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I purchased three catalogs and inherited hundreds of .net domains. I never set out to own them, they were just part of the catalogs which I cherry picked for the domains I wanted. I made sure to insist on the registrar login credentials when I purchased the catalogs because the last thing I ever wanted to do was renew the domains. This way I have control and can sell them if I get any inquiries.

Well.... Zero, Nadda, Zip, Zilch

Not one inquiry on the domains so I have steadily been giving the domains away. I did not want them to end up on the GoDaddy expiry auction so I gave a ton of them away to whoever would renew them. I found a community in India that was receptive and the count has steadily declined. I refused to do a push because I wanted to make sure the domains actually got renewed which will keep them out of expiry at least another year.

So I figure I will be completely .net free by the end of the year, if I never see another .net again it will be too soon.
 
I remember watching Elementary years ago and there was a website they were researching for a case. It t was a .NET, and the Captain says something like..

"A Dot-NET? .. well, I haven't seen one of those in a while". :LOL: :LOL:
 
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I just checked and out of hundreds of domain acquisition projects Name Ninja has worked on over the last 9-ish years, in only 1 or 2 cases (2 if I am being generous) was the primary domain target a .net. We of course brokered a few more .net acquisitions for brand protection, when the primary target was .com but client also wanted us to get the .net, but only 1-2 projects where the client wanted .net as their primary domain. That being said, I know that domainer Braden Pollock has made many sizeable .net domain sales, mainly one-word .net's, and very ironically the biggest dollar value sale I have ever made from my own small portfolio was an 8 letter, one-word .net domain which I sold for $40k about a decade ago ... to this day I still pinch myself that I sold that domain, no way would anyone buy it for that much in today's market. I always feel like a dodged a bullet with that one, since I paid $5k for it and worried if it would ever sell.
 
I know that domainer Braden Pollock has made many sizeable .net domain sales, mainly one-word .net's,
Shane Cultra was heavy into .Net domains too. He sold them pretty reasonably and was able to flip enough to keep moving unlike Drew who goes for the killing!!!!

and very ironically the biggest dollar value sale I have ever made from my own small portfolio was an 8 letter, one-word .net domain which I sold for $40k about a decade ago ... to this day I still pinch myself that I sold that domain, no way would anyone buy it for that much in today's market. I always feel like a dodged a bullet with that one, since I paid $5k for it and worried if it would ever sell.
Care to mention the name, if it's not too much to ask??
 
I only have 12 .net domains (out of approximately 500 domains). For 9 of those, I also own the .com, so the .net is even less important.

Of the 3 remaining:

tax.net
own.net
spainpoker.net

they're worth renewing, but not worth getting too excited about....
 
I only have 12 .net domains (out of approximately 500 domains). For 9 of those, I also own the .com, so the .net is even less important.

Of the 3 remaining:

tax.net
own.net
spainpoker.net

they're worth renewing, but not worth getting too excited about....
Except for the last one, I would keep the other two any day for any amount of time. Nice info at own.net too. Congratulations
 
I sell .NET frequently. While it is not the best, I would taken it over almost any new extension.

.NET might be a second option, but it beats options that end users don't know or care about.

Brad
 
I sell .NET frequently. While it is not the best, I would taken it over almost any new extension.

.NET might be a second option, but it beats options that end users don't know or care about.

Brad
Brad raises an excellent point. Joe Public (especially if 25+ years old) is more likely to have heard of a .net than a .co, .io, .tech, .xyz, .whatever.
 
I only have a few .net and never had much action with it. I definitely don't target them to register, companies today seem to prefer .io, .xyz, .co, .ai and others over .net, if they can't get the .com
 
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I dropped this domain as an experiment to see what it will fetch at godaddy expired auction.

It stayed at $16 for quite a while but has recently moved to $68.58

I have never had on offer on this domain but have had several high offers on the .com over the years.

I am willing to bet whoever is bidding on it is going to try and sell it to the .com owner :ROFLMAO:


I also have Maple1.net which I can offer at $100 before anyone has to go to auction for it.
I have no plans to renew any .net domains.



If anyone wants to track the auction....

https://ca.godaddy.com/domainsearch...001&utm_medium=parkedpages&utm_source=godaddy
 
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I dropped this domain as an experiment to see what it will fetch at godaddy expired auction.

It stayed at $16 for quite a while but has recently moved to $68.58

I have never had on offer on this domain but have had several high offers on the .com over the years.

I am willing to bet whoever is bidding on it is going to try and sell it to the .com owner :ROFLMAO:


I also have Maple1.net which I can offer at $100 before anyone has to go to auction for it.
I have no plans to renew any .net domains.



If anyone wants to track the auction....

https://ca.godaddy.com/domainsearch...001&utm_medium=parkedpages&utm_source=godaddy
I think what is happening is it went via the expired auction process and did not get a bid.
The $16 was probably the opening bid, in your currency.

Now it is going through the closeout process.

In USD it goes like this -

Day 1: $50
Day 2: $40
Day 3: $30
Day 4: $11
Day 5: $5

I see it as $30 USD on my end right now.

Brad
 
Its so much bull, note how it says this domain is for sale by the current owner, it is in redemption for me.

Also who decides a price, should it not be at renewal charge and then bids on top?

Been a while since I bought from godaddy expiring auction but it seems to me that one entity has far too much control.
 
Its so much bull, note how it says this domain is for sale by the current owner, it is in redemption for me.
Yeah, I noticed that. I am not sure what the deal with that is.
It does show that via the registration path.

On GoDaddy Auctions directly it shows - Buy Now (Closeout)

Also who decides a price, should it not be at renewal charge and then bids on top?
That is normally what happens if the auction gets bids. It is the final price + renewal fee.
If an auction does not get bids, then that is when it goes through this closeout process.

Some people prefer to look at closeouts instead of bidding on auctions. The second a domain gets (1) bid it is likely to get many.
When it come to closeouts, sometimes decent domains can slip through.

Brad
 

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