Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday February 28th, 2018

Feb 28 2018

There is no other way to say it.  I am an idiot.  I know there are plenty of people at the other blogs and comment sections that agree with me. I’ve been called an idiot for years, but this time I proved it.  Remember when I said I was updating my prices at Afternic?  I did.  I checked them twice.   But when I uploaded my price sheet in a price I had a numeric squeezed in some other numerics.  Except this one was much much more valuable.   And within 3 hours of uploading my new price list it got bought and transferred away.    A name I just paid a lot of money for.  About $4K (it was part of a package) .  It sold for $500.  It’s 100% my fault but that made it no less upsetting.  The name was

Afternic couldn’t do anything about it.  They tried but we all knew it had no chance of being recovered. Aaron Johnson and Adam were so much help and really felt bad. The kid that answered the phone at Afternic?  Not so concerned or helpful.  “I’ll have to leave a message for my manager” he told me.  “Block the motherfucker before it gets away” I told him. “All I can do is leave a message for my manager” he said in no so many words.  I asked him if the manager would call me.  He said no, it would probably be an email.  Just want I wanted to hear.  He wouldn’t tell me but eventually I figured out it moved to eName and the only way it could be had back is if it were stolen or the buyer agreed to give it back.  Zero percent chance.  Again, its my mistake but its a scary mistake.   I have a security on my Godaddy account that they have to call me to move a name out.  It prevents people from stealing from me. All that is waived wen you have a BIN on Afternic. I knew that but I didn’t take it seriously enough. Turns out the easier way to steal domain names is break into your Afternic account, change a price lower and then fast track it to another registrar.   That way there is no SMS, no calling you, zero protection about moving things out.  This wasn’t stealing, this was my error, but I definitely see a weak link in my security.  And that is a free pass given to Afternic to send a name out immediately if a price is met.

Of course the first thing I did is get sick to my stomach. After that I checked all my names to make sure no others were bad.  Although I figured if they were they would all be gone.  I can’t imagine what would have happened if I would have screwed up my upload and messed up all the numbers.  I HIGHLY suggest you don’t upload a file and change.  That you do each name manually.  That you have a 3rd party check your prices to make sure things look good.  Afternic will do all this for you.  They offered to do it many times.  Even matching up their valuations to your prices to point out glaring differences.   They will make sure you get it right because of exactly what happened.   They know there are people like me that manually fuck things up like I did.

I’m not going to lie, it effected me all day.  It was a lot of money.   I also knew that I didn’t want to make it worse and make the day for everyone around me worse.  I called a few people to vent and talk it out.  Michael Cyger, Josh and Travis, and my wife.  That got me filling good enough to make it through work without barking at everyone and able to get stuff done.  Then I came home and meditated for 30 minutes. (probably should have medicated).  I meditate 10 minutes every day but I needed some extra time.  And then I ran.  I Forrest Gumped it and ran.  By the time I was done I was good.  It was over and we move on.  Lesson learned. Money gone.  And back to work.

I wouldn’t get all cocky and think you’re too smart to let that happen to you.  Keep thinking that.  I thought the same thing.  The reality is that anytime you give someone the right to take something of yours with no safety checks you are opening yourself to human error.   Unfortunately I was the one that provided the human error.   I just wish I was  Here are today’s names.    Click on them for current price

Quote of the Day:  “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes”  -Oscar Wilde

Domain of the Day:  Unfortunately this reminds me of Adam Dicker.   Nice name regardless

Namejet and Sedo Names at Auction   Slip and falls are one of the biggest insurance scams out there.  And that’s why lawyers love them  Love this one. Other than the radio test fail its a great name  This is being laid out there just for Kyrie Irving to buy   The site LetsRun is the most popular pro running site but room for another   Expiry name.  So it has no reserve  I’m not even sure what is going to add to your trip but sounds cool  I met a guy that called himself this.  He bought random girls new boobs

70 LLLL.nets  for one price.    Took a lot of time to gather all these up   Cool looking     And reserve is met so is going to sell  I think this may actually get a few higher bids

Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids     Online sports gambling is about to become legal across the US.  When I say about I mean in the next 10 years.  1996 name  1996 birthday on this   Much nicer  From 1999  You can have it at this price    As they come down in price everyone will have them.  Everyone should have them   Another NNLL with number pair.  Getting closer to $100 each month   I figured this one would be popular.  People like bot names and Giga names  see if you can guess what this goes for.  I bet you aren’t within $500   OK.  Now try this one.  I bet you’re not within $1000  Means “Fighting Chicken”  in Mandarin  Most of the crypto names that have been selling are pretty rough.  This isn’t great but not rough  a lot of money made in helping people getting out of paying back money they spent  I love step challenges.  There are no losers.  Just kidding.  That’s what losers say.  Good crypto portfolio name and   Private seller put up some strong

Godaddy Names With No Bids    Another great name for a domain name portfolio.  No bids   The best selling vehicles in the US are this.  And they cost 50K plus each.  No bids  I wanted this one but figured there was no way it would slip through so I put it here.  No bids   Hepatitis test name with no bids at $12  A lot of people do and want to.  One bid   A bit long but very memorable.  So good it sounds fake   Self help site all the way.  Start with yourself and work out.  A step challenge is a great start  And then smoke some weed.  Find out the going rate here  Mobile is all about touch.  Internet is all about save. No bids  Speaking of saving.  This is where I get all my smokes  The real name of most portfolios  Big data…..Big money

Godaddy Names With Bids

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  1. James

    A deal is a deal, you put a live contract your not network solutions that you could pull it back because you made an oopsie.

    It sucks, but the Chinese are on it, and they got you.

  2. James

    Good crying over losing $3500 man who brags about making all this money from this blog stocks nursery etc lol change the blog name to Domain Lame

    1. Post author


      I will always care about $3500 lost regardless of how much I have. Risk is part of my investment strategy. I just don’t usually add a giant dose of stupidity to it like I did in this case. I could have easily just eaten it and not posted it but its a good reminder for everyone. Not everyone is as smart and gifted as you. Oopsie and now Domain Lame? Again, not 5

    2. Tony

      The man shared his mistake which he didn’t have to do. He shares his wins and his losses. Honesty is all you can ask of a blogger. Appreciate. Don’t hate.

      And his reply to you was all class.

    3. Josh E

      James, It’s DSAD now dickhead, so Domain Lame doesn’t work, but DLAD would. Did you really laugh out loud thinking about your super funny joke? “Domain Lame”!!! BAHAHAHAH!!! Why don’t you focus on learning basic punctuation and sentence structure before delving into comedy. They DO speak English in the Western half of Canada right?

      Tonight, after you put the cats to bed and jerk off to donkey porn, and after crying yourself to sleep doesn’t work, plan something productive to do tomorrow. I don’t think you’re fulfilling your full potential James. Reading and trolling domain blogs that you think are lame can be fun, but maybe you could find something more lucrative to do online. Then you too can “brag” about all the money you make and lose. We’ll still think your a douche, but at least you’ll have something worthwhile to talk about.

      1. Ategy

        Super busy with work and portfolio management that I haven’t commented much here lately .. but I feel the need to step in here .. Josh .. not sure how you can mock someone for their love of donkey porn when you’re likely the king of seal porn! lol 😉
        Sorry to hear about the mess up Shane .. totally sucks! It’s amazing how many times I’ve had domains be pulled back .. after all of them I’m not sure how they can actually justify not being able to do anything about it!? Hopefully the door isn’t 100% closed just yet! Good luck with it!

  3. Eric

    “There is no other way to say it. I am an idiot. I know there are plenty of people at the other blogs and comment sections that agree with me. I’ve been called an idiot for years, but this time I proved it. ”

    God bless you 🙂 You are so sincere and so funny man 🙂

  4. Mike

    Ouch. Sorry to hear this and thank you for sharing. It emphasizes to many who don’t how quickly and effectively Afternic fast transfer works in any scenario. Also raises the question and concern why no 2/FA on all major marketplaces yet? Not that it would have made a difference in this situation but extra security layer just to log into marketplaces should be added.

  5. Steven

    It’s crystal clear that Afternic needs to implement 2FA. It’s unfathomable that they haven’t done so yet. It’s the weak link in their whole ecosystem. (although I know it wouldn’t have fixed your problem in this case)

  6. Ken O'Brien

    Shane, and (best of the two) are decent domains but IMO the category killer for that sector is… 🙂


  7. AbdulBasit Makrani

    Sorry to hear the loss of one of your quality domain which I remember you have shared very proudly of. Thanks for being very open as always and not many share their losses like you do.
    Wish you recover this loss very soon.
    Best wishes!

    1. Post author

      Thanks Abdul,

      Nice offset to James’ comments I have a little chunk of Taser stock now known as Axon and they had great earnings yesterday that helped ease my pissed off state 🙂

  8. Michael

    Sorry to hear about this. This is one of the things I really fear about using Afternic’s fast transfer. And Afternic’s terrible UI doesn’t make it any easier to control.

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