Holy Expiring Domains Batman!

Lately I’ve been buying more expired names than ever before and for good reason. Many Domainers have noticed that stellar domains have been dropping over the last few months. For my entire time in this industry I’ve stayed-away from .com domains, now I’m finding .com to be about 75% of what I bought in December!

This last week really was like a dream come true as I got some great .com names in my favorite niches. While I’ve been lucky on some drops and acquired them for $100 or less I’m not afraid to spend a few thousand dollars for a great name.

So what’s my plan with this new .com inventory? Of course Development is my #1 focus and I have two major brands I’ll be launching on .com domains next year. Along with Development for the first time I’m really starting to see some strong sales momentum, what do you know – .com’s sell!

Of course I’ve known this for a while but I’ve never been able to get my hands on great inventory, until this year. So my message to all of you is simple.

If you think you’ve missed the boat and are starting too late in the Domain game you couldn’t be more wrong. Right now an incredible opportunity exists for new and experienced domainers alike. The deals are there, incredible names are dropping every day…but it can’t go on forever, can it?

Opportunity is in the mind of the beholder, if you think you can’t succeed than you probably won’t…and you might just miss the opportunity that’s right in front of your face.

Now it’s your turn! Comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • fan December 28, 2010, 4:29 pm

    Hey Morgan,
    That’s really impressive! I have been looking for some good tools to
    find the expired domains, do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

  • Rory December 28, 2010, 5:04 pm

    Morgan, do you have an example of the good name?

  • MG December 28, 2010, 6:07 pm

    Yeah, how about some examples of names you got :)? If it’s not secret, in which case I’ll turn to Wikileaks, maybe the have some info :)…

  • kev December 28, 2010, 6:24 pm

    ” Morgan, do you have an example of the good name?”

    Morgan is a n00b in this business, very amatuerish too

  • del December 28, 2010, 8:06 pm

    Yes, I have noticed that too.. Also, some great one word domains on some ccTLDs
    I got prices.com.mx at reg fee..

  • Rich December 28, 2010, 11:59 pm

    You are right Morgan,here is my list for this month:

  • Rich December 29, 2010, 12:04 am

    I forgat my favorite: earnsnoring.com

  • thierry December 29, 2010, 2:29 am

    Hey Morgan,
    I have been looking around godaddy for expiring domains, is this the best place or are there better places you recommend??
    Btw thanks for the tip,

  • Jason December 29, 2010, 2:33 am

    Good job Morgan. I acquired all my domains through hand registrations. My top sales are in taxi, movies, and job domains. I invested heavily in resume and education domains, which do well with ad clicks.

    Whereas, I managed to make profit with .com domains, I also have done extremely good with .us domains. Quality .info domains are available. I only paid over the cost of registration once.

  • Jason December 29, 2010, 2:41 am

    My best domain tool is watching the market. I never use any software to find names. However, Estibot is a good system to show what is currently available. I look at the market trends to create popular names.

    Estibot helps me to evaluate a domain’s keyword stats. I rarely register names that are searched less than 1,000 times per month. on my blog, I share examples on which names I acquire.

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  • Tony December 29, 2010, 6:34 am

    Picked up LocalDWIAttorneys.com for regfee yesterday.

    I’m not afraid to name names.

  • chris December 29, 2010, 7:18 am


    do you place a backorder on any of these domains? or do you wait till they completely drop and can be hand reg?

  • ValueDrops.com December 29, 2010, 7:57 am


    very true about drops, I am the developer of ValueDrops.com and I’m seeing more and more great domain drops everyday. The funny thing is a lot of them are not even backordered.

  • Will December 29, 2010, 11:22 am

    Morgan, it would be cool if you shared the tools you use to find dropped domain names. If you prefer to “keep a card up your sleeve,” give us a list!

  • Jason December 29, 2010, 11:47 am

    It would interesting to see what you consider to be a good .com. I type in names using the Iphone Go Daddy App. I evaluate the list with Estibot. I always write about the donains I acquire on my blog. I write posts on why I decided to purchase the domains.

    If you think like a business, you will know which domains are good. I’ve heard of software and tools, but I never use any of them. I know my .com domains are good because they make back the cost of registration in 2-4 months. Some make money right away.

  • David Williams December 29, 2010, 5:03 pm

    Great stuff, glad to hear you’re picking up some gems. I’ve been steadily grabbing plenty of .net & .org domains on the drop for a while now that are perfect for development. However I’ve noticed that lately the competition has been increasing for these. I have got some .com domains too but not too many, will have to dig deeper in that area by the looks.

  • Jason December 30, 2010, 7:36 pm

    I share what domains I register on my blog:

    and many more.

    I don’t use any software. I think of products and services that are popular. It’s more so trial and error.