November: 827 Domain Name Renewals And 119 Drops (12.6%)

gtldsLike every month I go through my domains to see what to renew and what not to. I am a bit late on this report because of the holidays and NamesCon.

So, in November I renewed 827 domains and dropped 119 of them. So I dropped about 12.6% of the total 946 domain names that I had expiring.

In October I had 476 domains in total to renew so you can see that my renewals fluctuate a lot from month to month.

These are the domains I renewed in November for a total of 946: Continue reading

October: My 476 Domain Name Renewals And 49 Drops (9.3%)

gtldsLike every month I go through my domains to see what to renew and what not to. I am a bit late on this report. So, in October I renewed 476 domains and dropped 49 of them. So I dropped about 9.3% of the total 525 domain names that I had expiring.

In September I had 757 domains in total to renew so you can see that my renewals fluctuate month to month.

These are the domains I renewed in October for a total of 476:

.com 236
.net 3
.org 38
.info 184
.biz 5
.us 10

Here are the domains I dropped in October by extension for a total of 49: Continue reading

September: My 639 Domain Name Renewals And 118 Drops (15.6%)

gtldsLike every month I go through my domains to see what to renew and what not to. In September I renewed 639 domains and dropped 118 of them. So I dropped about 15.6% of the total 757 domain names that I had expiring.

These are the domains I renewed in September for a total of 639:

.com 222
.net 4
.org 52
.info 328
.biz 8
.us 25

Here are the domains I dropped in September by extension for a total of 118: Continue reading

August: My Domain Name Renewals (571) And Drops (67)

gtldsLike every month I go through my domains to see what to renew and what not to. This month I renewed 571 domains and dropped 67 of them. So I dropped about 10.5% of the total 638 domain names that I had expiring in August.

These are the domains I renewed in August for a total of 571:

.com 293
.net 5
.org 67
.info 154
.biz 11
.us 41

Here are the domains I dropped in August by extension for a total of 67: Continue reading

Loan.info Sells For $18,500 At Sedo (Sold For The 3rd Time In 2 Years)

infoLoan.info sold for $18,500 at Sedo after it was previously sold for $6,640 at Namejet back in November 2013.

The domain has been auctioned 3 times in the past, selling twice, before being sold at Sedo:

  1. loan.info $6640
    Namejet November 2013
  2. loan.info $6,200 (Reserve not met)
    Namejet May 2013
  3. loan.info $8,293
    Go Daddy December 2012

The domain was bought by Luc-Andre BIGGS (aka Federer) that is a very active .info seller especially at Flippa. It was sold by someone from China.

Loans.info also sold last month for

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Why I Renewed 1,000 Domain Names In July And Dropped 130

Like every month I go through my domains to see what to renew and what not to. This month I renewed almost 1,000 domains and dropped 130 of them. So I dropped about 11.5% of the total 1,126 domains that I had expiring in July.

In June I dropped 193 out of 807 domains or 23.9%. Click here to see what domains I dropped and why.

These are the domains I renewed in June for a total of 996:

.com 289
.net 8
.org 65
.info 171
.biz 5
.us 458

Here are the domains I dropped in July by extension for a total of 130: Continue reading

Sedo Has A .Info Domain Auction (proposal.info, guess.info, collections.info)

Sedo is running a .INFO domain name auction in July. The new .INFO auction features 50 generic .INFO domains such as inbox.info and loyal.info that all owned by Sedo's sister company DomCollect Worldwide Intellectual Property AG.

sedo .info auction

All domains have a 100-499 EUR reserve. The auction will run for 7 days, ending on July 17th at 6pm CEST. At this time 16 domains have bids but no domain has reached reserve. Highest bid is 200 Euro for sells.info.

Here is the complete list of the 50 .info domain in the auction: Continue reading

Follow the domain sales – Pizza.info sells for $6,218: seller leaves money on the table (domain was bought for $20,452)

Sedo announced today the sale of the domain name pizza.info for the amount of 4,544 EUR or $6,218.

Pizza.info, that is a Landrush 2 domain name, was bought in 2008 for $20,452. The buyer from Italy sold the domain today and took a pretty bad hit of about $15,000 if we take into account the 15% Sedo fee.

And considering the circumstances then it is much worse than that...

That is because 2 weeks back Sedo announced the sale of the domain pizza.nl for 75000 Euro or $103,318 USD and also the sale of the domain Pizza.es for 35000 Euro.

Both domains were bought by dutch company Thuisbezorgd.NL that also owns the domain takeaway.com. Whois for the domain name pizza.info has not yet been updated but I am pretty certain that it will the the same buyer.

That is why I follow domain name sales and I think that all domainers should. If a company is on a buying spree and you are not the first domain they buy then you might know who the buyer is (and what they have paid so far). If you get an anonymous offer you can then price your domain name accordingly.

I believe that the seller of pizza.info left a lot of money on the table... If you have a "pizza" domain name please be on the lookout...

Pocket Domain dropped 700+ .info domains from its Alfena registrar

Pocket Domain dropped 700+ .info domains from its Alfena registrar a few weeks back. Most of thedomains were registered during the 2003-2009 period.

Most of the domains were owned by PocketDomain that used to run a small backorder service calledDropCatcher.Info (or DropCatcher.org). PocketDomain runs a few registrars like Alfena and PocketDomain. Not sure what the current registrar count is now. The backorder service claimed to catch .com, .net, .org, .info and .mobi although it caught mostly .info and a few .org. I am not sure if the service is still available but I haven’t seen any .info caught by DropCatcher.Info for months.

PocketDomain.com displays just this message: “Apache is functioning normally”.

A few of the domains were owned by Charles Christopher, a very old member (ILikeInfo) of the domainname forum DomainState.com, and a few domains were owned by attorney Stevan Lieberman of Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC.

I believe that Stevan Lieberman was (of maybe still is) offering legal advice and services to PocketDomain.

A lot of the dropped domains were caught by backorder services and some were hand registered. Some got some decent prices in the auctions. Actually more about 400 of the 700 have since been registered with most of the 400 registered on the day of the drop. I got maybe 100 of them. I got great 1-word .info domainslike:

acronym.info
spare.info
deco.info
compilation.info
mods.info
d-d.info
materials.info
smash.info
draft.info
clients.info
wear.info
abbreviations.info
novice.info
decryption.info
acronyms.info
conquest.info
impulse.info
curse.info

The 700 dropped domains went mostly unnoticed and there were not a lot of auction wars. Here is the list of the top auctions prices:
clients.info $360
crowd.info $266
telecommunication.info $193
gonorrhea.info $138
deco.info $117
actresses.info $93

Games.info sells for $20,300 at Flippa (seller flips the domain for a $8,800 profit within 1 month)

Afilias has auctioned off about 500 premium .info domains in the past 6 months and a lot of these domains are popping up in auctions. Games.info just sold for $20,300 at Flippa. The same seller sold Vacation.info for $11,650 a few days back. The seller is Luc-Andre Biggs that has made quite a few .info flips lately. Here are the latest flips:

Quote.info
Namejet: $460 (May 9, 3rd .info Afilias auction)
Flippa: $2,550 (May 29)
Result: $2,090 profit

Vacation.info
Namejet: $3,000 (May 10, 3rd .info Afilias auction)
Flippa: $11,650 (May 30)
Result: $8,650 profit

And here his newest success story:
Games.info
Namejet: $11,500 (May 7, 3rd .info Afilias auction)
Flippa$20,300 (June 11)
Result: $8,800 profit

Click below to see how the same seller, Luc-Andre Biggs (aka Federer), sold Asbestos.info at Flippa for a$5,710 profit just 17 after he had bought the domain at the 3rd premium .info auction: The .info domain flip: is it really possible? (finance.info sold 3 times in 6 months, Asbestos.info $6,750). Luc also sold Gym.info for $1,475 at Flippa on June 5.