The Daily Recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, the 27th and 28th of April 2016
So I get this whois lookup inquiry the other day. This dude is interested in buying a name, he says “because I’m not using it”.
It’s one of those names that I saw and instantly had an idea for a company that I’m never going to develop. It’s specific and the perfect name for this idea but probably not worth much to anyone else. Since we are all in the business of selling our names, I put a price on it. I really don’t want to sell the name in case someone shows up on my doorstep and offers to build my idea for me. The price I list the name at is very high, maybe ridiculously high for this name, the point being I don’t really want to sell it but if I must here’s your price. Everything has some kind of price.
-side note: everytime I think I price something too high, a DNS broker will quadruple my “high” price and say “this is what I would set the price at if it were Frank’s name” lol.
Well this guy tells me how ridiculous it is, I agree with him, and tell him that I buy and sell domains. He says that he has never met anyone that does what I do, and then quotes something out of icann text. He basically threatened a UDRP because I wasn’t using the name, he said that he should have a right to it, that if I didn’t want to sell it at a reasonable price he could still get it through other means. This went back and forth for several emails, the guy was a dick, condescending, and overall seemed like a miserable uninformed human being.
Well I laughed, corrected him the best I could, dismissed his threats, mocked him a little, then I went and registered his name in the .com out of spite. Luckily it was available, so now if he wants to sue me for my legitimately owned name, he’ll have to sue me first to get a hold of his_name.com that will be a racy yet classy donkey porn site.
XOnline.com 20 years old. Price is at four figures. If I owned X.online I would want to own this
3,050 USD X marks the spot, X can be anything.
BuyMyHome.com I think this is a five figure name down the road. Perfect a company that does FSBO
4,050 USD It’s a good name but I never understood the whole FSBO thing. I understand the concept, but you’re only saving about 3% in sellers agent commission. The buyer is probably bringing an agent to the table, why wouldn’t they, it doesn’t cost them anything. Then you have to market it on your own, find comps, get some kind of contract paperwork, have knowledge of disclosures and all sorts of other things. I think selling a house is something that is beyond the average homeowner.
WALQ.com Didn’t expect this one to go so high.
600 USD Cool way to say Walk?
LivingRoad.com Really nice brand here. Because DeadRoad just doesn’t have the same appeal
155 USD, I’m thinking a hiking brand. The trail is the living road. Or maybe volcanic roads?
WOOQ.com I think this could hit four figures. Just because of its visual appeal. And yes visual is important
1,825 USD nickname for the male Wookiee.
BGYM.com Not sure why this one is so high
3,770 USD Big Gym.
333031.com People are still buying triple repeaters. even with a zero
DN66.com I have always liked these because they are memorable. Used to be a lot cheaper but they’re coming down to my price level again
JR55.com I actually like this one a little better
PotMarketing.com With all business comes marketing. Pot is a legit and growing business
165 USD so many pot names out there, it’s like speculating on 10N.com’s, well maybe not.
CannabisEnergy.com Yes, energy drinks with cannabis. Seems kind of contradictory. Getting some good bids
820 USD The feds don’t like mixing stuff. Remember the 4 loco? That was a tastey beverage with lots of alcohol, caffeine and b vitamins. They pulled it pretty quick.
728872.com Great pattern. Nobody cares
390 USD a couple people
7676.info People care about this one ABAB is the 2nd best pattern there is AABB being the best
156 USD or AAAA
33GT.com One more with the repeating number
879.info I think all NNN top 10 tlds are worth investing in. My opinion only. Don’t follow based on these thoughts or you could lose all your money.
368665.com, 150 USD
212338.com, 267 USD 123
368663.com 160 USD
a few of the old CHiPs
MPLS.cc I am still putting these on because its one of the few I am buying. Cheaply buying
454545.xyz Getting a $30 bid
8.PE The Chines are all over One and two number country codes. Their newest target. This one is getting a HUGE bid
1 day left
JMPU.com A four letter dot com and what kids in the hood will do if they want your Yeezys
1 day left
Brainiac.net 20 years old and a very known word yet I’m surprised its getting all the bids
307 USD Isn’t this a game or something?
Tax.cc 19 years old. Pretty good dot cc if you believe in the tld
DNSFactory.com Good name for people like us
130 USD All the factory’s even the domain factories have been outsources to China and India
StyleAndGrace.com My actions usually contain neither. An old saying about how people like to do things
845678.com Getting all the bids just because of the sequence
2,275 USD it is a lot of sequence
TarotDeck.com Evidently tarot cards and their readings have some value
565 USD Can anyone just sell these? I feel like they should go through a ceremony of some sort to give them the right mojo or whatever it is that powers them. I wouldn’t feel comfortable just selling the decks unless they were blessed by a witch, or cursed as it were. I have no idea what I’m talking about here.
838855.com 88 and 55 are bringing them in. Patterns still dictate price. Even if that price is now lower
211 USD that’s a pretty good pattern confidence is low, all kinds of good deals out there. Or really horrible deals, but I’m a pattern is half full kinda guy.
VDYI.com, 250 USD
UFUZ.com, 310 USD
PFUE.com, 470 USD
ZWVU.com 250 USD
Some bottom boats to add. One of these looks like its going to cross $500
CCTVCameras.co Met reserve. A cctv is a security camera. You may not know what it is but if you Google it you’ll realize they are everywhere you go
360 USD A small Pa city close to me has these on every street corner. The feeds are monitored by a group of volunteers that report crimes in progress and pull up feed in close proximity to reported in progess events. There are a lot of regulations on what they can and can’t look at, and they’ve certainly helped in numerous convictions both as evidence and helping to capture criminals. This issue is always the heart of liberty and security.
Schools.cc I know I put a lot of dot cc on here but I do think they offer value. My opinion only. Don’t buy anything based on that or you will be forced to blog every day to pay the bills
SalesExpert.com If you weren’t one going in you will be once you own this domain
Poon.com Common surname in Asia. Dirty word in some parts of America
OverSlept.com Not sure if it has a ton of value but fun name
INNI.com Balanced name. Getting a few good bids