Domain Flipping - Anyone done this?

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I'm a bit of a hoarder with buying domains and have even grabbed a few new ones thanks to the £1 domain offer we have going with Kloudhost at the moment which you can see on your right hand side lol.

However just owning them isn't enough. You need to either drive traffic to them before selling them or put them up on a website like Sedo and hope someone buys it.

I was just reading this on another money blog called Money Skipper

Many high-profile domain sales are confidential, however the most expensive publicly recorded domain name goes to Insurance.com, which sold for a massive $35.6 million in 2010. This is bearing in mind that a new domain name can be brought for under £5. So the potential profits are ridiculous. Fly.com became the highest selling domain name of 2017 so far, which was sold for a massive $2,890,000.
For the sake of taking a punt on domains for £1 at the moment maybe I should buy some more! (STOP IT JON!!)
 
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Thanks for the link Jon. I'm on the same lines as you, I think I need to buy a lot more cheap domains too, especially for £1, that's a bargain! I still only have the one domain on sale, which I'm still banking on. Let's hope we can all find that one domain name that's earns us some big money, either from traffic or a sale.

Have you ever had any luck from a domain sale?
 
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Annoying back in 1999 I was working for a local ISP and we could buy domains for 99p back then straight through NOMINET and I used to own some cracking single and double word domain names.

18 year old Jon clearly didn't care about them back then and I just bought them like they were nothing and let them lapse!

The thing that annoys me at the moment is all the domain ends they keep coming up with such as the laughable .pizza, .london etc.

football.pizza is never going to be worth as much as football.com so I don't know why they have decided to go this route!
 
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So you could have been sitting on some gold mines back then :p, because the short names do well, however most of the good ones are probably taken now.

I knew they had some random extensions about, but not as bad as .pizza, that is laughable. How far will they end up going with them.

Well good luck on your domain selling. I'll let you know if I manage to get a million pound sale :p.
 

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Just started looking into this again over on Domainlore as I'm looking to sell a few of my domains rather than just let them die off for free

The site deals EXCLUSIVELY with .uk domain names



some are going for just silly money regardless of traffic!
 

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Ditto! I wanted to make a website to sell this random lot of motorbike grips i bought and lo and behold! Motorbikeparts.co.uk and bikelife are taken... who trusts a site like “motorbokeparts.org” as an ecommerce site?
 

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Gonna checkout domainlore now
 

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I think the way Google does their search results now it might make this harder. Google's search engine is absolutely dreadful these days.
 
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I think the way Google does their search results now it might make this harder. Google's search engine is absolutely dreadful these days.
What makes you think google makes this harder?

google aren’t responsible for driving traffic to a site, that’s the site owner and their contents responsibility.
 

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My thinking was that domain names are less relevant as only the known brands are now towards the front. Or it seems that way to me, anyway.
 

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My thinking was that domain names are less relevant as only the known brands are now towards the front. Or it seems that way to me, anyway.
You are thinking about people just googling a brand name which isn't what people tend to do in Google, they ask questions

'Cheap Toaster'
'Cheap good laptop'
'Samsung TV'

very few people actually go to google and type in 'Samsung Website'

so if I bought cheaptoaster.co.uk or cheapgoodlaptop.co.uk they could be sold for good money (not that the domains are available anymore lol)
 

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You're probably right, I know next to nothing about this sort of thing. All I know is I hate the way Google search results appear now.
 
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You're probably right, I know next to nothing about this sort of thing. All I know is I hate the way Google search results appear now.
What is it you don't like?

Go do Web Search Evaluator work for Appen. You can help shape the results Google put out that way! lol
 
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What is it you don't like?

Go do Web Search Evaluator work for Appen. You can help shape the results Google put out that way! lol
It seems to me that only major/advertised sites come up prominently now. And the layout has changed to show less information about the results. I think I applied for Appen ages ago and forgot about it :)
 

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Well I've bunged a handful of domains up on there that end on the 20th so we'll see if I make any money lol
 
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Has anyone else not competed the sign up yet because they don’t have any credit? Lol
 

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