Like many if not all domain investors, I buy a fair share of my domain names through expired domain marketplaces. My go-to for a long time has been Go Daddy auctions, but over the last five years places like Park.io are starting to become a bigger part of my expired domain buying pie 🥧
What I’ve tried to do over the last couple of years is remind myself not to fixate on one specific marketplace and instead look across a wide range of options. ExpiredDomains.net is a great resource for investors that are trying to break the habit of focusing on just one marketplace. They also have some pretty nifty ways to slice and dice expired domain data to hone in on what’s interesting to you specifically.
Today I made my first bid on a domain at Dynadot and I was really impressed with how streamlined the experience was. That’s what really inspired this post was me realizing, how is this the first time I’ve ever bid on an expired domain at Dynadot? 🤷♂️
The reality is, as humans, we are creatures of habit. Once we find something that works for us, we tend to double-down on it and do it over and over again. And yes, the old adage, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” might apply, but I’d also say that you might not know what you’re missing until you branch out.
So if you find yourself buying expired domains from the same place, take a few minutes to explore around either through an aggregator like ExpiredDomains.net or directly from the source. The beginning of a new year is a great time to start breaking old habits and start making new ones!