Sophomore Jinx ?

Dominic Belley who I interviewed last year around this same time, detailed his second year in the business with a post on Namepros. Dominic points out that year 2 was not as good as his rookie season. By detailing his second year he does newcomers a great service in my opinion. Here is his post: […]

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Does a Trigger-Happy Industry Deserve Good Leaders?

Over the years, I’ve seen beginners get scammed time and time again. By people who sell them dreams, by registries which release fake sales (even before the new gTLD craze!), by those who sell picks&shovels despite knowing there’s no gold out there and so on. My first instinct has always been feeling sorry for them [...]
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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday March 27th

Escrow.com

 

I talked the other day about ending our relationship with Flippa due to lack of communication from the company. Since that a few things happened.  One, they did reach out.  A fellow domain investor sent them an email saying something to the effect “you should contact Shane, he says he can’t get someone to communicate with him”  Amber Burke sent me a nice email.  Everyone has great things to say about Amber and I’m sure she is a talented person.  But the email basically said, sorry for not telling anyone that Kevin Fink left and if there is anything you need let me know”.  But I’m afraid its just a little too late.  A thread started on Namepros about DSAD not using Flippa anymore and Michael Sumner added some data he’s collected to show my thoughts of decline are true.   Here is the data he presented on Namepros.

 

From Michael Sumner

“The Flippa Domains trend definitely isn’t positive, see the chart below. The green line is the total dollar volume they were doing per month, and the corresponding trendline shows a steep decline from more than $360k to around $180k. The red line is the number of sales they were closing per month at $100 and above, with a trendline showing a steep decline going from around 380 to right around 200.

But then you get to the blue line which is the number of sales per month below $100. You’ll notice the trendline for that is almost perfectly flat. From this data it is clear that they’re losing almost all of their dollar volume from higher-end sales. Basically they’re becoming a place to burn trash more so than they’ve ever been.

Please note the graph excludes outlier sales of $50k+, of which there were 10 in 2015, 3 in 2016, and none so far in 2017. This would have made the green trendline have an even steeper negative slope. Also note that Kevin left Flippa in January, and since then we have not received any data on auctions that did not complete. This means there are more sales in our database for 2017 than there should be, which would have caused the blue and red trendlines to be even steeper negative”

 

Again, I WANT the domain industry to have as many places to liquidate and buy domains as possible.  It is good for the market to have such entities.  Unfortunately a marketplace like this requires both inventory and buyers and can’t exist without a good dose of both sides.  It can crumble quickly if you lose trust in either side. By trust I mean that buyers need quality domains to buy and sellers need to get good prices.  If either of those sides suffer its over.  In order to run an auction house you have to figure out what it takes to keep both sides strong.  My opinion only, but I think the owners have too many other businesses going on to focus on what it takes to keep the domain auction house side going strong.

 

Here are today’s names Click for current price

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Domain Of The Day:  Liables.com    What are you legally responsible for?  Find out.  16 bids

 

Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids

VirtualGirl.com    Five figure name IMO.

BuyADrone.com   Surprised this isn’t higher than the $150 at press time.  Drone names still seem to be doing well

BSU.net    Remember there are more end users than just the US for acronyms.  Although the Nigerian traffic of this one doesn’t exactly help me much

3is.com  Bottom price for NLL is $800.  19 years old

vDirect.com  18,500 backlinks and some traffic.  18 year old

ICOM.com Hasn’t met reserve at $21K

OmniFlight.com   Go ahead and fill out the UDRP response from Omni Airlines when you buy this

ExoticVideo.com   Animals or porn

PAX.net thousands of entities using PAX as a name

ThePiano.com Most know the movie but also a great brand.

GS55.com    the 55 will bring in the Chinese bidders.  Might be in the 500 range when its all done

PureAndHealthy.com    Good marketing name for a brand pretending to be exactly this

MaxSports.com   Upgrade name for a lot of companies that already use the term.  One company using it bad.  10 plus=good.  133 bids

LoadedMedia.com   Yet another random media name getting bids

PartyDog.com    Spuds McKenzie

581588.com  Will hit 4 figures IMO

885532.com and 889982.com Since these are on the front they will get half that

EZHZ.com and YCYV.com    Are the two LLLL.com on the expired GD list

Domains With One or No Bids

PlateItUp.com Getting a pretty good cooking name for $12

MaternityTech.com The entire first page of Google Results are jobs for Maternity Techs

 

WeatherBabes.com Certainly plenty of content for this one. Ginger Z would be on there for some

SpecialAthletes.com High achievers or special needs athletes. No bidders

BedroomAdvice.com Get a good night’s sleep. Is that what you were looking for ?

NonCon.com Is a term that is used to refer to non consensual sex. Just in case you didn’t know and thought it was a cute, short, rhymey name

TheHitz.com Perfect for a radio station

Clacky.com Short and nobody wants it to this point

Xapia.com I like short names that start with X. Everyone knows its the Z sound at the front and they are usually cheap

UncleHorny.com Worst email ever

JunkInTheAttic.com Cleaning service or auction house marketing name

Other Godaddy Domains With Bids

113356.com
133556.com
159179.com
339228.com
aidsinfobbs.org
AirDryer.com
Amaxe.com
BeginLinux.com
BentonvilleBellaVistaChamber.com
BestRouletteCasino.net
BetStats.com
BlancheBar.com
Cars-Insurance-Deal.info
CastLives.com
CocoaDevCentral.com
CompleteSEOServices.com
CozyCornerRestaurant.net
dietasparaperdepeso.info
DiscRevolt.com
Docusort.com
DriveXtra.com
DUIAttorneysList.com
EasyGoLuckyPH.com
EconomyHost.com
Ecotastic.com
EducationOrganization.com
EEHomepage.com
ElectoralCollege.info
EnterpriseService.com
EpilepsyHero.org
Epistemo.net
EvolvingFamilies.com
FarmersRock.com
FJDiary.com
FlashLubeMiami.com
FloresTogo.com
ForsterCourtHotel.com
FoundationRepairSmyrna.com
GDAcers.com
GetShitter.com
grabiphone6s.com
GrainVacsForSale.net
Handyman-nc.com
HavenHouston.com
HealThonTheRun.net
HeerKensHomes.com
HendersonLocksmith.com
HepPrograms.org
Hispanic-Chamber.org
HorizonsSausalito.com
Howtoiloseweight.com
ILoveFishing24.com
JourneySalonOfPiqua.com
KeetonInsurance.com
LAGalleria.com
Lifimag.com
LipStories.com
LoveFernie.com
lssmarketing.com
LYRH.net
MagicTemple.com
ManageApartments.com
ManaWellness.com
MarloweBurger.com
MidwayBeachHouse.com
mominthemirrorbook.com
NanoTalk.com
Noodlie.com
okorogist.com
OllieGear.com
Paasporn.net
PicassosSportsCafe.com
piftraining.info
PlanAdreamTrip.com
PlantItRight.com
PremierOutlets.com
PublicReview.com
RedesColombia.org
RemoveMalwareInfection.com
RialtoArtScenter.com
Search-Villas.com
SellTwoAll.com
semanarioserbio.com
ShamanSwell.org
ShishaCentral.com
SinoShipNews.com
SkiDrowGenerator.com
StarBeer.com
Suissa.com
Suluboya.com
SuperheroFantasyLeague.com
SWDB.net
TexasCrawfishCompany.com
th3pro-sd.com
ThePoshPacker.com
TNL.biz
ToastedSubs.com
TTNS.net
txcrawfishcompany.com
UHX.tv
UnearthedOutdoors.net
UpWit.com
vitalityk.com
vniis.org
volkstanz.net
vrpi.co
WantDifferentDoDifferent.net
WheresTheFoodTrucks.com
wikitoefl.net
WomenSheAltHandEnvironment.org

Namejet Auction

NMCT.com  Both Western and Chinese loved letters.  Will be top of the price tier

PeopleFoods.com     A little sarcastic in the name but that’s what we eat.  Not dog food or cat food. People food.  2 bidders

TwoDogs.com   Nice brand for any product, easy logo.   At $800 so others think so too

Home1.com   Adding numbers to me have always been a cheap way to get a memorable brand.   5 bidders agree

Appreciticeship.com  At $4000 but the reserve is 25-50K so people bid these up knowing that they won’t have to buy at those prices.  A bit of a game

DDDDDDD.com   Yup that’s 7 Ds.   2 bidders like it

ParkingX.com  Kind of the same idea as Home 1 but I think X is by far the best letter to add at the end

67.biz   Get one of 99.  NN.biz still have a good liquid market in the four figures

OFTM.com  One of the LLLL with a vowel that is a great end user name that the Chinese won’t like…..yet

RedVolt.com  Only two bidders and I’m one.  Like the brand

Dapar.com  5L with no bids.   Half a million google results

7BU.com  Getting a $200 bid but haven’t seen any of these sell for under $800

 

Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an emailI 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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Daily Domain Picks 3-27-17

Daily Domain Picks 3-27-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 3-27-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com A wide variety today, 3L names in net, org and biz. Some interesting 4L.com like iCom.com which is a public auction that still has not met reserve at $22,000. AirDryer.com aged product name that should go much higher from here. Currently at […]
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