A reader asked me the other day to write about the tools that I use to search for names so I will. To be honest, it’s not a very exciting list of secret tools. I probably use less than most people so maybe Shane and Josh can write about the tools that they use as well. Shane has full access to most of them so he uses more than I do.
ExpiredDomains.net is by far the most useful tool you can find if you want to search for various GoDaddy marketplace names, pending delete names, Sedo auction names, Namejet and Snapnames lists and all of the other various marketplace lists. I consider it to be more of a toolbox than a tool, because you can do so much with it. I spend more time using ExpiredDomains.net than any other tool, and frankly, I could use only it and find plenty of names to buy. The site is free so sign up if you haven’t and start playing with the various filters you can use to narrow the lists into something manageable.
I use trademark247.com on a regular basis to search for existing trademarks on names I might want to purchase. I use Namebio.com and ShortNames.com every day to look at previous sales info for comparables to names I am interested in. To list for sale, I use Uniregistry market, Efty, Afternic, Sedo, BrandBucket, Brandpa, SquadHelp and have in the past used Flippa. For keeping track of everything I have, I wrote my own software that makes managing it all much easier.
Beyond all of this, it helps to have people in the industry that you know and trust and can bounce ideas off of and ask for opinions.
Other Names at Auction
TrickPoker.com 10 days left and a $27 reserve
PartySupply.org big business here with PartySupplies.com selling for $360K in 2010
BetsInternational.com international sports betting
fright.org non-profit haunted house – 16 bidders in play for this one
RestoringProperty.com builders, remodelers, hazmat cleaning
iph.com met reserve so it is going to sell
xij.com also met reserve at a much lower price
Godaddy Domains With Multiple Bids
GreenRecycling.com where I live, we only have one recycling bin for everything, and we can recycle almost everything. separating that stuff has to be an awful job, or maybe they just throw it all in the regular garbage
ilumina.com used to be Bible software – now it can be anything
CashWin.com sounds good to me
Olivette.com a suburb of St. Louis and probably someone’s name
ShadowsFall.com used to be a death metal band – would make a great video game name too
WebMeets.com not a terrible online meeting software brand
WagginTails.com canine brand
WeightLossChallenge.com sometimes it pays to look at 19L names
TransactionProcessing.com and 21L
driwash.com 1996 name – I guess that is where GoDaddy’s valuation is coming from
SweetGear.com tactical gear and candy shop
ConsumerLegal.com consumer protection law
OurPark.com so get out
BayIsle.com place or product brand
RepairVideo.com business or software that repairs videos
VirtualArtGallery.com online and/or VR art gallery
HopeIt.com it could become a saying
TimeBeam.com I don’t know what it would be, but it sure sounds cool
YaketyYak.com this one is way underappreciated right now – great brandable
DevFirst.com software development
BodyBronzing.com spray tanning business
Awesome.me would make for a cool email address
Awkward.net lower value one-word .net
767766.com should do well
Godaddy Domains With One Or No Bids
GoldInsight.com investing in gold or something – gold names do well
WeWillBuyYourCar.com a decent 5 word name – you don’t see that often
DogNuts.com my dog likes almonds and cashews
DigitLLC.com browsers detect security threats on digit.com
SlapBands.com they could make a comeback
UnitedDemocrat.com decent political name
NameSport.com domain battle!
LookingPerfect.com hard to do, but some people have it as one of their goals
WanderPlanet.com nice travel name
vapouriser.com I think this might be something in the UK / Australi
SmartHomeGym.com a gym tied to your smart home system
SaltSolution.com beach / scuba travel
OptionInteractive.com stock options platform
PurelyCanna.com nice cannabis name
CheckYourPrivilege.com compete with checkmyprivilege
TexasRefugees.com a collection of geo names
pepzy.com good luck!
Other Names with 2 or more bids ordered by descending bid count
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