Of all the things I’ve learned in domain investing one of the most important one is to keep the cost down by not buying stupid names on a whim. I still have names that I registered for no other reason than at the time I laughed. I dump a few here in there but some accidentally get auto renewed, A few of them I keep because I still laugh when I see them. Like CarpetLiquors.com and HaveAShittyDay.com but others I am letting go like CutraPersonality or CultraClub. I have dozens of others that I thought were good at the time. I hand regged GolfWithTrump and while creative, really isn’t going to make me any money. I am going through my portfolio with a realistic eye and getting rid of the complete junk. If I am not sure I will put it up at auction. I will only keep the names that I think have some chance of getting purchased through BIN at Afternic , has value at auction, or is a five figure name or more. I feel at this point I know the difference. I am working through all my longer numerics and letting Godaddy auction them on a no reserve 7 day auction. If they hit the $20 then off they go. I don’t want any more 6N.coms in my portfolio. If anyone wants to buy them cheap from me before I put them all at auction, let me know. The almost all start with 8 and have one zero in them. Time to get lean and mean in the portfolio.
Today we switch over to my bidding on Namejet. I found a few names I really liked at Namejet a few days ago. One of the best selling tropical plants we sell is Mandevilla. If you live in Florida you probably know the vine. Comes in a variety of colors and climbs and blooms all the time. In Illinois it dies in the winter but in warmer places its a perennial. I have found over the years that popular plant names make excellent brands. I felt Mandevilla would be such a name. And the backup is that its a plant that sells in the millions of units. I bid $350 and like many of my bids, I completely forgot about it. I was extremely happy when I got the Congrats email saying I had won it at $333.
The other name I bid on was Daggo. A name right in my wheelhouse of 5L.com and the CV repeating consonant then vowel. I would have bid up to $200 but put in my bid at $120 and set my timer. I never set my timer unless its a big boy name or a name I want to be a part of the bidding at the end. I missed the timer. It went off. I was with a customer. I forgot. Again pleasantly surprised when I got the email saying I won at $79. I can almost 100% guarantee I make money at $79. Pretty sure I could put it up at auction again and make a profit.
Between the two I consider the day a solid day. I didn’t sell anything but a good buy helps leads to a good sale. I think I got some solid buys Friday. Now on to today’s names up for auction. If you like the names below, click through to see the current price
Quote of the Day: The worst feeling is not being alone, it’s being forgotten by someone you could not forget
Domain of the Day: StreetGourmet.com My favorite name on the board. Under $70 at press time but would be surprised if it ends under $400
Namejet and Sedo Names at Auction
WeedAccessories.com Name almost sold for $10,000 not that long ago. One bid at $100 and ends today
OneLessonADay.com Education domain all the way. No bidders
EpicEpic.com Not just Epic but double Epic
MoreCrafts.com I see this as a brand of More rather than meaning additional
BrainWorkouts.com I think this could be a five figure name. Working out the brain is as important as the body. Lots of startup money in the space
BuyBike.net Could be a strong enough call to action to make the .net have value
GetRidOfWarts.com I’m always amazed how well wart domains do. EndWarts.com went for $5K
AppWriting.com Everyone has an app idea. Only coders and app writers can make it come alive
CryptoMasters.com I think the reserve is fair on this one. Would make a great show name
PlanetFoods.com Upgrade name for a couple of big companies
OrganizePro.com 1999 domain with no bidders. Seems like it would keep me organized
GreatRefunds.com No bids. Would make a great tax accountant name.
Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids
Larse.com 1992 domain for all you old domain collectors
LatinoNews.com Huge population of readers………unless Trump has his way. 21 years old
HomeBrands.com Nice holding company name. A lot of companies called Home.
BuildingEnergy.com Godaddy gives it a value of $10K. Bidders give it a value of
PayScan.com Hopefully some new POS scanning tech company will want this
BlackTaxi.com Getting some bids. Just to be clear, I like taxis of all colors
ThinkRussia.com Americans in general just don’t like Russians. I always assumed it was because of the Rocky thing
StrongerYou.com One of my favorite names on the board. Very positive
UnlockValue.com Tell me how. I’ll pay to find out
Regear.com 2nd highest price on the GD board today
CrazyUncle.com Everyone has one. “now that’s a fire!!!!!!!”
Launchly.com Funny because I think if it was Launch.ly it would go for three times this. I think this is a four figure name
Womenetics.com Most bids on the GD board
Godaddy Names With One or NO Bids
SmokeRoomBooth.com No bids. I think this will end up selling for over $250
ExoticRims.com Rims are what sets the car off. Google Exotic rims and you’ll see how many people sell them
TheLarch.com Not a bad name for $17
Koohy.com Nice 5L.com with no bids
LazyJohn.com John really is lazy. Maybe he can monetize it.
WhenDreamsComeTrue.com Solid marketing name for $12
Drop.biz Short enough for me to give .biz some value. Under $20 at press time
ObeyGod.com 1999 birthday
Godaddy Names With Bids
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