Today for instance, there are 1459 domain names on the expired auctions (stats courtesy of Netfleet). Of these, perhaps a maximum of 30 will be bought. The rest will “disappear” and become available for someone else to register them.
So that means that 2 years and 1 month ago (the extra month is the grace period for expiring domains), people were registering (or renewing) these domains with a special reason or project in mind. Fast forward to today, and you have to wonder how or why the majority of these domain names were even conceived?
Without meaning to be derogatory to anyone, I thought I would have a look at just some of the names that are expiring today. I guess people thought they were a good idea at the time! They certainly make me scratch my head though. Having said that, I’m the first to admit that I have registered and purchased some “absolute crap” in my time! Thank goodness for experience. 😉
And many more …
Occasionally, you also see mass registrations by one entity wanting to get all the keywords or geographic locations for their company or brand. There is an instance of this today – one electrical contractor has 62 domain names expiring today. Ouch – that was expensive!
Ned O’Meara – 25th July 2016