Grab aged domains with high quality backlinks and Domain Authority

Ian Howell, Traffic Think Tank

Whenever I'm looking for a domain with some link history, DomCop is my go-to tool. Their option for filtering by TF/CF ratio in particular helps quickly weed out the stuff that has a high likelihood of having been spammed to death already - it's a huge time saver.

Ian Howell, Traffic Think Tank, United States

Grab aged domains with high quality backlinks and Domain Authority

Domain Moz DA Moz Ref Domains Majestic TF Majestic CF Majestic Ref Domains Majestic Ref Subnets Expires In DA Trend
daysjapan.net 42/100 1252 35/100 27/100 517 323 22h 20m
45,45,45,45,45,45,44,44,44,44,44,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,42,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,42,42,42
palmersteak.com 53/100 314 23/100 16/100 96 74 22h 21m
1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,7,53,53,53,53,53
ultragripper.com 53/100 326 22/100 13/100 85 62 22h 21m
1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,8,53,53,53,52,52,52,53,53
hemysystem.com 53/100 341 24/100 21/100 108 82 22h 21m
1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,7,52,53,53,53,53,53,53,53
dailygrindmenu.com 53/100 317 24/100 30/100 111 83 22h 21m
1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,7,53,53,53,53,53
guvprinter.com 53/100 326 22/100 23/100 103 77 22h 21m
1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,7,52,53,53,53,53,53,53,53
litefrance.com 53/100 324 23/100 29/100 119 91 22h 21m
1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,7,53,53,53,53,53,53,53,53
coldsips.com 53/100 305 24/100 20/100 89 69 22h 21m
1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,8,53,53,53,53,53
rocasstore.com 53/100 327 22/100 23/100 52 32 22h 21m
1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,8,53,53,53,53,53,53,53,53
doggyflowers.com 53/100 314 24/100 25/100 105 83 22h 21m
2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,7,53,53,53,53,53
artsappreciation.com 53/100 325 25/100 27/100 98 79 22h 21m
1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,3,3,4,4,4,4,14,53,53,53,53,53
gatedperth.com 52/100 299 24/100 26/100 109 84 22h 21m
1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,8,52,52,52,52,52,52,52,52
customschoolapp.net 33/100 325 27/100 30/100 162 100 1d 02h
32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,33,33,33,33,33,33,34,34,33,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,33,33,33,33,33
lsm99credit.com 56/100 246 20/100 21/100 53 23 1d 21h
1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,9,55,55,55,55,55,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,57,57,57,57,56
vmayke.org 32/100 414 20/100 21/100 104 63 1d 21h
31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,32,31,31,31,31,30,31,31,31,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,32,32,32
6strip4you.com 54/100 248 20/100 17/100 75 28 1d 21h
2,2,2,2,2,2,2,54,53,53,52,53,53,53,53,52,55,53,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,57,57,57,57,57,57,57,57,54,54
1007macfm.com 51/100 601 20/100 18/100 77 45 1d 21h
4,4,4,4,4,4,6,6,6,6,7,10,10,49,50,49,52,52,51,51,51,51,51,51,51,50,50,50,50,50,50,50,50,50,51,51,51
seotraining360.com 54/100 335 20/100 15/100 68 39 1d 21h
13,13,13,13,13,13,13,13,11,11,12,12,13,13,13,15,54,54,54,56,55,55,55,55,56,56,56,56,56,55,55,54,54,54,54,54,54
monicabelluccifan.com 40/100 441 34/100 26/100 122 82 1d 21h
40,40,40,40,40,40,41,40,41,40,40,40,40,40,40,40,40,39,38,38,39,39,40,40,40,40,41,41,40,40,40,40,40,40,40,40,40
7thavehvl.com 49/100 800 20/100 20/100 81 44 1d 21h
3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,4,4,4,47,47,48,51,51,51,52,52,51,51,51,51,51,50,50,50,50,50,49,49,49,49,49,49
theflowerexpert.com 56/100 5536 24/100 40/100 1483 805 2d 03h
57,57,57,57,57,57,57,58,58,58,57,57,57,57,57,57,57,58,57,57,57,57,57,57,57,57,57,57,57,56,56,56,57,56,56,56,56
cafeadam.org 35/100 331 25/100 15/100 99 89 2d 05h
37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,37,36,36,36,36,37,37,37,37,38,38,37,37,36,36,36,36,36,35,35,35,35
top10products.net 40/100 229 19/100 28/100 121 63 2d 07h
7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,6,7,8,12,14,13,13,13,14,11,11,33,37,37,38,39,39,39,40
freewebtemplates.com 47/100 7637 29/100 37/100 2684 1774 2d 08h
52,52,52,52,52,52,52,51,50,50,50,50,50,50,49,48,49,48,49,49,48,48,48,48,48,48,48,48,48,49,48,48,47,47,47,47,47
oursurvey.biz 35/100 151 23/100 11/100 82 69 2d 10h
33,33,33,33,33,33,32,32,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,32,32,32,32,33,33,34,35,34,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,34,35,35
designstemplates.com 53/100 269 22/100 15/100 90 72 2d 22h
5,5,5,5,5,5,5,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,5,5,5,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,3,3,3,3,5,4,10,53
salesdrones.com 49/100 214 22/100 15/100 93 71 2d 22h
1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,1,1,1,6,49
vpfast.com 52/100 344 24/100 24/100 109 91 2d 22h
2,2,2,2,2,2,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,6,53,53,53,52,52
denadadesign.com 31/100 504 24/100 15/100 78 72 2d 22h
35,35,35,35,35,35,35,34,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,32,32,33,33,32,32,32,32,31,31,32,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31
jeuxmakeup.com 53/100 370 24/100 26/100 130 107 2d 22h
14,14,14,14,14,14,14,15,15,15,14,13,14,12,13,13,11,11,10,9,10,9,10,9,6,9,9,22,53,53,53,53,53,53,53,53,53
strollermama.com 32/100 1019 24/100 13/100 235 64 3d 00h
30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,27,27,27,26,26,26,26,27,27,27,27,26,26,26,26,27,27,31,32,31,31,31,31,31,31,32
ltokyo.com 32/100 495 25/100 19/100 201 157 3d 02h
30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32
v3space.com 33/100 315 23/100 18/100 149 110 3d 02h
31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,33,33,33,33
jfast1.net 32/100 846 22/100 16/100 355 240 3d 02h
31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,30,30,30,30,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,34,34,34,34,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32
awakenedwoman.com 32/100 670 19/100 26/100 933 232 3d 02h
31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,31,32,32,32,31,31,31,32,32,32,32,32,32,33,33,33,33,33,32,32
dreamincode.net 58/100 10081 30/100 23/100 3569 1839 3d 03h
59,59,59,59,59,59,59,59,59,59,59,59,59,59,59,59,60,60,59,61,61,60,61,61,61,61,61,59,59,59,59,59,59,59,59,59,58
brewedfreshdaily.com 33/100 487 25/100 15/100 117 109 3d 04h
33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,34,33,33,33,33,34,34,34,33,33,33,33,34,34,34,34,34,34,33,34,34,34,34,34,33,33,33,33
natasha.cc 39/100 557 28/100 20/100 512 226 3d 05h
39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,40,39,40,40,39,40,39,38,38,40,40,40,40,40,40,39,40,40,40,40,39,38,38,38,38,38,38,38,39
geoffreyvanorden.com 32/100 127 27/100 16/100 179 71 3d 05h
34,34,34,34,34,34,33,33,33,33,34,34,33,34,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,32,32,31,31,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32
zoologicosantafe.com 34/100 461 33/100 22/100 303 125 3d 05h
41,41,41,41,41,41,42,41,42,42,42,40,40,36,36,36,35,35,34,34,34,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,34,34,34,34,34
we3rb.com 33/100 1597 23/100 12/100 335 137 3d 05h
34,34,34,34,34,34,32,33,33,33,33,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,33,33,33,33,33,33,34,34,34,33,33,33,33,33,33,33
apnano.com 34/100 315 27/100 16/100 107 93 3d 06h
36,36,36,36,36,36,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,34,35,35,35,35,35,34,34,34,34,34,34,34,34,35,35,34,34,34,34,34,34,34,34
quartierdete.com 50/100 1546 21/100 33/100 534 257 3d 07h
52,52,52,52,52,52,53,52,52,52,52,52,52,52,51,51,52,51,51,50,50,50,51,50,50,50,51,51,51,50,50,50,50,50,50,50,50
smokershistory.com 41/100 875 23/100 15/100 454 230 3d 07h
42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,43,43,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,41,41,41,41,41,41,41
bullardnews.com 39/100 464 39/100 32/100 159 128 3d 07h
39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,40,40,40,40,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,40,39,39
graysinn.info 35/100 381 39/100 28/100 1131 142 3d 07h
36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,35,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,35,35,35,36,35,36,36,36,36,36,36,35,35,35
ubedainteresa.com 34/100 290 22/100 26/100 224 115 3d 07h
36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,35,36,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,36,35,34,34,34,33,33,34,34,34,34,34,34,33,33,34,34,34
dani2989.com 33/100 870 26/100 30/100 1042 229 3d 07h
33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,32,32,32,32,32,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,32,32,32,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33
lyoncampus.info 35/100 326 37/100 34/100 141 101 3d 07h
37,37,37,37,37,37,36,36,37,37,36,37,37,37,37,34,34,34,34,34,34,36,36,36,36,37,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,35,35
top10bestpro.com 39/100 3404 30/100 33/100 290 228 4d 02h
47,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,46,45,45,44,41,41,41,41,40,40,40,40,40,42,42,41,40,41,40,41,39,39,39,39,39,39,40,39,39
winnerbb.net 41/100 2106 21/100 30/100 473 217 4d 04h
33,33,33,33,33,33,33,36,37,37,37,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,37,37,41,41,41,42,40,40,41,41,41,41,41,41,42,42,41,41
ashecac.org 42/100 517 26/100 19/100 215 175 4d 04h
47,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,46,47,47,47,47,47,47,47,46,46,47,46,46,46,45,45,45,45,44,43,42,42,41,42,42,42,42,42
ravenlounge.com 31/100 293 25/100 15/100 101 93 4d 05h
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techgsm.com 35/100 316 24/100 12/100 109 102 4d 06h
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squadfish.com 66/100 919 20/100 14/100 183 22 4d 06h
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frizzworld.com 57/100 456 20/100 16/100 106 101 4d 06h
11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,10,11,11,10,10,10,10,10,10,62,57,57,57,57,55,55,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,57
flatbellyhealth.com 53/100 464 19/100 14/100 63 32 4d 06h
17,17,17,17,17,17,18,18,17,16,16,16,15,15,15,15,16,16,16,16,17,18,17,16,15,15,14,14,15,15,15,14,14,15,14,53,53
brokecomics.com 52/100 696 19/100 12/100 59 27 4d 06h
20,20,20,20,20,20,19,19,19,19,19,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,21,21,21,21,21,21,21,21,21,21,21,21,22,22,21,52,52
tigerfreedom.com 55/100 397 20/100 19/100 293 271 4d 06h
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bloglifetime.com 48/100 823 20/100 22/100 513 470 4d 06h
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blogtrader.org 51/100 569 20/100 18/100 298 275 4d 06h
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devcity.net 37/100 1415 25/100 25/100 440 218 5d 03h
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gefweb.org 50/100 2781 19/100 25/100 2276 780 5d 04h
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mymcpnews.com 56/100 1516 19/100 25/100 699 382 5d 05h
58,58,58,58,58,58,58,58,58,58,58,58,57,57,57,57,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56

What is a Domain Auction?

A domain can be list at an auction because either the owner list it, or the domain is going to expire and the registrar lists the expired domain for sale because they believe the domain to be valuable.

Why buy at domain auctions?

Why buy at a Domain Auction?

A domain auction can be a great way to find good deals on premium domains that would have otherwise been unavailable. You can use them to find domains that already have got some traffic.

For someone who has time and is flexible with domain name options, auctions are a great way to potentially get better deals. Asking prices at auction can vary, so they represent a good alternative to what might be available elsewhere and to going through domain sale websites.

Since people previously owned these valuable domain names, it is likely that they are indexed and so could be currently getting traffic from search engines.

Benefits of Domain Auctions

Benefits of Domain Auctions

Buying through an auction can be a great option, depending on who is selling. The domain buyer might get a unique deal if the seller does not know the value of their premium domain name.

Bidding auctions for simple, short and catchy names are always useful and will likely cost more, while random sets of characters go for lesser values. The latter is great for someone starting a new website and online brand. For instance, websites that contain non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are becoming increasingly popular. A few years ago, many considered them as a string of letters.

Big companies may have algorithms or experts to assess value, but buying at an auction can provide more flexibility for domain buyers. Shopping at an auction or getting a broker involved could produce better results in the future with organic traffic, associated links and search engine optimization (SEO), but they will also likely take more time to acquire, depending on one's flexibility.

Starting with a New Website Domain

Starting with a New Website Domain

If a developer has a website that already gets more traffic than an unregistered domain, the increased views can vastly increase the site's popularity, especially in the beginning.

This potential benefit is lost with a new website, and the owner would have to start with other ways of getting organic traffic to the site like paid advertising, investing in SEO, or redirecting through other links. They could save this effort by going through the domain auctions and finding a domain that already had traffic, domain authority and backlinks.

Selling at Domain Auctions

Domain auctions can be a place for individuals to list upcoming domains for potential profit, not just the big companies. The open nature of auctions can be good for someone whose site would have expired if a hosting platform did not renew it. Of course, one can easily flip a domain they just bought.

As with any auction, there is always the risk that potential buyers will not bid on a domain as the seller hoped, but they can be a great way to make money by selling domains that may soon expire anyway.

How to Pick a Domain?

How to Pick a Domain?

Thankfully, there are many metrics one can look at to assess the best domains and approach bidding on them. Some of these factors will be more transparent, such as the time it has been up, the amount of traffic, its associated links and how it has fared in prior ads or through previous SEO.

Many large companies provide these services to analyze domains, making the process even simpler. However, for someone without much experience, it may be worthwhile to shop via a broker. Even businesses that list statistics on web domains may use complex metrics.

Moreover, lots of sites are dedicated as platforms for domain auctions that will help to sift through the useless spam names. Considering how many thousands of sites are up for auction, this can save lots of time and provide a sense of certainty.

Should I Use a Broker?

Buyers should always consider the benefits and costs of using a broker.

Benefits:

A brokerage firm will contact sellers directly and be able to negotiate a price. This may mean an agent will pick up the phone and work it out with the domain owner on behalf of the client.

Websites that offer premium domain names will use this method, often in addition to having many domains that developers hold in waiting and then sell through a middleman. This is also how sites dedicated to domain sales work.

Brokerage Costs:

Like brokerage fees for other types of sales, brokerage for a domain will usually take a cut of the profits that the brokers themselves determine. Each person has to assess whether the amount of potential savings, not to mention added expertise and amount of time saved, outweigh the expenses.

Still, they may come across unforeseen or downright impossible deals otherwise in some cases. Individuals who purchase sites through an auction find that they tend to perform better in SEO results. Plus, the domains have that quality from the minute the broker sells them, which a buyer can factor into the cost analysis. There are many perks to buying through a domain auction for a savvy buyer.

Fixed Price:

Some online services sell expired domains for a fixed price. The benefit here is that you don't have to deal with placing bids in a bidding war with the highest bidder, and worry about the reserve price (minimum price). You find the domain, see the price, whip out your credit card and are done! Remember to use an escrow service if you don't have a broker.

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Matthew Woodward

Now that is a stupidly handy tool! Certainly makes finding domains a very quick process, and I love anything that saves time =D
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Matthew Woodward Blogger, UK