I wish I lived closer to the mountains. I love their beauty, their challenge, and the people that climb them. In the most general form, runners are daily achievers, ironman participants are trying to prove something. To themselves or to others. But mountain climbers are merely seeking challenges. To fight against something they know they can never beat. They may win on a particular day but they will always be second to the mountain. That mountain was there millions of years before and will be there millions of years after. You are merely a guest.
Mountain climbers are generally humble. They talk about the awesomeness of the experience but hardly about the skills they needed to do it. Their bodies are fit, their minds sharp, and their stories deep. I have only climbed a few but I yearn to go back. My best memories and experiences have come from a mere blip of time in the overall calendar. I went with my daughter and it immediately went into her top 5 experiences. It hurt, it was uncomfortable, but it’s all forgotten when it all moved into memory. The hurt and uncomfortable is taken away and all you remember are the views, the laughs, and the questioning of whether you can go another step. Covid has me yearning these types of events. I’m sick of being in the house, at work, and on the daily circle of life. It’s about time to start planning to find that new mountain.
On the domain investing front, Escrow had a pretty good 3rd quarter and showed that domains are doing well. Especially those that are built out. Here are the highlights
Escrow.com Domain Investment Index Q3 2020 highlights:
- The total transacted domain name amount has recovered in Q3, after the lull in the previous quarter due to effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. The total domain name transaction amount for Q3 was $77.5 million, compared to $55.2 million in Q2.
- We see a recovery across most leading countries in Q3. Total transactions in the US increased from $42.6 million to $58 million.
- We see a jump in median price return rate to 20% in Q3 2020 compared to Q2 2020. This is expected given the weaker performance in Q2 2020.
- Despite the meager performance in Q2 2020, Q3 2020 outperformed Q3 of last year. Median price return rate in Q3 2020 increased by 7% compared to Q3 2019.
- Median price of domain names with content increased from $3,500 to $5,000, and median price of domain names without content increased slightly from $2,500 to $2,750.
- Similarly, the total transacted volume of domain names with content increased to $12.3 million, while domain names without content increased to $41.75 million.
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Domain of the Day: TopBusiness.com Top number of bids on the board today. And top price. 25 years old and taken in 68 extensions. All this pretty much adds up to a big price
Quote of the Day: “Every time I witness a strong person, I want to know: What darkness did you conquer. Mountains do not rise without earthquakes.”
Park.io Names at Auction or Available for Pickup
Winners.gg Who doesn’t like winners?
Chaintalk.io Great name for a Crypto/Blockchain blog or site
Jina.io A Korean first name. First names make great products
Veneer.co Because the surface is what people see
Mike.vc “Hey I’m Mike…..The VC”
Namejet and Sedo & More Domains at Action
ZEHE.com This CVCV is the queen of the auction
DDOD.com As predicted, one of the top 5 domains with bids
RBAH.com H for Holdings. Has a bid but its under $200 at press time
EOAA.com You collect vowels? Here you go
DIYPlanner.com I saw the initial bid and thought it was rich but after looking at all the results I definitely think the second bid was warranted
MooseTown.com Reserve under $100 and gets a few hundred visits. Certainly memorable and easy logo
TheMortgageCenter.com A bit long but memorable and definitive. 24 years old
Kegra.com Nice 5L dropping with only one bid
Poko.io No bids on this one. Taken in 89 extensions
76.io Don’t see NN.io up for auction very often
Konga.co C’mon everyone do that Konga
Godaddy Domains With Bids
AutoGiant.com Hopefully it exudes good pricing through big inventory vs big company , terrible service
BugDude.com Informal pest control
3dcomputer.com Zero personality in this name. But people are still going to buy it
PetShirt.com This is going to crush it. People love buying shit for their pets
PetCollective.com And this is where you buy it
SmartXchange.com There are almost as many urls with Xchange as with Exchange
MadDesigns.com Mad means good for all you old people out there
Idelle.com Adele’s sister
FamilyStation.com Sounds like the special family bathroom I sneak in to because its cleaner than the regular bathroom. And more private
SolTravel.com “Head towards the Sun”
PurelyMed.com Canna shop all the way
UnicornMist.com Unicorn anything seems to sell
MWOT.com Taken in 7 extensions so a middle to low end price here
WarSpot.com Definitely going to be a video game site
Godaddy Domains with One or No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names with Bids
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