As we all know COVID has put a big hurt on so many businesses. Many were forced to close because they weren’t allowed to be open or didn’t feel they could provide a safe environment. As soon as they made COVID part of work Comp that meant that if someone got sick or died you have to pay for it and compensate the family. It doesn’t matter if they go to a private rave every weekend. If you have them work and they die of COVID your workmans compensation insurance will have to cover it or prove they shouldn’t. But that’s not the problem businesses are facing. It’s the government is paying too much in unemployment and employees are pissed they have to come back to work.
For instance, in Washington State regardless of your job you get $30 ($64K a year) an hour in unemployment under the COVID coverage. Great for most jobs but there are quite a few jobs that fall under that pay rate) But now employers have received a paycheck protection check and now can pay their employees with the caveat if they keep those employees or add more they don’t have to pay it back. So now they employees are taking a huge “cut’ in pay by coming back to work. They are calling the owners selfish for bringing them back before July 1st. And in some cases insisting they make the same rate as unemployment. An owner trying to keep their business open is now the bad guy. Because if the owner calls them back to work and they say no then the unemployment stops. It’s one of the craziest things I’ve seen. Plain and simple the government fucked up by giving people way more than they were making and now they expect it. But a nail salon just isn’t going to be able to pay $30 an hour to every employee. Unless you want to pay $80 to have your nails done. In a world where people love free and cheap delivery and services $30 for all or staying home will push some numbers
I haven’t had to worry about it because we haven’t had to close. But there are some businesses that are trying to open and they have a huge staff problem. The morale is terrible and nobody wants to be there. They don’t have real work and are only there because the government is paying the owner to keep them there. Essentially doing nothing. But they liked the doing nothing for double pay and watching Netflix. These are the unrealized problems ahead for the US. It’s going to be much more complicated than just opening back up.
As for domains. The high end domains may be hurting but damn are the $2K to $10K names doing well. As many inquiries as I’ve ever had. Online commerce to a HUGE step up here. Companies have realized they better do better and a good domain is a step towards better.
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Domain of the Day: SocialPass.com Top number of bids on the board today. Not as fun as a Hall Pass
Park.io Names at Auction or Dropping
GameOver.io Gaming names seem to be a pretty good investment right now
MyTrip.io Big enough keyword to give the dot io and the dot com is a wannabe site
NPI.io Pretty much all good LLL.io get a bid at Park.io
SMC.io Yeah ditto
April.vc I think months make good names for a VC company
Namejet and Sedo & More Domains at Auction
TheChocolates.com 17 years old and met reserve. One of the best selling online candies is chocolate. Seller is taking offers for BIN
VegasDeals.com Buy low and I can’t think of a lower time in Vegas than now
Cheek.com I am going to try and buy this one
Deserts.com The surprise of the auction
Liki.com Met reserve and about to hit 5 figures.
Trisha.com Not as popular as it used to be but its a female name so this probably has some room to run
Joy.io I had a better chance of getting my teeth cleaned and a haircut today that this coming within 10K of the reserve
YourTouch.com My favorite kind of name. 23 years old and no reserve
IllinoisDUI.com Probably some pretty good lead gen here
MyAdvocate.com 24 years old and taken in 26 other extensions
KellyMartin.com Two first names make a good brand IMO
ClassyGlass.com Been around 22 years old
LoveAndLace.com I’m more on team Love than team Lace
Godaddy Domains With Bids
TypeLab.com Sell fonts
PayWin.com All the bids coming for the Pay to Win MMOs
PrimeMortgages.com Not as good as without the S but still a lot of value
BambooGrass.com Its not really a grass but people do call it this
ExperienceVr.com Relegated to a marketing name but a good marketing name
DRHT.com Surprised its taken in only 10 extensions
Dynaforce.com Dyna is a term that’s pretty much used in every single industry
MeAcademy.com Self help all the way
MindSwarm.com Two naming buzzwords. 2 for 1 deal
Godaddy Names With One or No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
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