We made a change to Afternic Auctions, our expiring domain auction service, that will make it easier for you to find exclusive premium domains.
You can now see how many PreOrders have been submitted on a domain before its live auction starts. This allows you to easily find the hottest domains.
Or you can spot the domains with the least competition by finding domains without any or with few PreOrders.
Remember – some members may be watching domains, but may not have preordered yet. This will not be visible to you. Use the Afternic watchlist found in MyAfternic (“Watch Existing Listings”). But don’t let a domain disappear – expiring domains only go to auction if at least one member has preordered.
1. Go to Afternic.com
2. Scroll down our home page, until you see the button “Search Afternic Auctions”. Clicking it brings you to a search page dedicated to our exclusive Afternic Auction inventory.
3. Enter any specific search critera you would like – or enter none at all. Then click the “Search Afternic Auctions” button. Simply searching without adding criteria will show all of the Afternic Auction inventory .
4. Click “# of Bids” to sort by the number of bids. Note, the results show domains that are both in live auction and available for PreOrder.
We hope you find this helpful! Any and all feedback is more than welcome.
P.S. :Here’s a refresher about how Afternic Auctions work:
Expiring domains are made available on Afternic 35 days prior to the start of their auction. During that time, they remain in a 35 day PreOrder period. During this period, Buyer and AfternicDLS members can place a PreOrder on a domain. Only domains with at least one preorder go to auction. Your PreOrder acts like your opening bid in the auction, employing Afternic’s proxy bidding system. Enter a maximum bid, and Afternic will bid up for you only as necessary. For example, if you submit a maximum bid of $100, and the most anyone else bids is $75, you will win the domain for $80.
Once an expiring domain is in a live auction, Afternic Auctions works just like Closing Soon auctions have always worked. It employs the same proxy bidding and escrow systems that Afternic members have relied upon for years. You will be able to view who is bidding against you once your preordered domain go into a live auction. The only difference is that these auctions will run for 5 days, instead of the 7 day auctions of member listings.