Domain owners have some terrible names. We all do. You could probably find some awful, unsellable names in 99% of every domain investors portfolio. But the top domain investors have some gems at the top. So when Konstantinos of OnlineDomain asked readers to post their top 3 domains it wasn’t very good. Shows that there is a good amount of domain investors that still don’t understand value of names. On DomainSherpa we used to go through people’s list. Lists they would send to us and donate a good chunk of change to have them evaluated. I always assumed they would send in their best names and they did. But they still sucked. I realize the profitable domain investors don’t have to participate in the “look at my names” games, but I guess I didn’t realize how large of a percentage of people have a shitty portfolio.
Truthfully, the first notion I had that Adam Dicker was a fraud is when we did portfolio reviews of Drew, Adam, and my own portfolio. His was bad. At least much worse than you would think a person of his experience and history. Even mine was better than his. I knew right there that he was full of shit. I just didn’t realize he was taking people’s money. I used DomainIQ to go through a couple public domainers porfolio and realized that a few of them talk a good talk but after looking at their portfolios I can see why they don’t share purchases or sales. It’s a good reason to use privacy. Literally don’t want your bad names out there for people to realize how bad it is.
When I buy a domain I ask myself a question “How many people would want this domain”. Sometimes its only me. Other times it could be the Chinese market. Lately I have been trying to get “anyone that wants a strong brand” names. Blowtorch, MonkeyWrench types. But these are getting very expensive and now have to pay five figures wholesale. I don’t think these go down anytime soon so I wait, save my money, and hunt. The larger the amount of people that can use the name for their business the more valuable it is. The longer its been held by a private individual the better chance you have of selling it. But just forget I said any of this because most people are going to fool themselves into thinking everyone wants their name. And that’s good for the industry. Godaddy needs people to continue to buy names that will be renewed and sit in their portfolios. We all have them. Some more than others
On brighter note, my daughter officially signed to run for Syracuse yesterday. It was signing day around the nation. Proud day. Her hard work all paid off and she gets to do something she’s always wanted. Get a scholarship to run at a big Division I school. It’s wonderful watching people reach their goals, especially your kids’. Now the bar is raised and the next journey begins. Here are today’s names, you have to click to see current price.
Quote of the Day: “Few men have virtue enough to withstand the highest bidder” -George Washington
Domain of the Day: SmartPair.com Great name for smart glasses, a bluetooth connection technology, or anything that comes in pairs. 4 bids
Namejet and Sedo Names at Auction
Spayed.com Because we the world doesn’t need any more unwanted pets
ABC.ws I think this is the 4th .ws I recommended. Yes I know there is ABC television but tens of thousands of other businesses are called ABC something. Yes, I know its .ws and it sucks. Maybe you can make something out of sucks
GardenChair.com Could be a brand and more than just selling chairs for the garden
Clopp.com Not a bad 5L for $69 IMO
Virtualize.com This is the kind of name and reserve that wastes everyone’s time
FashionStream.com Only 7 bidders on this one
ShaveMyBush.com As a horticulturist I have to point out you trim bushes, not shave them
Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids
ABCWorld.com Speaking of ABC, this is at $2500
Soupa.com Means soup in Spanish. Just kidding. Sopa is soup in Spanish. Still a great brand
DataAlert.com 1996 domain. If you have a kid that uses their phone all the day you’ll get one. Or a throttle sms
PureSoap.com Looks like its going to hit four figures. People with sensitive skin like pure
ShortPump.com Its a town in Virginia, so I imagine it could also be a brand.
Areus.com Was the king of Sparta. Upgrade name for a ton of companies and things
RunLight.com Gotta be able to see when you run
ProxyFree.com Not the five digit name, FreeProxy but everyone will know the offerings
Nomadz.com It’s cool because it ends in Z
NakedDudes.com To some this is a good thing
Godaddy Names With One or No Bids
PleaseBuyMe.com At least the title of your marketplace will be honest
MilesofSmile.com Probably not much value but I love the name. Makes me smile just saying it
MindFork.com A bitcoin fork for the brain
Meeting.cc Can’t afford Meeting.com that’s at Flippa? This is much cheaper. Like no bidders cheaper. But do you want to build a brand on dot cc? Probably not but you could always upgrade later if your business flies
Flinkle.com 2003 birthday. No bids at $12. Fun to say. Go ahead, say it. Fun isn’t it?
FlightPackage.com I’ve seen much worse names for $12. No bids. It will have a bid soon
HeatedSeat.com Memorable and easy to spell and say. That’s a start
Other Domains With Bids
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, 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