Bargain Domains is a class act

On the second day in a row, I completed another sale at Bargain Domains. I’m really happy with the auction format. When people are bidding on a specific domain, I can see their names in the bid section.

I find that showing the names of the bidders puts life into the auction. Sometimes I don’t trust these auctions where there are a flock of people bidding on a domain that was only purchased a month ago.

It seems too surreal to me that there are actually people willing to invest mid 4 figure dollars to acquire something they could have purchased for the price of registration.

I question the validity if these auctions that seem to have constant bidders going after names that were owned by past companies and bloggers.

When I try to put a domain up on this system, I can’t seem to make it past the posting stage. The system is too unstable to move forward with constant system errors. After the tenth time, I gave up on listing a domain.

Bargain Domains makes it easy to list items. I never have any problems listing domains in the site, as I currently have 49 domains on the website right now.

Another good benefit with buying and selling on Bargain Domains is their communication. Francois sends an immediate e-mail after an auction closes. He provides steps that are easy, and is a very respectable owner.

Once the domain is pushed over to an account, the payment is sent quickly. I feel that Bargain Domains benefits a seller and a buyer. Everyone wins in the process. I urge domain investors to buy or sell on Bargain Domains.

I will continue to sell and will also look to buy domains there. Bargain Domains is a class act in the domain industry. They’re in business to work with buyers and sellers to ensure a fair auction format.

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My domains are up for sale on Bargain Domains

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Made First Sale at Bargain Domains

For the past several months I’ve tried to sell domains on Bargain Domains. Each time my listings closed without a sale. When the new auction format took effect, I thought of the new change as a strategy to move some of my older domains, making room for some new additions.

Yesterday, I just completed my first sale at Bargain Domains. The buyer fired the first bid 5 days ago. He ended up being the only bidder, but I was still excited about making a sale. The first time I noticed the domain in the auction, it was one of those instance where I couldn’t believe my eyes.

When you’re trying so hard to make a sale in an auction, and then you finally accomplish that feat, I consider that a gratifying moment. The domain name is something that we can all relate, and one that is definitely memorable. It produces millions of searches, and generates over 100,000+ monthly searches for the exact keywords.

Both the buyer, Bargain Domains, and myself all benefited from the sale. Although Bargain Domains made very little in commission, they won my respect and business. I plan to sell, and bid on some nice domains there.

After trying hard to sell a domain on Bargain Domains, I finally accomplished my long-term goal in making a sale. Currently I have another domain sitting in Bargain Domains auction right at this very moment. While the bidder hasn’t reached the reserve, I have reason to believe the domain will end with a sale.

Never give up on trying to attain your goals – no matter how big or small they may be. You never know when an opportunity will arrive. I never expected to make a sale, or to even attract the interest of another buyer on Bargain Domains. I thought that the website reduced the prices of domain submissions far too low.

As I learned more about the industry, many domains are not always going to sell at their appraisal value because the market determines the value. The appraisal system serves as a tool to provide an estimated value based on the value of the keywords.

Bargain Domains gives you several chances to make a sale. Domain owners can list domains at a “buy it now” and with a minimum reserve. The “buy it now” option gives the buyer a better chance to acquire a domain right away instead of taking a chance in an auction.

Bargain Domains format makes it fair for both the buyer and the seller. Whether you’re trying to make a sale or looking to purchase a domain, the prices are set at a good amount. They’re definitely fair on the buying and selling side.

What I discovered in my recent sale is that .us extensions do have some interest. Not only was this domain sale my first at Bargain Domains, but I also moved my first .us domain.I never thought I could generate any interest on a .us domain.

I did invest in many .us names that produce many searches. I consider my .us inventory as a nice additional to my domain portfolio. I own .us names that are in travel, credit, medical, one word, and in many other categories. In the past few months my .com collection surged away ahead of all my other extensions.

Bargain Domains gives the buyer and seller an option to generate a sale or to purchase a domain. Sellers can pick and choose which domains to put up for sale on the website.

When a seller makes a sale, it benefits all parties involved in the transaction. Domain owners don’t have to pay $4.99 for a reserve price, or wait for a team to approve their domain submissions.

Bargain Domains implements a fair system that allows any domain owner to list many domains. I currently have 49 domains listed on the website right now. They’re some good domains that have a lot of room to grow. If you haven’t already, list or buy a few domains at Bargain Domains.

The commission rate is only 7%. I was able to transfer the domain to the buyer a few hours after the auction closed. Francois send me an e-mail to congratulate me on the sale. He mentioned that he received payment, and that I would need to transfer or push the domain to the buyer. I received a payment shortly after midnight.

Newcomers should consider listing their domains on the website to make their first sale. After you make your first sale at an auction, you’ll find it to be a exhilarating experience.

I’m really happy I made a sale on Bargain Domains. The auction website is an awesome place to list, and to purchase domains. Francois has done a nice job with offering sellers and buyers an opportunity to monitor the auction activity, as well as to increase their chance at becoming successful. I’m sure that the frequency of sales Bargain Domains will continue to be a big hit in the domain auction industry.

Good luck to everyone that chooses Bargain Domains.

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***My next goal is to be approved for a Sedo auction. The quality criteria is a stage that I can’t seem to move past. I determine that I should wait until my domains age before submitting them.

One possible problem is that many domain submissions are too new to generate any quality interest. I’m up for the next challenge.

Good luck on making a sale or buying a great domain at Bargain Domains.

Blocked from leaving a comment

I won’t mention the name of the blog or the owner. I recently discovered that my comments are no longer approved due to me challenging the blog owner. It seems a little extreme that when I leave comments, I’m lectured about the content.

I provide good assessments, share my opinion, and don’t always follow the mass. However, I’m told that I’m spamming or that my content doesn’t conform to the theme of the article.

There are many domain investors who leave comments that are completely off-topic. I usually begin a comment with making a few references about the article, and then ask a few questions that I have concerning the domain industry.

I’m told that this is almost similar to spamming. I don’t think there’s a rule to which website one uses link to another website. Surely enough, many domain investors own hundreds and maybe even thousands of domains. They have dozens of website going on at the same time. There will be times when mistakes are made.

I used several addresses because I have several different websites that I use to discuss domain investing. I even host a few sites that help students to buy domains. I’m told that I shouldn’t be giving advice to others because I need to learn more about the domain industry.

I have researched the industry. I know what people are buying, and what is selling. I read domain blogs daily. What makes this situation comedic is that I have actually sold a handful of domains that elite domain investors consider as worthless. Who would pass up on making 30 times the cost of registration?

Do little domain investors have a chance in a cutthroat business? It makes me think that every successful person tries to find ways to keep others out. I’m not one of those people that will always agree with the mass. I have a cognitive perception to which I challenge the validity of articles.

It doesn’t make sense for a domain investor to judge your domains, especially when you have sold the same domains they considered as bad. Just because I’m showcasing some of my domains on the front page of my bog doesn’t mean I’m spamming or leading people to a bad page.

This blog actually discusses my perception about the domain industry. I may not have a million dollar collection, but I know enough to purchase a good domain name to resale for many times its registration cost.

There are many lucky domain investors that have the ability to spot unregistered names. They will register a name, and then resale it for over 100 times the cost of registration.

I like to offer good domains that target the company’s products or services. I find that blocking my comments shows that I’m a threat to a blog. That when I challenge the blow owner’s articles, I create conflict and frustrate other fans.

Isn’t that what blogging is about? Don’t we have a right to our opinion? There are many more blogs online. I don’t need to visit this particular blog. I did happen to learn a few techniques there, but I was treated like a child. I’m constantly lectured on how to comment, and which websites I can use to link to the blog.

It’s easy to notice that you’re not wanted on a blog. I’m more motivated to sell every domain that the blog owner mentioned that was bad. Then, I plan to write articles on why domain investors should learn about the domain industry on their own.

Newcomers expect elite domain investors to share all their tricks and trades. I’ve asked questions many times before, but I never receive a direct answer. The blog owner always skirt around the answer.

Maybe high profile domain investors refuse to share domain tips because it will likely influence their revenue. If you’re new to domain investing, don’t always trust these domain blogs or the owners to help you become successful.

We all make mistakes. I may have purchased too many NYC-related domains, but I actually sold 3 of those domains that covered the cost of registration, and put a little money in my pocket. It may not be as much as domain investors hope to earn, but it is a good system to generate income.

It’s not easy to sell a domain. I have to call companies, advertise, and send many e-mails. I have to convince the buyer by using the keyword stats. Essentially, I’m giving the buyer some ideas as to how they can use the domain to generate traffic and to make a return on their investment.

Who wouldn’t wan to make a nice profit on a buck? What if you purchased a domain for $1.06 and sold it 10 days later for $320? Would you be happy? I can’t guarantee you it’ll happen every time, but I have managed to find many unclaimed domains that have been able to be resold in the aftermarket.

I have struck out in domain auctions. It has never worked for me. I can’t seem to pass the criteria stage, other than to receive a rejection each and every time. On some auctions, I don’t receive any attention. These same domains have generated a good profit.

Too many domain investors think they know it all. They will be the first to criticize your approach, but then they use their blogs to promote their domain portfolio. So when I promote a few of my domains, I’m blocked from leaving a comment.

I wasted my time contributing to the blog, especially when I could have spent the time to increase the value of my domain portfolio. There are plenty of hotel domains that are unregistered in small cities.

My advice would be to check and see whether your “city” is registered. Once your city begins to expand, companies will likely build more hotels. There are some domains that are instant cash machines, but then there are many that require time and work to become valuable.

You can turn any domain name into a profitable machine. Don’t let domain investors prevent you from succeeding. I learned a great deal about the domain industry. It took me 4 months of intense reading to reinvent my approach. Pay attention to what domains sell in auctions.

I would recommend registering a specific domain name that you plan to invest your time into. Open up a WordPress blog using that same exact name. Forward that domain name to the WordPress address.

For example, is known as the Suisun Blog. I registered the domain name I point the domain to the blog using a mask. When people type-in, the address will remain the same.

Then, you can create subdomains to target specific pages within your website. I recently started another blog, Yellow Cab Blog. I purchased the domain name a month ago. Now I can forward traffic to the Yellow Cab Blog using the forwarding mask. I like to use the mask because I can describe the domain, and then assign keywords.

For the most part, a blog owner blocked me from leaving comments on their blog. I have contributed quality content to the blog. On a few occasions, I provided comments, and then noticed that my points were used as the theme of the next article. I’m not one that looks for credit, but does it seems to me that my ideas are good.

I plan to invest time into growing my own business. I spent too much time reading and leaving messages on blogs, only to find out that I’m a nuisance or that my perception is not consistent with the mass. Don’t let anyone tell you that something can’t be done. You’re in charge of your success.

Buy domain names that are specific to a product or service. Target cities, hotels, investments, lawyers, homes, and whatever else that will generate future interest. If you want to make a quick buck, buy unclaimed domain names that lead the Google search engine in that specific category. Pay attention to domain name sales, and how the end-user or investor uses the site afterward. Check back for future articles.

Domains up for Sale at a Fraction of their Appraisal

Domain Name BIN Reserve Listing Date Listing Duration Auction Duration $550 $210 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $350 $140 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $300 $120 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $270 $110 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $240 $90 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $230 $90 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $230 $90 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $210 $80 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $170 $60 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $170 $60 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $160 $60 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $160 $60 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $150 $60 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $110 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $110 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $110 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $100 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $90 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $90 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $80 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days $70 $50 7/24/2010 30 days 5 days

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Another newly registered domain receives a high bid

Today I found another domain that was only registered this past March. The domain received a $1000 bid.

The domain is valued at less than $50. It doesn’t produce any stats. Most of my domains are set at a fixed price. Sedo recommends a fix price, noting that domains sell three to four times faster.

Since I uploaded a domain at Sedo, I have never sold a domain at a fixed price, unless I provided a link to the domain.

It puzzles me that a domains based on speculation are fetching 4 figure prices.

I own hundreds of domains which can sell for 4 figures. Many of these are extremely popular keywords. I have never sold any domains above $320.

There has to be some sort of technique to find a bidder. I have over 400 domains listed at Sedo.

Sedo suggests that setting fixed prices are the fastest way to make a sale. In my opinion, setting fixed prices are the worst way to sell a domain. It’s much more easier to ask have interest people to make an offer. I use the “make an offer” technique when I craft e-mails to push a domain.

Furthermore, domain owners should always communicate the advantages in using a domain. In order to make a sale, you have to build value into the domain.

Pay attention to Sedo and Go Daddy auctions. Keep track of what the new owner does with the domain. Are these domains used to forward traffic or developed into websites?

The best advice I can offer is to find domain names that you would purchase if you owned a business in that particular market. I assure you that there are thousands of unregistered domains that are still available.

Good luck.

Why some domains produce a sale

I read various blogs and look at what domain investors and companies are bidding on. On Sedo, I came across This domain barely produces any stats, if not any at all. The domain is about two years old. Guess what?

The owner was able to find someone to make them an offer at $1600+ on the domain, Its puzzling to me how a domain that is not even worth 5% of that value receives a bid for that amount. The owner barely put any work in describing the domain.

It’s another one of those situations where less work produces double the results. I write a ton just to convince a buyer to pay 20% of the amount this owner is receiving on a domain that has no relevant searches. In Google, the domain produces only 500,000 results.

When this domain is typed into an appraisal system, it pulls up as being worth $75.  There has to be some kind of strategy to finding a buyer to pay over 20 times the value for a domain that is based on speculation.

The domain has no traffic ranking and no Google Page rank. Furthermore, the domain is parked at Sedo, offering no content. To ask $1600+ based on speculation is far too much for this domain.

I have to call companies, write hundreds of e-mails, and set up meetings to make pocket change. Some of these domains owners at Sedo are making a fortune with putting in no work. I never understand how some domains produce a sale, especially when they lack content.

I’m thinking that producing a sale is based on luck. Some people have a better chance to make a sale, while others must put in a ton of work to generate little results. I won’t let a domain such as the one selling for $1600+ keep me from duplicating the same exact results.

There has to be a way to receive an offer on one of my 500 domains, which I can then push the domain into the marketplace auction. I assure you that there are many domains in the auction that are less appealing than what I own now.

Maybe I can generate some interest on generates far better results, as compared to the domain that has a current $1600 bid. I’m assuming that it takes luck to be offered 20 times the value of what a domain is actually worth.

Another strategy that one can use is to contact the new owner regarding a similar domain you want to offer them. Ask them to make you a reasonable offer, and continue to follow-up with them until the deal closes.

Persistence is the key to making every sale a success.