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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday August 10th, 2020

Two things that are contradictory but have always been a consistent measure of the domain environment are the facts that I have seen more offers on my domains than any point since I’ve been domain investing. The other is that our commissions have dropped like a rock in the last 30 days.

The commission thing could be that we are doing a bad job and nobody comes here any more. It could be nobody buys through the list. It could be that people that read this post each day are not buying right now and that all the sales are to the big guys that use their own API. I’m not sure and there’s not much I can do about it other thank keep doing what I’ve been doing for a decade. But I will say that every time the commissions drop the sales of domains have dropped. It never turned out to be just us. I won’t be able to find out for a few weeks but I will say that everyone is gearing up for a rough rough fall and maybe domain investors are holding back a bit. Again, won’t know for a while.

All that being said, I have gotten a ton of inquiries. Not great offers but offer. I have 400 domains and get one or two a day. That’s a lot for me. My LLLL.coms have been getting some action at Afternic as well. Its been a while since that has happened. None of it means anything until I sell some but you have to start with offers.

On another note, I didn’t have high hopes but talking to the football coaches here at U of I and it looks like college football is going to be canceled mid week. I knew it was a long shot but was hoping they would get in a few games. But its just not safe and everyone knows it. I can’t imagine fall without college football. Its been a part of my fall my entire life. The NFL is still going but even that could be in jeopardy and regardless its not the same as college. But its just a game and not worth risking lives. They already put their bodies and the futures in jeopardy every game. No sense in making it worse.

Domain of the Day: The top number of bids on the Godaddy board today. Higher prices in crypto means higher prices in crypto domains

Quote of the Day: “It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory and still to love it.” –Oscar Wilde Names at Auction or Available for Pickup Doing much better than your average Animals, even obscure animals, still fetch good prices This one will do even better because Jaguar is not obscure in my book One of the best .gg names to ever be caught IMO

Namejet and Sedo & More Domains at Action  Upgrade name for several companies. Has a great bid no bids. Sounds like a clothing line or a 70s rock band He’s nice once you get to know him. No bids 1993 birthday. Oldest name I’ve seen in the last month. No reserve 25 years old and taken in 22 other extensions. Everyone loves cats A two word domain that pretty much nobody will misspell I have to admit, I have no idea what Australian music sounds like So many crimes and cases are solved through going over available video from the area

Godaddy Domains With Bids One of the few gardening names I’ll probably buy 21 years old and taken in 13 other extensions. We all need an angel Flanked with the 8s is always a good number to have Exudes long lasting freshness Have to imagine the same person registered these

A lot of LLLL.coms dropping today Help them get going . At a cost of course Not a bad 5L for under $100 (at press time) Ethereum guide . With crypto high again all these names go up in value to the daring come the riches Sounds like a social media management company right out of the box Indonesian name but a nice little 5L on its own

Godaddy Names With One or 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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14 Replies to “Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday August 10th, 2020”

  1. Well thats the shame of having this as a website and not a page on Facebook!
    I am a very active member of this page for the past 3 months.
    I do my own research for expired names, and I see what I spotted here, but you always add a few that I occasionally bid on. I did buy at least 10 names based on your recommendations. If I do the math, you should be helping me with 40 acquisitions a year, which should reflect to 1 sale per year (2.5% Sell through rate).
    You put a lot of effort here, and never asked for our information to have access to this page. I believe that’s something you need to start doing.
    I would be glad to receive a weekly newsletter from you for names. I am solid that you should be able to collect at least 5,000 emails. With 20 names in a small newsletter, you should sell a couple every month off that list, with a commission of 10%, that could make up for the advertising revenue you might be missing here (if not more).

    I am no expert in domaining like you are (and most readers here are more experienced than me). However, I hope you allow me to say that you could think bigger and collect data. You could lose 50% of visitors, but you will monetize 10X with the remaining 50%.

    There are people that make a living just off newsletters. You are a very nice guy, I have seen your video on I know you might be trying to be very ethical and very nice by not utilizing data. Buddy, its 2020. No one will be offended when you do this. There is no harm in revising your strategy! The whole industry has changed a lot in the past decade. People are at home now and have more screen time. MONETIZE This!

    I wish you all the best, and very sorry for the long post 🙂

    1. Thank you Ahmed for the great idea. We’re doing fine. We have great advertisers so we’re fortunate. Just pointing out that there may have been a lull in domain buying at wholesale the last few weeks

  2. I am not saying this is the cause of the drop the last 30 days but one thing I noticed is the affiliate links. I log out of everything, for security, and only log in when needed. When I click on a link you’ve place it will say “content=Shane%20Cultra” (GD) or “source=dsad” (NJ) but then I have to sign in. If I look for the domain through their search your aff code disappears. I don’t know how good their systems are and if the referral is still being tracked but I changed my behaviour once I clocked this, and thought I might be taking money out your pocket, by logging in then coming back to your page to click the link. The number of people wearing tin foil hats and logging out constantly is probably 1, but if there is another person who is doing this and hasn’t realized then this message is not wasted.

    1. Thanks for the info Anthony – if I understand the path you are referring to, you are saying:
      1. click on a link from dsad
      2. have to log in to godaddy
      3. do a search on
      4. bid on, win, purchase a name
      If so, they are supposed to be tracking things correctly through the path that you describe, but who knows how often it is working. Please let us know the next time you purchase a domain this way, and we can see if the commission actually came through. That would be a big help. Thanks again.

  3. I appreciate your list and appreciate what I have learned from reviewing you and the teams selections. I have bought several names through this list in the past 12 months. But, I have slowed down since tax time, spouses reviewing expenditures and not happy with “At least I didn’t buy a boat like Brent did, it just sits there most of the year”. “ My return based on what I spent crushes the money market account”. Seriously, sales have been up and leases at Dan are covering basic monthly cost, so very happy and wife is OK with it as it pays for itself. But I am concerned about economic indicators and moving towards a more liquid position.

  4. I’ve been having major godaddy issues lately where it sometimes doesn’t load at all, and other times directs me to some random country and then won’t let me switch back to the US. I typically have to open the site up in incognito (so the cookies are fresh) and then everything works.. but the downside is I’m entering the names I see on your list manually in godaddy search so the commission unfortunately wouldn’t happen. Frustrating that a company that large can’t hire a few smart people to fix the issues.

    1. Yes, their site issues are very frustrating. Incognito would definitely kill the commission, but you have to do what works. I just wish GoDaddy would make everything work to begin with.

    2. Thanks all for commenting. Godaddy’s horrific cookie problem has caused us all problems. If I don’t clear my cookie I have to shop in Philipino money. I’m sure
      we’re getting screwed as far as commissions but Paul Nicks has so many issues to work on th. He gets the sales without having to pay commissions so it only helps them. And as far as fixing things its at the bottom of the list of the thousands of things to fix. They will fix the problems that hurt revenue first.

      We really appreciate everyone visiting, reading, commenting, and buying. It makes it all worthwhile. AND its nice to write for someone more than my family

  5. Your blog and lists are still a part of my daily life, you’ve always done a great job putting together super high quality lists so I’ll be sticking with you for the next decade and beyond!

    We have a similar portfolio size and I’m also seeing 1-2 inquiries a day as well, also mostly lower offers but nice to see the increase in volume, hopefully a good sign.

    And yes, so many Go Daddy bugs to keep up with! I really like Paul, Joe and the rest of the crew over there so have faith over time they’ll get it all rocking and rolling.

  6. It’s promising to hear sales are going well, it gives me hope I could pivot strategy or types of names I look at because inquiries here are still way down, from 40 per month to less than 5 per month since March. I only sold one since January for $9k ($15 backorder purchase in 2016) probably because it was someway related to and will be used around the current SARS pandemic. And good buys have been few and far between.

    1. I should have said I only sold one since March began not January, because my only other sale this year was in January. I typically get a ratio of at least 100 inquiries to every sale.

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