Donuts Domain Name Collision Releases Are Over – I Bought A Few – What Did You Get?

donutsThis summer, Donuts released for registration 1.369 million previously reserved domain names in 144 gTLDs. The domains were initially reserved because of collisions.

The company made these names available in batches each week between June and September. The domains were released using the Early Access Period (EAP) where registrants pay an extra fee to purchase, followed by general availability.

The domain names released include some of the best domain names for each extension. These include tens of 1 letter and 1 number domain names that were offered in a premium price. Also these domains include more than 200,000 two character domain names. (LL ,LN, NL, NN)

I noticed that some of the prices for niche New TLDs were more expensive this time around and also noticed that 1 letter and 1 number and also more expensive than the prices Donuts had in the first half of 2014. A lot of the domains released were priced as premium. But that is understandable as some of the best names of each TLD were in the collision list. (together with a lot of junk domains)

I bought a few domains myself (about 130). Here is a list of some of the domains I bought. These are not necessarily my best domain names:

pr.media
av.media
ps.media
cs.media
internet.expert
paris.tips
barcelona.tips
happy.place
project.engineering
automation.engineering
green.engineering
print.graphics
event.catering
price.watch
news.watch
info.watch

Did you buy any domain names from collisions and what?

Sold.Domains

About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

48 comments

  1. I hope you were lucky enough to also have acquired the matching .com’s.

  2. I am curious what budget you spent for those 130 collision released gees.

  3. Damn you got some really good ones in there! Happy.Place as silly as it may sound could fetch some money to the right blogger or such….I certainly wouldn’t kick Internet.Expert out of bed either good hunting!

  4. Why onlinedomain.com and not online.domain 🙂

  5. I only grabbed a few due to the competition:

    Internet.Domains
    Home.Services
    Insurance.Academy

  6. I grabbed 4L.domains. Guess where that’s forwarding to…

  7. I like followings konsta for sure they fetch you good money

    av.media ( audio video media )
    cs.media ( common sense media )
    pr.media ( public relation media )
    happy.place
    green.engineering
    news.watch

    I got followings

    VP.network ( Virtual Private Network )
    FCR.online ( Free Credit Report Online)
    Ed.network & Edu.network ( Education Network )
    KL.city ( Kuala Lumpur City ) & Dubai.city
    1111.singles ( Singles Day 11-11)
    Ads.Exchange
    Report.builders
    Storage.house
    Heritage.house
    Wear.house
    Doc.zone
    Micro.life & Micro.care
    Retail.finance
    Bank.financial
    Pay.cash
    Customer.care
    Pink.taxi
    PayD.club ( Payment Gateway / Pay Day Loans )

    & many more visit http://www.abc.domains

  8. Some nice names Konstantinos. I saw your name a couple times in some whois checks.

    I grabbed a couple LLs and NNs too-

    PR.Services
    RV.Repair
    EZ.Loans
    88.Life
    88.Domains

    GL.

  9. Hello Kosta,
    You bought some nice names as usual.
    I got LA.deals

  10. Write a post how much you paid for them it will be a good read.

  11. Some of those are good.. best I heard were:

    pr.media
    paris.tips
    happy.place
    price.watch

    .. keep the good ones .. eject the mistakes and keep moving forward.

  12. nice names Konstantinos.
    i like news.watch, happy.place, pr & av.media, green.engineering, Barcelona.tips .. they are all very good.
    I also like Subhash’s vp.network & Pay.Cash (really like pay.cash )
    Im curious to know any collision released name carrying lots of traffic ?
    i got a few too, feedback welcome.
    uk.life
    tv.digital
    id.photos
    id.dog
    i think certain other words were released too, as I managed to get the one i always wanted, color.computer ( it’s in relation to my first computer ever, long long time ago, it was called trs-tandy color computer or coco [1,2 and 3] )
    thanks for sharing.
    🙂

  13. Nice one – internet.expert

    I got:

    UK.Loans
    UK.Credit
    3D.Company

  14. wow .. really nice names here .. most I like the tv.digital .. congrats coco

    I really wish and see that I would like to have the experience of K to buy names.

    me and my brother (the royal brothers) spend about 5k.
    most names are for standard renewal or low premiums.

    we only bought names that we personal like, with a good search volume and never before of eap5.
    here are the names which I like the most:

    art.agency
    auction.house
    backup.systems
    cheap.domains (this one is expensive. dont know really what to do with it right now)
    cinema.city
    computer.center
    courier.services
    cupcake.recipes
    dns.tools
    drone.express
    education.city
    english.education
    flight.center
    hacking.tools
    human.services
    investment.guru
    london.today
    mini.cab (already bought maxi.cab a year ago)
    movie.center
    music.agency
    music.center
    music.community
    music.gallery
    music.institute
    music.media
    music.productions
    network.services
    network.solutions
    network.tools
    nude.gallery
    platinum.properties
    spa.center
    spa.deals
    sport.digital
    storage.systems
    transfer.express
    transport.company
    transport.services
    video.services

    we bought as well some german domains like irland.reisen & pizza.taxi and a few more.

    and some nerd collector stuff:
    vice.city
    cyberdyne.systems
    jedi.academy
    drop.zone
    battle.zone

    we are done, happy and out of race right now.
    maybe back again for dot music, art, web, shop or hotels.

    • hmm…. big list royals almost all nice ones but as per my knowledge favorites are

      auction.house
      cheap.domains
      dns.toos
      london.today
      music.media
      network.solutions
      network.tools
      storage.systems

      • thanks V
        and fully agree with ur favs .. think as well that those are the best from my list.

        I would like to ask u which names u would drop from my list ?

      • Hi Royal, thanks!
        what you mean out of the race ? you have fantastic names. I would also have trouble deciding which one to drop from your list. I like auction.house, network.tools, dns.tools, storage.systems ..
        you have London.today and mini.cab, maybe we could some development together with lhr.today and uk.life … here’s my technical question to you and all, please,
        is it possible to delegate the main domain to parking (say, DNS ) and delegate the subdomain to hosting, resulting in having the main domain parked but the sub-domain up and running ? the subdomain would have to follow the same tos the main domain is under naturally, for example
        main domain: and.flights
        and.flights in DNS’ parking server;
        subdomain: Hotel.and.Flights delegated to hosting.
        im thinking, the subdomain could drive nice traffic to the main domain.
        given many of us might have too many ngtlds, it would make sense to group in categories and perhaps mirror one category from multiple’s portfolio holders and have a dns approved subdomain made portal …?!
        does that make any sense ?
        is that even doable ? A record zoning works ?
        if not to have traffic, at least the process of deciding which mistakes to drop, would be less painful and better decided if we hold categories together ?
        equally to a portal under a category CNAMed across multiple holders, would allow fast contributed dev.

      • I always look from end user and see how best we can sell the domains on demand in the domain market place and as per my strategy

        100% drop : without second thought

        art.agency
        backup.systems
        cupcake.recipes
        english.education
        flight.center
        hacking.tools
        human.services
        music.agency
        music.production
        platinum.properties
        transport.services

        50% drop : depends on your decision

        drone.express
        music.center
        movie.center
        spa.center
        transport.company

        No idea for the followings

        network.services
        spa.deals
        sport.digital
        video.services

      • you are most welcome royals
        how about following domains which I registered today

        – Corporate.house
        – Meeting.house
        – Bridal.house

      • bridal.house is brilliant. like it !! was it a drop ? for sure there is a buyer somewhere, just needs a bit time to sell. I would buy this one instant too.

        not sure about the other two names. I would not buy because I dont know the market for this names. dont know how to develop (no content idea).

        http://corporate.design dont has any interest (traffic)

        btw .. I remember that u got a swiss.tld
        stay cool with that one. I already sold 2 swiss.tld
        http://swiss.chat/
        http://swiss.hosting/

    • I like:
      auction.house
      backup.systems
      cheap.domains (this one is expensive. dont know really what to do with it right now)
      cinema.city
      computer.center
      courier.services
      dns.tools
      music.agency
      music.media
      network.services
      nude.gallery
      storage.systems

      I would drop:
      cupcake.recipes
      drone.express
      flight.center

      and maybe a few others. There are various factors including the renewal price.

    • Thanks all ! very appreciate ur help here.
      looks like I have to drop the cupcake asap! no cupcake cook in here ? 🙂

      @coco
      I give a “yes” for ur question. but I think it generates no income when u park the “and.flights”. I think new gTLD needs content to get ranked and traffic.
      “out of race” : just with buying domains. I am fully happy with my current portfolio.

      btw .. I like ur “hotel.and.flights” idea. that page sounds nice.

  15. Thank you royals and dont know about drop please visit followings may be you change your mind because I was on hold registering bridal.house after registering corporate.house & meeting.house at last registered it

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_housing
    https://www.google.co.in/?gws_rd=ssl#q=corporate+house
    https://www.google.co.in/?gws_rd=ssl#q=corporatehouse

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meeting_house
    https://www.google.co.in/?gws_rd=ssl#q=meeting+house
    https://www.google.co.in/?gws_rd=ssl#q=meetinghouse

    Yeah thats right I got swiss.guide and congrats on sale

  16. Hello,

    I got following newGTLDs. Can I have valuable comments / suggestions if any, from all ? Thank you.

    Courier.direct
    Logistics.direct
    CarLoan.directs
    HalfOff.deals
    CarLoan.deals
    Valentine.deals
    Desi.Market
    Desi.World
    Desi.Property
    WebDomain.Market
    Utensil.Market
    Apparel.deals
    Discover.estate
    Scan.properties
    Filmy.buzz
    Cricket.camp
    Jogger.shoes
    Posh.estate
    Dial.directory
    Booster.bike
    Ruby.asia
    Ziva.me
    WebDomain.guru
    ValentineShop.in
    Immediate.support
    DayNight.services

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *