There has been a name on my list the last few days, Zurdy.com. It was an experiment I was trying. Ed Emery @branddrip had it listed on Twitter via Afternic for $79. I always talk about pronounceable 5Ls all being worth more than $100 in my opinion and if I see one I usually buy it. So I bought it via Afternic like he was offering and after renewal it was $87. I thought it was worth double what I paid so I immediately put it on Godaddy auctions and see if I was correct.
I do have an advantage to point out names via my list so I don’t pretend that everyone can do it. But once it gets a few bids at $20 it will pretty much get picked up and start moving if it has value. This one did pretty much what I expected and finished at $230. Take out my $46 for commissions and you get $184 and take out my $87 I paid and I take home $97. I realize $97 isn’t a great amount of money to some but its pretty good money for 15 minutes work. And I think its scalable. I hunted some closeouts to do the same thing and its been pretty successful with an average of about $50 profit per day over the last few weeks. Can I scale it and keep it going all year. I’m going to figure that out in 2020. Like all things domain investing, the key will be inventory and finding names that can be scalped.
I normally wouldn’t mess with quick flips but with the Godaddy commissions plummeting this past year I have to add something to the mix to keep my writing and domain habit going. I think this may be the answer. Of course I’ll keep you informed.
Quote of the Day: “One of the hardest things you will ever have to do is grieve the loss of a person who is still alive.” – Mike Wazowski
Domain of the Day: Trademarker.com This is where proper Camel Casing comes in. TradeMarker is how my program made it look and I was thinking why would I trade markers? But trademarks on the other hand…good business model
Namejet, Sedo, Snap, and other Names Up for Auction
TIZO.com May hit reserve. One of the better CVCV at Namjet lately
CoolPhones.com Met reserve at $500 so somebody is on their way to a phone site. Or a parked page
LaborCompany.com Good temp staff name
Hornpipe.com A Scottish/English dance ….and a great brand
FreeEscrow.com Although not sure I trust a free escrow
Ivuvo.com Has 3 bids which is a lot for a Sedo expiry name
Finqa.com No bids. Has fin like fintech in it
Away.org Closes today could get there but a bit away from the reserve
Godaddy Domains With Bids
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BuyLikeBuffett.com Not huge value but our generation knows exactly what that means. My daughters isn’t going to resonate with it as well
BTRM.com Great letters. Prices creeping up this year
Fiddle.net Just a reminder. If you’re going to play in Texas you have to have this in the band. He may be on the roof though
InvestingStrategy.com Good newsletter name
SafeToken.com This would have been a 5K name in the peak
Siwu.com Nice CVCV and my favorite Ghanese language
InstallGroup.com Upgrade name for dozens of companies. Was actually surprised how many were already named this
DigitalGreetings.com We still doing these?
Electing.com Another ing name which you know I don’t like. But it has quite a few bids so I’m obligated to put it here
RipTorn.com Just died in July. RIP Rip
EggC.com The C Egg is my favorite
Worddy.com A brand site would probably take this one
LongStraw.com Like this one. The opposite of drawing the short straw
Thessa.com A musical artist dominates the front page but a good brand on its own
PrizePlay.com Sounds like a scratch off ticket or lottery game
Quotiva.com Quote anything
Godaddy Names With One of No Bid
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
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