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Might Want to Re-Visit Some Old Domain Hunting Grounds

Opportunity = Slowed down economy, decreased PPC, domain tasting suppressed

     
3:35 pm on Sep 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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After hours upon hours of reading the tech manuals for certain software and servers, and playing with some new technology, I decided to give my brain a break.

And went domaining for a couple of hours. (No brain cells required. Just systems and old bad habits.)

Results?

Hmmmmmmm . . .

I'm not gonna get sucked back in, especially since I'm finding the tech and development side more interesting and exciting but . . .

It appears that some domains that may have been locked up by "domain tasters" are available. It appears that certain other domains may simply be being dropped, perhaps as some domainers with unprofitable portfolios are trimming their losses, etc.

Whatever the case there were a few small gems in the rock pile.

Just picked up a fairly strong commercial domain that likely has a realistic re-sale value of ~$5K, with an actual buyer market.

Now, all I have to do is wait a bit for the economy to show new signs of life.

Advice for the day: If you haven't checked lately now might be a time to kill a few hours when your brain is otherwise fried. ;)

10:55 pm on Sept 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Agreed - seen a lot of 'better' quality domains coming available in the last couple of months - though this may be just a summer trend. (i.e. the richer players are on holiday for the entire summer)
1:17 pm on Sept 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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for the last several months I have been slipping around buying up some really nice domains without any bidders well it looks like that has changed just looked and a domain set to be released today just had me bidding on it until an hour ago now has 4 others.

Be intresting what it goes for as I need this to sharpen my skills in this area of the web.

9:39 pm on Sept 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Maybe a bit of change is in the air?

As the currency exchange rate between the dollar and (the rest of the world) begins to tip back towards the dollar a bit I'll bet a few folks that were sitting on the sidelines, not seizing the chance to pick up some cheap "US" domains may be jumping in a bit.

Maybe folks across the pond just don't see the value or opportunity, but that doesn't mean that, in retrospect, some folks will think otherwise.

Interesting times.

[edited by: Webwork at 9:40 pm (utc) on Sep. 9, 2008]

12:15 pm on Sept 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Some of the biggest buyers have stopped buying ... almost completely.

Take it as you will.

6:12 pm on Sept 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I am in the auction with 7 others some of the names I have seen before some not. Dumb thing gets over at 2 am and I won't be up for the end of it so it is gonna be difficult to get this domain without losing sleep, and seeing how I am putting another roof on the house I don't think I will be up for the end.
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There seems to be a lot less people around in all things tech including webmastering and domains. If you look at traffic stats for some of the major sites lots of them have been hit really hard for visitor numbers over the last year.

The volume of people looking /learning / reading has gone never mind buying.

Good names are coming on to the market at sensible prices :)