Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, you need expireddomains.net as one of your domain tools. This site is a must have in any investors arsenal. The best thing about this site is it’s free and won’t ever charge you for anything. All domains are linked direct to the registrar or auction page that’s hosting them.
First thing you need to do is create a free account and get logged in Once you’re in you’ll see at the top left “deleted domains” and “marketplace domains” I always go for the market place as that’s where you need to start your treasure hunt.
I always start off at the “GD closeout” section (currently 143,000+ domains available). Now let’s filter this down and make it more manageable. Start by clicking on “show filter” this will drop down and show you 3 tabs, common, additional and AdWords & SEO. As you can see from the screen shot, I am searching for domains at maximum 14 characters and contain no numbers and no hyphens. I am also only looking at domains that are a minimum of 10 years old. This now brings us down to just over 2,500 domains.
Next tab, Additional. Here you can select specific TLD, dictionary words or if the domain is available or unavailable in other TLD’s. As you can see from the screen shot I’m looking .com English word domains. My search results are now down to just 715.
The next tab, AdWords & SEO. I tend to stick with the “global” section here as I’m searching for .com domains. So I’ve put in 1,000, apply the filter and this brings my search results all the way down to 24 domains. I don’t always use the AdWords tab I specialize in brand-able domains and search volume is not a must have for me. My biggest sales this year have had zero search volume but they are good sounding domains that have grabbed someone’s attention to click “buy”.
Ok, so that’s the GD closeouts. You can now click along the buttons at the top and all the filters you have set will stay the same for each section, GD expired, Auctions, Buy Now and so on.
Remember to click the star by the domains you’re interested in to add them to your watch list.
GD closeout domains range from $5 – $11 but, godaddy will charge you an additional $15 at the checkout for a one year registration fee. If you have any GD discount codes then you may be able to apply them at the checkout and the saving will be taken off the registration fee, not the closeout fee.
GD expired domains are all auctions and usually start at $10. These auctions tend to really kick off in the last hour or so. I’ve seen them rocket in price in the last few minutes, Just when you think you’re going to get a fantastic deal on a great name, more investors start to bid and the price goes up and up and up.
This is enough to get you started, I will go into more detail over the next week in part 2.