Yesterday on Twitter I mentioned the ICA is auctioning off two domain to raise some much needed funds.
In a nutshell, the ICA was trying to come up with ways to bring in more money. Discussed were a lot of things were mostly fee based changes. I knew that NamesCon is a great place to raise money but needed some creative ideas. ICA had already tried to get people to donate names to sell at the auction but the entire amount of the name would go to ICA. Naturally nobody wanted to give up good names. Mediocre names wouldn’t make the main auction and would just blend in to the other post auction names which led to little money being raised. So we had to come up with something that would draw good names.
So what if we could get Monte and Godaddy to waive most of the fees and give their normal percentage back to the ICA. That way we could go to some members and see if they wanted a guaranteed spot at the main live auction with them paying no more fees than if they submitted a name privately? Monte in return gets to do a good deed, would have two good names in the auction above and beyond what he was going to have anyway, and get some free publicity. Monte generously said he would do it. Except that only Matt Wegrzyn put up Directions.com and not many other names that were worthy of the live auction or reserves that were almost guarantee a sale. I wanted to put up a name originally but I figured with so many big players there would be plenty of names. I also didn’t want it to look like I proposed an idea planned around myself. But a second name never got filled. So I put in Toolchest.com at no reserve. I figured it was a win win for everyone and it was a strong enough name to gather its own bids and I could do my part to help advertise the two names.
No reserve which is a big risk to me and I received several emails and texts wondering why I went no reserve. I did it because I think no reserve names generally get more bids and action if it is a good name and it guarantees money to the ICA. In short, I am confident that the name will do fine, the auction will have some added excitement, and everyone will win.
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Domain of the Day: RacingBook.com Great name for horse racing and car racing sportsbook
Namejet, Sedo, Snap, and other Names Up for Auction
FixMalware.com If you’re ever had it you probably typed this in to Google. Could be built out to be a very good resource for billions
IHHI.com 26 year old palindrome
TroutRods.com one of the most relaxing things in the world, trout and salmon fishing. 1997 birthday
NewAgeTherapy.com Sounds like its not going to work
Raox.com I’m going to pronounce it ROX
PolarTrading.com Cold weather gear all the way
TalkToTheExperts.com A bit long but a term you hear all the time
SeeGod.org Sex or religion
MyEstimator.com Great name for a tool of some trade
EconomicSolutions.com Sounds so much better than credit repair
HolyPanda.com I used to work with a site called Holy Taco so why not
Starvn.com Fails the radio test but passes the hungry and food delivery test
QBI.com Just put up for auction
Godaddy Domains With Bids
LightAcademy.com Sounds like a band, a production company, and a school
Holka.com Could be a good brand and my guess is you’ll get a lot of typo from closely named companies
CargoDrones.com One of those names that I love to sell. Big category but will most likely be a marketing name for a company with a different name that makes and sells these
CryptoTreat.com Crypto name so it has to have value right?
CU4.com LLN.coms have proven to be a good long term hold
CooksCorner.com 24 year old. Obvious use
Windy.org I always think Chicago when I think Windy
FlexPharma.com There’s money in big pharma and little pharma
CouldYou.com I think I could
Eggsy.com a lot of uses but I’d definitely eat breakfast there
BestKetoDiet.com With no research I am going to say this is a much searched term
Phone-Repair.com Even with the hyphen
SplashDog.com I’d drink a pint of it
SmileHelp.com Get ur teef fixed
OneCow.com Its all you need to get started
KindBank.com Sounds like they’re going to lend pretty much anyone money
Reviti.com Godaddy has this one at $5K in value. Bidders. Not so much
Godaddy Names With One of No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
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