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Verify Before You Bid at a Domain Auction

Verify Before You Bid at a Domain Auction

One of our most popular posts during 2015 here on the Verified Domains blog was the post about domain auctions. When we pulled every domain name that was currently up for auction on GoDaddy Auctions, Snapnames, and NameJet, we found that a large percentage of the domain names would NOT pass our stringent verification process.


If you are planning on bidding on a domain name up for auction, we highly recommend that you work with us to verify the domain name. In most cases, our verification can be done within 24 hours. And oftentimes we can get it completed within the same business day. If you are not in a position to order a Verified Domains service, we understand. Here are some things that you will want to check yourself manually before bidding on a domain name at a domain auction:

– Trust Flow vs. Citation Flow (Trust Flow should be higher than Citation Flow number).
– topics of links pointing to the domain.
– Look at the backlinks to see if there are spammy, low quality links pointing to the domain.
– Look at the former topic of the site. Was it a spam site or was it a parked domain?
– Check the trademark status of the domain or the word(s) in the domain.
– Check to see if the domain name is on any email blacklist.
– Look at the current owner and past ownership history of the domain via whois.

These are some of the basic issues that we check when you order a Verified Domains service. We are checking these things manually, it’s not an automated process in any way. And, if you order a Verified Domains service, it comes with our guarantee, up to $50,000.

There are some upcoming live auctions coming up soon, and one that I’m excited about is the live NamesCon auction. On Monday, January 11, 2016, from 2:00pm – 7:00pm is the Right of the Dot Domain Name Auction. If you would like us to verify any of the domains in this auction, feel free to let us know.


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