The Daily recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, the 20th of January
01142.com Currently at $504 in auction
Baq.org still available BIN $700 If you mention offer code Sarsaparilla
I just got done reading a post on namepros.com about the new extension .cars. The post is titled “Why so much for Registration and Renewals of .Cars” The post author cites the registration fee at $2795 a name. A few others chimed in about how stupid the .cars registry is for setting those prices and how these business won’t be able to afford these names.
According to Autonews.com there are 17,838 car dealership in the united states alone. If 20% of these dealership bought their names in the .car extension (3477 x $2795) the registry would make just short of 10 million dollars annually. This number is based only off of 20% of dealership in the US alone.
But what would make them want to pay so much for the name you ask? Can they afford it? Of course they can afford it, If a car dealer can’t afford $3k as part of their marketing and ad campaign then they’re probably not going to be around for much longer anyway.
So why the high Price you ask? Exclusivity, the reason the price is set at this rate is to keep all the people like us domainers from going out and diluting the brand by registering crazy things like iJustTookARideInMyNew.car. It’s certainly a different business model than some of the other extensions that XYZ and Uniregistry run, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong, I think it actually makes it better as a brand for the car dealers and here’s why.
Think of the different types bars in your area, maybe this example won’t work for everyone but give it a try. Bars look for a certain type of clientele and regulate it to the best of their ability by the price they charge for beer. Nicer establishments charge more, because it keeps problematic drinkers and other riff raff out.
Dive bars have a different strategy to bring drinkers into their establishments and make money. They go for quantity over quality, prices are cheaper, beer flows freer and maybe a fight or two breaks out. Neither of these business models are wrong, they’re both needed to serve the different niches of the beer drinking public. In fact most beer drinkers switch between the 2 depending on the occasion. I love going to dive bars and drinking $1.75 drafts, who doesn’t? It’s just not for every occasion.
There’s a very easy test to figure out which bar is which and you don’t even have to go to the bar to figure it out. You can employ this strategy just by calling them. This is it, “ Hello, Yes I was wondering if you have PBR on tap.. Oh you do!, great! let me grab some change lying around the house and we’ll be there till closing time”
So .cars is catering to the car dealers and auto industry businesses because that is their business model and that’s how they think it will work best. It’s hard to disagree with them, not that they give a crap if you disagree with them. Not all extensions are made for domainers.
I am very confident that this model will work for them. I actually talked to Daniel Negari about this a few days ago. I had the same question, what about domainers? How will we be able to afford these names? Basically Daniel outlined what I have relayed here. They are marketing the extension heavily to car dealers and the auto industry. The extension gains value in the eyes of the industry because they know that they will almost exclusively be the users. Customers will see a .car domain and know that they’re going to the real deal.
Of course you can go register them if you want, just try and stay away from the crazy ass 5 word names that some people register the first week of general availability, it could get a little pricey.
BandWatch.com Music or time. 19 years old
505 USD Or Both?
MobBoss.com 16 years old. No bidders. Pretty memorable name for $12. Sounds like an app game
493 USD Make a great email, Tony@MobBoss.com great for corresponding with the IRS.
Racist.org You’ll be bidding against the Oscars
536 USD Is this one of those name like kidnap? Like it’s a good “domain” because it’s one word, but you wouldn’t make a brand out of it?
StormPanels.com Millions of dollars a year spent on these on the coastline homes. 16 years
1,260 USD I really didn’t see that price coming. I realize they must sell lots of them, I just thought they called it Plywood or OSB. You can probably charge 10x’s as much calling them Storm Panels
CSAF.com 16 years old. Under $500 at press time
610 USD Confederate States of America Florida.
TrackChips.com Was thinking TILE but now I’m thinking Chinese Premium. No bidders
? Either or seems like it’s worth a few bucks anyway
GDP.net Gross Domestic Product. Yes I know what GDP means
4,550 USD, Wow, if you type GDP into google the first result on the SERP is a game console on a .HK domain. They must have SEO’s the crap out of that.
CrackFactory.com Pretty funny domain name for $12
Not only is it funny but it’s the highest grossing business on the board. Can you imagine what the CPC and search volume would be? “ Siri, I want to go to a Crack Factory near me”
801801.net No bids at $12. Guessing it will soon
? it’s a nice pattern
Peak.cc Nice to see keywords getting some bids
152 USD Or is it just a Pinyin 4L?
BBDR.com Even better. I would be surprised if it doesn’t make it to $3K
2051 USD yeah… I am too. Stupid new year.
Intoxicology.com Good play on the words. Although not original as there are lots of people that could use this name as an upgrade
676 USD The first 3 results on google are the EMD net, co.uk and info
DGLN.net Yup, already over $500
YZGS.net Almost there here as well. Chinese city codes will treat you right.
82721.com Over under $4400
3,661 USD Looks like a sell off folks. Better start caching in your chips, Pun intended. The rest of it was not intended.
CJH.biz Nice to see LLL.biz crossing the $200 mark
? no idea what happened, so I’ll guess. $275
92057.com Oceanside, CA Zip
Sold in Oct, must have been a reserve
8900.org The round number is bringing the price…….I think
? not important enough to record I guess
A few LLLL.nets if you swing that way
PYNN.net, 237 USD
RHSN.net, 226 USD
NLHW.net, 221 USD
YSMM.net, 220 USD
SWKH.net 221 USD
Everything seems down today
7724.net Double seven offset by the four. That makes it worth……..I have no idea
1,570 USD right on par with the no 4 prices, thanks to the pattern
591899.com The no fours and zeros with the double number gets it over $200
255 USD in October not recorded for today
HowToJuice.com Juicing is still popular. “Buy and Juicer” …………..Done
372 USD I imagine there would be instruction in the juicer. Or if that fails eat the fruit’s and veggies that juice is inside. What maybe it means juice as in steroids, in that case it would be nice to have a site to guide you. Don’t need your nuts dropping off, or do you? Bulk up and shoot blank all in one well played move.
2230.com End today and has met reserve. I would love to get in a 4N.com again. Like the good old days
24,944 USD Obviously not a Chinese buyer, they would never stop the bidding at a price that has 4’s in it.
XX44.com TT11.com sold for $4700. Not quite that quality but you can see the pattern’s value
Ends In 2 days
SeeTheCity.com Sent to auction from an offer. Good travel name for the price.
750 USD I missed this one, luckily SeeTheCity.car is availble
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