Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday January 12th

Jan 12 2017

Escrow.com

 

 

Here is a question I want to take to the crowd.  I have a few sites on the side that generate a little income and I wanted to add one more about running.  It’s something that I know, something I do every day.  And between myself and our running group, we can generate enough content to get it started before we add a writer.  Like all ideas, it may or may not ever happen but I like shopping for a domain.  RunningBlog.com came up at auction at Namejet and I was conflicted.  I liked the name because it was exactly what the site was going to be.  But then I got to thinking it sounded a bit 2007, labeled it as a blog,  and kept it pinned to running. Everything I tell companies they want to avoid.  I like triathlon and bike races and at some point we’ll want to sell from it and make it into a real business.  But I figured I would still try and get it cheap because it still had some resale value.  Didn’t happen because another bidder also liked the name and bid it up to $565 and it made my decision easier.

I still was looking for a name.  Then I saw a name come through Godaddy in the next week.  TheBonk.com  If you are a runner you know what bonking is.  Its when you’re done.  You hit the wall.  Most people bonk at mile 18-21 in a marathon.   We always talk about good training so you don’t bonk.  To me it was a perfect name for people that know about running.  Means nothing to non runners.   I was hoping that domain investors bidding on the auctions had no idea what a bonk was.  And they didn’t.  It went for $12

So here is the question.  As a domain investor which name do you think you will get the best return from?  How about the best profit dollars, which is different.  And finally if you’re building a site which name would you prefer?  I want to see if I am thinking logically or just trying to make myself feel by thinking I got a better name for $12.   I would love to hear your opinion.  Here are today’s names.   Click to see current price.

PS:  Alan resurrected some of his old post at NewFoundNames.  There are some good ones in there and I actually read them back the day they came out.  Was one of my favorite blogs

Quote of the Day:  “ Tomorrow You Will Wish You Had Started Today” 

Domain of the Day:     DiamondWatches.net     No Reserve and Only at $1

Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids

GreenBid.com   Everything is about being green.  I used to be special at the nursery.  Now everyone is green

Janos.com    A name of Hungarian origin.  21 years old

RingToLove.com  If you believe Godaddy then this gets 49,000 monthly visits

WebSun.com   20 years old.   I like the sun. Look for it every day

EuroFlex.com    Trademarked but other uses for the name

BVPO.com  18 years old.    Buena Vista

GameGuyz.com   37,000 backlinks

SendMyFiles.com   Because its too big to send with regular email

DotcomAuction.com   Sorry new Gs

RecoveryHelpdesk.com     Data recovery is huge money and the bidders realize it

80786.com   $1000 oops I forgot to renew on this one

GreatTicket.com    I’m usually just willing to pay for a Good ticket

XIBC.com   it’s pronounced “Sugar”

DigitalAwards.com    Generic for the Crunchies

Cetar.com    A 5L and a last name

ZWaggle.com   High price on the board today.

Database-Search.com   851,000 backlinks

BestBusinessIdeas.com    A lot of these names are doing much better than I thought going into the list

TicketFighter.com  Fight it out for the best prices

Domains With One or No Bids

NearTheOcean.com A lot cheaper than OceanfrontProperty.com No bidders

PrincessGrace.com One of the most beautiful women that ever lived. Surprise there aren’t any bidders

TheBestJerkey.com Go from a jerky to the best jersey with one purchase

BigParrot.com No bids. Memorable and probably worth a $17 gamble. A few hundred visits a month

PickADate.com Good name for helping choose a college

CubanLiving.com This will grow more valuable as Cuba opens up

T20.cc I’m surprised this one doesn’t have a bid. I though all CCC.cc had value

SmileBroker.com Originally registered 12 years ago. Nice dentist or orthodontist name for $12

CrabClaws.com So buttery good. Just don’t like the screams in the boiling water

Some Shorties and Numerics Worth Looking At

COKB.com

IFTW.com

RADP.com

SLYU.com

135177.com

211100.com

381718.com

598338.com

621521.com

DKMW.net

DRSG.net

KKLC.net

SLPH.net

 

Domains With Bids

2d9.net
35-cash.com
AllTexas.com
AmyDaly.com
ArianaGrande.org
AtlantaAttorneyDivorce.com
BanGnatRadio.com
beasleyre.com
BiteWallet.com
BizoFire.com
BoboMassage.com
BroAPP.net
BusJunction.com
CasbahCafe.com
CompassRoofing.com
Comprapormi.com
CorePlanets.com
costarica1realestate.com
CrystalMagnets.com
CTCW.org
Datingsfr.com
Dinnerr.com
Docupros.com
DomusPro.com
DTLADesigns.com
EdenShop.com
ElectricianStLouis.com
EmeryvilleChamber.com
ExclusivelyYouBridal.com
femdom-index.com
GeorgetownIL.com
GodwWithWsBooks.com
GraphxEvolution.com
HighQuality.co
HotAvatars.com
HotYogaUSA.com
hypnosiscenterofnewyork.com
InsomniaGallery.com
jfednepa.org
Jiaolao.com
JoshuaTreeStar.com
Kalpit.com
KoreanGrammarPlus.com
Kristinaellery.com
LaPapa.org
LearnToMeditateToday.com
lgappliances.com
Libertymotorsalbanyga.com
look4lib.com
ManCaveCandles.com
MarlInquest.com
Meretzusa.org
MyBedazzler.com
NeptunePine.com
ngonday.com
OhhMyLove.com
OneMillionBones.org
OrganicBestseo.com
P556.com
PalmCenter.com
ParentalControlUtility.com
PatriotAmmo.com
phuongjewelry.com
PuebloMotorsportSpark.net
responsabilidadesocial.com
Ribermoon.com
Samsunum.org
Sound-n-Vision.com
StoneDimensionsBlog.com
StructuralModel.com
Subsolutions.com
SunandGreen.com
SuperiorRoofingContractor.com
SurfersChoiceAwards.com
Texasbep.net
TheBariatricSurgeryResource.com
TheProjectorPros.com
ThroneHeart.com
Wapakshops.com
watersoncarthy.com
WinstonOregon.net
worcestertechhs.org
WordsListed.com
XpensiveHabits.com
YourRefuge.com
ZodiacShirt.com

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OIR.com  20 years old but it doesn’t matter how old.  Its a LLL.com

SelectImage.com  SelectImages.com  and SelectPhotos.com     Some great names if stock photos is your game

TropicalWeddings.com  Upgrade name for quite a few companies

LLLR.com   Almost missed this on the sheet because its so little lllr

CheeseGuide.com    You have to read this as part of your core curriculum in Wisconsin

AVR.net    A LLL.net that I think you will be able to flip even at $2500.  My opinion only.  Don’t spend $2500 or you will lose money

WeedLamps.com     I just call them grow lights but they can be lamps for weeds too I guess

PriceDaddy.com    Bob thinks Daddy names are good

UEY.com   Another name that you can buy if you have $20K or so

SEDO and Flippa

 

Portfolio of 40 names that aren’t too bad.   No bids

Not much else to talk about today

 

Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. I 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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28 comments

  1. David

    Shane,

    As a previous avid runner myself (1/4 – 1/2 marathons per day, 5 days a week for years) and domain name investor (current aesthetic bodybuilder in a bulk, so cardio is out of the question now), neither of these domains sound good to me. Additionally, the *blog suffix seems outdated with this crowd as it’s the younger generation running… and unlike others, I’m not a fan of the “the” prefix. Many are, though.

    But, if I absolutely had to choose between the two, I would go with TheBonk. Though, I would prefer a memorable brandable for runners.

    Either way, I can see both of these being utilized in print on perforated tees in the future (you need income, right?), but, I’d still lean with a brandable.

    I come to this conclusion because you just need to step back and view the fitness industry from a different perspective. Then, you’ll see it all: Nike, Puma, New Balance, Under Armour, Gold Standard, Jack3d, Activeman, ActiveWrap, etc. (full list of brands to get a sense of what’s in this industry can be seen here: http://jp.bodybuilding.com/store/listing.htm?_requestid=107792).

    I used to own FITDOMAINER.com as I was going to track my progress of fitness while domaining (bulks and cuts, etc. to competition level and writing about my investing activities as well), but, I don’t think too many in the domaining industry would be too interested in seeing me pose half naked – not that I’m not damn sexy when I’m under 10% bodyfat, though – for daily progress shots; the two just didn’t mix as good as I originally thought they would.

    Good luck, it sounds like a good idea,
    David

    1. David

      Another excellent point.

      What some may consider offensive in one geo may not be in another. I think you need to do market segmentation to determine your target market before you decide which name to ultimately use.

      I was unaware of this “bonk” being offensive (more known as what Shane described, but more so just the “wall”). Recently, I was referred to as a “darl”, which from being well-cultured, I took offense to… but, it does have a double and positive meaning as well.

      But not too bad of a purchase at $12; it’s not that big of a loss if you decide to not move forward with it. You could quite possibly turn that into more when you realize a better name to use, too. Or, use it for redirection if it has any sort of pre-existing targetted traffic.


      1. Post author
        ShaneCultra

        David,

        I may have to pivot on the name or resell it now that I realize it may not be the best name for what I’m trying. The $12 does make it easier. Looks like neither name is ideal for my site. Thanks for sharing and appreciate the input

  2. Jordan

    For what you’re looking to achieve, I think neither domain is suitable. TheBonk definitely is a no-no as a brand, not just because it means “sex” here in the UK but you say that runners know what “The bonk” means which I disagree, plus many of your readers will be newbies and amateur runners who will go to your site for info and won’t know what bonk means anyways.
    RunningBlog is good because it does exactly what it says on the tin and will get good organic search results once you have plenty of content BUT you kind of want to build a brand and that’s not a brand. So, I would keep looking if I were you

  3. Raymond Hackney

    I do agree with your thoughts about the word blog being a bit restrictive. I still like it better as I believe it has more worldwide appeal. You probably could come up with your own memorable brand that you make up in the 5 to 7 letter range.

    TheBonk.com makes sense if you just want it to be the hardcore group of runners like yourself. But if you are looking to build a business and grow the site and revenues, I think you might curtail that growth because many outside the hardcore runner’s group might not know what The Bonk would mean.

    Best of luck

  4. Hemant Tilotia

    For me something like Miler.com , or something like that, or would be making offers to the Chinese guy at runn.com, if at all I am thinking in merchandising or doing it seriously.
    If you’re still experimenting, any decent name would do.

  5. Anunt

    You should of got runnersblog. com last year for less than $1,000.
    i don’t think i would visit a website named bonk.
    Make up 5 running domains that you like and do a poll on here.


    1. Post author
      ShaneCultra

      Thanks Anunt, Hermant, Raymond, and Jordan. All great thoughts and ideas. I forgot Bonk means sex to many people so it looks like I am going to have to put that back up for auction and try and get my $12 back 🙂

  6. Juan

    RunningBlog.com it sounds like it is old, which in my opinion is good because this name makes me feel that it can have many years of great content.

  7. Travis M.

    It doesn’t look like anyone is doing anything with running.com. Make an offer. They probably don’t want much for it 🙂

  8. Mark

    Hi Shane,

    I run sometimes and I am not at all familiar with the term “bonk.” I do like runningblog. It says what it is. There is nothing wrong with clear communication. I say choose the clear over the hip.

  9. Todd

    I’ve run several marathons and still run with a club on occasion (Club Ed in LA) and I’ve never heard any runner say bonk with respect to hitting the wall. However, I do bonk with my wife the night before a long run. I registered NC5K.COM last year with the idea of talking with you about establishing an annual NamesCon 5k in Vegas but I put that idea on hold. Let’s discuss it this year and possibly do it next. Regarding your ideas for a name for your running site, I like runningblog.com. The term blog is not going away. I have runningpros.com that I will do something with soon. I am selling a lot of Chinese premium LLLL.com on NameJet and look forward to discussing four-letter .com current values and future projections with Jonathan Tenenbaum at NamesCon and would like you to join us. See you there.


    1. Post author
      ShaneCultra

      Thanks Todd. Looks like people don’t like the term bonk and prefer running blog. I am convinced that bonk is the wrong way to go. A would never use runningblog.com as a site because of the reasons I mentioned but I think runningblog is a good investment as a domain.


    2. Post author
      ShaneCultra

      Not sure if you’ve seen the crowd at NamesCon. Not really your running type of group. But I bet we could come up enough guys that would run 3 miles one morning and see what kind of times we could lay down. As for LLLL.com They hold lots of value, the Chinese influence is dropping. The Western letters are where its at. All my opinion. Jonathan only understands the running of Namejet. He will have no opinion on future value. He just hopes they sell and the transaction goes smoothly.

      And one last thing, if you’ve never heard the term bonk you haven’t run a marathon under 3:30. After completing one marathon I didn’t even realize they keep time after 3:30 for men 🙂

      1. Todd

        i’ve run several under 3:30 but haven’t run a marathon in 18 years. today i can run a half marathon in 1:30 and i’m 51. i may run la marathon this year because i’ve never run the new course. what’s your current half marathon time?

  10. Chris Hales

    runningblog.com is a no brainer, as soon as you look at the name you know what it is about. Two words with a .com how can you go wrong. Once you get revenue for 4 to 5 months put it on flippa for 18X return

  11. Aline

    RunningBlog seems too descriptive. It just doesn’t have enough to get noticed above the crowd & I’m told it’s the content, not the domain, that will get you ranked in Google. For something like a running blog I appreciate a clever play on words and I think others do too. Looking through a list of 130 running blogs at NewFitnessGadgets (liked Feetures, SweatScience & theRunnerbeans) I’m sure you can do better than either RunningBlog or TheBonk, although, with TheBonk you’re on the right track. 😉 Anyway RunnerAge.com and PersonalBest.run are available to register.

  12. Tony

    Prominent domainers own good running domains. Frank S owns RunnersBlog.com. Elliot S is the one that outbid you for RunningBlog.com so neither of those will be cheap.

    I think it’s worth it to see if you can get Running.com for under $50K like someone suggested. The Sherpas would go crazy over that buy and Cyger would have to pick up his jaw off the floor.

    As for me, I just picked up RunnersVlog.com and RunningVlog.com of the available domain heap. Vlogging is the new in thing with video marketing getting more popular.

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