If you’ve been around the block a few times or have the ability to converse regularly with your parents and grandparents, you realize there have been some bad events over the last 100 years. While it feels like each event is unique and worse than others, I promise you there were things that your parents had to deal with that were just as bad. While the severity of Covid may seem bad to you, my Grandfather who fought in WWII and saw 400,000 men die on a beach in Normandy in a week doesn’t quite feel the same. His 95th birthday is Friday and ironically is the exact person who’s currently in major danger. While this isn’t to downplay disease or the loss of anyone’s loved one, a loss is a loss. I just feel like a puss talking about worry and fear when he’s seen death at levels that our generation couldn’t handle. And I hope we never have to handle. People don’t like comparisons. “this isn’t the flue” “just because its not as bad doesn’t make it not bad” . I get it. But that’s how people analyze things. Compare it to known entities. My Grandfather knows death, he knows disease. He’s seen it all. Hell that man is so old he almost got to see the civil war and small pox. And he has seen 2 million dies with the Asian flu, 36 million to AIDS, and 75 million not come home over 5 years of WWII. The man has a lot of things to compare it to and I promise none of this will turn out worse than what’s he’s been through.
As for the domain industry, it undoubtedly will take a hit. Only because most businesses are going to experience some sort of downturn and every business will face uncertainty. My town is probably going to close the University of Illinois after spring break. All those businesses survive on the 50,000 students. Their business model is built to survive the summer when most leave but its not built to survive if they leave now. None of them will be upgrading their domain name. There will be thousands of those, if not tens of thousands in similar situations. Second only to lack of money, uncertainty, kills spending. Uncertainty is going to stagnate sales. For us side hustle people, its not a huge deal. Our every day lives and our regular job issues have much more impact on our income. But those that make a full time living in domain investing will probably think twice on putting out a ton of cash into domains. Everyone has different financial situations so maybe its business as usual. My guess is Huge domains will continuing buying as normal but individual brokers are going to see some slow/dead months ahead.
Over the years I have always kept a diverse investment portfolio. For instance I am taking the money I got from the sale of MyBees and buying an autograph that I will show everyone later. Its a pretty special piece and I think it will be worth six figures in the near future. I learned back in 2006 that diversification can keep things from getting ugly. While the economy was pretty ugly, farm land rent continued to come in and flowers still sold. The stock market sucked, landscaping stunk, but people were starting to do things themselves. So sales of plants did pretty well. They just didn’t buy service. Saved money by doing things themselves. Having a wide range of businesses paid off and got us through some tough times. We’ll get through this as well. The amount of time we have to hold on is to be determined. And those who understand and predict correctly, the length, the impacts, the severity, and can invest accordingly, will reap the rewards.
Domain of the Day: Virtuale.com Looks like French for virtual but its actual Italian
Quote of the Day: “COVID is a 5 foot virus. If your health is 5 feet away from the edge of a cliff then it’s going to push you over. Most of us are 30 feet away”. -Dr B Evergeen Hospital
Park.io Names at Auction or Dropping
Clips.gg Billion dollar industry built around people watching video game play
479.io Less of these than LLL
eTap.io Not huge value but nobody is getting the dot com
WiW.io Cool looking 3L.io
CBD.gg Seems to do well in every other extension. why not a gaming
Wager.gg Bet on games. I own wager.cc and get offers all the time. All the time being once a year
Namejet and Sedo & More Domains at Auction
Dapa.com gonna crush it
PleasureStation.com sounds like a device they would have had on Howard Stern
Historian.org Low enough reserve I think this one sells. 66 bidders
Stream4.com In case the first 3 streams go down
DavidC.com 1997 birthday and taken in 19 other extensions
Taktika.com Registered in 46 other extensions
Castia.com Nice short 6L. Registered in quite a few extensions as well.
Becho.com Means “sell” in Hindi…..I think
Bangin.com Under $300 and close in 36 hours
SuperAutos.com I’m not sure why I started but been buying auto and motors names lately. This is better than the ones I’ve been buying
ForexTraining.com You don’t here about it as much but tons of people still trade Forex
Godaddy Domains With Bids
CashLine.com Top number of bids and top price at press time
BottomFish.com Good brand. Some of the biggest fish I know are bottom feeders
Topt.com Pronounceable so its reached 4 figures
MoonEye.com At first glance I think its a nice relaxing brand and at second I think it describes an asshole
hg81.com I know these are Chinese gambling names but they all sound like viruses to me now
Skirr.com Fun to say skurrrrrrrr. Registered in 18 extensions
KidsReview.com Lot a kids making bank doing toy reviews
OCPlumbing.com Orange County and hundreds of other name combos
KidsPuzzles.com My kid puzzle was a 6 foot tall Playboy naked lady puzzle. Pretty sure my Dad didn’t mean for it to be a kid puzzle
Sushil.com A popular Indian name. I just see Sushi. Registered in 26 extensions
Ganix.com 20 years old
StoryPop.com Sounds like a marketing tool. Registered in 8 other extensions
ILAH.com Pretty sure Brandbucket would take this one
Godaddy Names With One or No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
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