Domain acquisition

Mark Morgan makk384 at
Tue Dec 15 11:25:12 GMT 2009

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 11:16 AM, the hatter < at> wrote:
> Try - it keeps track of auction prices.  For instance, 4
> letter, 1-word's sold in the last year shows 20 words or
> almost-words, with decent words from $900-130000 and some other 4-letters
> from $80-900.  Sedo's search tools let you do similar, a 4 or less seatch on
> there shows fixed-price domains available to buy, and also what others are
> up at auction.  It should at least put some hard boundaries on your pricing
> even if it still leaves a wide margin.

There is a danger with some of the domain auction sites though [1][2];
If they see a rise in queries of dead-but-registered domains, they
will assume that there is interest to buy these, and will
speculatively 'bid' on them themselves, in order to jack the price up
and then resell it onto you, pocketing the extra.


[1] Not that I'm saying this one is such, I've never had any dealing
with them, so can't make a specific comment on them.
[2] Some of the more unscrupulous registrars are suspected of doing
similar, based on quantity and origin of whois queries.

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