Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday January 2nd, 2019

Jan 02 2019

This is not a recommendation for a trade or for you to take any financial position but I can almost guarantee that DirecTv is going to have a MASSIVE, game changing, amount of loss subscriber in 2019.  They knew that they were going to lose some but I don’t think they have any idea how bad its going to be.  AT&T bought Directv for $48.5 billion dollars right at the time when people started cutting the cables.  AT&T decided that in 2018 that they would start trying to make Directv and Directv to go more profitable by raising prices and no longer giving specials or discounts to people that spent over $100 a month.  According to some sources,  40% of ALL Directv users were on promotional pricing. It used to be common practice that someone would say they were going to cancel their sub and Directv would cave and take off $25 or more and keep the customer.   This year they decided to hold their ground.  Even raising the Internet only package Directv to Go $5 a month.  And it hurt.  They lost over 300,000 subscribers last quarter alone.  Directv is saying that the people leaving are “low value customers” which isn’t true at all.  There are millions like me that were happy to pay $80-100 a month but not $150.  Hardly a low value customer.  It forced me to starting looking at alternatives so I switched to YouTube TV.  And now that I have, I can’t believe I stayed with Directv so long.   I think others will follow

So how does that relate to domain investing?   Promotional pricing.   Any company in any today’s marketplace won’t survive long term on promotional pricing.  They can have loss leading pricing that is paid for by other services but the business model of charging little and then raising the price is a slow leak to business death in my opinion.  People are just too price conscious and there are too many competitors in most spaces that will offer an alternative.  Take Uniregistry.  They essentially killed their registry by raising their prices above Godaddy.  If they would have just kept it close the whole time and added services they could have kept all the domains that are being transferred out.

Media services is a tough game right now.   Nobody wants to compete against Google, Amazon, and Apple.  But if you do you have to know your customer base.  Why they use your service and how much you can get for those services.  AT&T and Directv are about to find out the answer and I don’t think they are going to like it.    Disclosure:  Long Google and no position on AT&T because they still have some great assets that will overcome the bad buy

Here are today’s names.  Click through to see the current price and to fund this daily list

Quote of the Day: “”Great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great” –Mark Twain

Domain of the Day:  

Namejet, Sedo, and other Names Up for Auction   Pronounceable and short and that’s gold right now Not sure if tube names are in fashion but I know exactly what I’m going to get if I visit  H for holdings or some geo place.  Met reserve and will go to a new home  this one is triple the price because of the pattern.  And some care about that  Star Trek fans are lining up for this one   Nice 5L with a pretty good bid   Being used as a name for hundreds of entities   They’ve been collected for decades.  Good name for a new wedding ring company    People were gathering and hoarding media and capital names in 2018  Love the name but end user reserve  Met reserve.   Everyone likes food.  Some more than others  Sounds small and trendy  Easiest logo on the board  I feel like there is a Lite name on the list ever day


Godaddy Domains With Multiple Bids   A football or soccer club or a person that works with metal although I think I made up the second part because it sounds correct   We can really see if it goes farm to table   Direct Messages for all you non hip people.   People hit you up in them  The big play is the upgrade for the insurance company   A village in Scotland,  A, and a tuft of bristles  Who knew that Ninja would be more known for the video game player than the warrior  Some dot info still get bids.  Just like some .us do.  I don’t really want to be in too many of either    Yup.  At $3K and rising just as you thought  As an email maybe  All good letters and L for league.  Under $200 at press time  Buying history here   Yup.  Just as you thought.  Biggest price on the board   Great entertainment name but will always be a Marilyn Manson song   Sounds like a productivity app name   222 keeps ’em bidding



Godaddy Domains With One or No Bids  Help me enroll in something  Because everything could use a little boost  Have to start with today and move on from there  Easy marketing here.  “Add a little Funk”  Bike share ready to go  1999 domain.   Makes me think of a car auction site  Maybe a company or blog in our space although not much new coming out lately “Watching your money 365 days a year”  Two easy to say and spell short words.  Those make good brands Not a bad for $12

 The Rest of the Names With Bids

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1 comment

  1. Nate

    I agree Shane, I’ve been a huge fan of Uniregistry’s interface and design but am now one of those people looking to transfer away due to the loss of their ‘promotional pricing’ through topcoin. I would stay if they were just close to other prices, but they refuse to price match or come down even a little. It’s a shame really and I hope they’re able to keep the lights on after more of their customers leave but like you said, people are so price conscious now and it’s hard to stay loyal to a brand or service when there are similar options out there at a better price.

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