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I talked the other day about ending our relationship with Flippa due to lack of communication from the company. Since that a few things happened.  One, they did reach out.  A fellow domain investor sent them an email saying something to the effect “you should contact Shane, he says he can’t get someone to communicate with him”  Amber Burke sent me a nice email.  Everyone has great things to say about Amber and I’m sure she is a talented person.  But the email basically said, sorry for not telling anyone that Kevin Fink left and if there is anything you need let me know”.  But I’m afraid its just a little too late.  A thread started on Namepros about DSAD not using Flippa anymore and Michael Sumner added some data he’s collected to show my thoughts of decline are true.   Here is the data he presented on Namepros.


From Michael Sumner

“The Flippa Domains trend definitely isn’t positive, see the chart below. The green line is the total dollar volume they were doing per month, and the corresponding trendline shows a steep decline from more than $360k to around $180k. The red line is the number of sales they were closing per month at $100 and above, with a trendline showing a steep decline going from around 380 to right around 200.

But then you get to the blue line which is the number of sales per month below $100. You’ll notice the trendline for that is almost perfectly flat. From this data it is clear that they’re losing almost all of their dollar volume from higher-end sales. Basically they’re becoming a place to burn trash more so than they’ve ever been.

Please note the graph excludes outlier sales of $50k+, of which there were 10 in 2015, 3 in 2016, and none so far in 2017. This would have made the green trendline have an even steeper negative slope. Also note that Kevin left Flippa in January, and since then we have not received any data on auctions that did not complete. This means there are more sales in our database for 2017 than there should be, which would have caused the blue and red trendlines to be even steeper negative”


Again, I WANT the domain industry to have as many places to liquidate and buy domains as possible.  It is good for the market to have such entities.  Unfortunately a marketplace like this requires both inventory and buyers and can’t exist without a good dose of both sides.  It can crumble quickly if you lose trust in either side. By trust I mean that buyers need quality domains to buy and sellers need to get good prices.  If either of those sides suffer its over.  In order to run an auction house you have to figure out what it takes to keep both sides strong.  My opinion only, but I think the owners have too many other businesses going on to focus on what it takes to keep the domain auction house side going strong.


Here are today’s names Click for current price

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Domain Of The Day:    What are you legally responsible for?  Find out.  16 bids


Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids    Five figure name IMO.   Surprised this isn’t higher than the $150 at press time.  Drone names still seem to be doing well    Remember there are more end users than just the US for acronyms.  Although the Nigerian traffic of this one doesn’t exactly help me much  Bottom price for NLL is $800.  19 years old  18,500 backlinks and some traffic.  18 year old Hasn’t met reserve at $21K   Go ahead and fill out the UDRP response from Omni Airlines when you buy this   Animals or porn thousands of entities using PAX as a name Most know the movie but also a great brand.    the 55 will bring in the Chinese bidders.  Might be in the 500 range when its all done    Good marketing name for a brand pretending to be exactly this   Upgrade name for a lot of companies that already use the term.  One company using it bad.  10 plus=good.  133 bids   Yet another random media name getting bids    Spuds McKenzie  Will hit 4 figures IMO and Since these are on the front they will get half that and    Are the two on the expired GD list

Domains With One or No Bids Getting a pretty good cooking name for $12 The entire first page of Google Results are jobs for Maternity Techs Certainly plenty of content for this one. Ginger Z would be on there for some High achievers or special needs athletes. No bidders Get a good night’s sleep. Is that what you were looking for ? Is a term that is used to refer to non consensual sex. Just in case you didn’t know and thought it was a cute, short, rhymey name Perfect for a radio station Short and nobody wants it to this point I like short names that start with X. Everyone knows its the Z sound at the front and they are usually cheap Worst email ever Cleaning service or auction house marketing name

Other Godaddy Domains With Bids

Namejet Auction  Both Western and Chinese loved letters.  Will be top of the price tier     A little sarcastic in the name but that’s what we eat.  Not dog food or cat food. People food.  2 bidders   Nice brand for any product, easy logo.   At $800 so others think so too   Adding numbers to me have always been a cheap way to get a memorable brand.   5 bidders agree  At $4000 but the reserve is 25-50K so people bid these up knowing that they won’t have to buy at those prices.  A bit of a game   Yup that’s 7 Ds.   2 bidders like it  Kind of the same idea as Home 1 but I think X is by far the best letter to add at the end   Get one of 99. still have a good liquid market in the four figures  One of the LLLL with a vowel that is a great end user name that the Chinese won’t like…..yet  Only two bidders and I’m one.  Like the brand  5L with no bids.   Half a million google results  Getting a $200 bid but haven’t seen any of these sell for under $800


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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