Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Dec 21 2017

I emailed Dennis Toeppen about the name FlipFlop.  Most of you probably don’t know Dennis unless you are an old school domain investor.  Back in 1995 he registered a bunch of domains that were popular trademarks under the thought that they couldn’t be trademarked.  He fought it in court with his lawyer who happens to be a good friend of mine. They lost their cases.  Essentially setting the precedent for trademark law in domains. My friend specialized in telecommunication law and at that time, domains pretty much fell into that category so he worked the case.  He is not proud he was on the losing side of a case of precedence.

Dennis wasn’t too happy either.  When I mentioned my friend’s name in the email he said “He is no friend of mine”.   Dennis has made some good money in domains as he also registered other great names and some good Geos.  But Dennis is not very well liked. He has always been known as eccentric but he really got into heat lately.  Dennis’ main business is owning Suburban Express which is a bus service that caters to the local student population here at the University of Illinois. Taking them to Chicago and to the airport during holidays and weekends.   You can read more about all his antics on his wikipedia page but the latest stunt he paid made national news this past few weeks.

In an ad he listed one of the perks of taking his buses during the holiday season was “Passengers like you. You won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our buses” .  Illinois has been increasingly accepting overseas students, especially Asian.  They are willing to pay full tuition and spend a ton of money in our community.   Undoubtedly it has been a noticeable change on campus but his marketing against the change was not well received.  There were articles about him all over the country and it brought up all the crazy things he’s done over the years.  Of course I remember him for his domain registrations but those didn’t come up in the articles.  Nor did the fact that he is an asshat, but you don’t have to say that in an article to see it.  His actions clearly define the term.  PS. He came back at $100,000 for  Here are today’s names. They don’t work unless you click on them


Quote of the Day:    What seems too high and risky to the majority generally goes higher and what seems low and cheap generally goes lower.” -William O’Neil

Domain of the Day:   Why not, its as good as some of the other wonderful crypto names that are selling. But the price is pretty high


Namejet and Sedo Names at Auction  Love seeing these prices.  Bitcoin smitcoin.  We all missed a lot of money on these too  Met reserve.  Looks like it is going to hit five figures   Sports team name.  Dictionary word with no bidders   People look for the best.  Nobody is looking for ordinary      BIN at $99.  Buy this in your instantly in the novelty shirt business    Canna dating service.  $99 BIN  Like this name.  Sounds like a high end hotel.  Not A hotel.  THE hotel  Someone is selling off their dog names.  The other days was a terrier name  Getting the bids you would expect   Nice brand.  Of course better is completely personal  Met reserve at four figures  Everybody wants to own a dinosaur as a kid.  Now you can     Been a while since one of these sold.  Reserve under $500  Good marketing name for a gambling site that wants to push this thought

Go.UK   Not sure of the value of but sure is a nice name

Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids  1997 movie name.  Some site history and one of the top bid getters on GD today   Sounds like the 90s name it is     Other companies that are complimentary to Apple seem to get away with using Mac in their name but…’s still Apple’s word if you ask me.    Online currency.  Which as we know seems to be more valuable than regular currency   I would not be surprised to see some bitcoin holders move their money into gold.  Old school   Don’t see these come up very often. They came out of the woodwork during the China boom.   Another “THE” name.  Getting some good bids  Another great .  Western and Asian premium  Another nice one here     Like taking potato skins and using them to wrap your corn to make it firmer?  JK I made that up   Has BTC in the name   They just want the paper.  Sell it to them.  Nice CPC    A baby unicorn is very hard to find. Buy and sell them here   Nice little 5L for under $75 at press time      Incorporate in Nevada.  The second most popular state behind Delaware       Hack food, hack chain.   Hack domains.   No. Don’t hack domains


Godaddy Names With One or No Bids   Start buying and selling in China.  Upgrade name for a few companies  Nice self help name.  It all starts at home  Describes a lot of guys.   1999 domain with no bids  Nice name for virtual assistants.   No bidders at $12  would you rather have the elephant emoji .ws or  Can’t answer neither  Not tons of value but worth looking at for $12

Godaddy Names With Bids

All names chosen by me Shane, or Josh . (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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  1. Vihta

    The article states that 5900 people that comes to 12% of the student body are chinese.
    This is 5900 university educations that black americans, asian americans and latino americans and white americans will not get.
    To me the amount of chinese students seems excessive if University of Illinois gets US government funding also and funding from Illinois.
    I would understand 2-3% chinese and maybe 5-6% total in foreign students but 12% in just chinese and all the other foreign students on top of that means that americans of all colors are losing out in not getting an university education at University of Illinois.
    Since the Chicago area has many underpriviledged black Americans to me it is astounding that university of Illinois would rather give university educations to the Chinese in mass scale rather than educating Americans of all colors and especially instead of giving chances at university education for black Americans.
    Since the article is worded as 12% of the student body being Chinese by the statement from the university but the bus company mentions nearly 20% being Chinese at least in my mind I start to think that maybe those who started university last fall were almost 20% Chinese since the numbers of Chinese are apparently increasing.
    A healthy country gives majority of it’s university places to it’s citizens no matter what their ethnicity or color. When a major university turns to mass educating Chinese citizens for profit while getting government support also then it is clear the administrators of said University are only thinking about their well paid jobs and profits of the University and have forgotten that the reason America has an University system is to educate American citizens and give them chances at well paying careers and good jobs.

  2. Will

    No, Vihta, that isn’t how it works. If the university were truly funded, then they wouldn’t need to open up to foreign nationals with the ability to pay full price. They are subsidizing the scholarships that are making the experience available to those who can’t pay the full tuition price. Nothing is as easy as it seems. Just giving things away to everyone you think would benefit won’t last very long without a funding source. But, go ahead with the knee jerk answer, it sounds like you’ve got that down.

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