Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday June 30th

Jun 30 2017

Barriers to entry.  I am a big fan.  My goal is to get into a business when the barriers to entry are low and hope that the barriers get much more difficult with time.  When we moved into the garden center and landscape business back in the 80s it wasn’t as tough. My Dad and I bought land pretty cheap.  $800 an acre and picked a spot outside of town.  Quite a few people were growing trees back then because land was pretty cheap and you could get $100 for a tree. Chain stores hadn’t gotten into the business.  Now you can get $200 wholesale for a tree but land is $15-20K. Because of the chain stores, you pretty much have to grow your own material to compete.  You need to be close to town and have lots of land.   We’re just one and a half miles outside the busy part of town.   To buy a garden center and land will cost you a few million now.  The barriers are very high to get into the business.  It worked out perfectly.

Domains are no different.  Back in the 90s,  early 2000s you had your choice of domains.  It was a matter of being able to have the confidence that this whole Internet thing was going to work out and knowing which names businesses would want to own.   Now many of those names are five and six figures.  Only the rich are now playing at the high end of the domain market.   There are tons of people playing the low end brandables market.   The financial barriers are small and those names are getting overbid as a result of so many that can spend between $0 and $200 on a name because of budget.   Another cause of increased prices is all the flush of cash for domain investors that have sold some of those older names, and one worders.  They are trying to fill the portfolio back up and they are bidding up the price on the middle to top tier names. Add in the Chinese and prices are up.   All leading to some pretty big barriers for new investors.

But that is where I want to be.  I just want to be there before the big barriers came. And in domains I think I was.  I have a pretty good portfolio. Some of which I don’t think I could buy anymore.  My $10 purchases could be sold for $1000 at auction.  My $10K could be $25K.   You might say this is just assets rising in value. Not barriers.   But that’s what barriers are.  Things that stop outsiders from coming in and competing.  High prices can do that.  Domains are getting expensive.  There are still opportunities.  Some great opportunities.  They are just harder to find.  More expensive to find.  The risk reward is much much less than its ever been.  And I love it.   Here are today’s names. Click for most recent price  

Quote of the Day:  “Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.  – Erma Bombeck”

Domain of the Day: Great name for an app and site. I have to check “D Weather”


Namejet Auctions  Sounds like an organic line of something.  Hundred of millions are fighting for it   My wife loves this one.  But she specializes in this.  No, I’m not going to buy it for her.  She doesn’t like to talk shop once she comes home   For only 50% they can help your reach a settlement.  Solid legal name    If this is what you do, they price is pretty darn cheap   I’ll be interested to read this.  Pretty sure chapter one is “Don’t Cheat”  18 bidders    can’t go wrong with Vegan  I could see me overpaying for one of these during Christmas   Used to be able to make some good passive income with sites like this      Two of the more important parts of your life. Although Now is pretty awesome

Sedo Auction Names   Met reserve will sell.   Whether or not people really got one they love to feel like they did   Reserve is under $25K for this auction.  Not a lot of pronounceable out there


 Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids    Expecting mom site all the way   Four figure name in my opinion.  Good clothing line name or anything edgy    I think balls and boobs.  I really need to grow up   Not a bad name.  I can get your for $1000 if you are interested in these types of names   Under $280 would be a good buy IMO   Top price on the board today at GD.  Used to represent a sustainable lifestyle    It costs a lot of money to go green  We still doing these vowel short R names?  This proves that VR anything will sell right now

Domains That I Like With One or No Bids Its an African ethnic group but also a nice sounding brand. I actually thought it sounded Japanese. Nobody else likes it at this point. No bidders Sounds like a fake company in a movie. 17 years old Thought it was a cool looking name. Turns out its a first name and already a company A great name for a natural medicine that doesn’t work but you feel like it does It’s a real thing, in the dictionary. That’s all I got. No bidders Doesn’t sound like you’re going to get a good rate on your loan I imagine you could do well with this name at Christmas. Guys in the kiosk in the mall seem to do OK I passed over the list three times and each time I thought I liked the name but not enough to put it on the list. I’ll put it here and see what happens I get relaxed just saying the name. 1997 name. One bidder


Other Names With Bids   Has some good bids.  Everyone looking for a job has a resume.  Big business if you do it right

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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  1. Ategy

    lol .. Shane .. you are aware that despite what you say about liking barriers, you guys at DSAD are one of the biggest barrier breakers helping new domainers get into domaining. That’s because far more than money .. 2 actual bigger barriers by FAR are .. INFORMATION and TIME!
    The information you share helps new domainers get better quicker (Travis and Aaron’s posts showing what sold at what price and researching actual real-world end usage) .. thus helping newcomers learn how to find the better names faster .. in turn placing more demand on the better names .. in turn making them more expensive at auction.
    More importantly .. the time factor .. some of us invest more time than money into domaining in going through the lists a few hours each night. By posting your lists you’re helping people bypass that colossal barrier. Because let’s be honest, as I know at least you and Josh are fully aware because of your lists .. it takes a monstrous amount of commitment and energy to plow through all the domains night after night after night .. particularly if you have another job and regular real-world commitments.
    I can tell you I for one am completely burnt at times … and each time I see a really good name I was targeting on your or Josh’s lists that I was hoping would pass under the radar I want to bop you guys on the head! lol .. That being said .. I love/hate Josh even more than you and now almost dread Tuesdays and Saturdays because the colossal number of domains he shares have a huge affect on my auction day (both positively and negatively strangely enough)!
    So those of you who don’t do the hard work spending hours going through the lists .. you should be EXTREMELY grateful to the DSAD crew. Their lists are a HUGE effort in terms of the time they’ve invested that ultimately saves your time. Because time is a commodity more precious than money .. BY FAR!
    I can’t hate you guys too much though .. as I have learned from the information you share (and you seem like genuinely nice guys .. I wish you weren’t .. would make hating you easier .. lol) .. and while I do pay more for some domains, and even outright don’t get others because they move above my value-threshold … on the other end I have picked up a couple of names on your lists that I actually missed.
    I understand that you’re building a business though .. and building your brands which in turn actually helps you be more liquid and sell things for more because if you put something on auction you can promote it and essentially sell the exact same domain for at least as more or higher because of the time you’ve spent building you name/reputation. But you have to appreciate the irony that while you help yourself as a domainer on one side by getting more eyes on your names thus driving up the price .. you’re also hurting yourself with the other hand in getting more eyes on available name thus driving up the price. lol
    I think maybe it’s time you guys stop doing domains and start a Bitcoin Blog instead! lol 😉
    Anyhow … I still love you guys .. so much so that I think you should be taking more days off and vacations! 😉

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