As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been buying more and more from Park.io, a marketplace for buying expired .IO, .TO, .ME and other non .COM extensions. As many of you know, I’m not the guy who spends five figures on a domain and flips it for six. Instead my bread and butter has been buying domains for under $1,000 and selling them in the sub $10,000 range.
Over the last year I’ve found that Park.io has become one of the best places to find domains that get a good level of inbound offers and flip in the price ranges I usually sell in. While .COMs are still my focus and I wouldn’t recommend anyone suddenly switch to only buying and selling non .COMs, I have found some great repeatable flips thanks to .IO, .ME, and .TO domains I bought on Park.io.
This week was one of those weeks where I just have to smile and be thankful as always that I’ve picked domains as my main investment vehicle over stocks or real estate. I’m on vacation in Mexico (hello from Tulum!) and on the first day of my trip I had one domain I bought on Park.io less than a year ago sell for $1,500 and then the next day got a $2,000 offer on a .IO name I bought for $99 also on Park.io under a year ago.
Today I woke up to another offer so it looks like it’s going to be a good week and a vacation that literally pays for itself…while I’m on vacation. Of course every domain investor has a different strategy and I’m not saying to stop doing what you’re doing and only flip .IO and .TO names from Park.io. What I am saying is that the market changes, new marketplaces spring up, and by constantly evaluating what we buy and what we sell, we can all evolve to the changes happening around us, which is always a good thing IMO.