BuyBrands was founded by a domain investor and internet entrepreneur, Eugene Eremenko. He is also a senior maritime officer, a full stack web developer, and an affiliate marketing ninja.
Connect with Eugene on LinkedIn.
We buy and sell domains since 2017, with total revenue being in the six-figure range (USD). See some of our past sales: Domains We’ve Sold.
As of August 10, 2020, BuyBrands’ domain name investment portfolio consists of 488 domains.
Portfolio breakdown by extensions:
- 173 .COM domains
- 72 .NET domains
- 175 .ORG domains
- 46 .CO domains
- 12 .IO domains
- few others in .GG extension.
How It All Started
Eugene started his seagoing career in 2001 at the age of 20. During the next 17 years, he went from Able Seaman on a 41 yo bulk carrier to Chief Mate on a modern ULCC (Ultra Large Container Carrier).
He launched his first (e-commerce) website back in 2007 and failed. He then learned PHP, Python, HTML, CSS, and started developing online job boards related to the shipping industry.
For several years Eugene had been buying domain names related to topics he was interested in with the hopes of one day having the time to develop them and find a way to monetize them. He still retain dozens of maritime-related domains, like shipspot.com, shipcontrol.com, shipanalytics.com, shipsnow.com, offshorecrew.com, crewblog.com, crewlist.org, etc. In addition to domain names in the shipping industry, Eugene also acquired lots of short, keyword-rich names (mostly .org and .com).
Fast forward to 2018, and this domain name marketplace is up and running at bizoptions.com, which we rebranded to buybrands.com a year later.