Site lists domains listed for sale that are free to register.
Have you ever seen a domain name for sale on or Sedo or Afternic only to find out that it’s freely available for registration?
Someone lists a domain, lets it expire, but the sales listing never gets deleted. The problem used to be rampant. It’s gotten better thanks to new controls and monitoring by both sites (particularly Afternic).
But a new service from domain name search engine DomainWhiz shows that the problem is still there — and let’s you potentially take advantage of it.
The site’s new “Up for Grabs” section lists hundreds of domains daily that are listed for sale but can be picked up at registration fee through your favorite domain name registrar.
Just because the domains were once listed for sale doesn’t mean they’re great domains. After all, someone let them expire. But you might find some gems.
Here are some examples currently listed at Sedo that are available for registration:
DigitalPhonebooth.com – listed at $7100
DirectInvestmentPlan.com – listed at $1000
DiscoMusicLibrary.com – listed at $10000
Ironically, the very existence of this service could render the service extinct. With renewed focus on the problem the markets (particularly Sedo, which seems to have the biggest issue) will hopefully clean up their listings. It shouldn’t be that hard.