Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday July 24th

Jul 24 2017

Want to know why I was so upset?  Because I knew I was going to have to pay more for names than I felt I should have. So I passed on a lot of purchases I would have liked to make.  Of course I am going to still continue to buy at Namejet.  Anyone that doesn’t is too stubborn for their own good in my opinion. Some are going to quit buying because they feel they are being cheated. Also because they have no idea what a domain is worth at wholesale auction so they really don’t have a clue if they’ve been cheated.

It has been true since the dawn of humans.  A person could be as happy as can be for paying $10 for something.  But tell them that someone else got if for six or that the person that sold it to you got it for a penny and everything becomes different.  Most people have no idea if they got a good deal unless they have others to compare it to.  They don’t possess the ability to be happy with a purchase and continue to be happy with a purchase even after the details show they could have done better.  I too want get the best price I can get and try and do the research to make sure I am getting a good buy.  They only person I get mad at for hearing I could have done better is myself.  Because I didn’t do enough homework.  I generally know what I can sell something for so I try and purchase it at a price that allows me to get my desired returns.  If I get that I try and stay happy and not worry about anyone else. Sometimes that works, some times not.

But then the Namejet “thing” came about.  I am the ONLY one that said publicly prior to all this breaking, that I am not going to buy certain names because I felt a certain account was making me pay more than I wanted to.  That account was driving up the price to a level that I no longer was willing to participate.  Without it I would have.   I looked at my past buys and very very few involved the account HKDN.  On purpose.  It’s also why I will and you should continue buying ALL names at Namejet.  Because you should have the knowledge and expertise to decide on your own whether the current price is a good buy.  If you don’t feel comfortable with a price don’t bid.  Regardless if the bid is real or fake it is still the price that you make decisions on.  Believe it or not, you don’t have to buy the name.

What I said above is exactly what a few people told me when I questioned whether or not there were shill bidders.  They said that if they put prices below reserves then it didn’t hurt anyone because everyone has a choice whether or not to place a bid.  That is a very true statement yet it merely reminds me that I should always bid based on MY predetermined price.  Not past auctions, not other bidders, but what I think I can pay and still sell it for a profit down the road.   I will say it again for the 1,000 time.  Unnatural bidding in any form is wrong legally and ethically.  It doesn’t matter is Bullshit.  Prereserve bidding is just a gateway bid to straight up cheating.  Anyone that allows it should face the consequences.  I can and have worked around it on ALL platforms and still been profitable.  I will continue to work around it.   You can too.  As long as there isn’t straight up cheating.  And I think there was that too.   If anything now is as good of a time as any as there are so many eyeballs on the auctions.  I didn’t even see the HKDN in my list today. Not sure if I just didn’t look at the right names but if that account leaves I might even buy more LLLL.coms.   Here are today’s names. Click for most recent price  

Quote of the Day:  “Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together”  -Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Domain of the Day: Memorable brand and easy logo 

Namejet Domains  Big boy name.  Doesn’t get much better than this in the wedding photo biz    Exotic car dealer.  Has 3 bids at press time  Means dirty or filthy in Spanish   As seen on DomainSherpa.   I still think it sounds like a rapper  People loves these pronounceable 4L.coms   This one as well.   A bit generic but you know what it does.   Met reserve  As a person that is going through it right now I can attest that kids need help going through the application process.  We hired someone to help and its made a huge difference.  And it will easily pay for itself through better admissions and scholarships   Paddleboards have become the number one rental for watersport places  3 bidders.  Sounds like a startup

Sedo Names at Auction         Everyone loves to be admired.  One bid  Brain related words has been doing well in dot ai  Close to making reserve.  International  I like this one as well

SJ.DE   Americans don’t know much about .de but I think its one of the more valuable country codes.  Two letters only go up in value IMO   Invest in wine

 Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids     All the money is in the kitchen and the bathroom   Hard to spell but it is 21 years old so it will get some action   There is still money in  I think the best numbers continue to hold and increase in value. My opinion only.  Damn, what price.   Patterns still rule    Matrix is a popular naming word    I’m not going to lie.  I had to look this one up.  Had no idea it had to do with teeth.  I just saw all the bids and figured I was missing something   I’ve been told I can’t use the term fly anymore.  Moved to fleek   Nice little 5L with a few bids.  And has GO in it   In the orient its probably a beautiful name. To me it sounds like a strip club    Presented by iHeart radio   I imagine this will be used to track items vs getting SMS alerts for track and field events   15 years old.    Could be used for anything but sounds like a fun ZipLine   Already being used by a water purifier.   But there are a lot of things people are looking for to be pure   15 years old and 25,000 backlinks  The internet is full of make a t-shirt sites.  This is one of the better names  ” Lock up a great seat ”

Domains That I Like With One or No Bids The age is the draw and LLindustry generally has been good sellers in XXX range Every town seems to have a church named this. But I don’t think the church market is a big one. At $12 you may be able to trade the name for eternal salvation The keto diet is growing in popularity. I would be on it but it just doesn’t work with my physical work lifestyle Bitcoin mining comes to mind here. Nobody else’s I can see this on the back of a truck that is hiring drivers or looking for loads Medical clothing has moved from stores to online. I know, we have a lot of hospitals and used to have three stores dedicated to cute scrubs and comfortable shoes. All closed because of online. Still a big business My neighbor is a mead drinker. He is also a blacksmith so he fits the part. Mead is starting to show up in some bars Upgrade name for a few entities Youth is all about look at me so this name will work well The old campaign in case you got caught on fire. Not sure why it was such a big deal back in the 80s. Didn’t realize so many kids caught on fire Upgrade name for some companies of the same name Another nice brand with no bids Every designer thinks she is Perfect brand for a dot org no bidders Sounds like a 300 year old English brand “Take your fashion to the next level”

Other Domains With Bids

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  1. Hemant

    As I told on NP thread as well that you’re the guy who calls BS, as BS when you see it.
    I have got refund of two of my domains that belonged to Oliver, and in my opinion were rigged by HKDN, so I formally complained to NJ.
    Though NameJet has still maintained that no shill bidding detected, just refunded me on good will.
    I for one, will keep buying on NameJet for sure.

  2. R P

    Thank you Shane for stepping up and helping evolve the transparency of the domain market. Konstantinos, Raymond as well. Know its hard running against the grain while also running another business.

    I don’t often engage in auctions of any kind and when I heard that NJ didn’t even disable the ability to bid on your own domain, along with allowing APIs not excluding bidding on your own name, I honestly could not believe it.

    This glaring weakness in internal controls was shocking to me. Major reason why I decided to step out more forcefully on NamePros and try to provoke accountability within domain community.

    Hopefully some of this activity is curtailed permanently, and more controls and accountability will continue to be added to safeguard innocent investors.

    All that being said, if the only penalty is a slap on the wrist suspension there is not much stopping them from formulating a more sophisticated scheme in the future.

    1. Post author

      Thank you RP. Wrong is wrong. No amount of money changes that. Pretty simple concept that many can’t comprehend. I’ve said it before but I really like the people at Namejet but they are handcuffed by archaic technology. That is changing though. Hopefully it will make things better for users from ease of use and better for management to do their jobs. Time will tell

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