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Domain Question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by blackguard, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. blackguard

    blackguard Registered Member

    Jan 7, 2009
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    This is sort of an unlikely question to be answered, but given the generosity of this group maybe... I was wondering what tools people used to identify abandoned domains. Do any of you have any tricks of the trade to share with the rest of us. I would ideally like to find domains that have some history and some traffic, that are expiring due to lack of attention by the owner. Any ideas would be appreciated, especially if it doesn't involve premium services. The second part of the question relates to premium domains. Does anybody know how to negotiate premium domains and who to negotiate with (I am looking at some domains that show as premium domains on GoDaddy at ridiculous prices - some are over $5,000).

    Thank you.
  2. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

    Nov 4, 2008
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    -= CEO =-
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    it's too over saturated marketplace for it to bother with the domaining this days .... since here are places like godaddy marketplace/sedo ... and all other's don't think it's worth to bother with it honestly
  3. maniac2002

    maniac2002 Registered Member

    Jul 12, 2009
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    Wherever the mony is
    Edmonton, Alberta
    As stated above, Godaddy/TDnam Sedo are good places to start looking for the domains. If you are looking for an online tool to check for expired/expireing names, this is a handy place (not mine BTW) http://www.freshdrop.net/

    If you are looking at specific domain names, I can suggest that you do a WHOIS search on them and use the contact info to deal directly with the owner, as I have done a lot in the past. I too have listed domains at really silly high prices, but only did that because it was parked and I was thinking that mayby someone would actually buy it at that price, but in actuallity, I would have accepted any decent offer that came along.....Hope this helps a little. If you need any more info, PM me and I will try to help you out...Cheers, Mark

    PS I should add that contacting the owner directly is hit and miss....Sometimes they will tell you to F*** off or they will ignore you. But sometimes they will deal with you reasonably. Also, be very careful when using Pay*al when buying/selling domains....There are a lot of scammers out there.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2009