By: Raymond Hackney
If you are thinking about auctioning some names on Go Daddy using the 7 day public auction, first take a look at popular auctions that have around 7 days left, that already have some bids, the more the better. Maybe you own the plural of the singular that is expiring, maybe you own another extension, such as the .com and the .net is getting action. Owning the .net with the .com expiring does not work as the .net is the inferior extension. Maybe it is a color/noun such as pinkcow.com and you own pinkbear.com. You can always use a reserve if you want to make sure you get a certain price, that will cost you $4.99 when setting up the auction. A few friends have had some success with this strategy, and to be fair you really need some things to align so that it makes sense, but I would say if you search the auctions and look at what is about seven days out and see a similar name you were thinking about auctioning anyway, this might provide a visibility boost. Do not use this strategy in a nefarious way using any fake bidders or traffic.
There is an interesting auction taking place right now that is employing this strategy although not sure the numbers match up. I can say I meant to write this article a month ago and then seeing this today got me to stop procratinating.
Nofec.org is expired, 12 year old domain that was a developed site. Nofec.net was registered on April 19 while the auction started for the .org. Somehow this name seems to have a lot of traffic already which seems like it cannot be real. Nofec.net has a reserve which has not been met that is really quite interesting for a two day old handreg.
|nofec.org||$605||$10||20||USD$ Enter Bid||2D 0H|
|nofec.net||$670||$10||68||USD$ Enter Bid||4D 2H|