Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday April 21st, 2019

Apr 21 2019

I’m a big fan of Efty.  It’s a great platform and for the price its a great solution to sell names.   But man do I get a ton of inquiries that are complete garbage.  It’s gotten to the point where I don’t even get excited when I get an inquiry anymore. And these are opted in inquiries.  Here are examples of what all the inquiries for and look like








Good to go


Quisiera la mochila puma


I Love You




Pk mais photo sur sur internet


I know that is really close to which is a file sharing site so I get why it gets the inquires.  I really should have a parking page instead of a for sale lander.   Not sure what’s going on for    And really none of this bothers me.  What bothers me is when people start a BIN on and then never agree to terms.  That has happened quite a few times and happened yesterday.  I thought I sold a for $8K when someone started an transaction.   I received the email and started counting my money.  Of course they never agreed to their side and its definitely not going to happen.  Nothing lost but my time but they got me emotionally involved and that pisses me off.   And of note.  Every single one of these crazy offers and fake BIN are from overseas.   Not saying there aren’t some great overseas buyers.  Just saying that my hopes of getting a deal done change based on what country the other party is from.   Hear 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:     This one could go garden flowers or canna

Quote of the Day:  “Learn from the mistakes of other. you can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves“-Chanakya


 Namejet, Sedo, and other Names Up for Auction    Take a vacation to some of the most famous resorts in the world  Getting close to the reserve I thought wouldn’t be hit   Love these letters.   Half a million Google results for this acronym   Ford thinks these are the only thing worth investing in    Vegetable and plant seeds have always been a good Internet business. Canna seeds only boosted it   21 years old which makes it a legal sexy fox   Upgrade name for dozens of companies that share the name   Sounds like tech for the home    Nice brand that doesn’t mean anything which works when starting a new brand    I said this one would easily meet reserve and would sell and looks like we’re getting there  Not a great name but not too bad.  I think it’s probably worth $500.  Don’t buy it based on my thoughts.  Buy it if you like it

Godaddy Domains With Multiple Bids   Funny because in the dictionary embus means “To enter a bus” .  Probably could be branded non bus related  Gardening is the world’s biggest hobby    Nerd Turbo      Artisan vaping    Means something in several different languages    How to make a super employee or find one Giga makes it sound more bigger    Great name for someone in our industry   Veganism deserves its own suite


Godaddy Domains With One Or No Bids   Godaddy considers this the most valuable name on the list   CBD names have really been crushing it the last 6 months   It’s wear I buy my Yoga pants and special mat   Pronounceable 4L.coms have proven to be a pretty good investment   Ditto   Luxury seats for luxury prices   19 years old.   I saw leads like leads for work but the results are most for lead like in a pencil lead   Billions of results for the term.   A bit generic but someone can figure out how to monetize it    Millions use them every day to hide   Chinese name.  I think it means allowance


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  1. Joshua Schoen

    I get a bunch of fake inquiries too. When I see a “confirmed inquiry” email come thru I always guess if it’s real or fake. I now don’t get too excited until I actually read the inquiry to see what it contains.

  2. Doron Vermaat

    Hi Shane, thanks for sharing.

    As for the inquiries, we’ve gotten pretty good at blocking anything that is outright spam these days (we even created a folder in your account for anything that is labeled as such so you can still check those inquiries that we filtered out). From the examples you’re sharing it seems we’re dealing with confused visitors that are expecting some sort of service or product on the domain name they are visiting. Most of us have a domain name or two like that in the portfolio. Often there was a developed site on it in a previous life, or as you already pointed out, the domain name is very similar to an established website out there that gets lots of traffic.

    I sometimes get inquiries in from people who have bought gaming software via – asking me about their order.

    There are a couple of things we suggest.
    1. If the domain name gets good traffic (you can check this with the Google Analytics integration we offer) you might consider putting up a parked page showing ads and then link the “for-sale” banner back to your Efty inquiry page. This way, only interested buyers for the domain name should show up in your inquiries. We actually build an entire feature around this strategy which you can read about here:
    2. Consider switching to a different For-Sale landing page template. The Nobo theme, for example, forces visitors to input an offer amount first before it brings up the form. It’s a great way to filter out the “idiots”. Check to see this template in action.

    As for the deadbeat escrow transaction. This issue is easily solved by switching to our new Escrow Pay integration. This forces buyers to complete the entire signup process and escrow agreement on the website BEFORE the actual escrow is initiated. Here’s the information you need on that:

    We’ll be sunsetting the old integration soon.

    Thanks again for the feedback 🙂

  3. Jack

    I switched to the Uniregistry banners which the customer needs to click first to get to the contact form. Had to switch anyway as having it land on the contact form results in a blank page. The adblockers do this for some reason and the % individuals using them is growing (and will be 100% sooner or later) so this needs to be tested for. Bodis have this problem too. Inquiries on 300 names went from 1/day to 1 or 2/week, but hardly any confused or spam inquiries anymore.

  4. John P

    The industry needs much better simple For Sale Landers.
    Nothing fancy. Nothing that needs Q & A on how to use.
    The old GoDaddy Instapages were AWESOME all around (simplicity, search results, etc.)
    I think I sold almost all my names in the past through that.

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