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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday April 29th, 2019


I’m learning more and more about the value of social media handles.  Our company acquired the Instagram handle @botany to go with and in the two weeks we’ve owned it we’ve had five inquiries to buy it.  3 have opened with a direct message saying its for a hobby or school project, 2 said it was for their company.   So its pretty much the exact same as domains.

Also similar to domains is that nobody responds after you tell them its not for sale.  And its not.  It is part of and if they want the handle they have to buy the domain.  I didn’t acquire it to resell.  I bought it because I think social media is an important part of branding and having Twitter and Instagram exact matches only increases the value.

On a side note, you’ve heard I’ve become a big honey fan so I bought HoneyLife. com .   Not really a premium name but a great brand for someone to sell honey. Looks good in print, lets people know exactly what the site is about, and passes the radio and spelling test.  So I bought it.  Another one I will probably never build out but its there if I want to.   I do have the hives now so I am making product as we speak.   Here are today’s names. Make sure to click on the names to see the current price and to help DSAD keep on keeping on

Domain of the Day:      I always wondered why I don’t see more coffee trucks

Quote of the Day:  Anyone who has spent a few nights in a tent during a storm can tell you: The world doesn’t care all that much if you live or die.” — Anthony Doerr


 Namejet, Sedo, and other Names Up for Auction    Pretty solid brandable with no bids    One more

Bargain.Cruises   I’m going to admit. I had no idea there was a dot cruises    The plural is much better but for the price its not a bad name  No reserve.  Sounds like they’re going to have an answer  No reserve, expiring name.    Politics or the kitchen    No bids.  Every athlete has gone through this at some point    Pretty sure God wouldn’t use a newG   1998 birthday.   example: Me    Very memorable.  Athletic, alcohol or kids drink

Godaddy Domains With Multiple Bids   The favorite color of the yogaist  Take off the S and this is a 5 figure domain, more back in the peak   Godaddy likes it. 1999 birthday and a few good PR backlinks  Aaron from here at DSAD did pretty well with  but this is considerably worse   The price is all for the typo of MineCraft   Not sure what you would do with it but people are liking it  Asset management all the way    That’s a whole lotta 5s  .  Actually not as high as I thought it would go  your typical crazy priced Chinese name   Like a Spanish plethora  “Let us help you get started”     Going to be some kind of instagram related company    A lot of them are fulfilled in Silicon Valley   If you’re looking for a pilot to island hop


Good list of Today


Godaddy Domains With One Or No Bids    Upgrade name for dozens of companies.  We have one in our town   Drink on the go   I think podcasting when I see this  Great name for a well installer
I’m either tired or picky but I just didn’t see any no bid names that caught my eye.  More for you

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7 Replies to “Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday April 29th, 2019”

  1. I’m a big honey fan myself. We had several hives on my family farm growing up and I’d love to start doing it again in the future.

    As for the social media handles I’m wondering how do you get in touch with people or how do they contact you? What if there is no email listed on one you want? I don’t know of a whois for social handles haha. Are you putting an email or something in the description for business inquiries? This is all very interesting to me.

    1. There are ways to contact them. A DM is a start. That is how people contact me. Tracking down people that own them is the skill. Nobody really wants to give up secrets. And again. I am not doing to resell. Only to acquire matching for my domains

      1. I didn’t even think of DMs – duh!
        I should have capitalized on this kind of thing back in the day. I made a lot of money off instagram as I got into marketing for it prior to FB buying it. I could have secured so many of the best handles.

  2. The largest social media deal I have personally conducted is £6K for a twitter handle. This was completed through Escrow but I’m pretty sure they stopped dealing with these type of transactions. I am also pretty sure that buying a handle was against ToS at the time too.

    There must be a fair few of these types of deals that happen, unreported. Annoyingly, there are swathes of names taken by people who are not using them, are uncontactable and who cannot lose them as they are not paying a yearly price. There is a very good market for Twitter monikers that are not being utilized by the company.

    A Namejet for social media handles would clean up.

    1. Anthony,

      It is again TOS to buy and sell. But I don’t think acquiring for your business a matching handle would be or at least they wouldn’t enforce it. As I said above. I only buy matching handles. Never sold just a handle and won’t. These deals happen every day. And yes, so many incredible handles sit their idle but Twitter doesn’t care.

      1. That’s the best/safest way to go about it in the end Shane.
        I think there are ways to get idle handles by reaching out to twitter if its been over x amount of years of inactivity as it’s something I looked into and read about in the past.

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