View Full Version : Expired Domain Popularity !

07-05-2004, 05:13 PM
I would just like to know your opinion on buying expired domains which have a high popularity! Do you beleive that it is a worthwhile business to get into ?

If so can anyone recommend me any tools which I can use in order to find out a domain's popularity, ideally a program that can do so in bulk with thousands of expired domains, please let me know,

Thanks for your help

07-08-2004, 11:27 PM
Hi Krooga,

Buying and selling expired domains can be very rewarding.

Over 20,000 names expire everyday. Most of them are garbage :)

How do you pick out the gems? Impossible to do manually. Many services out there charge a lot of money to give you a list of expiring names. Some will include other details about the name like link popularity, etc.

But remember there are probably 1000s of other domain speculators doing the same. Then, you need to use a good domain catching service and be prepared to cough up the bucks for premium names.

Here's a very good resource that's free:

It shows you the best names that are pending delete.
Choose which ones you want to pursue and try to snag them with your favorite drop catchers.

Lots of other useful tools in there too like the list that shows which catcher successfully caught which names.

Hope this is helpful.


07-09-2004, 02:09 PM
Expired domain names is a great game to play. I recently acquired 2 domain names listed in paid yahoo category for Tshirts and combined for about 20 visitors a day, and they would receive more if I actually built a website for them. I'm working on my own domain parking pages.

As for acquiring the domain names. From personal experience I wouldn't worry about pending delete domain names as much until you get a good foot hold of using back ordering systems.

Presonally to check the "popularity" of a domain name, I follow 2 steps.

1). I check out

2). and I also do a text search in google, I wrap the domain name in quotes for the search. (ie. "spuzz.com").

These methods aren't perfect and 100% but no method is 100% and they work for me.

I follow a different process for finding domain names expiring. Normally people check for expiring domain names and check their popularity. I do the opposite, to some degree.

I built software that once I feed it a yahoo category. It will spit out the expiring status of every .net and .com in that category. That way I know it has a yahoo listing. I'm thinking about altering the software to check dmoz categories also.

07-09-2004, 09:19 PM
Here's a useful online tool that enables you to find expired or expiring names in Yahoo or DMOZ.


Simply feed in the directory category you want to search and GO. :)

07-09-2004, 09:34 PM
I recall another excellent site which gives free lists of expiring domains.

All categorized according to: Alexa-ranks, Yahoo/DMOZ-listed, popularity, prime value, etc.



07-10-2004, 05:01 PM
Hi there guys,
Thanks for all your replies I greatly appreciate them. The tools you have provided me with are of a great help!

I am signed up to a service which sends me everyday a list of domains which have just expired and that can be re-registered straight away.

However there are thousands of domains and choosing a good domain which brings in traffic is difficult.

Hence, I am looking for a program which can help me decide if the domains has a link populatiry and if it is willing to bring in traffic and hence worth registering ... Ideally import a domain list and then check with the alexa rankings and google link popularity to see if the domain is worth buying ...

If you know of such a program or you are willing to give me further advice on this kindly do so...

Your help is greatly appreciated,

Kind regards,

Sam gonzales

07-10-2004, 10:05 PM
Ideally import a domain list and then check with the alexa rankings and google link popularity to see if the domain is worth buying

But Google allegedly have an expired domain penalty in which the links that exist prior to the domain expiring are not counted towards PR. DMOZ also red flag all expiring domains, so are brought to an editors attention.


07-12-2004, 07:24 PM
Hey krooga,

One of the major problems, with those lists is you are not the only one getting those lists. In many cases their are tons of people getting those lists.