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buying a bunch of cheap domains

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by dpakman91, May 14, 2005.

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    alright, for a side project i need to buy a few (5-10?) domains. it doens't even really matter what they are, nor whether they are .net .com etc.

    any suggestions? i'm not sure if there's a way to get a few for less than the $6/ domain or whatever it would cost to register new ones.

    thanks!
    SEMrush
     
    dpakman91, May 14, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
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    bloodwrath Active Member

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    jbw Peon

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    I can get you .info names for $2.50 each.
     
    jbw, May 14, 2005 IP
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    bustour Well-Known Member

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    netfirms.com was $4.95 recently.
     
    bustour, May 14, 2005 IP
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    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    I worry abou dot info domains. They gave them away. What are they going to charge you next year for them? If you build a successful site, they are going to have you over a barrell.

    Shannon
     
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    bloodwrath Active Member

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    maybe but now thier $9.95 and going up

    1and1 for the last yr or more has been $5.99
     
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    They will be the same prices as .com/.nets, you can see the prices already for renewals and such. The give away was ahead of a new ICANN fee, to build up the registration numbers. It did get their numbers way above .biz. It will be interesting to see what happens come August or so when they start dropping.

    I would not worry too much about the prices being more then .biz though. Afflias and neu-star both want to show ICANN they can handle TLD management. Afflias would not do something that would kill sales.
     
    jbw, May 15, 2005 IP
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    1&1 has been known to be hard to transfer out, and to transfer ownership.
     
    jbw, May 15, 2005 IP
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    dpakman91 Banned

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    humm, interesting. i guess my best bet is just to register some new ones. i figured maybe there were people who already owned a bunch of domains and sold them off relatively cheaply in bunches.
     
    dpakman91, May 15, 2005 IP
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    bloodwrath Active Member

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    not from what ive seen
    i tried to buy some domains.
    they were just parked with nothing
    they wanted $400+ for them..
     
    bloodwrath, May 15, 2005 IP
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    honey Prominent Member

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    try ebay, I found a collection of 75 domains for $43 and then I just renew the ones I liked. Off the domains I decided not to renew, I received an offer from somebody to buy for $500 :).

    Was a great deal in the end. Try something like that. People usually auction off their expiring domains which they do not see a use for, for cheap.
     
    honey, May 15, 2005 IP
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    ziandra Well-Known Member

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    Looking at the wholesale price list I see that a domain reseller gets charged 6.75 for a .com/.net/.org at low volumes. They get charged 5.95 for a .biz. They get charged 3.75 for a .info. Then again, who knows what your registrar will actually charge you.
     
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    I asked NameCheap about transfering my free .infos to them. They said the price to renew or transfer them is the same as their normal domains. $8.88 a year.
     
    ZuraX, May 22, 2005 IP