I’ve given the talk probably 50 times this month. Trying to explain why something has value. My answer is because people want it to have value. There doesn’t have to be anything that actualy makes it valuable in the physical or use sense. It merely has to be perecieved as valuable. Anything collectible that isn’t an actual signature or touched by the originator has to have perceived value. It doesn’t matter that Mikey Mantle’s first card has 5 of them. Its still an old piece of paper that isn’t from him, touched by him, or originate in any way from him. It’s merely a piece of paper with his picture and some stats. But people loved him and it represents something to them. That’s all it takes. Throw in a few sales and Boom. Value.
It’s much easier to explain when there is use. A car, a domain, even a watch. But even those can have astronomical value because of something unique or special that goes above any real use value. It represents something. Art is a perfect example of perceived value. Some of the most valuable pieces of art are nothing in terms of talent. Banksy isn’t a great artist in the sense of skills. He has other gifts. Norman Rockwell on the other hand had once in a lifetime artistic ability. But who and what becomes valuable is a constant ebb and flow. Trying to catch that flow has always been my goal. Sometimes I do, most times I don’t. But I am better than 99% of people. My latest flow is NFT art. I find it so interesting. I find the whole market interesting. I certainly won’t be spending big money but I will be doing some research over the winter to learn more about it.
Obviously all this started with bitcoin and crypto moves yesterday. I have been all over the board with it. I’m in pretty good but only because I sold a few domains for crypto and left it. It got me in for six figures by chance. Just happened to get them all sold right before crypto kicked it. Now everyone is back asking why its valuable. My answer. Because people think it is and my feeling is more people will feel this way every year.
So here’s my question for you. What are some usual assets that you see becoming valuable down the road? I’m always looking for new things. Would love to hear what you are looking at. Nobody ever comments here so let’s hear it
Domain of the Day: JuiceCleanse.com Top price on the board today. And the most bids. Just screams “I live in California”
Quote of the Day: “To figure out who rules over you, figure out who you’re not allowed to criticize.” – Voltaire
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Park.io Names at Auction or Available for Pickup
9H.io Super short dot io that doesn’t come up very often
CleanWater.co Explains exactly what you do
IPO.vc Closes early, don’t forget
Bitmine.io Fits the dot io tld well
RattleSnake.co Think about how much the dot com is worth so you know this has some value
Namejet and Sedo & More Domains at Action
Zoco.co I think these CVCV that rhyme make nice brands
ProxyServer.co People are always searching for proxy servers. Just not sure how you make money
BenDover.com I knew a guy with this name and he was made fun of because of what this domain really is Bend Over
SSchool.com Auto correct is going to make it school every time. But its a heck of a lot cheaper
RealApparel.com taken in 10 extensions. 21 years old
BrainPep.com No bidders. I know I could use some brain pep in the morning
BrainWorkouts.com Better name but much much more expensive
Ambulance.io In case of technical emergency
TheDream.org Love this one. Great for fulfilling wishes
Actions.io Don’t know if you know this but they speak louder than words
MyBee.org Yeah yeah, I should buy this. If it were plural I would.
Chlorine.io It cleans everything
PureWhite.org Just how Trump likes it
CryptoLive.io This is where camel casing is important. Displays as CryptOlive
BitcoinPriest.com Gets some great traffic. Used to be a bitcoin site directory
Behafe.com Yes with the F. Its expiring and gets a lot of traffic
Godaddy Domains With Bids
FinancialHoldings.com A bit boring but some of the most boring names are in this space.
Moqs.com Minimum Order Quantities
LKAL.com Only taken in 6 extensions so not a lot of use. But L for League always helps
NorthFleet.com I see a transportation name here
MyDreamland.com My favorite ribs are Dreamland ribs but obviously can be anything
BlockChainLearning.com People are going to be all over this because it looks like it would be cool tech
Incendium.com I feel like I should mine for this
Dazal.com I’m in on any 5L that is decent under $100
CleanInnovation.com 19 years old and taken in 12 extensions
NameWho.com Solid name for someone in our field
SEO NAMES (Bids for the Backlinks)
ThorTrains.net You looking for some train backlinks?
BackPain-Guide.com So much money in pain
DowntownCharlottesville.net Old tourism site I believe
LefseRecords.com For those building a music site
Godaddy Domains with One or No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Domains with Bids
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