It’s no secret that there’s still gold to be found by mining the drop lists with expired domains that are coming up for deletion. It’s also no secret that a small number of industry players catch the vast majority of these gold nuggets that have been mined by an army of worker bees aka the domainer. One of the most successful “drop catchers” out there is DropCatch.com. Since its inception in 2014, the service has managed to beat its rivals to catch some ultra-premium domains such as Bespoke.com, Lian.com, Silverado.com, PDM.com and Daybreak.com.
Let’s have a look at 10 recently expired domain names that were caught and auctioned on the site.
GolfCentral.com sold for $5,505 – Golf is a popular sport and the U.S. golf economy alone has an estimated size of about 70 billion U.S. dollars. But why did an investor fork out more than $5k for the GolfCentral.com domain name? Most likely because there’s a news program under the same name on Golf Channel. It was launched in 1995, in the same year as the network it airs on.
SeaSun.com sold for $5,100 – Sea and Sun, two words that go nicely together and make a memorable brand when you stick them together. The reason, however, this went as high as it did is most likely because there’s a sizeable Chinese game development studio that goes by the same name and currently operates under the SeaSunGames.com domain name.
Besty.com sold for $3,388 – Bestie with ie is British slang for “best friend” and very popular in use among teens and young adults. Although Besty.com makes a pretty decent five-letter invented brand name I think most people will confuse it with bestie and or even the common first name Betsy.
MrBaker.com sold for $2,995 – MrMortgage.com sold for $15,000, MrLawyer.com for $14,000 and MrCoupon.com went for $5,000. These were all end-user sales however and although Google shows several potential end-users for the MrBaker.com domain name almost $3,000 as an investment seems rather high for this type of name in my opinion.
CodeOn.com sold for $2,600 – A nice two-keyword brandable with multiple applications. The domain name is takeing in multiple extensions and a quick Google search brings up several potential end-users for the domain.
Some great brandables coming up for auction at NameJet this week include:
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