It was just over a year or so ago that I discovered over 100 single .WS emoji domains due to expire. Since then, emoji domain renewal costs have a number of original investors to rethinking their emoji domain invest strategy.
While it’s easy to justify an initial investment of $5 per .WS emoji domain, the story drastically changes when one has to annually renew the same domain for $20-$40, depending up the extension — .ws, .to, .fm and more.
They’re clever, novel, and freshen up marketing with a new look, yet emoji domains struggle to carve out and capture their own space within the marketing strategies for all businesses.
However, there is a growing community of users putting making good of their use — 💎.fm, 🤘.ws, 🚵♂️.ws, 💌.ws, 👓.ws, 🃏.ws, 👔.ws, ⚜️.ws, and 📘.to the name few.
Nevertheless, there are approximately 800 .WS emoji domains — drastically down from the ~21,000 emoji domains registered a few years ago — offered in auction via GoDaddy’s Domain Name Aftermarket.
Out of the 800 listed, there are roughly 60 or so single .WS emoji domains set to expire in the next 7 days. Below are a few notable domains worth considering:
🦋.ws – sold for $804 back in Dec. 2016 (per DNAcademy.com)
If my memory serves me correct, long-time domain investor and broker, Darryl Lopes, once owned 🥞.ws, 🥝.ws, and 🦋.ws.
It’s interesting 🥞.ws has entered expired auction due to discovering a tweet in October from Lopes highlighting the launch of his new book: How to Get Started in Domains.
Domain Flipping, Easy As Pancakes. https://t.co/58tbyizfSB
— D-LO (@DarrylLopes) October 18, 2019
In my humble opinion, using 🥞.ws as a redirect could be a good case study for emoji domain marketing. Owning a handful emoji domains myself, I often experiment via Twitter and other social networks.
— alvinbrown (@alvinbrown) November 28, 2019
— alvinbrown (@alvinbrown) October 12, 2019
For now, I’ll keep renewing my current .ws and .to emoji domain portfolio, and continue experimenting, measuring, and reporting back every step of the way.
As for the next 7 days though, listed below are the expired emoji domains in auction with their corresponding end dates:
Emoji Domain Auctions Expiring 12/3/2019
Emoji Domain Auctions Expiring 12/4/2019
Emoji Domain Auctions Expiring 12/5/2019
Emoji Domain Auctions Expiring 12/6/2019
Also in expired auction are the following .WS flag emoji domain auctions:
In addition, the following expired emoji domains are set to have their day at auction sometime next week.
In closing and as always, perform your own due diligence to limit risk and increase the likelihood of realizing a sound and profitable domain invest.
Thanks and that’s all for now!