start domaining. Those are basic questions, and I feel that you will make many mistakes and end up with domains which dont have value. Domaining is not buying and selling at forums and auction sites.
    Dont want to be rude, sorry if I sound like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrMonetize
    The truth is the best domains have already gone. If you can think of a good domain, chances are its already been bought. Try learn keyword research, and look at the latest trends. This will help you identify domains that might have some value. Avoid any domains that include any trademarks too, because they can serve a cease and desist notice. For example, don't think because AppleiPods.com is available, that you have found a gem. Its available for a reason, it's because you are not allowed to use it for a website.

    As for your other questions, I have the majority of my domains with GoDaddy. When you flip them, you have to push them to the buyer, and most will be using GoDaddy. Another company I use is DynaDot and there are a few others to choose from. I usually park any unused domains, and this can be done in the control panel of the registrar. If you were just flipping it, then a basic html page with a "This Domain Might Be For Sale" notice with a contact email can help, especially if its a popular domain. Also, when registering new domains, don't use privacy and make sure you use a phone number you can answer in the registration details. Then if anyone wants your domain, your details are in the Who Is records which could lead to a phone call if you have a popular domain. Good luck anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kreator517
    Taking a raw domain and transforming it into something profitable will take months of work and some considerable investment. You've should drop your mindset as it smells like 1996.
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  • Wow negative advice in the warrior forum! The best way is to google it! If you want to learn more about domain buying and selling google it! You will learn alot! Most people don't want to talk about it because they feel all the good domain is taken already, but their is a market out their! You just have to find it!
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  • Profile picture of the author fenomeno
    No, you can still buy domain for bargain and resell it for much more in a few days, but you need to know what are you doing.
    Also, you dont need to know anything about domain development and making websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author AceOfShirts
    For domain name business information I always go to NamePros.com

    It's an entire forum devoted to domain names and has a lot of good information and is usually the first place to post the best domain name coupon codes.
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  • Profile picture of the author fenomeno
    Domaining is still very profitable business, but you need to have knowledge and experience, and connections if possible.

    I am sorry if I discourage OP, but I really feel that someone who want to start domaining should know at least answers on posted questions. There is so much more important things what makes domaining successful and those posted questions are not even basics.
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    • Profile picture of the author BlueOak
      Originally Posted by fenomeno View Post

      Domaining is still very profitable business, but you need to have knowledge and experience, and connections if possible.

      I am sorry if I discourage OP, but I really feel that someone who want to start domaining should know at least answers on posted questions. There is so much more important things what makes domaining successful and those posted questions are not even basics.
      You were by far the least helpful, but not because you discouraged me (you didn't) but because you simply posted here to tell me how bad my idea was because I'm learning the basics on this subject and THEN sent me spammy pm's telling me even more how I'm going to fail miserably and about how I need to buy YOUR brand new "domain selling guide" for "only $50" or I would surely fail.

      Did you learn this technique from a "guru"? If so you may want to go back and read "how not to get sales 101" again.

      Your marketing plan. You made an ebook, then searched the forum for the topic, then post "discouraging" remarks to the OP, then PM them telling them how they will never make it without the help of your product. Not a good way to make friends (or sales) pal.

      I mean if you wanted to push your product and help you should give it away. If it was any good I would have given it a good review. I may be too judgmental because I hate spam, but this is what happen and it is what it is. O well. Another one bites the dust.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by BlueOak View Post

        You were by far the least helpful, but not because you discouraged me (you didn't) but because you simply posted here to tell me how bad my idea was because I'm learning the basics on this subject and THEN sent me spammy pm's telling me even more how I'm going to fail miserably and about how I need to buy YOUR brand new "domain selling guide" for "only $50" or I would surely fail.

        Do us all a favor
        , please, BlueOak, and hit the little red triangle on those private messages to report them to the Moderators. It's exactly the same as "reporting posts". We don't need members who do things like that in the forum - it's spam, plain and simple. Sending people unsolicited private messages trying to sell them something is clearly not acceptable! :rolleyes:

        (In accordance with forum rules, it's correct to report these to moderators, rather than to call people out in public, by the way).

        I do some domain buying/selling on the side, but am far from an expert, and happy to see that Rob (Real Deal) has advised you so well, here.

        Gene Pimentel is another member here whose posts on this subject are full of wisdom and experience (and sometimes he has a "free guide" link in his sig-file, too, I think).

        Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author The Real Deal
    Originally Posted by BlueOak View Post

    How come WF doesn't have a domain discussion section?

    Anyway, I'm looking to buy a few cheap domains and resell them. Is anyone doing this? I'm looking for some advice....

    Where's the best place to buy?
    Is digital point a decent place to buy from?
    Where to sell? DP? Flippa?
    What register companies are easiest to work with?
    How do you buy and resell a domain in a week or so when they put a 90 day hold on transfers?
    Should I throw a basic wordpress site on the domain or leave them blank
    First of all, there is still very good money to be made from domains, but you have to know what to look for and you have to be very patient in order to find the right domains to buy (at the right price), and most importantly to find the right end buyer for your domains.

    Judging from your post you will also need to educate yourself a lot before even considering buying your first domain.

    WF is not the best place to get domaining advice, although there certainly are some experienced domainers on the forum. IMO your best bet in terms of both finding domains and getting good advice is DNForum or Namepros.

    To keep you here on the forum though I suggest you start reading these threads, (and make sure to follow the links inside the posts as well):

    Domain sells for $9 then $1400 and then $151,000 within a few months. (make sure to read the entire thread there since there are some very good lessons to be learned from several people there)

    At the bottom of the post below I link to an article about one of the most successful domainers in the world, who was the one who first inspired me to get into domaining, even though I felt I was late to the game:

    How to get your own Boeing 737 Business Jet - Frank Schilling story

    Don't listen to people that tell you it's too late. There are thousands of domainers out there with large portfolios who can hardly afford the renewal fees. I have bought thousands of domains from guys that were facing either not being able to renew their portfolio or sell off part of it at a bulk price...

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author BlueOak
      Originally Posted by The Real Deal View Post

      First of all, there is still very good money to be made from domains, but you have to know what to look for and you have to ........

      Good luck!

      Thank you for your posts Real Deal. Great info all around and I learned alot. I even learned about Cat String Theory! (I highly suggest everyone should google it).

      What I'm mainly looking for is something to give me cash flow until I can get into CPA. After learning what I know now I'm not sure domains are what I'm looking for - at all, but it is something I may one day pursue when I have time and money on my side.

      Thank you again.
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      • Profile picture of the author The Real Deal
        Originally Posted by BlueOak View Post

        Thank you for your posts Real Deal. Great info all around and I learned alot.

        What I'm mainly looking for is something to give me cash flow until I can get into CPA. After learning what I know now I'm not sure domains are what I'm looking for - at all, but it is something I may one day pursue when I have time and money on my side.

        Thank you again.
        I'm glad I could help.

        If the end result of what you learned is that domaining is not right for you at the moment I think that's good. It usually takes patience to make money from domains and I view it more as a long-term investment than anything else. I believe there are easier ways to make money if you are on a limited budget and time frame...

        What's holding you back from getting started with CPA at the moment?

        I made a couple of posts over here with some general CPA advice, but there is a lot of good information around if you search the forum.

        Here is a thread where you might find some useful links:

        Free CPA Ebook

        Two of the most knowledgeable CPA guys that I know of on the Warrior forum are:

        Kenster

        and

        Zerofill

        I am sure there are many more that I don't know about, but those are the two that immediately spring to mind.

        Good luck with whatever you decide to do!

        Originally Posted by BlueOak View Post

        I even learned about Cat String Theory! (I highly suggest everyone should google it).

        You always desire what you can't have and never want what you actually do have
        , right?

        Seems that using that knowledge is a good way to pick-up women according to some PUA sites...

        Let me know if it works!
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  • Profile picture of the author The Real Deal
    Re-reading my previous post I realized that you may think I have avoided to answer your questions directly, so I will take another stab at it.

    Where's the best place to buy?
    I would generally say that the second hand market is going to be your best bet. Mostly in the big domain forums where a lot of domainers hang out.

    More specifically:

    .com .net and .info domains - DNForum & Namepros
    .co.uk domains: Acorndomains & Domainlore Auctions
    Chinese, Arabic, Russian and other IDN domains: IDN Forums

    You may also find some decent domains with PR that you can re-sell from Freshdrop.

    Is digital point a decent place to buy from?
    I have very little experience from Digital Point forum, but it seems to me that most of the members are from countries that don't have English as their first language, so I would say that it's probably not the best place to buy English language domains from.

    Where to sell? DP? Flippa?
    You will always make the most money if you can sell directly to an end user. You can try Sedo, but be prepared to wait for a long time before being approached by a buyer unless you have some kick-ass domains.

    Flippa could work if you have a good domain, but it would probably work better if you developed the domain and it was making at least a small amount of revenue.

    Depending on the type of domains you buy, your best bet might be to approach highly targeted end users directly.

    What register companies are easiest to work with?
    There are several reputable registrars that are easy to work with. I would recommend Moniker as a good one, or Fabulous if you have some high-value domains. The only one I would recommend that you do not use is Godaddy.

    How do you buy and resell a domain in a week or so when they put a 90 day hold on transfers?
    The normal hold period for domains after a transfer is 60 days, not 90. Not sure if any registrar has 90-days, but if they do I would stay away.

    The easiest way to sell a domain within the hold period is to simply ask the buyer to set-up an account with the same registrar where you domain is held. Then you can "push" the domain to his account at the same registrar. The 60-day limit only applies to transfers out to another registrar.

    However, you need to realize that most people don't succeed in flipping domains as quickly as your questions suggests though...so start out slowly and carefully before going on a buying spree!

    Should I throw a basic wordpress site on the domain or leave them blank?
    Anything you can do to enhance the value of the domain will do that, but it largely depends on the type of buyer you are targeting. If you have an exact keyword domain for a local search such as DallasDentist.com for example, and you build a simple 10-page Wordpress website with a nice dentist theme and get it ranked for the main keyword that may certainly help you find a buyer.

    I hope you found the above helpful and I wish you the best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Goulet
    One place you can find domain names is here in the forum. Let everyone now what you are looking for and you never know what someone is storing that could be of value to you. I personally have over 50 name I'd sell for under $20 that others may consider a bargain. I sold one last week I've held for 9 years and renewed ever year for around $8. I had about $70 in and got $250 for it. You just never know.

    PS: I've picked up at least a dozen great names in the past month that have helped me in forwarding to a Facebook page.

    Here's my latest www.AutoRepairPage.com

    Mo
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  • Profile picture of the author garyoneill
    I agree that you need to spent time and make the website aesthetically pleasing and build up a good reputation then maybe consider selling it if that's what your wanting to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author fenomeno
    BlueOak, my apology if I offended you. But I still stand behind my words. Yes, I sent you PM and I am sorry if you consider it as spam. My apology for that too.

    I sell to endusers on a regular basis and feel that I do know a lot about domaining so feel that I am competent to judge that you are still not ready to start domaining unless you want to spend your money on domains without value. You dont have to be discouraged as we all made mistakes when started.

    My intention was not to offend or discourage you and my mistake was that I sent you PM and sorry about that.

    I joined this forum because of fun, I dont have any business plan as I dont need it since selling my knowledge is not my income source. I have more than enough from selling domains to endusers. If I can get additional $50 from someone for very useful Guide thats ok, if not that is also ok.
    If I wanted to sell my knowledge to a mass audience I would create WSO, submit it to Clickbank, create selling page etc..
    I commented in this topic as I am competent to comment here. I dont comment much in topics which are not connected with domains as domains are my main business.

    Once again, I am sorry if I offended you. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author jfambrini
    There are still SOME people who are making money by selling domains but they are geniuses who successfully predict what would be needed and what would be hot a few months down the road and acquire these domains. MOST people are not making much money on this. i receive two to three offers of domain names a day from people have amassed lots of domain names thinking they will amount to something to someone.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Don't just buy a few cheap domains and hope to sell them quickly. Domaining is a bit more complex than that if you are going to make it worth your time and effort and money. There's a domaining forum called namepros.com that you might find helpful and Gene Pimentel of WF has some good ebooks on the topic. I wasted plenty of money registering garbage domains early on, only to let them expire.

    As for the transfer, that only means that you cannot transfer a domain out of the registrar for 60-90 days. When you sell a domain, the buyer creates a free account at the same registrar that it is registered and you push the domain to them. You can do that as soon as you buy a domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    "The truth is the best domains have already gone."

    This is one of the biggest lies on the internet. That statement is as ridiculous as telling someone who wants to be a real estate broker "The truth is the best houses have already gone."

    Every single day, 70,000 to 80,000 domains expire and become available to register. Among them are HUNDREDS of very valuable domain names.

    People go out of business.
    People start projects and never follow through.
    People die.
    People lose interest.
    People have no idea their domains are of value.
    Domainers can't afford to renew their portfolios.

    I could list many more reasons, but the point is, MANY, MANY premium domains are available to you every single day. You just need to educate yourself on what is in demand, and register the domains that fill that demand.

    I personally register many domains on a daily basis, for $10 and sell them for hundreds each. Some for thousands. Sold an expired domain last week for $2,700 (paid $10 for it).

    There are MORE premium domains available to you right now than you could ever take advantage of.

    STOP the lie. Great domains will ALWAYS be readily available.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Goulet
    Like I'm going to use a company like goresellers??? They use a copied website template and cannot even figure out how to format it properly and then think they can sell resellers services. You have to be a complete newbie to spend more than 10 seconds on their website.

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  • Profile picture of the author Anticareer
    I wrote a three part article on my blog about domain name flipping, then I decided to put it into one ebook to make it easier. If interested you can find it here:

    How to Flip Domain Names - Free Ebook from Anticareer.com for You | Anticareer.com

    You can't buy/sell within a week if you are going to transfer between registrars. If you buy at GoDaddy and you sell to a person 7 days later and they have a GoDaddy account you do push the domain into their account for free (60 day limit does not apply).

    Why put a blank Wordpress. If anything, park it at a place like Sedo or DomainNameSales or put your own sales landing page on it, so if anyone lands on it they can easily see the domain is for sale.

    Originally Posted by BlueOak View Post

    How come WF doesn't have a domain discussion section?

    Anyway, I'm looking to buy a few cheap domains and resell them. Is anyone doing this? I'm looking for some advice....

    Where's the best place to buy?
    Is digital point a decent place to buy from?
    Where to sell? DP? Flippa?
    What register companies are easiest to work with?
    How do you buy and resell a domain in a week or so when they put a 90 day hold on transfers?
    Should I throw a basic wordpress site on the domain or leave them blank?

    I searched WF but found nothing interesting. If I overlooked anything please post some links. I love to read and learn. I know there's tons of people doing this, why isn't it a big topic? :confused:
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