DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Auction Picks: Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Oct 10 2015

So what have we learned this week ladies and gentleman?  We learned that there is a lot more that goes into being someone to follow, an expert, or someone to give money to than writing a blog or being in the public eye.  It takes a whole different level of trust if you are going to give them your money.  Just because you write a lot or are in a gang doesn’t make you an expert.   Look at their portfolio.   Talk to others that have bought or sold names.  Look at their businesses.  Do they even have a business?  Were they successful in another profession before they came into domain investing?  Did they have a good rep there? There are a lot of good writers, good speakers, great promoters. Remember how that whole Chef Patrick thing played out? Watching, reading and learning is great,  but you have to step up the due diligence when it comes to giving them money.  Everyone in this industry has made a few good sales here and there.  One great sale puts you on the map in this industry when it probably should be 5 good years.  Oh and is their portfolio is under privacy?  Because it sucks or because it’s porn?  Maybe they just don’t like all those offers that are too low.    These are all generalizations but you get my point.  I am not half the domain investor of Alan Dunn, Drew Rosener, or Eric Borgos.  I write because I figured I could share my journey on the way to being as good as them.  On that journey I’ve learned more than 90% of domain investors.  Heck I know the value of better than Frank Schilling as proven last week on Domain Sherpa :).  But he’s pretty much got me in every other category.  My best skill is running a business of 40 people with millions of dollars in sales and doing it with consistency.  I know the in and outs of running a business from budgeting, insurance and workman’s comp, to cost control to marketing.  And I have gotten very good at it. When I set out to do something I do it for thousands of hours until I get good at it.  I’ve missed 8 days in the last five years of writing this list.  You would think after thousands of hours of writing this thing I  would have at least gotten decent at it. My business skills translate very well to a lot of things and domain investing is one of them.  My trading stocks background doesn’t hurt either.   All this isn’t to pump me vs others. It’s just to say that follow the people that ALLOW you to watch them. Don’t follow the people that NEED you to watch them.  I’m probably somewhere in the middle.

Here are today ‘s names. Click for current prices  Has a v but the 19 years old is good enough for me  Another one here.   Nice repeating Rs.  Price says people still like it  17 years old.  Wasn’t this the name of the Lance Armstrong autobiography?   No bidders. What my wife tells me to do as soon as I walk through the door  The zip code of no city.  Just a 5N  I only know model and hand model. Although I’m sure there is a face category as well   I think this one would be a hell of a buildout.  Guys love their tools. A lot of good could be done here   Four figures easily.  I’m a bidder in the four figures.  That’s why I said easily  I’m not even sure what this would be used for. Something about it I just like. No too expensive at press time  Highest price on the Godaddy board at press time

Special Domain Shane ONLY Coupon…….. CODE IS DDCDS2015 – Good 30% off Discount Domain Club to get the lowest renewal prices Godaddy offers (DDC)   Great letters for Chinese and North America.   Over under $1800 IMO.  Seller is hot looking  I’m a bidder on this one too.   The kind of LLLL.coms that I think fly higher.  Just my opinion.  Don’t have to buy, just watch   9 years old.  No bidders.  I liked this one just because everyone loves to be that person that gets something valuable out of the “trash”   Worth less than last year but still has huge potential  At the very low end of this one’s worth IMO.  Room to run  The two Ns are sexy.  No bidders. Just kidding

FOR OTHER GREAT NAMES FOR SALE MAKE SURE TO VISIT CAX.COM   Electronic Point of Sale is going to be the final end user IMO. 21 years old   These are instagram instant photos.  People print them like old polaroids  117 million results on Google.    No bidders Oh the pictures you’re going to see if you build this out. Or teach people how to recruit them.   A few people share this last name. We all thing Barry. 20 years old   Everyone is going to say the joke that the site is about their dong.  I see other uses  What we are always trying to lose and what’s trying to slowly kill you Pending delete and I imagine there is going to be quite a bit of competition for this one  Awesome   Bring your checkbook   One bidder so far on this weed domain.

Alert.Me   Good use of dot me.   Verbs work well with dot me, I just can’t remember if they’ve sold well lately

Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. (if you have trouble with the contact form its [email protected] this domain name) I 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 me, Shane . (ie you click through and purchase a name you like) or an occasional paid listing. Everything I say is based on my own research or is opinion. Do your own due diligence. That means look it up yourself if you don’t think the stats or my opinion is corrects

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  1. Andrew Hyde

    Not sure what inspired todays commentary, but always appreciate your insight into the industry and I admire your work ethic. That I’ve found to be the most important and trait that successful people share, no matter what you do you have to work hard at it. Also enjoy the humor, its done with style. Thanks

  2. Tim from www.Domain.BUZZ

    Thanks for the comments today. This is some really good advice. I have to admit, I nearly purchased a package of Niche Websites on more than one occasion; just never felt quite right about it. Glad I passed on it…

  3. Adam is a great domain, but “highly pronounceable and brandable” it is not. Some people will say anything…

  4. Fatih

    Chef Patrick, Epik and Toby Clements. After all these Adam was the least i would expect but another lesson learned.

    Nice article Shane.

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