Help Stranded Bido Users! Share Your 3 Favorite Places To Buy And Sell Domains!

I thought now would be a good time to take a poll of where you – my readers – buy and sell your domains. With Bido closing-down yesterday this quickly-expanding space became smaller and many Bido users will now be looking for a new solution for buying and selling their domains. My three favorite places to buy and sell domains are: Snapnames, Bido, and of course my registrars as I hand-register about 70% of what I buy. Below is a brief description of each service and what I like about it:

Snapnames
Snapnames is an excellent service that allows you to view both aftermarket domains as well as those for sale by other investors. I find that Snapnames usually has a great inventory of names and there are some incredible deals to be had if you take the time to really dig. The integration with Moniker is seamless making it unbelievably easy to both buy and sell domains using Snapnames – the hassle of getting domains stuck at other registrars disappears which makes the purchase process a breeze.

Bido
Even though Bido is gone it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t include them in this post since I have bought a lot of domains through the service. Bido was an excellent system to use from the ground-up and made bidding on multiple domains easy. One of my favorite features Bido offered which was much more widely used when they were doing one domain a day was the expert commentary. Very interesting to hear different viewpoints on a domain and in the end I think it was a valuable resource for buyers.

Moniker and Go Daddy
Yes – I still hand-register most of my domains using either Moniker or Go Daddy – my two registrars of choice. You’ll usually find me registering .us, .info, .de, .in, .co.in, .mx, and many other extensions that many Domainers ignore…please continue to ignore as I still have many more domains to buy πŸ™‚

Now it’s your turn!

Please share the services you use to buy and sell domains and feel free to share why as well. I know there are Bido users out their looking for a new solution and hopefully together we can all help point each other in the right direction! Of course it will also be fun to see what service is recommended the most πŸ™‚

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  • Rob Lafaye May 5, 2010, 11:24 am

    Great idea, Morgan.

    I’ve sold a couple at Sedo today that didn’t get enough votes 6 months ago at Bido.

    It’s a new market and all the new “specutators” need to be very careful of what they are willing to spend even $38 on. There’s lots of new places to play with the $1 minimums at Latona’s. However, many of those aren’t worth a $1 and those are the same names that have been sitting parked collecting money. So, if you read between the lines the potential for even renewal revenue is greatly diminished because those names have no brand-ability.

    Cheers!

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    • Morgan May 5, 2010, 12:22 pm

      Thanks for sharing @Rob!

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  • Daniel Dryzek May 5, 2010, 12:55 pm

    If you would like to invest in ccTLDs – then there’s no better place to buy good .PL names for reasonable prices than on Dropped.pl / Aftermarket.pl – Polish drop catcher and marketplace. EuroDNS has recently invested in Dropped, so this is safe place to buy and sell .pl names. It has also escrow functionality.

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  • Gary Taylor May 5, 2010, 2:22 pm

    Hi Morgan, I’m gutted that Bido has closed it’s doors and like you loved the expert commentary and also the live chat interviews of which I had the privilege to be invited as a guest speaker last year.

    Unfortunately for me there wasn’t a huge focus on .co.uk’s or .mobi’s which always meant I favoured Sedo over the Bido platform

    I hand reg most of my domains through 1and1.co.uk and would recommend them to everyone

    I also contact domain owners direct depending on whether I can get my hands on their details, although I have also been made aware that some gems of domain names can be found on ebay of all places!

    For .mobi’s though I hear a new site is soon to be launching, dedicated exclusively to premium .mobi domain names, ahem…oh the shame of self promotion.

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  • PPC Ian May 5, 2010, 9:34 pm

    Morgan,
    Thanks for sharing! I’m with you on the last point about hand registering domains in extensions that are ignored. It’s a great strategy!
    Best,
    Ian

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  • exdomain.eu May 6, 2010, 3:36 pm

    There is either no better soft to check the most important values of expiring domains at ounce, by simple one-click domain lists import than using eXdomain software.

    If you are looking for valuable expiring domains that have good PR, YL, Alexa or other values and you are tired with endless surfing the Internet and checking everything apart or you want to easily filter the values or export and so on, I would like to invite you to get familiar with eXdomain software πŸ™‚

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  • Mike May 6, 2010, 7:23 pm

    Problem with Alexa is that its data is flawed. People have to have the Alexa Toolbar installed and there is no way to tell if they do. I personally do not believe any statistic data whether its read to me or even if I see a graph. Numbers can be played with way too easily, especially in this non-transparent world of domain names where no one gives up any REAL metrics for fear of giving away too much. A domain is only as valuable as it’s potential buyer is willing to pay for it.

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  • Dennis May 9, 2010, 10:08 am

    Moniker is fine and they now have a monthly showcase. They have reached nice scores in auctions.

    Folks at Rick Latona’s are nice too and they strive to sell….what can be sold !

    I sold a couple with Sedo but the transfer process (and payment) was very long (time is money…).

    What is fine with Sedo and Godaddy is that an end user looking for a domain can see it is for sale.

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  • Zhao Liu July 30, 2012, 3:03 am

    I am reading your posts one by one.

    Reply

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