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Why Buy Expired Domains

domain name investingStill on the domain name trading matter because I have been spending a bit more time recently to study the investment potential of domain names.

When we speak of domain name trading, people tend to think of registering a new name and selling it for a profit.

In actual fact, in domain name trading, I am talking about selling used domain names. “Used” in this case means the domain is actually pointing to a website with content and preferably indexed by the major search engines.

When the domain is used and has several backlinks(inbound links), there is a good chance that traffic is already coming to this domain. The more traffic coming to the domain, the more valuable. Because, you can monetize this traffic and also further improve your revenue by search engine optimization.

It is for this reason that savvy domain investors are paying top dollars for expired domain names.

What are the other reasons that people are pay thousands of dollar for an used domain name?

(It was reported that Diamond.com was traded for US$7.5 million)

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Juan L. 16 Feb 2007, 3:25 pm

    In fact it is a huge market, and it is very competitive, personally I have been searching for an effective expired domain finder software, I already tried a couple, but they are very limited and very, very slow.

    The conference T.R.A.F.F.I.C. on March 5-8, in The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas. Is the top show in the industry, I am sure this will be the place to be for everybody who is anybody in the industry of the domains.

  • Shi Hengcheong 16 Feb 2007, 4:42 pm

    Hi Juan L.,
    I tried DomainsEdge.com and DomainResearchTool.com. DE is quite powerful at $99/mth while DRT is one-time fee. I managed to get several of PR5 domains with DE. However, as with most expired domains, the PR dropped to PR4 with the recently pagerank update.

    I see that you are promoting WhyPark.com at your website SEO-Insights.info, are you using this service? Please share your experience.

  • personallo 3 Sep 2008, 6:53 am

    hey ))
    its very interesting article.
    Good post.
    realy good post

    thank you 😉

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