Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday October 6th, 2017

Oct 06 2017

A guy emailed me about some great names he picked up privately. They were names that started at an expired auction at Godaddy but then got renewed and obviously sold to him. I’m conflicted because on one hand there is nothing to stop him from doing this.  If he wants to remind the owner that its expiring and make an offer he has every right.  He’s actually earned them in my opinion and it’s open to anyone else that wants to try. If it works and he gets the name, then kudos to him for his effort.  On the other hand I hate having a name get renewed as I’m bidding on it.  It waste my time and my emotions.  (yes I get excited about a good name).   I don’t want to hear about moving the auctions back and solving this problem because Godaddy doesn’t want to have to take possession of every name.  They want the bad names to drop and be let go if nobody bids on them. And there are a lot more shitty names than good ones.  Of course they love the millions in income that come from selling the good names.

I’m not sure how they “solve” this. I’m really not even sure if its that big of a problem.  Most names go through just fine.  I am extremely happy to have a pool of names that I have an opportunity to buy each day.  Without them it would be much harder to find names.  I will gladly take auctions ending or not getting names in exchange for the rest of the names that do go through each day. I’m not going to waste time complaining about what I don’t get and will worry about what I can get.   But this guy took away some of my can gets.  And for that I’m conflicted.  Here are today’s names, you have to click to see current price. 

Quote of the Day: :  “Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back”  -Oscar Wilde 

Domain of the Day:    An upgrade name for a ton of companies but begging to become an ancestry finder site. Already getting some great bids

Namejet , DropCatch, and Sedo Names at Auction   Bitcoin or any kind of transaction that needs processed  H for holdings, I for International    Sounds like a financial site  Sounds interesting  Would rather have canna room but this one is still nice   X works for me here at the beginning   Of course bitcoin is the coin we’re talking here  Of course block we’re izing is blockchain  Tough reserve but awesome name     They have to be great if they are listed here   Consonants means China and the bid shows they are bidding

 Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids   Great 5L word.  I’ll put the over under at $800   Political right, the corrector, or right handed   Not as good as the above but short and 21 years old   Good pattern, good letters, and an OK ccTLD.  Will cross four figures with an 8 is usually good for $500 to $600 plus at auction    Been a while since we’ve had some good media names Don’t see very man up for auction   Popular last name  good name, good plant. Also known as Kniphofia.  I sell them    The I will make it cheap.   I think under $300 is a great deal. My opinion only. Don’t buy anything based on my opinion or you will lose all your money and will be forced to write sponsored post for a mattress company that specializes in mattresses made out of squirrel fur in order to make a living  Upgrade name for several businesses that share the name   Heck of a pattern.  Already at $6K   Maybe easy for some people    23 bids so far on this last name

Godaddy Names With One or No Bids Memorable and would make a great logo The kids like their mix tapes. Makes me sound old when I type out things like that Upgrade name for quite a few companies There really isn’t anyone at Godaddy checking these names. Evidently anything goes Ahhh I love my sweet monkey. No bidders Solid names for code and coupon sites. Memorable Would be a great VPN or proxy site if anyone could spell anonymous We could all use some sweetness. No bids

Other Domains With Bids

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  1. Konstantinos Zournas

    “I don’t want to hear about moving the auctions back and solving this problem because Godaddy doesn’t want to have to take possession of every name.”

    Is this what they told you? This is a new one. What do they mean by “take possession”?
    I say this is bullshit. Tens of registrars working with Namejet and Snapnames do it.

    1. Post author

      Also did you know that Rightside kept many of the expiring names themselves? Based on their public report they had a giant portfolio that they managed of names they picked off

  2. Post author


    They let them expire, take hold of the names, if they don’t sell put them back into general registration? Explain in a post exactly how they do it and how Godaddy should do it. I know what they shouldn’t do. I’m sure everyone would like to know what a good process would be. Not saying you are wrong, I just don’t understand if its so easy why Godaddy is not doing it.

  3. Casey

    Just finished emailing the owners of all the best names currently in pre-release auctions at GD. Seems like a good way to bypass the auction competition. Nice strategy to add to the acquisition tool chest. Thanks for sharing, Shane!

  4. Ategy

    In a couple of my sessions with them I’ve mentioned this is a problem. The solution isn’t all that hard. They also told me they were already working on a solution (without saying what it was).
    The actual solution is just trimming a couple of things here and there:
    1- Removing 2 days of closeout. (pushing back action 2 days).
    2- There are 2 empty buffer days at end of current $5 closeout and when domain actually expires, reclaim at least 1 of those.
    3- Reducing the time people have to “recover” their domain by 2-3 days.
    Do all those things combined and I think you align the last day people can recover with the actual auction date .. essentially solving the problem.
    I made the points a little more at depth here a few months ago:
    It’s also important to remember that 100% of auction money goes back to GoDaddy as pure profit .. the whole thing is a little morally sketchy (I’m not picking on GD .. my issue is with the system). I find it a little off-putting that registrars are even allowed to profit from former clients. They “represent” their former clients domains .. it feels like a conflict of interest that they then be allowed to own and profit from the expired names. If you ask me, all expired names should go to a central ICANN auction where the profits are put to some charitable good use or even to fund ICANN itself and removing the 24 cent fee. But that’s a completely different discussion I guess .. lol.

    1. Travis M.

      The profits should be split between GoDaddy and the former registrant. I would make sure every name I had was at GoDaddy if it were something like a 50/50 split. Maybe a better percentage for premium customers.

  5. Chris

    I’m actually that guy. In every case where I have gotten a domain that was previously about to expire, I paid at least a grand for it, on my own.

    One guy had just had his guitar stolen and he was a musician. I think he actually started crying. I’ve only been investing for about a month now but have had my own business for 20 years. Every business tries to cut out the middleman and go right to the source. Why should it be any different here. Most folks letting names expire don’t think they have anything of value so are happy with just getting something. It’s up to a buyers own conscience just how much that something is.

    Does anyone watch American Pickers? I’m not going to an antiques auction when I know the name and address of the owner a week before the sale. That would be crazy.

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