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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday July 2nd , 2018

I just want to make sure you understand.  You are dumb for buying new Gs and smart for buying dot com.  If you don’t I can write another article telling you how dumb you are.  I have it in me.  I will throw in a few statistics, some stories of my incredible dot com sales, my lack of New G sales, and berate you in the middle.  Just let me know and I can have two or three articles about it up by 2pm today.

In reality I can tell you want people REALLY want to read.  It is not just domain investing, it’s pretty much every industry. Here is what readers want

  1. How did you make all your money?
  2. Tell ME how to make the same amount of money
  3. Tell me how you’ve spent the money and what I can look forward to

I have made all me side hustle money covering one or all three of three of those questions in different industries.  As I became more successful personally I started adding my perspective into the mix.  But one thing I learned that every reader is all about them. That’s not bad, that is the reality of all human beings.   While the writing can be all about me, even the personal stuff in my life, it is only successful if it resonates with readers and they can relate to it.  I’ve never been good at saying someone is stupid.  I’ve been much better at talking about the great things that have happened in my journey and the stupid things I’ve done along the way.

Now here is today’s names I bid on at auction and the results.  At the beginning of the month I saw a domain at Godaddy I wanted.  I don’t usually say I HAVE to have a name but I liked this one enough that I was willing to go a little higher than most would think its worth at auction.  The name was The Trail dot com .   I like the outdoors and this name is a great name for anything outdoors.   I also like The names that have a good keyword.   I put in a bid of $1100 and figured that would keep me in the bidding.  I was pretty sure it wouldn’t be enough but would last until the latter part of the auction and then I can decide what I want to do.  It made it until 1 pm, just like I thought.  Once my bid was outbid I decided I was willing to go higher.  I randomly picked a number of $1648 and decided if it went higher than that then someone else could have it.  I got back to work and actually forgot about the bid until I was checking emails later in the day and saw the congratulations email.  131 bidders later I won the name at $1565.    A price I am very good with and I can add the name to my other name I own  And as I write this I realize I forgot to add the name to Afternic and put a lander on it.  So as soon as I finish the list I’ll get that done.  Here are today’s names at auction. Click to see current price

Quote of the Day:  If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”     -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Domain of the Day:         Good financial name but I really think that it should be a site where you order those Giant Checks


 Namejet and Sedo Names at Auction   If you sell netting (bird, fish, shade, packaging) this would be a good name for you.  When I asked the seller  who would want the name he sent me a list of 300 people that are in the netting business. And that the keyword is taking in 60 extensions.   5L with a reasonable reserve  Betting on canna becoming completely legal  1994 domain if you are adding older domains to your portfolio  I always wonder if coders like to be called coders.  Or if they like Software Engineers Only one bidder.  Lifehacker site

M.Work     Please ignore this one.  Its a new G doing well

Dog.Life  Again, look away

Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids   Chain names sell but I wouldn’t want chain in my company name because I may want to be known for more than just using blockchain   “Lending money only to people that don’t need to borrow money”    Lending or P2P money    Litecoin does solve the credit card deposit and withdrawal problem   Upgrade name for a few.  Most results are for Air Conditioning    What comes up on Google is RFID protection for credit cards but can be a lot more things than that. 18 years old and 21 bids   The next DropBox  and   They will close at around $1200 like these kind always do. Lets see if I’m correct   And this one I’ll say $1500   Godaddy values it at $4800 and it is actually getting some good bids.  650,000 google results as well.  I admit it does look cool. Maybe its the triple X   One of the top names on the board today.  Much higher price than I thought it would go for   Who doesn’t love men in makeup?  All I can think of is Slinder man   best known for the FDR speeches. Time to bring them back getting a few bids  Godaddy’s valuation tool has a number problem.  It doesn’t understand their value

Godaddy Names With One or NO Bids Remember, the only type of domain you can buy and make money.  1996 birthday What? No Q-Tip fans here?  OHHH ViVrant not Vibrant. Still one of the best beats of all time   There are companies that specialize in this.  They’ll take down electric wires, anything to get it there.  I have seen them move a house 50 miles away.  Crazy  Here because its memorable  Boxing or MMA name.  No bids No value.  Just curious what in the heck you would use this name for  Nice looking name. At $12 . 2003 birthday  No bidders on this name about good looking stuff  Stem Cells are the future of medicine 30,000 backlinks in case you want to resurrect the brand  I like the thought. I imagine it will get old eventually

Godaddy Names With Bids

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One Reply to “Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday July 2nd , 2018”

  1. Seems like it’s been a while since I’ve rambled here .. lol .. been so busy with a whole lot of things (including finally finishing my new multi-sheet domain inventory control excel file .. it’s a beautiful monster)! lol
    As you know I try to grab (what *I* consider good names .. lol) that others have missed and have fallen through the cracks (often even to closeout). It costs me less in terms of dollars .. but there is still the cost of my time going through so many names (as well as future optometry costs .. lol). But that being said .. “TheTrail // dot // com” is way WAY stronger than the average “good” two word domain .. it’s a fantastic brand for a very broad set of possible companies (probably is already a few). I never would have paid $350 for UrbanSoil … and I don’t buy $1500 domains .. but I can very clearly say that even at Wholesale TheTrail at $1500 was a solid get!
    As for new G’s .. I consider .co’s in that category .. and they have done ok for me. When I got serious about domaining (I have domains for much much longer, but with development dreams .. lol) I started with a whack-ton of .co that looking back I either overpaid for or shouldn’t have bought in the first place … after a month or so I started to only get them on the drop without a drop service “hand catch” (as Josh calls it). But considering all that “learning money” I wasted that first month, since then I’m pretty much even with .co .. it used to be over 30% of my portfolio but now it’s down to about 3% of my portfolio as I only kept the strongest 1-word and 1-keyterm domains. So admittedly I’m not in huge profits with .co (I’m literally even +/- 10%), the fact that I made back all my worst “beginner learning/mistake” money, it makes me a very happy domainer! lol
    Many many years ago (before I started “domaining”) I grabbed a large amount of dropping .mobi domains at expiration auction with intent of developing tons of micro sites. I didn’t know much about domaining at the time (although I did feel they had value and that resell was a possibility down the road). I spend a good deal of money there .. but looking back I can’t say it was a bad decision because at the time google ranked .mobi equally and even supposedly favoured them on mobile. More importantly I hadn’t heard of Responsive web design yet which would change the business world from absolutely requiring a 2nd (mobile based) website … to a world where it isn’t even though about anymore. Back then (I thought) there was a technical need for .mobi .. which is NOT the same thing for pretty much all the new GTLD’s.
    Ironically I didn’t even look into any .app domains this time around .. lol. My portfolio is now 87% .com; 3% .org; 3% .co; 2% .biz; 1% .net and the rest are very strong one word/term .tv, .cc, .ws and a couple more. I have one remaining .mobi and that’s my first name and even that is only because it has a grandfathered email credit from GoDaddy that in my head I value at about the same as the renewal.
    So all that being said .. if you’re very selective with a very smart subset of alternate extensions I do think you can be profitable in .. but it’s a lot harder and you have to be EXTREMELY stingy with what you buy (well over 99% of ngTLD’s I see registered are beyond horrible and will never have any chance of selling). But they can be good if you’re smart and patient .. In the last year I think I only picked up 2 new .co with one of them being Burgundy // dot // co .. which I have zero regrets grabbing at the price I got it for (because acquisition cost is extremely important)! 🙂
    OK .. ramble over! Happy in between Canada and USA days! 🙂

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