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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday October 25th, 2018

I think we are at the golden age of domains right now.  I don’t care what anyone says.  Everyone I talk to right now is selling as much or more than they’ve ever sold.  Josh is killing it, Andrew Rosener is selling millions of dollars.  Braden Pollock as well.  Mark Levine and Michael Cyger all have big smiles on their faces this year.  If you have a decent portfolio right now then you most likely getting strong offers and some sales.  I just don’t see any reason why it doesn’t continue

Companies understand the value of domains. Even smaller business consider $3-6K acceptable when buying a new name.   Each year, less and less domains are available and every year we find ways to make it easier for them to buy.  Add in the fact that its easier than ever to create your own landers for no commission and we really are at a good point in domain investing.  I only see one negative

The people that are doing well are flush with cash and bidding up domains.  Leaving it tough for the average person to get a domain at a good price. If you got it cheap it probably wasn’t a great domain.  Sure some slip through but most get seen and when they get seen they move up pretty quickly.   Even with those “inflated” prices I think the good names will look like a steal in 5 years.  Only time will tell.   Here are today’s names. Click through to see the current price


Quote of the Day: “Listen guys, I’ve got two jobs. I work here, and I have another job at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I’m doing it to put a kid through NYU, so he can explore his bisexuality and become a DJ”  -Movie “The Other Guys”

 Domain of the Day:   Travel site or Weburbanist type site in the making

 Namejet and Sedo Names and Others

Sedo’s Great Domain Auction ends today.  A lot of good names this go round  Great name, probably won’t meet reserve but I don’t think Media Options will mind that it didn’t sell   Boat or plane.  Neither is cheap  Even non people will be bidding on this one


Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids  1999 birthday.   Could be so many thing related to the film industry  Could be Gene d or Gen Ed as in general education   A little boring for me but its already at $500 so what do I know   love these 6 letter brands.  Made up or not they are memorable and easy to spell   Upgrade name and getting some bids.  Actually most bids on the GD board today    Who doesn’t want to help care for kids?   Going to have to work around though   Much better word than Panic Room.  And people really do need a place in their home to be safe from weather   A fan of any agriculture name  Social names seem to always do well at auction   short and everyone loves fish names   Great letters.  Should do very well   This one is actually doing better at press time   Surprised this isn’t doing better.  I guess the 0 is holding it back   A lot of money spent during Christmas.   Gonna need a buildout    I’d actually like to see an S on this if it were my brand


Godaddy Domains With No Bids   I think first name .cc make good emails.  No bids on this one and no I have never sold one    Put a $2800 BIN and see what happens    “let us give you the edge”

GiftedScience  Sounds like they could do great things here.  No bids Perfect for my wife when we are trying to pick a place to eat on Saturday night   A realistic portfolio name for many domain investors  Nice marketing name for Lyft or Uber  Nice little 5L with no bids Perhaps the worst email EVER to try and give out


The Rest of the Names With Bids

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4 Replies to “Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday October 25th, 2018”

  1. Shane, I think you summed this up great when you said: “The people that are doing well are flush with cash and bidding up domains. Leaving it tough for the average person to get a domain at a good price. If you got it cheap it probably wasn’t a great domain. ”

    I have been on the losing every auction lately and it’s largely due to names just getting bid up like crazy IMO. It’s tough as I’m trying to shift my portfolio to be smaller, but higher quality names overall. I’ve just got to keep chipping away I guess and find some diamonds in the rough, and maybe even ‘overpay’ a little.

  2. The golden age was 10-15 years ago when parking was 10x what it is today and guys like Kevin Ham thought getting for $10k was a good deal. Prices at Godaddy and Namejet have always been crazy even more than today. And it’s not the big guys that are bidding up the prices. Guys like Berkens back then were frugal as hell and guys like Rosener today are the same. Rosener gets most of his great hits privately. Those guys and others aren’t successful by overpaying. It’s the great clueless mass in the middle that are outbidding each other. The difference I see is there are fantastic portfolios being owned by relatively small investors like myself and others but only through slow accumulation over time not in bulk like the 90’s-00’s.

    1. What Tony said. In PPC days it was money circling back. Earning PPC, back into auctions. That equation is dead today. Back in those days, auction buyers were buying for long term holdings, not for flipping. Today, those who missed the boat are chasing unattainable dreams.

    2. Tony,

      I don’t disagree. Parking did feed the whole industry. I guess I should have said post parking and just buying and selling. More companies are buying domains than ever. And I sat at several auctions and watched LL.coms go for $100K all day several times over. But you’re right. The money is much harder now but the pure end user game is doing very well in my opinion

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