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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday January 10th, 2020

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: aka collagen injection aka make you think you look younger injection

Namejet, Sedo, Snap, and other Names Up for Auction 17 years old. Met reserve. Crowd funding, seed funding Another fin tech name getting some action It’s a dot cc but a great keyword. Everyone seems to be picking tribes Solid opening offer for this one Exudes helping people but maybe the word help gave that away. No bids A type of plant start in the nursery industry but could be anything In my opinion would be a good buy under $500 Met reserve at $79. I know its a dot net but a heck of a keyword combo An expiring name so no reserve on this one No reserve. Great marketing name Would make a great brand. A few places using it now. 20 years old Korea sure loves their K-pop and movie stars A 5L with just a few bids Has some trademarks which means people like the name

Godaddy Domains With Bids

Some names from the NamesCon Auction If you’re going to hack the .es this is as good as you’re going to hack it There is nothing more important than being reliable. Upgrade name for a few tech companies. Tech Mahindra might want it as well to shorten it up The top number of bids at GD today. As it should be A pretty well known term but didn’t think it would get this high WeWork without all the fraud I think it crosses the four figure price by the end 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 Lots of coverage of Lady Gaga and Tom Cruise The newest dating app Could be my new favorite festival,, and Some nice 5Ls coming across today Kind of Tarzan like in sound but everyone gets the point There aren’t very many people that wouldn’t want to be members of the cookie squad Getting harder to make money in brokerage when its free At $67 at press time. I think it ends at 10-20X this Buy your tools and apps here 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 Huge in the 2000s. Still big now Two help names in the same lists. Tells you something Oh shit, they are going to take out the Gang This name is the bomb

Godaddy Names With One of No Bids

The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids

Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. We 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 us, Shane and Josh . (ie you click through and purchase a name you like) or an occasional paid listing. Everything we say is based on our own research or is opinion. Do your own due diligence. That means look it up yourself if you don’t think the stats or our opinion is correct. We hand choose the names but we are paid to make this list by both 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.

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12 Replies to “Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday January 10th, 2020”

  1. This is a good question indeed. I have been trying all the alternatives but could not come to a conclusion. Afternic has no advantage for sure. Almost %99 does not know Afternic and interestingly GoDaddy does not show it owns Afternic which could have a impact on buyers. GoDaddy seems the best option but even Godaddy is not know by masses in many countries like mine. So does

    Is it worth for %20 commission i really dont know but it is still the most searched registrar, it increases inquries if not sales and you have no option to use it if you are not Domain King.

  2. I agree what the heck is Afternic, Godaddy has spent probably a billion dollars advertising, Advertising GODADDY, change the name of Afternic, To Godaddy Market, I don’t know, something with Godaddy, let it run as it does, so you don’t shift people’s account, and payment info etc… a rebrand will only help sales, not hurt.

    1. This is a good point Mike. I think Afternic is in desperate need of a rebrand / facelift. The site is clunky and dated. I too would like to see them move on from the Afternic name to something more GoDaddy focused. While I’m dreaming, improve the functionality. For example, give me the ability to contact past offers after an offer period has expired. Allow more of a conversational email back and forth like Uniregistry has done so that I can revive past leads. I’ve sold names to old leads on Uniregistry just by being able to reach out months later.

      Anyway, I totally agree. GoDaddy recently gave their own site a facelift, they should do the same with Afternic. And changing the name, or putting “GoDaddy” on the site would likely increase buyer confidence as it’s a more recognizable name to those not in the industry.

  3. I have a different issue/question. I already have many Godaddy registered domains listed for sale at Afternic that gets them into the Godaddy registration path for prospective buyers. In the latest new layout of my Godaddy Domain Manager it is giving me an option to list my domain for sale with the estimated value right next to it- even those that are already at Afternic – so why would I need to list it for sale at both? Maybe I am missing something…


    1. That is a subject I have addressed with my GD rep many times over the last few years. It is a redundant addition to the domain manager. You can list directly through domain manager or directly with Afternic, but, if you list directly with Afternic like I do, their system has not yet tied in going the other way, so it looks like it is not yet listed. One day, maybe, when GD hires a teenage intern to fix it it might get done.

  4. For me, Afternic provides about 90% of my sales. I would assume most people think they are buying it from Godaddy. Especially on names where Appraised GD value is the same as my BIN price, which is about 80% of the time. Without Afternic, I would not be in business, so I am ok with the commission.

    Now I have the exact same portfolio and prices at Sedo, and have only sold one there in the last few years. So, for me, Afternic is about 100 times more effective than Sedo for some reason.

    My other 10% of sales come through a combo of Squadhelp and Efty landers. Brandbucket has gone south and is now almost useless, and I have never sold one at Brandpa (even with a $200,000 portfolio there)

    I am always looking for more exposure – the right exposure, and am happy to pay up for results.

  5. If the Godaddy site actually worked properly, I’d be a lot more enthusiastic about using them.

    Example I run into all the time, before giving up and only listing on DAN:
    “ Domain listing were not created. Due to some backend error we are not able to create the domain listings.” 🧐😔

  6. Totally agree. I’ve moved quite a few of my names with BINs to Afternic nameservers this year – actually have gotten more leads in one week than three months at DAN. Although my Afternic leads most often dry up, especially the ones with low starting bids. GoDaddy could wipe Efty, DAN, BB + clones off the map if Afternic were branded to GoDaddy; the site was updated and user friendly; and they were more democratic with tools, leads and data. Until then, I’ll spread my names around and ignore all the tire kickers.

    Hey Shane, Pothos is dropping Monday. Oh shit, sorry.

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