AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 13, 2017 + Sedo Weekly Sales

Domain Shane Domain Shane: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 13, 2017. 
If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the auction ended, but the name may not have sold if a reserve was in place.
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Top 10 Namejet sales for yesterday as listed on Namebio. $7,411 $3,600 $2,988 $2,810 $2,651 $2,499 $2,100 $1,900 $1,811 $1,700
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First take: Donuts to buy Rightside for $213 million

Deal saves Rightside from the public markets and challenged growth trajectory. Top level domain name company Donuts has agreed to acquire competitor Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) for $213 million, Rightside announced today. The deal will give Donuts an additional 40 top level domain names, Rightside’s technical registry system (that currently powers Donuts’ domains), domain name registrar […]

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Daily Domain Picks 6-14-17

Daily Domain Picks 6-14-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 6-14-17 Powered by I like this one and of course tech is a very popular keyword. This might go higher than a reseller would like but I will be watching it. Full List […]
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Donuts buys Rightside for $213 million (purchase includes 40 New gTLDs & Rightside Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:NAME) and Donuts Inc., today announced that the two companies have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which Donuts will acquire Rightside for $10.60 per share in an all-cash tender offer, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $213MM. The purchase includes the 40 New …
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BREAKING: Donuts to pay $213 million for Rightside

DomainIncite DomainIncite: Donuts is to acquire Rightside for $213 million, the companies have just announced. The $10.60 per share cash offer represents a 12% premium over Rightside’s average closing share price over the last 30 days. The two gTLD registries are already partners, with Rightside providing domain registry services for Donuts roughly 200 new gTLDs. This is […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wendesday June 14th

Domain Shane Domain Shane:
Self responsibility.  I have turned into one of those old men that think that a lot of people have lost it. Everyone blames everyone else for their wrongdoing.  Less and less I hear people saying.  “I screwed up.  I made a bad choice”  Making a bad choice isn’t weak.  It’s only bad if you didn’t put in the work to make a good decision.  And that’s something nobody wants to admit. That they didn’t put in the work that would help lead to a better decision.   “if this wouldn’t have happened or this guy wouldn’t have X then I wouldn’t be in this predicament”   If you are effected by something/someone then you better pay attention.  It has nothing to do with trust.  It has to do with protecting yourself.
I tell my daughter, my employees, make the hard decisions and don’t worry about a bad result.   Most of the time it is going to turn out fine because you did your homework and had all the information you needed try and make a call.  If it goes sideways then try and figure out what info you were missing and what caused it to go bad. If its something you can’t control then leave it alone.  You’ll get a positive next time. Weather is a perfect example.  My nursery’s sales are greatly effected by weather.  If a division misses their monthly numbers because it rained for 9 out of 30 days or was 95 degrees for 10 days of the month then I am not going to penalize them.   Our annuals division used $25,000 less in propane because of the warm winter.  The annuals division isn’t getting a bonus based on those savings, just as they don’t get dinged if we have the worst winter ever.  A great month is a great month but I care more about things like scrap and overage in stock (aka grew too much).
I’ve found that attaching personal responsibility to things leads to better results.  If I tell someone exactly what to do then it becomes MY plan.  If things start going poorly then it becomes my problem. It was my plan and they more likely to bail because its not their idea, it was mine and its not working. When I tell them the end result I am looking for and let them plan it out they are more likely to fight for it when thing don’t go as planned.   It’s theirs and they want it to succeed so they follow it all the way through.  They take more pride in the process and the results.   This isn’t just managers but everyone.  Down to the smallest tasks.  Once a person knows what to do then its easier to come up with a plan and get out of the way.   Drop by every once in a while to discuss to progress and then discuss at the end.  Hopefully each time the person gets better and better at their role and their decision making process.   And unfortunately if someone continues to make bad decisions or blames everyone and everything else for things then we part ways.
And that’s how I feel about people that have no personal responsibility and always blame.  I just part ways
Here are today’s names. Click for most recent price  
Quote of the Day:  ” Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth  -Mike Tyson “
Domain of the Day: Can’t believe the Seinfeld fans haven’t bid on this one.
 Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids  Has all there requirements for a modern Internet brand.  Short, easy to spell, and ends in a see sound   International brand.  Canvases the world   Bitcoin dictionary.  A lot of bitcoin and Etherium profits out there to be spent   Love the keyword but doesn’t go real well with depot IMO. Bidders don’t agree   Has some backlinks (2600) and some age. 18 years old.   No school or someone who is disrespectful   I’d rather see the words reversed but has some value IMO      Water is the value here.  Could add any major keyword behind it and it would have some value  Upgrade name for a few different types of companies      I talked about liking it on DomainSherpa.  Nice name for a marketing company  Ended up liking the similar domain below more   Would be my firstchoice of the 3 . The price is much higher than the others because it doesn’t imply fixing anything   Another nice brand name.  One person registered.  One person forgot to renew would be my guess   Getting four figure bids  These Chinese gambling names seem to continue to do well  I like to sell things people use everyday and purchase every week. Can get a bit tight on margins but I love the cashflow  Bitcoin.  That’s enough  and  Good name for a sales site in our industry
Domains That I Like With One or No Bid Good marketing slogan for a restaurant. Being used quite a bit Not a bad brand. Car cleaning or fashion Sounds like a rappers name everyone loves a pedicure. Some just don’t admit it A good description for many domain investor’s portfolio Not a bad brand for $12. No bids The dot net drove away any bidders We’ve all seen them. Looks super goofy. But its a thing and it has no bids There are a lot of cool things from the past. And a lot of not cool My brother’s 2 year old seems to have just gotten out of this every time I see him One bid. Green has always been good but not its extra good Upgrade name for a few companies A few entities have decided to go with this name Sounds like a store in the mall. No bids Private listing but hasn’t met reserve yet
Other Godaddy Domains With Bids
SEDO Auctions   Closes today and met reserve.     Half call to action half hack.  And short.  Reserve range is wide so may be getting close    Met reserve.   Everone loves big, some like HUGE   Virtual reality with busty women?  Yeah, may be a stretch
Namejet Auctions   Ripe and ready to become an online tool  Great letters.  I think if you can afford it this is the perfect name to buy and hold for the six figure offer   Photos is the big name but this one still has value 1999  Ohhhh shit.  The perfect vegan name.  Because vegans are the smartest people on earth  and  This day just keeps getting better  Upgrade name for a bunch of salons   The most important guide in health.  Unless you want to be completely healthy   Expiring name so put your backorder at a couple of places   Good letters. DN domains.  N for Network   Literally a brand name
Sedo Names Ending Soon   Reserve met.  Only at $1K at press time     Drake, Drizzy, Driz   Under $400 at press time    Nice looking name in addition to being short   Under $300 would be a steal.
Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. I Charge $10 per name per day. We may be able to help. If you have an auction you want to promote, email us for details.*All names chosen by me, Shane . (ie you click through and purchase a name you like) or an occasional paid listing. Everything I say is based on my own research or is opinion. Do your own due diligence. That means look it up yourself if you don’t think the stats or my opinion is correct. I hand choose my names but I am paid to make this list by the auction houses, individuals that are auctioning names, and Godaddy affiliate links. Keep that in mind and only buy names that YOU think are good

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Bladel quits as Council chair as GoDaddy ruled “ineligible” for election

GNSO Council Chair James Bladel has resigned, after it emerged that GoDaddy, his employer, is not eligible for office under registrar rules. He will continue to occupy the post on an interim basis until either his term expires or a new election is held. Bladel was elected to represent the Registrars Stakeholder Group on the […]
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