📛 Acquire Domains: 3 Aged, 9 Brandable, 4 One-Word
Your new weekly domain name newsletter, where I pick aged, brandable and one-word domains on the aftermarket, for building websites out on
Happy New Year 👋,
Here’s to acquiring some great digital assets in 2023.
I started out with a dedicated domains newsletter (such as this), moved into a combined newsletter (such as this), and have now created a new section (newsletter) in this Substack just for domains.
I’ve been getting back into domaining recently, looking at drop lists every day, so you can expect more domain newsletters going forward.
Even though every website starts with a domain, if you’re only interested in acquiring webites, you can now unsubscribe to just this domains newsletter :)
In other news…
Back in November, I launched a Sponsorship as a Service offering for Substacks in the investing and web3 space.
I’m happy to say I’m now working with Travis again at investing.io, after selling the website investing publication to him back in 2020. [They Got Acquired did a great detailed piece on the deal.]
And it’s been going well, so far I’ve managed to book out sponsorships through to Q3!
Ok onto Patey’s Domain Picks…
Premium Aged Domains at Odys
PledgeSociety.com - $4,190
8 years of age, 31 unique referring domains, 4 high authority links
Patey’s Monetization Angle:
This used to be a website listing the top creators on Patreon, ranking by the amount of money pledged. This was similar to Graphtreon, where you can see the top projects have 40K Patreons and are making over $150K/m. As I’m now a Substack maxi, I track what the top paid newsletters in business and finance are making instead. Coincidentally, Substack recently released a new pledge feature. All of this is to say that I would recreate the same type of website, build an audience of creators and monetize through sponsorships.
CarefulParents.com - $5,350
8 years of age, 65 unique referring domains, 4 high authority links
Odys Monetization Angle:
Use this domain to build out an authority website covering various educational platforms and tools for children. You may want to fill it with articles about, reviews of, and how-to guides on language study apps, online courses, memory training tools, and other solutions, both free and paid. Monetized via display ads, affiliate marketing, and sponsored content.
Transferphone.com - $3,650
8 years of age, 129 unique referring domains, 3 high authority links
Odys Monetization Angle:
This domain would work perfectly as a platform for hosting an authority site focused on technology products. Create a blog and split it into dedicated categories that would cover computer hardware and software, mobile devices, mobile apps, and peripherals. Monetized via affiliate marketing and display ads.
popliving.com - no bids, 2 hours left at auction, last sold for $6,044 in 2021 at BuyDomains
cloudmint.com - $404 current bid, 13 bidders, 2 hours left at auction
travellersmag.com - $79 current bid, 3 hours left at auction, last sold for $6,746 in 2018 at GoDaddy
cashsilo.com - no bids, 4 hours left at auction
retirementstore.com - $305 current bid, 6 bidders, 4 hours left at auction
crewdays.com - no bids, 5 hours left at auction
profitpays.com - no bids, 5 hours left at auction
octocopter.com - $560 current bid, 10 bidders, 6 hours left at auction, last sold for $8,111 in 2015 at Sedo
buggytoday.com - no bids, 8 hours left at auction
One Word Domains
gloriously.co - no bids, 1d remaining
halved.co - no bids, 4d remaining
populus.co - $45 current bid, 5d remaining
centred.co - no bids, 13d remaining
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Odys is the premium aged domain marketplace, and after its recent acquisition of Juice Market, it offers more domains than ever that will give you a head start in the SERPs. They do all the vetting and IP checks, and rebuild the site in Wordpress for you to take over.
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I’m often asked where I hand register domains, and the easy answer is Namecheap. They also offer Handshake domains, and I will likely be staking my .lazy TLD there in the future to sell SLDs.
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