Well I stirred up quite a bit of dialogue over on Twitter with my statement that Afternic would crush it if they would add some functionality and rebrand it as Godaddy. I can summarize the responses in a few statement
- Pretty much everyone agreed Afternic sucks and the only reason its successful for domain owners is its tie to Godaddy. But they’ve left it to rot
- Paul Nicks says they are both working on rebranding it to a Godaddy product and adding some features
- A few believe him but most don’t
- The owner of DAN doesn’t like Godaddy and like most owners takes his business very seriously and personal.
- He implied I was rooting for Godaddy and against the DAN, Efty, Brandbucket and all the other sales platforms. I let him know I root for all to be successful because their success gives domain investors more opportunity to sell names
- He’s never reached out to any of us at DSAD for advertising nor to try his service and nobody has told me its something I need to be doing so I’ve never tried undeveloped or DAN. He doesn’t seem to like me regardless
- Mike Berkens said in regards to If Godaddy fixes Afternic “IF my grandmother had a dick she would be my Grandfather” meaning if is a big word and that his family is gender fluid.
- I wasted too much time on Twitter like I always do but I think it will lead to good things
On a personal note I bought two things this week. A 16″ MacBook Pro and an Oral B cordless toothbrush. I can’t decide which I like more. They’re both great. The computer is such a huge upgrade from my 2012 MacBook Pro. I waited for the keyboard to go back to the one they had in 2012 and it took them 7 years to realize it was the best. They brought it back so I bought it. Its a lot faster and I love the keyboard. Picture and sound have improved in 7 years too. And while the cost is expensive I bought 1000 shares of Apple back in the earl 90s (and more since) and the return has been enough that buying a computer is part of the support. Our nursery has run on Apple computers since 1970s. Yes the 70s and we have been Apple ever since. Even the 90s when they sucked.
As for the toothbrush. Using the OralB electric is like having the dentist polish your teeth every brush. I used to think I was getting my teeth clean with a regular toothbrush but its no comparison. It’s one of those gadgets you get that is so good you want to buy it for other people. Maybe that will be my next giveaway. Heck maybe I’ll send the owner of DAN one as a peace offering.
Quote of the Day: “Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.” – Don Henley
Domain of the Day: Eason.com So many big companies could use this name to upgrade their online presence.
Namejet, Sedo, Snap, and other Names Up for Auction
NYCPlanner.com Reserve under $500. Wedding or financial
ExoticCarTransport.com If you have an exotic car or know someone that does you’ll realize how big this business is. Perfect exact match domain
FIH.com Damn, expiry name so no reserve. Pretty good catch for Namejet
Koles.com Just another 5L.com . Not much to see but worth a glance
KeithDavid.com I like brands that are two first names like this
WLCW.com Reserve under $500 for this one. Great letters
DOOY.com Good looking name. A bit hard to pronounce but 93 bidders like it
CleanPolitics.com Ha. Better chance of seeing a unicorn
Gaax.com Nice short brand.
PunkTown.com 20 year old name and Dr. Martins and punk will both eventually make a big comeback
DXS.in Big list of LLL.in We’ve been saying it for a decade. Billions of people in India, the market has to surge soon
RealGoodPeople.com Good marketing name for a company that wants to brand themselves as the nice guys
Procti.com 20 year expiry with no bids
Husac.com No bids on this 5L.com
Godaddy Domains With Bids
3l.org Two character dot orgs are about to get some comps
AllianceHealth.com BIG upgrade for a lot of large companies that share the name. Highest price on the GD board at press time.
Gypsum.net Good single word keyword but dot nets have little value right now unless you are an end user and then its a bargain IMO
Glimpse.net Same here
BetterStrength.com Fittness or workout name all the way
Moira.com A girls names and we all know how women’s names make great brands
Forrest.net The best of the one word dot nets today IMO. Nevermind, that’s the Gump spelling
SoberCoach.com Hugely important name but I’ve always had trouble selling names for big money when they have big responsibility
NaughtyToys.com Sounds fun. We have a naughty toy shop in town called Patricia’s. Went in thinking it was a clothing store. Although it did have clothing….kind of
iMarch.com To a different drummer
ImportExport.net VandeLay industries should definitely buy this one
SolarYard.com You’re going to do fine with solar names. My opinion so don’t buy on it or your going to be in the dark
EarthCard.com I have mine. Been improving the earth my whole life
PriceExplorer.com Generic for what Honey does
Socialm.com Social marketing business name
wpcustomify.com Top number of bids on the board today. Driven by history and backlinks
Live888.com It seems like you can pretty much put 888 anywhere and get 4 figures
DropShipDirect.com A little history adds value but name is solid on its own
DigitalAwards.com Makes it sound official
ProAdvice.com Has to be good advice if they’re paying for it right?
LiveLuxury.com “Luxury at your fingertips 247”
CaptiveLandscapes.com Upgrade name for a few landscape companies
MarketingTechniques.com A bit long and keywords nobody searches but still a little value based on money to be made selling marketing ideas
InternetProject.com This is what the student that tries to buy my domains always says he’s working on. I’ll buy this and sell it too him cheap
IFTW.com Best LLLL.com on the board today
Godaddy Names With One of No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
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