Where do you go to buy expired domain names?

expired domainsI had a friend recently ask me where I go to buy expired domain names. She was looking to change the name of her company and didn’t have a specific domain in mind so thought that buying an expired domain would be a good path to getting a solid name without breaking the budget.

For me personally I find Go Daddy and Park.io are the two places I visit the most to buy expired domain names. Typically Go Daddy is where I go for .COMs and Park.io is where I go for .IO domains which I’m a big fan of and I find a lot of startups like too.

That being said, it’s not that I don’t like other marketplaces that sell expired domain names, instead I’m just a creature of habit and these are my two go-to sites for expired domains because I’ve been using them for years. Of course Go Daddy has been around for a lot longer than Park.io so it’s safe to say that Go Daddy has been the site I’ve been buying from the longest.

Still there are a lot of other great places to buy expired domains so I’d hate for someone to make a decision based on my preferences since I’m not sure there’s any incredible rhyme or reason to them. Which is why I’m now turning to you, my reader to share where you go to buy expired domains.

I want to hear from you (and I’m sure a lot of startup founders looking for domains do to) – so comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • AbdulBasit Makrani March 30, 2018, 2:21 am

    GoDaddy, NameJet, DropCatch and SnapNames.

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  • Puneet Agarwal March 30, 2018, 3:33 am

    Hi Morgan,
    May you ask your friend in which niche she is looking for domainnames and at what budget.
    She will get good response from this platform.

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  • George In Miami March 30, 2018, 8:32 am

    After learning how it works, ExpiredDomains dot net is the best for my needs.

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    • Dex March 31, 2018, 1:51 am

      How does ExpiredDomains dot Net work? Is there a specific way to use it? Care to share?

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  • Jose March 31, 2018, 3:27 am

    After reading various blog of expired domains I think Namejet and Snapnames are the best for my need for good purchases.

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  • Leo Golan March 31, 2018, 3:45 am

    The problem with GoDaddy is that you see there domains that are being dropped AT GODADDY. Which is really a small part of the all daily drops. Every day like 80-120K domains in major tld’s drop and like 3/4 or 4/5 of them are .com, and those are NOT Godaddy.
    You can check the daily drop lists for example at NameJet or DynaDot.

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    • Joe Styler April 2, 2018, 4:05 pm

      Hi Leo,
      Over the past two years we have added more and more expired domain partners so it is no longer just GoDaddy expired domains that are listed on our expired auction.

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  • Jeff Schneider March 31, 2018, 1:57 pm

    Hello Morgan,
    Rather than buy .io why not buy a true Tax Shelter = (( .COM Equimoditty Platform Asset)) and create your own Sub Domain, Ex. = Park.com/io . This makes way more Strategic Sense. and you maintain any lost leakage Traffic
    JAS
    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger) Former (Rockefeller IBEC Marketing Intelligence Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed CBOE Commodity Hedge Strategist)
    (Domain Master )http://www.UseBiz.com

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