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Glen Allsopp, Gaps.com

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Glen Allsopp, Gaps.com, 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
absolutelycooking.com 59/100 527 19/100 17/100 157 142 21h 12m
15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,63,62,61,62,62,61,60,59,58,58,58,58,59,59
stubbornlights.org 38/100 426 19/100 27/100 335 182 21h 18m
29,29,29,29,29,29,29,29,29,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,29,29,29,28,28,28,27,27,29,30,35,41,41,42,41,41,41,39,39,38
eastandard.net 54/100 4273 40/100 34/100 1660 936 23h 11m
55,55,55,55,55,55,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,55,55,54,54,54,54,54,54,54,54
radioscanner.net 32/100 1213 24/100 23/100 459 183 1d 18h
32,32,32,32,32,32,32,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32
svobodanaroda.org 44/100 1946 26/100 16/100 548 233 1d 20h
42,42,42,42,42,42,42,41,41,42,41,41,42,41,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,42,43,42,44,43,44
kagawashinji.com 44/100 1278 26/100 16/100 393 111 1d 22h
41,41,41,41,41,41,41,43,42,43,42,42,42,42,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,42,43,43,43,43,43,43,42,42,44,44,43,44,45,45,44
strollermama.com 32/100 1019 23/100 12/100 310 70 1d 23h
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
ink361.com 71/100 17798 25/100 36/100 4295 2453 2d 06h
70,70,70,70,70,70,70,70,70,69,69,72,72,72,72,69,69,69,69,69,71,71,71,71,71,71,71,71,71,71,70,70,70,70,71,70,71
jfast1.net 32/100 846 23/100 17/100 362 242 2d 12h
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
ltokyo.com 32/100 495 24/100 20/100 201 159 2d 12h
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 20/100 17/100 161 120 2d 12h
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
awakenedwoman.com 32/100 670 19/100 30/100 272 198 2d 12h
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
geoffreyvanorden.com 32/100 127 34/100 23/100 55 45 2d 19h
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
alrfoto.com 31/100 323 24/100 13/100 85 79 2d 19h
31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,32,31,31,31,31,30,31,31,31,31,30,31,30,30,30,30,30,30,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31
meadowsgroup.com 32/100 277 24/100 14/100 65 58 2d 20h
33,33,33,33,33,33,33,34,35,35,36,35,35,35,35,34,35,36,35,35,35,34,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32,32
ripvinyl.com 33/100 302 25/100 13/100 100 78 2d 21h
36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,34,34,34,33,33,34,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33
wealth4freedom.com 38/100 1172 20/100 24/100 435 366 2d 21h
38,38,38,38,38,38,38,38,38,38,39,39,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,38,38
freewebtemplates.com 47/100 7637 28/100 36/100 2849 1840 2d 23h
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
quartierdete.com 50/100 1546 20/100 35/100 608 258 3d 04h
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
bullardnews.com 39/100 464 38/100 28/100 154 122 3d 04h
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
smokershistory.com 41/100 875 23/100 14/100 238 193 3d 06h
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
graysinn.info 35/100 381 27/100 18/100 184 106 3d 06h
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 19/100 15/100 90 79 3d 08h
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
ntpo.com 41/100 2882 24/100 18/100 1242 779 3d 13h
41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,40,41,41,40,40,40,40,40,40,40,40,39,39,40,40,40,40,40,40,41,41,42,42,42,42,41,41
metahtml.com 33/100 327 21/100 18/100 168 148 3d 15h
33,33,33,33,33,33,32,32,32,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,32,32,32,32,33,33,33,33,32,33,33,32,32,33,33,33,33
heritagesquare.info 36/100 274 21/100 16/100 119 107 3d 18h
35,35,35,35,35,35,35,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,37,37,36,36,35,36,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,36,36,35,36,36
guildox.com 35/100 2585 24/100 15/100 504 220 3d 20h
38,38,38,38,38,38,38,38,37,37,37,37,36,36,36,37,36,36,36,37,37,36,36,37,37,36,36,36,36,37,37,36,36,36,36,35,35
frizzworld.com 57/100 456 19/100 16/100 109 102 3d 21h
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
tigerfreedom.com 55/100 397 19/100 20/100 325 298 3d 21h
14,14,14,14,14,14,14,15,15,15,14,15,15,15,15,12,12,12,12,55,54,54,55,55,55,55,55,55,55,55,55,55,55,55,55,55,55
bloglifetime.com 48/100 823 19/100 22/100 567 509 3d 21h
21,21,21,21,21,21,21,21,21,21,21,21,20,21,21,21,20,21,51,51,49,49,49,49,49,49,49,49,49,49,48,49,49,49,48,48,48
squadfish.com 66/100 919 19/100 11/100 265 23 3d 21h
15,15,15,15,15,15,14,12,12,12,11,11,11,12,12,12,11,11,11,63,63,63,63,64,65,65,63,63,64,63,64,64,64,64,67,66,66
blogtrader.org 51/100 569 19/100 21/100 332 296 3d 21h
11,11,11,11,11,11,12,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,12,52,52,51,52,52,51,52,52,52,52,51,51,51,51,51,51,51,51
amitathaicooking.com 39/100 244 20/100 22/100 140 112 3d 22h
44,44,44,44,44,44,42,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,41,39,39,39,38,39,38,38,38,38,38,38,38,39,39,38,38,38,38,39,39,39
jcsm.org 33/100 1963 26/100 26/100 621 294 3d 22h
33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,32,32,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33
dalilcars.com 55/100 353 21/100 21/100 107 55 4d 13h
1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,57,57,57,56,56,56,56,56,59,59,58,58,58,57,57,56,56,55,55,55,55,55
yogakai.com 36/100 958 23/100 14/100 309 59 4d 17h
36,36,36,36,36,36,36,34,34,34,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,32,33,33,33,33,34,34,34,34,34,34,34,34,35,34,35,35,35,36,36
bennetforcolorado.com 40/100 353 25/100 16/100 102 78 4d 19h
44,44,44,44,44,44,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,43,42,42,42,41,42,42,42,42,42,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,41,40,41,40,40
top10bestpro.com 39/100 3404 29/100 32/100 295 237 4d 19h
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
pdhre.org 39/100 1279 35/100 37/100 691 536 4d 19h
38,38,38,38,38,38,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,41,41,41,40,39,39,39,39,39,39,39,37,37,39,39,39,39
digyorkshire.com 49/100 478 22/100 13/100 225 112 4d 20h
33,33,33,33,33,33,32,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,32,32,33,33,33,32,32,32,32,32,49,49,49,49,49,49
gmdc.org 32/100 594 31/100 23/100 189 152 4d 20h
37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,37,36,35,35,36,37,35,35,35,34,34,34,33,33,33,33,33,33,33,32,32,32,32
aidsquilt.org 56/100 4952 60/100 47/100 2996 1830 4d 20h
56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,55,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56,56
entrefotos.net 37/100 165 25/100 13/100 59 52 4d 20h
35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,35,36,36,36,36,36,35,35,35,34,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,36,37,37,37,37
bridgendbites.com 33/100 333 38/100 29/100 73 61 4d 22h
39,39,39,39,39,39,38,38,37,37,37,36,36,35,33,33,33,33,35,34,34,34,35,35,35,35,34,34,35,35,35,34,35,35,35,33,33
ywcaniagara.org 32/100 187 21/100 34/100 66 58 5d 09h
30,30,30,30,30,30,31,31,31,32,32,32,31,31,31,30,30,30,31,30,32,32,33,31,31,31,32,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,31,32,32

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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Glen Allsopp, Gaps.com

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Glen Allsopp, Gaps.com United States