Expired Domain Tool Showdown: Dropping.com vs. FreshDrop vs. ? – Who Am I Missing?

Over the years I’ve tried dozens of solutions for automating the process of identifying potential investment opportunities. On Monday I wrote a post about expired domains which inspired a few readers to email me asking for my top recommendation between Freshdrop and Dropping.com, two of the services I mentioned in my post. While I like both of these solutions, they are different and each has its own set of pros and cons.

So I’ll be doing a deeper dive into these two services but before I start I wanted to see if any of you had another service or two you thought I should include. This should be limited to similar services specifically focused on automating the process of buying expired domain names. I think four is the max I’d like to review and three would be ideal, but if people think there are solid services out there that deserve to be included, I want to make sure they’re in the mix.

So now I ask you, my reader, who else should be included in this review?

{ 21 comments… add one }

  • adam August 14, 2013, 11:54 am


  • HowieCrosby August 14, 2013, 11:58 am

    I’m a great believer in functionality and aesthetics in webs design, especially if I’m paying for the service, and Dropping.com and FreshDrop.com don’t inspire me at all. I would have to force myself to make money with them, maybe familiarity breeds contempt and I would be OK? But I don’t believe in that.

    Sorry no contenders.

  • Howie Crosby August 14, 2013, 12:10 pm

    Oh! Adam how could you! LOL! Actually, I am surprised that Marco has not set up an affiliate at expireddomains.net, must be worth it. I really appreciate his service.

  • HowieCrosby August 14, 2013, 12:18 pm

    OK Marco has, that’s very new. Good for him. I really hope it’s working out for expireddomains.net

  • DropHawk August 14, 2013, 12:27 pm

    I like RegisterCompass.org — particularly because it integrates the SEMrush data.

    I used to use DropDay.com but they went to crap a few years ago and stopped updating their data and became unreliable.

    A decent free alternative is ExpiredDomains.net — although some of their PageRank data seems to be a bit off at times as well as the indexing data… but at least it’s free.

  • Joe August 14, 2013, 12:29 pm


  • Joe August 14, 2013, 12:36 pm

    I to choose between the two, Dropping is very complete.

  • Nick August 14, 2013, 1:06 pm

  • Morgan August 14, 2013, 5:33 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I’ll be reviewing these and figuring out one or two more that might be a good fit to include.

  • Michael Marcovici August 14, 2013, 5:35 pm

    certainly missing


  • Taytay August 14, 2013, 6:01 pm

    Hey Morgan,
    I agree with the first comment, I use expireddomains.net and I like it because it is free.

  • Arseny August 14, 2013, 11:23 pm

    Here’re 3 drop catching services/tools from me (although neither of them offers automated drop catching process):
    http://dropking.com/ (not sure if it fits here)

  • Joe August 15, 2013, 12:27 pm

    Other very complete is this.

  • Logan Flatt August 26, 2013, 1:29 pm

    Thank you @DropHawk for mentioning DropDay.com — I had used it in the past and had been racking my brain for months trying to remember the name of that site.

  • Brandon September 16, 2013, 12:16 pm

    Best free website is http://buyexpireddomains.info

  • MaxHarrison May 4, 2014, 5:35 pm

    Has anyone ever tried http://www.expired-domains.co as an alternative to the .net version, maybe it does not have as much data but the interface is easier to use and there sometimes seems to be some domains on there that are pretty good they I didnt pick up when searching the .net site. It is work a look if nothing else!

  • Clare May 27, 2014, 11:04 am

    http://www.expired-domains.co is definitely worth taking a look at for anyone who is interested in finding premium dropped and expired domains. The tool is pretty is easy to use and they have thousands of domains added daily.

  • Shafiuddin May 25, 2015, 9:34 am

    expired domains [.] net. and please write an article of alternatives for buying expiredomains

  • Sam September 17, 2015, 6:45 pm

    I like Freshdrop better and it worths money for my investment

  • www.bereview.co March 7, 2016, 12:46 pm

    I don’t even know the way I stopped up right here, however I thought this post was once good.
    I don’t understand who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger in case you are not already.

  • frank carballido September 17, 2016, 10:25 am

    Freshdrop.com has really bad customer service. I canceled my free trial before it was over and was still charged. they dont have a phone number, only email. so i had to wait for someone to answer just to reply that my account was canceled but they didn’t return my money. im now going back and forth so they can return my $40 even though i CANCELED BEFORE THE FREE TRIAL. HORRIBLE customer service, seems like its one person running the site on their own. definitely do not recommend


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