The Domains Wanted section at NamePros forum sure has been interesting lately.
I’ve used the domains wanted section to make several purchases and blogged about my experience acquiring domains there. I always figured it’s a given, on the domain forum you expect domainers to look for cheap deals, no domain investor ever wants to pay “end user pricing.” That being said there are some funny posts the last few weeks by several members that are titled something like this: I will buy killer one word, two word, LLL or LLLL .com ONLY if you are extremely DESPERATE for money and have no other options!!
Lol..we get it…you want to buy names cheap, who doesn’t? So, should every serious domain investor flood the domain wanted section or blogs with this kind of post? Or should buyers continue posting the types of names they want buy with their budget? A big part of successful domaining is finding and negotiating a good deal, these posts seem lazy in my opinion but there’s a sucker born every day I guess.
My favorite current thread is by domain broker Andrew Rosener of Media Options, they are enthusiastically trying to fill a portfolio with domains from every year starting in 1987-2017.
I am looking to buy at least one domain name from both years: 1990 & 1991
I really don’t care about the quality of the domain.
The WHOIS data must show the original registration date.
I’ll pay a fair price. Probably more than anyone else would pay. Budget is between $1,000 and $100,000 (depends on the domain of course!).
I am completing a portfolio which includes a domain name from every year except 1986 (will take one of those too if you happen to find one!), 1990 and 1991.
1990: ? (insert: OpusTech.com)
1991: ? (insert: Aracor.com)
…and so on and so on…
Almost complete, (UPDATE: portfolio is now complete) the portfolio was missing domains from years 1990 and 1991 but since posting yesterday MO has purchased OpusTech.com which has a registration date of 8-30-1990. The whois does show MediaOptions as the new owner and domaintools.com also lists it for sale at $15,000 which is likely still lingering from the previous owner. In the post it is also mentioned that he will buy a 1986 domain if you can find one. There are 6 domains registered in 1985 and 53 registered in 1986*, most look like they are in use but I didn’t check any.
Besides aged and premium .COM names there is a lot of demand for Brandable and pronounceable 5-7 letter .COMs, and several LLLL (four letter) .com requests with many of them also looking for pronounceable patterns. Cryptocurrency and Weed/Pot/Cannabis and Advertising/Tech domains seem to get a lot of requests in the domain wanted section at NamePros recently as well.
So, if you have some good domains, investors are buying…and they are still only paying reseller prices in most cases. Good luck and happy hunting/selling!