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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday December 3rd, 2020

Can you believe it? Godaddy has a flaw in their auction platform. Actually the auctions are ok but this one is a pain in the ass if you use Safari. It just started yesterday for me. Unless I go direct (you can’t use our links) I can’t see the price or make a bid. I tried it on my work computers and my home computer and it all looks like this. Blank data

It basically won’t fill in. We’re pretty much making no commissions anymore from writing this list and this is one of many reasons why. I can’t prove that Godaddy is throttling affiliates but all of us commission based sites are seeing the same thing. It’s certainly not lack of sales at auction. Its only been lack of commissions. One of the reasons are the extensions that people are installing like Honey or similar. It puts cookies in every time you go to Godaddy and overwrites ours. They get your commission when you visit. It isn’t against TOS because when Godaddy wrote the TOS there weren’t these extensions. I know this is the case because I’ve been told that I didn’t get the commission on a name I know for a fact was purchased through our link because they went to pay and another cookie was laid down as they paid. So if you are going to pay and want to give us the commission you should click our link and then go pay for any auctions you won. I prefer to get commissions for domains you found through us but since Godaddy doesn’t pay that way then I guess its get it how you can.

Update: Alex in the comments asked to explain the steps. I won’t tell you the steps but I’ll say what I think is the process. It’s supposed to be if you follow a link of ours and buy the name we get a commission. That’s how affiliates all work. But we think that we only get the commission if you follow the link and PAY. If you buy and pay 4 days later, whoever you visited last before you pay gets it, not the person that drove the sale. I don’t think that’s how it should work and maybe its not but from our talking through people that use the site we are seeing that. So

If you see and name a like it click through

If you are going to pay for the name you found here, visit here first and pay for it.

Turn off the browser discount extensions when searching and paying for domains. They convert the commissions of the free sites you use to themselves and take it from the sites. Nothing is cheaper than the Godaddy discount club so you shouldn’t need and discount extensions anyway

I am not saying do anything against TOS of Godaddy. We want other sites you visit to get their commissions too. It’s how we all pay for our time.

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Domain of the Day: Taken in 44 extensions. Eco names are in high demand and the price proves it

Remember to click the links to see the current prices and if you are going to pay for a name do it while visiting It pays for the gas to run the ship. Names at Auction or Available for Pickup Ends today. Looks like it could hit $5K The keyword works well with dot gg Very nice heart name Good gaming keyword IPOs are the goal of most venture capital money. Or a sale

Namejet and Sedo & More Domains at Action Instant divorce. 21 years old. Met reserve under $200 Its where many want to go. 15 years old and met reserve 12 people would improve their name buy buying this Yeah. I see the name of a female body part 22 years old. Taken in 30 extensions. Might be my favorite name based on price to potential retail price It looks like the dot net got built out. Its up for auction as well Sounds like a lovely place and brand My Mom always thought a big business could be made out of helping teachers make their lesson plans. This name fits the area Such a nice dot io. Only 16 bidders so far Another nice one here. What we’re looking for in dot io. One word brands you’re not getting the dot com for less than a few bitcoin

Sedo Great Domains Auction Starts Today: Some of my Favs Pretty good name for under $100K Million dollar brand This is how you use dot co I don’t know what the value of a but I like this one Could be a good price. Sedo auctions are known for getting some good deals on LLL.coms

Godaddy Domains With Bids Top number of bids on the Godaddy board today. 24 years old. Surprised there are only 19 extensions taken 35 year old gun company that just went out of business. Judging by what I saw on Google, people liked them a lot but evidently not enough to keep them profitable. Half the calories and taste of cooking in oil Bidders are loving it but I prefer CultraShop Will probably end up over $5K by the end Because none of us can afford Lots of options but they all revolve around keeping your phone safe and secure Boring name but may still fly in Europe Popular last name. Taken in 34 extensions. 24 years old We all know the money is in teaching you how to make money Taken in 19 extensions. Much higher than I thought. Online teaching all the way Should be the goal of all producers. Tesla makes all their money selling alternative energy credits to the other car makers All are worth something NY would be near the top of the rankings. Its why the bagels are so good In case you call your company Sturdy

Godaddy Domains with One or No Bids

The Rest of the Godaddy Domains with Bids

Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. We Charge $10 per name per day. We may be able to help. If you have an auction you want to promote, email us for details.*All names chosen by us, Shane and Josh . (ie you click through and purchase a name you like) or an occasional paid listing. Everything we say is based on our own research or is opinion. Do your own due diligence. That means look it up yourself if you don’t think the stats or our opinion is correct. We hand choose the names but we are paid to make this list by both the auction houses, individuals that are auctioning names, and Godaddy affiliate links. Keep that in mind and only buy names that YOU think are good.

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8 Replies to “Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday December 3rd, 2020”

  1. Perhaps you can provide a step by step guide on what we need to do to make sure you get the commissions. Do we click through your link to bid? To pay? Either/or?

    I think a step by step guide may help those of us who are so inclined to make sure you get commissions on names we buy.

  2. Unfortunately the last-click (gets 100% of the commission) attribution model for affiliate sales is pretty much standard across the board in all the industries I’m familiar with. That’s brutal to hear that the browser extensions people use are messing with commissions as well 😔.

    1. Right, last click is normal and fine when done right. Couponing browser extensions are a huge problem for affiliate sites. No matter what you do, they will always be the last event that happens. Lots of people have these extensions installed for legitimate coupons / deals on various sites. Visits to a participating site automatically fire up the browser extension to nab the last click regardless of whether or not a coupon adds any value. In the case of GoDaddy, there are many coupons that could apply to the casual GoDaddy user, but for our readers, there are never any coupons that would apply and save any money. The same would be true of nearly anyone in our industry using GoDaddy affiliate links ( being the king). So the most important drivers of traffic to the GoDaddy auctions are having commissions sniped by couponing extensions that offer no value in the chain of events. It needs to be fixed.

    2. Also there is an issue of when does the commission close. I think it should close at the end of the auction. If they pay it goes through, if they don’t it doesn’t. Instead they keep it open all the
      way until someone pays for the domain. That means there are literally days for the person to visit sites that didn’t lead to the generation of the sale to get in a cookie. They aren’t paying for sale generation, they are paying people that play the game better and they don’t have to if they would just put better parameters up

  3. Godaddy is also listing domain names that are not for sale and putting them on the running auctions they have. They’re putting prices on names even on developed websites that are not for sale. Just type your name in godaddy many of them will put a price on for you. Front running aholes. Since half of the searches go through GD many people will think your either selling your name or selling your name for cheap. And if even if they did have permission to put on since you have names reg with them they cannot put a price for sale. Or min offer. It would be like me selling your house then coming to you saying I have an offer… WTF GD.

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