Rick Schwartz wrote a nice piece yesterday about the death of domain blogging. Of course he stopped blogging so the irony of the post was fantastic. He can name all the reasons he quit blogging and then add the other thousands of reasons to quit the non millionaire blogger would have and he can pretty much answer or explain his own post. He’s a millionaire with all the time in the world and he quit. Imagine how the “normal” guy trying to pay the bills feels. Rather than criticize the people that are posting he should give kudos to the people that keep it up. Regardless of quality or like, I think anyone that still spends time posting ANYTHING about this industry must really love what they do. I especially love the self promote part of the piece. This isn’t the Red Cross. You have to self promote. The trolls have no problem tearing down the person so it’s just as important to be on the other side and promote the personal brand. I’m not here to give anything other than my opinion. If you like it, come back. If you don’t, there is a ton of great content on the Internet.
As for Domaining.com. It’s free. It sends good traffic to anyone listed on it. It’s a good symbiotic relationship between the blogs and Francois. But the truth is most new blogs are just like Rick’s blog right now. They post a while, get tired and disappear. Come back and post a while and gone again. Rinse and repeat. They eventually find out they can’t make any money blogging. If I owned Domaining.com, I’m not putting them on the feed either unless they prove consistency or pay. Francois figured out recently that there is no money in the current domain industry as well. Right now pretty much all he has is visitors to sell, thus his $1000 price. Me, I figure out a way to keep writing and really could care less about the people that don’t like it. I’m not writing for them. I’m writing for the people that show up. I keep going as long as it pays. And it does. I’m making money blogging so I’m doing something right.
The problem will always be this industry is too small. Everyone is two faced because they can’t pick sides. Picking a side would cut the industry in half and it’s harder to make a living with half of the industry is on the other side. I learned this when Donna Mahoney kicked me out of Domain Boardroom. Publicly everyone blasted me. And then dozens of people emailed saying they were sorry but they had to show support for Donna because the forum was important to them. Too many people in this industry think right and ethical has less meaning than a good business relationship. But isn’t that the same in almost every industry? You don’t hear me talk much about all the douchebags in this industry anymore. It’s not necessary. I think its better to talk about all the people that are good at their craft. Take Mike Sullivan. His interviews are awesome. I know he would do a bunch more but he has a regular job, a wife, and kids to raise. His interviews are for fun. Anything we get from Mike is a bonus. I appreciate it when I see his articles. I’m not going to criticize him because he isn’t consistent. In short, If you’re not paying for it don’t bitch about what isn’t, be thankful for what is.
If this comes across as not liking Rick. It’s the opposite. But he is a peer. A very successful peer. A peer that has earned respect. An early pioneer. But still a peer. After ten years of participating in this industry daily I can comfortably say that.
Here are today’s domains. Click to see the latest price
Quote of the Day: “The four most dangerous words in investing are: ‘this time it’s different.’” -Sir John Templeton
Domain of the Day: DragonHorn.com Sounds like a city in Game of Thrones. I think it would make a good brand. No bids
Namejet and Sedo Names at Auction
Chainsaws.com One of the best selling tools in the US. I’m sure Stihl would love to own his as a marketing name. 21 years old and only at $5K at press time
YCOC.com C at the end and reserve met at $82
WWWH.com Met reserve. Awfully cheap for a triple repeater. Might want to verify this one is legit
611.tv I think any of the first 1000 .tv numbers are worth owning. Especially easy to remember like this
Cotton.net Put up for sale with no reserve
IBX.net No reserve on this one as well so it will sell
KeepCalm.com On hundreds of thousands of shirt and stickers. Not sure who originated it. I think of The Chive
Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids
HeartQuest.com Great name for a medical heart facility or fundraising for heart related science
Fiscal.org 1996 birthday. Some good bids on this one. Has history and some quality backlinks
PsiGlobal.com Godaddy thinks this is worth $5K plus. Drew in some bidders
PaleoForever.com Used to think its a trend but I think its here to stay
11th.com Most bids on the Godaddy board today
Sarcastically.com Not a big fan of these odd forms of words but the bidders like them
NJGQ.com Not great letters but all consonants and that’t good enough in the Chinese market
SSSZ.com The triple repeater will keep it over $3K IMO
Xeld.com It’s “ZELD” and yes I consider it a pronounceable
EZMC.com Easy MC
Godaddy Names With One or NO Bids
HerbRunners.com Cannabis delivery service all the way. No bids
Oxen.net I think that the .net might be worth a $12 gamble. Nobody agrees
TrendStyler.com Hair dresser, fashion, fashion blog name. Many uses here
GPSDevice.com Sell all the items that let you track or train
DesignerFood.com Sounds fancy and expensive
WorkAtNight.com Good marketing name for a company seeking night shift workers
BuzzTop.com Easy to remember brand. Especially with buzz. No bids
NoContract.net Great marketing name if you offer this. No bids One bid
QueHora.com “What time?” in Spanish
Claddy.com Another one of those short names I think are a good buy if you get them cheap enough
Weedry.com No bids on this cannabis name
CaptiveSolar.com No way this goes all the way though with no bids
Godaddy Names With Bids
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8 Replies to “Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday May 21st , 2018”
Dsad is the only domain blog I read unless a great headline comes along somewhere else. It’s totally true, domaining is a very small “industry” so blogging about it would be rough.
While I appreciate you reading every day you really need to branch out 🙂
Start each day with a smile (physically and metaphorically), and you’ll see positive results the whole day in everything you do.
I think you’re this way too, Shane. That’s what I appreciate about you the most.
I read your blog every day. It is an intersection of great domaining advice, often some real life lessons, and funny stories. Having been in the publishing industry most of my career, I know how tough it is to deliver good content day after day. Kudos to you and the rest of the team at DSAD for making it look easy.
Im in full agreement.
I read your blog everyday also. It’s always good info and sometimes entertaining. Thanks for the work you guys do.
Thank you everyone for the kind comments. As I said in the piece, I just share what’s going on in my little world and if people find it interesting then I’ll keep writing.
Because I was having connection issues with GD a while back, I changed my process for doing my personal list a couple of months ago (I now download files from GD and go through them directly on my PC), so while I no longer actually go through names here .. I still read almost every day .. in fact .. it’s usually the first thing I do after waking up while I’m sitting on the throne .. lol .. I’d have to agree with the others in that I enjoy reading for more than just the domain bits .. I like the mix!
I think one thing that might be hurting Domaining.com a good deal is the recent change at Estibot. While I can’t say people should ever completely rely on the actual Estibot valuations (particularly for brandibles) .. it certainly is a great and helpful tool for the actual data. As of a couple of months ago big batch Estibot submissions are now instant, when in the past it could take 5-10 minutes of processing time. The waiting period would display a feed from Domaining.com .. with that waiting period gone I think people paying to be on Domaining.com are likely finding their traffic way down as I’d think almost everyone using Estibot likely clicked on some of those feed links while waiting. Although it was a while ago and I can’t remember 100%, I’m fairly sure that’s how I found you and the gang here at DSAD. 🙂
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