Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday March 9th

Mar 09 2017



Funny how quickly the domain industry turns on someone.  And not funny is how much hate and viciousness come from some people that consider themselves part of our industry.  From the regular keynote at the NamesCon to villain in 24 hours, Frank Schilling has moved from the darling of the industry to the bad guy.  First of all, Frank Schilling is a great person.  Regardless of any decision he makes, Frank has been generous with his time and his money to this industry.  He is merely doing what he thinks is best for his business and in this case, a lot of people don’t like it.  I would bet that 90% of the people that have bad things to say have exactly zero skin in the changes he’s made.  I don’t agree with Frank’s latest moves and have said so publicly.  I also said that his keynote was nothing but a commercial and wasted everyone’s time.  He had so much to give and say that would have informative and entertaining,  but he chose instead to give an infomercial.  He has a new business that doesn’t print money like his old business.  It’s not just him anymore.  He has other employees.  He has to have a different approach.  He’s become Tom Cruise on the couch,  with new Gs replacing Katie Holmes.  His focus has changed.

I have no problem with new domains being $300.  I don’t care if they are $300,000 a year.  I can choose whether or not to buy them.  I’m a big boy. What I don’t like is fluctuation.  You can’t change the business model and prices once your customers have gotten on your bus.  That’s a big no no in my book.  With all that being said, attacks on him as a person is ridiculous.   Don’t confuse a bad business move with a personal move.  Frank is as good of a person in this industry as we have, and he needs to be shown some respect for that.  Feel free to criticize his company and his decisions, but I think Frank earned more respect than he’s getting from a lot of people.     Here are today’s names.  Click for current price

Quote Of The Day:  “In the future, fortune could well favor those who didn’t sell their good domain names too cheaply, or too boldly  -Frank Schilling”

Domain Of The Day: This CVCV is going to get a lot of love today.

Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids   If DomainNameAgents works so does this.  A few bidders     I will take a name like this all day long   What the Spanish call a Great Dane and     The two dropping today    Great Western letters.  N for network    Solid travel name   The entire Internet is built on cat pictures    there is value in LL and repeating numbers.  Sometimes great value   Remember when the free names were big. Now you’re buying the 65,000 backlinks    The top price on the board is for a site that helped men who have been abused by a partner    I consider myself one.   38 bids and four figures     I just heard that the cloud is actually just another computer somewhere     Not sure what you’d use it for but quite a few bids so just take a look    Memorable but mostly because of Velveta   Maybe a drone name


Domains With One or No Bids Love this one. Quite meals for the working person The “any body part” probably has some value. No bidders No bids at $12. I’ve certainly seen worse media names sell for more 5L with no bids Every single .ws is getting dropped. Geez, do the owners not even care about this thing? Worth $12 and reg for an email alone IMO Met reserve at $200   No reserve at $1.   A religion of 1.6 billion people    Could be used for tech or plumbing.  Or just a simple lifestyle at $20     6 years old.    Don’t have to tell you about all the companies and stores opening up in the US   The future jobs are not going to be producing information but taking all the data and figuring out what to do with it.  3 names in package  Everyone needs a tech guy.  Actually you don’t until you really really do.  Find it here

Other Names With Bids

Namejet Auction   Going to sell, met reserve.  I don’t look back but I’m not going to lie, when I see these prices I think about how many I used to have   You’re never going to get this one because it will go to China, move along  Same thing here except I will be trying to get this one    the most used adjective when searching for an item in Google is “Best”  Payroll, B2B, person to person.  As good of a name as payoneer No bids.   Not funny  Sounds like a diner or all you can eat buffet    Like this one a lot but really comes down to the reserve  Essentially what all the meal delivery plans are  NLL are killing it lately.  Won’t be cheap   Good name for our industry.  38 bidders  These have been selling for under $300 lately which IMO is a pretty good value  Las Vegas something something   I think you’ll be surprised how high the price has gotten   52 bidders. What we are all looking for.  X makes a good holding letter and keeps the price down    Another one that’s getting a great price even though I don’t think it has a good end user chance   This name would have sold for thousands back in the parking days     VC =Venture Capital  30 bidders at $89  Only one bidder 6 bidders at $69


Other Names From Our Auction

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  1. Paul

    The personal attacks by a few individuals are terrible and childish.

    The venom they spew and regurgitate on every forum comes from a dark place in their lives.

    And then they bring in other individuals that just dilutes any sensible arguments they may possess.

  2. Fatih OZTURK

    Hi Shane,

    I agree most of the part with one exception. As Konstantinos quoted

    “Frank Schilling said in his New gTLD applications that “Uniregistry intends to make a contractual commitment to registrants and their registrars not to increase registry prices above cost of inflation for the first five years after launch of the registry.“.

    Frank is no longer a domainer he has a “business” now. Nothing wrong with that. We all domainers need to anticipate it and do not take his words as a domainer but a businessman that cares about his profit.

    But. Frank has to accept that he is no longer a domainer also and stop giving advices like old days.

    if your business is in a bad situation you can forget your words like Frank does in his commitment about price increase but that takes more than a “Sorry” statement. You have to face consequences. In this case there might not be a financial one but you will not be trusted from now on as a ” businessman” of his words.

    This does not make Frank a bad guy, it makes him a regular guy thinking of his gain and loss. So the Domain Prophet is dead and life goes on.:) Another lesson learned.

    1. Post author

      Very good point Fatih. Well said.
      As I said in the opener, all he wants to talk about and push, is his new business. That’s why I keep saying its a shame. He can be a true figurehead for our industry. All I keep thinking about it how popular Tom Cruise was and then he goes on Oprah and jumps up and down on the couch and we never look at him the same. (I’m not sure most people besides Americans remember this) It’s so similar.

      BUT the comments are still ridiculous and scary.

  3. ThcNames

    He hasn’t just created fear and uncertainty with domain owners Shane. He’s f*cked other registries which is being felt across the industry.

    Now everyone is not wondering IF new domain prices are going up, but WHEN.


      Also, you don’t need to own a VW to made they were lying about diesel emissions Shane.

      Are you going to tell people that didn’t buy VWs they have nothing to complain about?

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