I haven’t done much besides write a daily list each night but I thought I would share with you some of my recent domain purchases. I have sold a lot more than I have purchased but as you’ll see below I am upgrading all the sales into bigger names. I mentioned that one of them was my biggest purchase to date. It will be pretty easy to tell which of the below is that purchase. I have a couple others in the works but who knows how they will turn out.
Trunk.com (Private Buy) I bought this from the original registrant. An avid trunk collector, he and his wife used the name to sell trunk parts, guides, and lots of things involving restoration of trunks. I had made several inquiries over the years and this year we finally came to an agreement on price. He decided the offer was enough to move his site over to a new name. I’ve been looking for a special name as an investment for my daughter to pay for college. I truly believe this name has enough value to do that. I want to add that the sellers were absolutely some of the nicest people. They also made a common mistake. They had let their old host hold the name in the host’s own Godaddy account and didn’t even realize they didn’t officially own the name. They hadn’t owned it in years and fortunately the host pushed the domain back to him quickly.
Dirt.net (Flippa) I just recently purchased 8000 yards of rich black topsoil or dirt and hauled it all to the nursery. Retail value of the dirt is $200K. I figured this is going to be a pretty good name to help me sell it
Surfboard.net (NameJet) Surfboard.com is not ever going to be for sale and is being used to sell Surfboard modems from Motorola. For the price I bought it for I thought it was a steal. One of my favorite names I purchased in a while even thought its a dot net
RefuseToQuit.com (GD) Not sure it has incredible value but it has great meaning.
70.biz (GD) High risk, high return name. I have never owned a dot biz but I figured if I was going to own one it would be an even number number
FindARun.com (GD) Bargain buy but a good buildout name and something I know a little about.
IWontTell.com (GD) Not quite trunk.com but the return percentage could actually be higher based on my purchase price
StepRightIn.com (GD) Again, going to do just fine on it because of the good buy price.