Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday May 15th

May 15 2017

A great comment the other day at one of the Silk Road domain blogs said “the sherpas on would say sucks Drop that name fast stop throwing your money away start over. BUT Mike Mann would sell for $100,000”    First of all you are missing all the information about Mike Mann and his domains. You hear what he wants you to hear and what his lackeys put out there.  He HAS to get those prices to think about breaking even.  Don’t get me wrong.  I think he will end up doing very very well. He has been doing it a while and has a lot of great names.  Despite those names there have been financial problems.   I’ve never heard of financial problems from Berkens, Schilling, Schwartz, Reyberry brothers.  I know, I know, personal reasons.   All I am saying is he isn’t killing it despite being in this a long time and making lots of money.

Back to the quote.  Would I tell you to drop it?  No.  I would throw it into the numbers game portfolio just like Mann does.  I have a section of my portfolio like that too.  But I didn’t have SEO and from back in the day to cashflow my waiting names like him.  I do now so I have started building a brandable, BIN portfolio.  Want to follow his lead?  Do it. I challenge you.  To the point I’m pretty sure you can’t buy 300 names and publicly track purchases and sales and show a profit for 2 years in a row.  Ali can.  Josh can.  A few others can.  Most can’t.   They just talk and comment in the blogs and talk about the sales.  Leaving the important details in the closet.

Here are today’s names. Click for most recent price


Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids  I like the name.  Bit actually makes it sound techy.   Bad name for warming products though  20 years old.    Wireless is what first comes to mind.   Worth $10,000 according to Godaddy    I think that creativity often trumps higher education    What is the starting pay of every career   Under $300 at press time   A few repair names seem to sell each month according to Namebio.  And that’s just reported sales   Girly brand under $25 at press time   Because there will be some day   Godaddy likes it, and bidders like it.  Who am I to say different?    Two timeless Internet keywords. Go and monkey .  16 years old   LLNN with repeating numbers can hit four figures on the right day   Top price on the Godaddy board today   I take that back.  It’s this one  Point of sale not piece of shit   600 monthly visits.   Stuff hidden in books or hidden under the city   You know exactly what this will become.  Just have to decide if you want to make it happen   “I love it when you call me Bit Pa….pa ”     A rare sighting    A group of CHiPs up for auction today


Domains That I Like With One or No Bids Nice brand for workout product. Body pump. Ass thunder New Moms is obviously better but this is $12 and 1999 domain Craft everything is big right now. Craft beer comes to mind first. No bidders Collectible sports memorabilia all the way Like this brand. Blak is cooler than Black Nothing says fun like an umbrella The two most important parts of golf. Surprised there are no bidders Yes you are. No bidders Nice thought Typo of email, whatever that means today It may just be because I’m hungry but I like it at $12 I like making up names that are a mix of currently successful startups Nice brand that nobody else likes at $12 Can’t see shit in London with all the fog. But still a nice brand easy logo, easy to spell Love or recycling Fails the radio test but passes the cool test


Other Godaddy Domains With Bids

SEDO Auctions  Has a hyphen but that only drops it from 6 or 7 figures down to four or five   Two letter dot nets have been pretty rare.  Will be interesting to see what this closes at   Tax or estate planning dream name


Namejet Auction  There is a reason why the CPC on credit repair and restoration is so high.  People pay a lot to have it done .   Even Uniregistry bid $3500 for this one which tells you the value     I see more hosting families and kids from other countries than I do web hosting.  No bidders    12 bidders on this financial name.  Getting all the action because its a CVCV.   103 bidders and five figures  ABAB.  One of the most desired patterns.  Just not as desired as it was a year ago  So generic I don’t know what I would do with it.  But memorable  If only.  Although they may mean sexual endurance not athletic   This would work as well   Somebody is going to like this one.  Just because of weed   Great letters.  5% of the dot com puts this in the $2K range IMO   Nope.  Don’t even say it  No value and the bidding shows it

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  1. Ategy

    ” To the point I’m pretty sure you can’t buy 300 names and publicly track purchases and sales and show a profit for 2 years in a row. ”

    Geez .. I’ve only recently started building my portfolio … been a very bad boy and procrastinated making a marketplace etc .. but I seriously hope I’ll be turning a profit sooner than later. Maybe not on my first 300 names (well maybe) .. but almost certainly on my last 300! lol

    Anyhow .. I would never buy “” because I don’t think it’s worth the risk to reward … there are times when a garbage domain name will sell before a great one .. there’s a luck / random timing factor to domaining that sometimes seems to defy if you look at all the sales published .. but if you stretch out probabilities I’d think those longshots are certainly going to pop-up from time to time … and most certainly will seem to happen more for the big boys .. but that’s only because they have a kazillion domains and their domains and market places have much better exposure .. in fact on would argue that it would be weird if they didn’t make such sales from time to time.

    Now if only I’d get one! 😉

    1. Ategy

      .. there’s a luck / random timing factor to domaining that sometimes seems to defy **REASON** if you look at all the sales published

  2. Ghufran

    Loved the read, and i agree 100% to that. He has invested for the future but i’d rather live a happy, and not under financial pressure everyday than making up for all the renewals every year.

    Definitely a different strategy but domainers only with millions of dollars can do that. I’ve been in domaining for over 15 years now (hobby for me) and only invested in names that either come really well off the tongue + have some sort of brand value to it.

    On the list, i really like Funbrellas as a brandable, i can foresee a possibility of a cool product being built on it!

    On a different note, my biggest regret was selling eVirtual .com last year for a couple of grand on Namejet, definitely could have got higher seeing the craze now, had i held it. But that is what domaining or anything you invest or do in life is about, you learn from the mistakes you make.

  3. Ken O'Brien

    If Mike Mann (who I have tremendous respect for) and Josh both were given $100K and one year to make as much $$$ as they could in domain names IMO Josh would [email protected]#$%* him. Just head to head no employees etc. They would be allowed to only buy drops and hand reg domains. How about Namescon 2018 in Las Vegas. Just think of all the publicity this industry would get. It would be a good thing for everyone.

    1. Ategy

      I’d agree as well … HOWEVER … a few very important points …

      1) Josh would likely win because he works harder. He puts in more more hours list-surfing to find the same quality domains that Mann and other big names did when they build up their portfolios ages ago.

      2) Mann and other big domainers don’t need to work (as hard as us) given the portfolios they already have. He likely makes a very good living and very likely makes a good profit. If he didn’t then he’s very likely simply just drop the weakest portions of his portfolio.

      3) His past hard work has built up his reputation and Rolodex of key industry contacts which also has a huge effect on both buying cheaper and selling higher.

  4. Peter


    “I love it when you call me Bit Pa…pa” 🙂

    Funny Biggie Smalls/The Notorious B.I.G reference.

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