What? A Domain Auction With Reasonable Prices?

Domain Auctions have had a hard time the last few years, in many cases due to completely unrealistic price expectations. Most end-users don’t know the first thing about domain auctions whichthat’s that end-user pricing makes no sense because there’s a 99.9% chance you’ll be selling to another Domainer

So I was very excited to see that Afternic and Snapnames had teamed up to bring one of the best auction lists and prices I’ve seen in a long time. It is clear that both companies have worked hard to secure some great inventory at some very fair prices.

Below are some of my favorites, and yes, I will be bidding in this auction:

KayakTrailers.com – these can cost $1,000 – $3,000 and I know from our kayaking brand that we make about $350 for each trailer we sell. With a reserve between $1,001 – $2,500 I see this as a very solid buy.

LocalPubs.com – awesome choice for a directory or a service like “Around Me” that helps find pubs around you. Again a nice low and realistic reserve between $1,001 and $2,500.

SiteTemplate.com – with CMS platforms like WordPress kicking ass and taking names this has a lot of potential.

ThrowRugs.com – huge category, good development candidate but also could be a nice flip to one of the big guys in the space.

AcneHelp – as someone who used to have bad acne I know how big andexpensive this market is. There are tons of products with great affiliate programs in this niche.

The auction ends in a couple of weeks so there’s still plenty of time to do your research and pickup a few great development or flip candidates.

You can check out the auction on Snapnames to see all the domains in auction.

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Henry September 8, 2012, 10:46 am

    Hi Morgan,

    Since Kayaktrailers.com and ThrowRugs.com are product domains why would you be saying it is a good buy when in your post titled “Are product domains dead?”, May 30 2011 you said this

    “Honestly, I’ll stick my neck out here and say, unless you’re willing to build a major brand on a product domain, I think the market is dead.”

    Just trying to get a firm understanding of all things domaining.


  • Max September 13, 2012, 2:10 am

    1) Market never dead because it was never borned (it’s ridiculous speaking of M”arket” without parallel options regardin domain leasing

    2) Probably the market will born if services like Zenscrow or eCop.com have success

    3) Auction must be advertised to the firms potentially interested, not other domainers…

    4) It is ridiculous the undervaluation made until now of ccTLD…(now Sedo decided to put them in their Great Auctions: good, but too late…)

    my 2 cents


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