We don’t do this very often but if you’re in the domain space and would like to advertise with us here at DSAD we’d love to work with you. We’ve built our brand on being “down to earth” so if we promote someone you can be assured we feel strongly our readers will benefit by using their product or services. I think a lot of companies are still caught up in page views and number of eyeballs and not quality of leads. I would hope that advertisers understand that banners are pretty much useless in today’s market. Putting up a banner at any site might as well be made out of clear plexiglass. The only thing that truly works is articles of case use, success stories, and mentions. Even worse that banners are forced mentions. We all despise paid content and see right through it. The only way to help a company in this day in age is to show legit success stories. Describe why they are helpful and tell them your experiences. Influencers are generally influencers for a reason. People trust their opinion and enjoy what they have to say. I’m not going to say I or any of us at DSAD are influencers but I guarantee that we’ve built a reputation of writing how we see things and not as we’re told to see things.
If a company or companies would like to team up with us we’d love to talk about how we can help. Starting off with whether we can. A lot of times we aren’t a good fit but often we are. If anyone would like to talk more please contact us.
Enough with the pandering to new advertisers. Let’s discuss the value of Godaddy’s reputation. Travis and I have been discussing the value of having a customer purchase a name through Godaddy. We know that having your name in front of customers during a search for a name at Godaddy is the most important thing you can do for the sale of your domain. We can leave that on the table. But what if they type in your name? Do you think that having that land on a BIN page at Godaddy makes them still feel like they are buying from Godaddy? We both feel that Afternic has no advantage in customer assurance. Nobody knows who Afternic is. But they know Godaddy. It costs 20% if they buy off a Godaddy page. Will you sell more names because people trust GD and will that offset the 20%?
It’s the kind of discussion we’ve been having lately. Where do we send our customers to make them feel the most comfortable to purchase a name. What is the balance between cost and assurance? We know what has worked for people but what would be ideal. For example, Escrow on Efty has made it easier. Escrow in our industry is the ultimate in trust IMO. But outsiders may not know this. I’m not sure exactly what is best but would love to hear what others think.
Quote of the Day: “When you talk, you’re only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” – Dalai Lama
Domain of the Day: MicroNeedling.com aka collagen injection aka make you think you look younger injection
Namejet, Sedo, Snap, and other Names Up for Auction
FundingToday.com 17 years old. Met reserve. Crowd funding, seed funding
FetchPay.com Another fin tech name getting some action
Tribe.cc It’s a dot cc but a great keyword. Everyone seems to be picking tribes
Clashy.com Solid opening offer for this one
Helpum.com Exudes helping people but maybe the word help gave that away. No bids
GrowPlug.com A type of plant start in the nursery industry but could be anything
HCHM.com In my opinion would be a good buy under $500
CancerCenter.net Met reserve at $79. I know its a dot net but a heck of a keyword combo
IHHI.com An expiring name so no reserve on this one
DoItSmarter.com No reserve. Great marketing name
WinterHorse.com Would make a great brand. A few places using it now. 20 years old
KoreanStars.com Korea sure loves their K-pop and movie stars
Kulee.com A 5L with just a few bids
SparkTop.com Has some trademarks which means people like the name
Godaddy Domains With Bids
Some names from the NamesCon Auction
Singl.es If you’re going to hack the .es this is as good as you’re going to hack it
Reliability.org There is nothing more important than being reliable.
TechM.com Upgrade name for a few tech companies. Tech Mahindra might want it as well to shorten it up
God.cc The top number of bids at GD today. As it should be
AllIWant.com A pretty well known term but didn’t think it would get this high
BusinessLoft.com WeWork without all the fraud
BHLD.com I think it crosses the four figure price by the end
RusticSigns.com I went to an auction for a greenhouse that was closing. I wanted to buy the greenhouses. As I waited I couldn’t believe how many people came for the old signs. The old plant signs burnt into the wood went for hundreds of dollars each. And I got the entire greenhouse for not much more
GayMedia.com Lots of coverage of Lady Gaga and Tom Cruise
CoupleUp.com The newest dating app
BaconFestival.com Could be my new favorite festival
FindBroker.com Kind of Tarzan like in sound but everyone gets the point
CookieSquad.com There aren’t very many people that wouldn’t want to be members of the cookie squad
NextTrader.com Getting harder to make money in brokerage when its free
EZBlockchain.com At $67 at press time. I think it ends at 10-20X this
SoftwarePark.com Buy your tools and apps here
SoilQuality.com If you ask any environmental engineer and they will tell you that soil quality is one of the biggest problems of the future. That we have under 100 crops left in our soils
TrafficTrader.com Huge in the 2000s. Still big now
ComeHelp.com Two help names in the same lists. Tells you something
DomainMafia.com Oh shit, they are going to take out the Gang
Explosiva.com This name is the bomb
Godaddy Names With One of No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
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