Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday November 21st, 2018

Nov 21 2018

Andrew Alleman of Domain Name Wire had a great interview with fellow domain investor and friend Mark Levine yesterday. I know Mark’s great backstory but was really looking forward to hearing the details of how his year went.  The great part about Mark is he keeps excellent records and doesn’t mind sharing details.  You’ve heard me mention how the details are how we learn and he provided plenty.  I took notes as I listened and although I think you should listen to the whole interview here are my notes and some of the interesting facts.

  • $118,000 in sales on cost of $3400
  • 48 domains
  • Inbound sales only, no outbound sales
  • 15 of the names were .io, the rest were .com
  • All brandable names except for one 3 letter .io
  • 25% were purchased on park , all .io of course, average $100 each
  • the rest of the .io were hand regged, some as late as 2018
  • 45% of the names were purchased on Godaddy auctions
  • 4 names were purchased through Namepros (
  • 34% of the names were sold on Brandbucket
  • was purchased for $12 and sold for $2300, 3 years later
  •, were some examples of names that were sold
  • 3 names were purchased at Namejet
  • Sales average is $2500 per name
  • Feels that if you price right you can get people to make impulse buys
  • Negotiation is not comfortable for some so BIN makes it easy
  • Has adjusted prices upward as time and sales move forward
  • 18% sales through Afternic
  • 44% through Efty landing pages
  • Have not added any names to Brandbucket in over a year
  • Efty tends to be a negotiation sale and not usually a BIN
  • Because of this his BIN is higher to establish higher value
  • Has 1200 name so roughly $12K in renewals
  • Spent $20K on new names so $32K in total cost give plenty of cash flow and profits
  • Hardest part is finding new names at lower prices
  • Can spend 15 minutes per name going over one name

Here are today’s names.  Click through to see the current price and to fund this daily list


Quote of the Day:  A bowl is most useful when it is empty.”  —Lao Tzu

 Domain of the Day:  HappySushi.comHappy and Sushi go together perfectly

Namejet and Sedo Names and Others  Perfect name for fax to email program  Will be interesting to see if anyone want to pay more than the $3500  I would think some Jeremy will be willing to pay more than $99 for this  Great brand for the all nature, organic, market   Met reserve at under $250.  Worth a flyer at that cheap of a price IMO  I for International and H for holdings     Forex has a big CPC for those that want to build out   What everyone is trying to build on the Internet   Oh shit!!! Mr. Schneider is going to come after this with fury  No bids.  I would pronounce it as Granya.  You?  What a domain can give you. No bids   I feel like there is going to be some boats tied up together and some nudity here   Another nice IMO  How many country and closet names do you think there are?  Tens of thousands in use

Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids   As in lower energy cost or use less energy   Easy to spell and say.  Maybe a verified records site     “We’re hard to follow”  Free slogan with purchase   StyleBox would be worth much much more but this one is still doing well because of its history   Great brand.    Brother of Lando    Save money during the holiday   Add and S to this and you could double or triple the price      Have no idea what it would stand for but short and memorable.  And I guess pronounceable   Upgrade name for dozens of companies  Highest number of bids on the GD board today.  Existing crypto coin   OK, this one is at $27,400  Sounds like an 80s Hair Band   Sounds like a legit global organization  I’d love to own this one under $100  Gets a couple hundred visits a month


Godaddy Domains With One or No Bids Always surprised how well the repeating LLNN.coms do at auction Already a clothing line but could be a lot more things  Also could be seen as I Get A  Another nice 5L brand     Clean and as good as new    Upgrade name for a few companies.  Cartoon oriented  They do it all.  Yeah it makes no sense.  I just put it here because I could spell it same here.  I do like kick and motion as brand keywords Because you aren’t going to be able to buy Yoyo  Good brand for $12 Hosting or Tennis instruction  China has some of the greatest mountains in the world  I have sold two of my .cc to Christian Churches.  There are several River Christian Churches that would be better off with this one than the dot net or chopped .org  Ultras are certainly getting more extreme every year  No bids at $12.  Unusual for an organic name

The Rest of the Names With Bids

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  1. Simon

    Oh dear, copy & paste strikes again!

    You might want to check the day and date on the title of this article. It’s not Monday…and it’s not the 20th.

  2. Keith DeBoer

    Wow, Shane I’m very impressed you took notes and thanks so much for sharing them. I started to listen yesterday but got discouraged with the slow pace and turned it off. Your notes provide great insight.

    On a side note, one of my pet peeves about our niche industry is our tendency to paint a rosy picture and make it look like domaining is easy money. You and I both know it isn’t. In this case the title of the article (48 domains, $114k sales on $3400 investment) is factually accurate but at also misleading because it doesn’t include the 20% to 30% commissions paid out on those sales. I wonder what his profit was for the year after deducting acquisitions costs, renewals and commissions. I hope that was covered somewhere in the interview. Thanks again for your post and Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

    1. Post author

      He did and I posted it. I guess not all commission but posted the renewals for entire portfolio. The acquisition costs for sold domains and costs for domains to replenish portfolio. Sure, there is a little bit of info missing but there’s more info there than any portfolio analysis of a year than anything I’ve seen on the net.

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