Frequently Asked Questions
- What is UpName.com?
- Who owns these domain names for sale?
- What are expired / deleted domains?
- Why are some domains "free"?
- Do all domains have a price?
- Can a domain be sold by several parties at the same time?
- What is the difference between an auction and "pre-ordering"?
- Are deleted domain always for sale on a "pre-ordering" basis?
- Why are google Pagerank, backlinks and other search engine metrics important?
- Why is the CPC value of words within the domain name important?
- What is the advantage of opting for expired domains?
- What if I lose a bid, win a bid and do not pay, or somehow lose money but the auction is awarded to some other person?
- What if I don’t find a required domain?
- How can I find all domain names within a specific category or theme, such as Business, Sports etc?
- How can I check the availability of domain that falls within my expected price limit?
UpName.com is a domain name search and comparison shopping engine. It allows you to search simultaneously through millions of domain names available from thousand of sellers.
Most domains for sale are owned by individuals who do not have use for these domains, or are interested in reselling domain they have purchased as investment. Some domains are also sold by registrars because their previous owner failed to renew them. These are called "expired" domains. Other domains are not being renewed.
A special category of domains for sale are called "expired and deleted" domains. These are domains the previous owner failed to renew, either willingly or not. In this case, the registrar will try to auction off the domain right before the end of the yearly registration cycle. This is called "expired" domain. If the registrar fails to sell the domain, it will then revert to the pool of freely available domains. Services like SnapNames and Pool specialize in buying these domain as soon as they expired. These services auction off domains in anticipation of their deletion. These auctions (or pre-ordering to be exact) are called "Pending Delete" domains.
Domains that are not owned by anybody can be freely registered with any registrar like GoDaddy or Tucows. UpName treat such domains as having a price of $0, or "Free".
No, but most do. Domains are sometimes sold on a "best offer" basis, typically when the seller is using the domain but willing to sell for the proper price. In such case, UpName indicates the domain is "negotiable". Domain being sold for auction follow their own pricing rule, and so does pre-ordering.
Yes. Although a domain only has one owner maximum at any time, this owner may choose to list her domain with multiple intermediaries. For example, she may choose to sell a domain for $1,000 at GoDaddy, accept open offers from Sedo, and even have it for auction at eBay, all at the same time. UpName works with all these intermediaries to collect all available opportunities for purchasing a domain.
With pre-ordering, you are not certain of acquiring the domain even if you are the highest bidder. This can be because the domain was no longer for sale by the time the pre-ordering period ended. Or because the seller chose to auction off the domain at the end of the pre-ordering period. You will not be asked to pay for the domain in such case. Pre-ordering, also known as back-ordering, is mostly used for expired and deleted domains by NameJet and SnapNames. Bido also has a pre-ordering phase before each of its 1-hour regular auctions.
Yes. That's because the service offering you this domain is not certain of acquiring it when it will actually delete.
You may want to pay more for a domain that already receive traffics, either from Google or other site. A domain with a pagerank is already indexed by Google and very likely to receive visits the minute you buy it. UpName only shows Google Pagerank and the number of backlinks on its search result pages, as these are the most meaningful indicators. However, you can see a wide range of metrics on the domain detail page.
The name of the domain is a very important factor that Google takes into consideration when listing and ranking your domain on its search result pages. A higher CPC word is more valuable, so is a higher level of search.
Expired domains have established domain statistics such as google page rank, backlinks, indexed pages, and more, are familiar to the internet crowd, and would be helpful in establishing a new business with the same name. If you registered with a new name, it would take time to build all these statistics.
Upname only provides information about domain name auctions and doesn’t get involved in any financial transactions. Auctions are held by the particular sellers and NOT by Upname. Upname is in no way responsible for any transactions between the buyer and the seller.
First, check using the basic search. If the required result is not returned (because there may be many results with the same name, but differing in TLDs/Dates/ Prices etc.), narrow down your search by using Advanced Search, which has various options to filter your results therefore making it easier to find the appropriate domain name.
The ‘Browse’ link on the upper left corner directs to a page listing all available domain categories. Clicking on the name of a category will list all available domains for that category. To find a specific domain under a specific category, enter the domain name in the 'Advanced Search' page, then select a 'Category' and optionally a sub-category. This will display all the domains with the specific name under the specific category.
The Advanced Search page of the application facilitates this. On that page just enter the required domain name, set the Selling Price limit, and check for the availability of the domain. Similarly, there is also a By Price option on the Search Results Page (SRP) through which a limit for the selling price can be set.