There has been an unusually high amount of clearance sales and cheap lots posted for sales lately. People are likely coming back from the summer vacations and discovering that the renewals are coming, so trying to sell some names cheap and quick to raise money. This is the perfect opportunity for low budget domain resellers and flippers to go bargain hunting.
Before you dive into this it’s important to not get carried away buying too many domains, so check each one carefully.
How to evaluate the names?
- Google search counts estimation tool – as the main tool to estimate the popularity of the keyword
- WordTracker free search counts tool with Google Trends – to get a “second opinion” on the search volumes
- Google.com – to check for potential end users, advetisers and evaluate competition for the keyword terms
- Estibot Sales History – containing the largest history of reported domain sales it’s a great tool to see what people are buying
- Your Common Sense – sorry, no link for this one, you’ll have to Google it yourself..
Where to find them?
What to Buy?
That will ultimately depend upon your purposes. Higher search count .net and .org names can be good to build a site to rank it in Google and monetize. Lower search count .com names can be used to try to sell to end users, or simply resell on the forums or auctions. Buy when you have an idea what you plan to use the domain for: development, flipping, investment, addition to the portfolio, or anything else. And once you bought it make sure to bring those plans into action as soon as possible. Countless domains are being purchased just because it “looked like a good deal at that time” and when the time comes to renew them – they are dropped. So buy smart!