There are some keys to buying winners at an auction, and in my mind here are three of the most important. 1. Don’t fall in love with a name and overpay. We’ve probably all done this, but you’ll kill your bankroll and possible profit margin. Figure out what you think a realistic resale value is and pay up to a predetermined percentage of that. 2. Know what you’re going to do with the domain before you buy it. If you’re going to build a site out then fine. If you’re going to try to flip it, then make sure there are people you can flip it to. A quick Google check never killed anyone. 3. Understand how you can market the name to someone. Trying to say “well, this name sounds cool” isn’t going to whip anyone into a frenzy and get them to throw offers at you. Have a plan Stan.
You can click any of the domain names to be taken directly to their auction page.
My Top 5 Picks
ExtremeTraining.com – a lot of these trainer guys around, not sure if they know anything about domains or if they spend all their time running up mountains.
CatD.com – I like that it starts with “cat”, and it is short. Always value in short domains.
Juliette.com – first name .coms are worth their weight in gold.
TypoSearch.com – this is a name that domainers will love. You could also build a site to search for Ebay auctions that are misspelled and send them to the auction through your affiliate link (I think Ebay still runs their EPN network).
SportsHeadlines.com – great name for a sports site. I’m a bidder here on this guy.
My 5 Picks with Less Than 10 Bidders
uUpload.com – could be trendy, could be cheap.
BeachLots.com – beach real estate is some of the most profitable stuff out there. Build a directory of beach lots and get some referral commissions.
Obsessions.net – everyone has these, mine is that girl that E somehow got to marry on Entourage.
CheeseDanish.com – surprised there are so few bidders on this one, if you could get it for under $200 it is a steal.
TutorTool.com – good name for a software, or sell math flashcards on here.
My Darkhorse Pick (a domain I think you can snatch cheap and sell for over $1,000)
SpeedSEO.com – big bucks in the SEO game, big bucks if you’re selling moving up in the SERPs with speed.