Recent Domain Purchases

from the blog www.stuckincustoms.comOne of my favorite things that Elliot does on his blog is share some of his recent domain purchases. As a Domain Investor I think it’s always interesting to see what other investors are buying. Since I’ve been buying a lot this year I thought I’d share some of my recent purchases. Some of these were purchased for development, some as flips, and others as long-term holds.

If you want to understand my strategy behind each make sure to subscribe to my newsletter as I’ll be covering this in my Christmas Special! Most of the domains that I have purchased over the past few months have been found using Protrada.

OnTheBus.com

CreditCardFAQs.com

InterestFreeCards.com

PatagoniaAdventureTravel.com

JustOriginals.com

BestNewCreditCards.com

This month I have sold a total of five domains, three of which were purchased within the last 4-6 weeks! Of the names I sold every single one of them was a .COM. In many cases now if I buy a domain for resale (vs. development) I already have a particular buyer or buyers in mind. I will be covering how I research potential buyers in my Christmas Newsletter!

Feel free to share your own purchases below or comment on any of mine! Comment and let your voice be heard!

(Photo credit: Stuck In Customs on Flickr)

 

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  • Poor Uncle December 22, 2011, 1:25 pm

    From a newbie perspective your recent buys seem weak compare to Elliot’s or my imaginary buy list if I were seriously prospecting buyers. I imagine they are aged. So I did a quick check on google search volume. They are very low except for “on the bus”. I don’t think I’d make a good domainer because I have a hard time choosing a parking space when there are a lot available. I imagine there are a lot of those quality level of names you purchase.

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  • Leon December 22, 2011, 1:28 pm

    Interesting disclosures Morgan, particularly like InterestFreeCards.com and I love the transparency that guys like you and Elliot are promoting with these posts.

    My most recent acquisitions include
    RediscoverParadise.com – A popular tourism tagline
    Social-Coupons.com – Hyphenated unfortunately but I was attracted by the keywords

    What do you think?

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  • Morgan December 22, 2011, 1:39 pm

    @PoorUncle – I’m pretty sure Elliot and I buy in different price ranges, everything on this list was purchased for under $1,000/domain. That being said I didn’t buy any of these without research, connecting with potential buyers, etc. so if you read my newsletter tomorrow you’ll understand the reason behind each purchase!

    @Leon – thanks, always happy to be transparent, I like the idea of us all going through this together! RediscoverParadise.com has a nice ring to it and I love Social Coupons, would love it more without the dash πŸ™‚

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  • viqi December 22, 2011, 1:44 pm

    I like InterestFreeCards.com

    My recent purchase – FlightSearch . org

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    • Morgan December 22, 2011, 1:49 pm

      Thanks @viqi – nice! What are your plans for FlightSearch?

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  • TopDomainDeal December 22, 2011, 1:59 pm

    Purchased domains last month:
    TheMortgage.org
    OnlyClothes.com
    ArsenalTickets.com

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  • cc December 22, 2011, 2:29 pm

    bought the following this week:
    LapbandOperation(.)com
    GarageDoorsInstallation(.)com

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  • Rich December 22, 2011, 2:34 pm

    Morgan, my post don’t go in

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    • Morgan December 22, 2011, 2:41 pm

      Thanks for sharing @TopDomainDeal and @cc!

      @Rich – I can see this comment so your comments should be working fine!

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  • Rich December 22, 2011, 2:53 pm

    All .com’s

    CertifiedCarpenters
    CookingProfiles
    ExtraordinaryPlumbers
    HandbagsCompany
    InsuranceConsultation
    InsureCreditCards
    MotorcyclingOnline
    RevealCredit
    SpendingSafe
    TheAutoFinancing
    TheFactoryWarranty

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  • Kevin Davis December 22, 2011, 2:58 pm

    Here are a few of my recent ones.I want to wish all a Merry Christmas And A .Com New Year!!

    MobileShoppingWalls.Com
    MobileShoppingWall.Com
    PokerQRCode.Com
    PizzaQRCode.Com

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  • viqi December 22, 2011, 3:00 pm

    @Morgan – Most likely a flip, but not before giving development a try.

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  • Uzoma December 22, 2011, 3:03 pm

    Linton, where is my post?

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    • Morgan December 22, 2011, 3:06 pm

      @Uzoma, I can see this comment fine – did a comment you write not make it through?

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  • RAYY.co December 22, 2011, 3:08 pm

    My recent collection:

    SuperEarth.CO
    VerticalFarmArchitecture.com
    UrbanFarmArchitecture.com
    CityFarmArchitecture.com

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  • Uzoma December 22, 2011, 3:10 pm

    Linton,

    Yes sir! I posted my gorgeous recent acquisitions, can you look in some sorta folder. pls?

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  • Rich December 22, 2011, 3:16 pm

    Uzoma@
    i try couple times and it did not work for me as well,then i took out the .com and it worked fine

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  • Luke Summers December 22, 2011, 3:19 pm

    Seeing what people are buying is very interesting. I think it’s great that you, Elliot and Shane are sharing a few of your domain acquisitions.

    I’ve bought a small number of domains recently and a recent sale will cover a few more acquisitions. I’m not buying a lot any more, trying to trim down my portfolio.

    Seeing as everyone is sharing their latest buys, the last one I got was ItalianLeatherJackets.com. I’ll be launching the site late Jan 2012.

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  • Uzoma December 22, 2011, 3:34 pm

    Oh I see.

    Well, everybody lost out on great names I published with that post. πŸ™‚

    I will only list one now, which I purchased a couple of days ago and I am developing it now. It’s a dot com and I invite everyone to visit and register and post, like I do for everybody’s blog or website. Nobody reciprocates for me πŸ™

    it is (both go to same site):

    AvoidHassle (.) com
    Rechart (.) com

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  • Reginald December 22, 2011, 4:33 pm

    I recently purchased.
    naturalacids(.)com
    6gturbo(.)com
    7gturbo(.)com
    8gturbo(.)com
    marijuanaonline.net
    1lb.me

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  • Daniel December 22, 2011, 4:58 pm

    Like your InstantFreeCards.com….
    How about my SmartCardRewards.com…?

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  • Louise December 22, 2011, 6:27 pm

    Developing:

    QRReader.org
    3DSLaunchTitles.com
    3DDesignSoftware.com
    WalletControl.com

    and registered recently

    NFCBeaming.com

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  • Leonard Britt December 22, 2011, 7:19 pm

    The weekly DNJ reports are loaded with .COM sales and I’ll admit .COM is easier to sell than other TLDs. But I really dislike having to resort to three-word .COM acquisitions when there are much better keywords available in other extensions. Unless you have a domain with significant type-in traffic, then domains are merely about branding. An exact match .COM is going to be preferred over the equivalent domain in another extension IF it is available for a backorder. But the reality is generally the only way to acquire a decent .COM is to get into bidding wars or lowball other domainers. If you have been able to mass mail hundreds of potential end users for three-word .COMs and find it generates a reasonable ROI on your time, keep doing it. Otherwise, I believe you can find better domains than the ones listed above. I recently recommended to a client that they purse a domain which is NOT a .COM (not one of my own domains either). They agreed it would be a good acquisition and wanted more info on how to acquire it.

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  • MarsDavis December 23, 2011, 9:23 am

    Morgan,

    Enjoyed the short post.

    Here are a few domain names I have hand registered in the last few months. I plan on experimenting with mini-sites.

    Mustache(.)CO
    TheMoon(.)US
    HawaiianFlowers(.)US

    Happy Holidays! -Mars
    PS. I am looking forward to your Christmas newsletter…

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  • Krishna Nalamothu December 23, 2011, 12:34 pm

    I recently purchased following domains.
    instatrans.com
    insulytics.com
    servicetransactions.com
    insurancepolicymall.com
    sunspotstravel.com

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  • Warrior December 28, 2011, 9:51 am

    All,

    good to see new purchases. for a newbie It is giving few directions…

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  • jeff m January 18, 2012, 5:13 pm

    Β I have a .net with 550,000 exact searches.. worth developing?

    Reply

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