If you’ve been bidding on Snapnames and Namejet for a while you may be familiar with this (or maybe not) but it definitely has helped me in the past… if I’m bidding any kind of significant money on a domain I will Google the username of the main person bidding against me. There’s lots of historical auction results out there so I can almost always find a domain name that this person has previously won. I do a Whois on that domain and now I know who I’m bidding against. If you subscribe to a place that allows you to do a reverse whois you can take that person’s email and see the other domains they own. From there it is pretty easy to tell if you’re bidding against a pro or against a newbie. I won’t get into my specific strategies from there, but knowing that information helps me formulate my bidding strategy quite a bit.
Here’s today’s list…
My Top Auction Picks
stardom.com – love the name and the fact that it is 17 years old is a great bonus.
backtaxes.com – when people have to pay them they get desperate so I’m sure there will be a ton of searches for this phrase around the March-June timeframe.
PaintEasy.com – good name for a painting product that simplifies the painting process.
automotivecrew.com – got a bunch of friends that are car guys… start a question/answer type site on this domain and put some car insurance affiliate offers on it to cash in.
vultures.com – tons of these online and they are annoying as hell.
rockclimbers.com – it’s a nice domain, but how many rock climbers are there out there? I would think this is a small population.
mybar.com – people love their local bar. Let people talk up their favorite local bars. Would be a great resource for people visiting an area they are not familiar with to find out where to go hang at night.
registeryourdomainname.com – if you want to make some affiliate commissions with GoDaddy here’s your domain name to do it on.
skape.com – sounds like Skype so I’m a fan, maybe develop some kind of add on or app that could be used with Skype.
twigger.com – and this one reminds me of Twitter so I like it to be used as a Twitter related tool.
hedgefund.biz – rarely do you see a .biz make it on the list but this industry has so much money I’m sure one of those guys would want this domain as an ego thing.