Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday April 5th, 2019

Apr 05 2019

Escrow.com

Here’s a little more industry hard love.  I briefly talked about BrandBucket data the other day and someone mentioned why they thought they were going to have trouble in the future.  I agree.  I think the future presents some obstacles.  I want to preface that I have enjoyed meeting and talking with everyone at Brandbucket.  Margot has put together a great team.  They were very kind and know their stuff.  They certainly created and did a great job creating the first big brand market but in my opinion a few changes will be needed to stay relevant in the industry.

  1.  Commission is too high    Nobody is arguing a commission is due for bringing in a buyer.  But now there are a ton of places that can do the exact same thing.  Which is basically nothing except putting your name in their marketplace and using everyone’s traffic to find other people’s names. While I don’t know the ad spend I am pretty sure others are spending just as much if not more on advertising.  Commission needs to be 20% or less on all names at all prices.
  2. Logo fees are silly.   I heard they were reducing them but the reality is most people are not buying the name because of the logo.   Its merely a place holder.   Charging $100 or more for a logo upon sale is just a way to help a friend out who designs logos and needs to make money.
  3. It ………………takes………………………forever………………..to ………………….get……………………responses.    They are perhaps the slowest response of anyone I’ve worked with in the industry.  I joked one time they must work for the Network Solutions auth code team.    Again, nice people but you don’t get the nice responses for days
  4. The method of choosing the names they accept is very random.  There is zero method to their choosing.  I sent in a list that had 5 names they had already accepted and they denied them.   I realize they can’t accept all names and many of mine wouldn’t do well there.  I feel like they are just liking or not liking off the top of their head. Just based on how someone feels that day and never more than one person looking at them.
  5. Squad Help is outspending them big time in marketing.  I see them all over the tech sites and in ads.  Undeveloped and BrandPa are taking huge bites out of their sales.  Many of the names that would have gone to BrandBucket are now on all these other sites.

I think Brandbucket is doing just fine.  They probably don’t need to do any improvements to make a millions dollars in 2019. I do think number will continue to decrease as people move their names to other brand sites or create their own with Efty.  It will be interesting to see how they adjust to the new environment.  Margot is certainly smart enough and the team talented enough to continue their dominance.  But its going to take a commission reduction and a few other things to get their in my opinion.  Here are today’s names. Make sure to click on the names to see the current price and to help DSAD keep on keeping on.

 

Quote of the Day:  “There are 2 rules for success. 1. Never tell everything you know“: -Roger H. Lincoln

Domain of the Day:  VirtualCash.comThere are lots of things that call themselves virtual cash but only one owns the domain

 

 Namejet, Sedo, and other Names Up for Auction

Evaluate.org    Dot org knocks it down in price but reserve is met at $200 so it won’t cost that much…..maybe

RUGD.com   Going to market this as Rugged and spell it out each time

UCJC.com  Met reserve at $100.  I’d take it at $150

PerformancePowder.com   Sounds like a Protein shake that I see the guys drinking at the gym

ICIM.com   1993 birthday.  Pretty old LLLL.com

Bier.org  Surprised there aren’t more bidders on this one.  Bier as we all know is German for Beer.  Figured out why not many bidders. This ends in a few weeks. Forgot to sort by end date

HelpMeStop.com   Addiction specialist name.   Sounds like a domain I’d see in a tv ad

AFGD.com  1999 Birthday   American Federation of Gorgeous Dads

HomeBeerKit.com  People love home brew.  ProTip. Have a party and serve the bad batch at the end of the party

 

Godaddy Domains With Multiple Bids

Gundog.com  Godaddy says this is the most valuable name on the list today

LifeMarketing.com   Social media is all pretty much life marketing

Thumbo.com   Anything phone or table related

UpSail.com  Upgrade name for the .io and several other companies that share the name

YouChange.com  You is the only one you can do anything about

ChicagoDoctor.com   Vanity email or marketing name

VitalPure.com   Important and good for you

Kick365.com   Kickin it every day, all year

PersonalDoctor.com  I remember when we all had one.  Now its a cluster of randomness

FamilyDoctor.net  I might like this one just as much and its a dot net

MiniMovies.com   I like to call them shorts but I get it.  Mini is cuter

PSGT.com    Letters so great I’m thinking about getting back into the LLLL.com game

ClubPacific.com    Upgrade name for several different organizations

GameHedge.com  Don’t love it but I like pretty much every game name

38166.com    The double 6 are bringing the bidders

eLip.com     Elip or eLip?   Either way its short and shouldn’t be misspelled

AKQP.com  You don’t see these this high very often

 

Godaddy Domains With One Or No Bids

MindAlbum.com  Similar to mind mapping.  A form of a diary that traces your daily thoughts

GlowRun.com   There are lots of night runs and other types of runs called color runs.

SafeAndWell.com    What we all hope for each day

AnalRape.com   Really Godaddy?   And it has backlinks

YogaScene.com   Blog or site about the worlds most popular sport

BrighterCapital.com   We have lots of capital names coming through. This is one of my favorite in a while

GrowthTap.com   Tap in to the growth

HashtagProperties.com   Sell Twitter accounts

HighAffair.com     Dispensary or canna shop name

UniqueGrowers.com   Probably a canna name as well

BeachTrends.com    Fashion site or fashion brand

FlyWink.com   Not sure what to use it for but I liked the sound of it

FineHarbor.com  Chinese restaurant

RoyalJane.com    Sounds like a fashion brand to me

JuiceAndFood.com    Tell exactly what you do in the name

The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids

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100SitusPoker.com
22Vr.com
ActiveBB.net
Advsolar.com
Alindex.com
Alinuraktas.com
AlliedQuotes.com
Amote.com
AnimalSmatter.org
Arzamas.com
BackGammoned.net
batse.com
bb-fr.com
BBGraph.com
BlessUp.com
BuySnowBoards.com
CCKuo.com
ChinaFangKai.com
ConceptBB.com
ConceptForum.net
ConsolidatedGroup.com
CorporateAccountability.com
crbt123.com
Cryptocratic.com
CryptoNews24.com
DannySallAmericanDiner.com
DearYue.com
DiscutForum.com
Dovecot.com
Duhuisy.com
DYCapital.com
DynamicForum.net

ElSuperbeasto.com
EqualityMarch2017.org
Espanole.org
EtCultura.com
FitzpatrickWinery.com
FlexyDrive.com
ForestDale.com
ForumCulture.net
ForumZen.com
fr-bb.com
FraudEssentials.com
FRBB.net
gdbpr.com
GistsPalace.com
Grafbb.com
Haohuaxm.com
HappinessNetwork.com
HighBB.com
HighForum.net
hnlsby.com
hnsulong.com
HorseHats.com
InstantPrinterSupport.com
IsJavaScriptEnabled.com
Jason-Cole.com
JayMcinerney.com
JCCellars.com
JesusPrayer.com
JMacn.com
JWFoundry.com
KennethMichaelGuitars.com
KidzDraw.com
KilnHow.com
Krypy.com
Kuaiyi55.com
Langitqq.org
LarryBlackAndAssoc.com
LatinosUnited.org
LeadershipLaunch.com
LettereCaffe.org
LightBB.com
LiteType.com
LoboTome.com
LogAsiaMag.com
LolBB.com
LostHorseSaloon.com
LovelyClustersBlog.com
MarriageByDesign.com
MartialArtsStore.com
Maxstyleuk.com
MegaBB
mlhjf.com
My-No-No.com
n3n3.com
NabLog.net
NaturalForum.net
NeoSino.com
NestStore.com
NewWaveAutoBroker.com
Nexfind.com
NorthernCalifornian.com
OKBux.com
Ortizal.com
OverboardUsa.com
PathwaysProject.org
PixelNovel.com
pjrsrc.com
PlanetPreterist.com
PositifForum.com
PremierCustomHomes.com
PricesCollision.com
qhxgw.com
RavenLounge.com
Rawiga.com
ReasonableRentals.com
RenewTech.com
RiverBendFilmFest.org
RobertClarkPhoto.com
Rouxiuya.com
RSLink.com
russellroofingco.com
sdshenan.com
sdxcjtss.com
SeattleTrekker.com
Showinin.com
SKLTrade.com
SmileyForum.net
SwitchCase.com
syqsxmy.com
TacticalAdventureGear.com
taxiclic.com
tddesign.com
TexasRoofPros.com
Topflyz.com
TrumpOceanClub.com
TruthVoice.com
UpBuzz.com
url2.com
Veotag.com
Viidi.com
WelcomeToRome.net
WingSandRotors.org
WinnerBB.com
WinnerForum.net
wjcssl.com
xmldlst.com
YeaHi.com
Your-Website-Sucks.net
zazazapizza.com
Zikforum.com

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3 comments

  1. Travis M.

    1. Agree that it should be somewhat lower. They did just lower it for the tier of names selling for between $10K and $50K. Brandpa’s commission is a little better. SquadHelp’s is worse – moving up to 35% for some names.
    2. They got rid of these for names listing after 4/1/2019. I do find BrandBucket logos to consistently be the best. Brandpa logos used to be pretty bad, but they have gotten better with better designers. SquadHelp logos need to be better.
    3. yes, much slower than any other brandable company I’ve worked with. SquadHelp is by far the fastest.
    4. It does seem random, but I’m not sure how previously approved names were denied. I’ll pick up names on the drop and submit them, and the system tells me they are already in the system. You email BrandBucket, and they become active in your account.
    5. Probably. I see SquadHelp and BrandBucket ads. I’ve never seen a Brandpa ad (maybe AdWords – I don’t remember). So the higher commission sites buy ads – the question is, is it worth it.

  2. Brian

    Shane
    As a relatively new seller on BrandBucket you covered most of my frustrations with the site. The name approval turnaround is running close to 4 weeks… Perhaps if they limited the user submissions per week to a reasonable number that would help speed up the process.
    I enjoy your columns, keep up the good work. When you’re ready for a new running challenge let me know and we will get you set up with the Pikes Peak Marathon, The ascent finishes above 14,000 feet.


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      ShaneCultra

      I am very familiar with Pike’s Peak marathon. It’s considered one of the toughest marathons in the world. How exactly would you set me up. Super intrigued.:)

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