I’ve been auctioning off some of my domains over the past few months and always keep a chart up on my screen at work of what names and where they are being auctioned on one my desktops. I’ll get asked every once in a while what the names are and if there is any money in domain investing. I summarized it like this. If you started domain investing more than 5 years ago and built a decent portfolio you should be doing very well right now. Good names are receiving great prices. Great names are selling for six and seven figures. I and everyone else are receiving more bids and offers than ever before. The rich are becoming richer, the middle are gaining wealth. The more one word and two word brands, the more numerics, the more short names you have, the better you’ve done. Long tail keywords (a word I don’t use to anyone but domain investors because they have no idea what it means) have become less and less valuable and are dropping every day. In short, these are fantastic times for a lot of people and I don’t see a top on dot coms for quite a few years. It just cost three times as much to play with twice the risk. I only wished I would have listened closer to my own speech I gave at the Southern California Domain meeting back in 2011 (I think it was that year). I told everyone to buy NNNN.coms at $1000 and they would do very well. I just forgot the part of the speech where I tell them to hold off on selling them despite 300% profit 🙂 Here are today’s names.
ManhattanOffice.com The current price is a small price to pay compared to office space in Manhattan
NewYorkCityLiving.com A bit long but still a decent name for under $50
NYCLiving.com Have to pick this one up if you are going to pick up the above.
GamerLeague.com 15 years old. I don’t know if gamers like to be called gamers or not. But the name was only at $27 at press time so it’s worth the gamble IMO at that price
MoonCharm.com You’ve heard me say if it sounds like an Oregon IPA beer you should buy the name. Here is one. No bidders. 14 years old
ShopSpot.com Not sure why this one is so high but I learn every day.
VG5.com Over under $575 so it has room to run IMO
OOVO.com I don’t see any backlinks but GD says it gets 1.4K visits a month. That may explain the price. Over $600 at price time
31828.com The most bids of all the names on the board. Not the highest price but lots of action
86887.com Enough 8s to make a Chinese man giddy
DOAD.com A last name or a nice acronym
HDWF.com Really good letters for an acronym IMO and under $50
TheMist.com The name of a Stephen King book and movie. 7 Years too late which explains the low price
CupcakeFrosting.com I think the writeup has gotten it to $600. Well done
BloodPressure.net 18 years old. I think you could make some money on this build out. All comes down to the reserve price
iWidgets.com This one sold for $25K back in 2008. Somebody is going to lose some money
Working Godaddy Domain Code of the day. $10 off PURCHASES OF $50 OR MORE ACOSKS65
IKT.com Italian Kangaroo Theatre
NashvilleProperty.com 16 years old. I don’t know much about Nashville property values but I sure think Carrie Underwood is pretty if that means anything
VUGU.com My name so bid high and bid often. Saving up for a three number dot com and I have a long way to go.
F0N.com Not a big fan of hacks like this but this one I really do like. Wish the other 46 bidders didn’t feel the same way. Although half of them are probably lurkers
7388.net Probably one of the top two NNNN.nets at Namejet this past few months
GotFunded.com Pretty easy to see what it could be used for. Only 12 bidders
Shiyu.com Popular Chinese name. That’s enough to put it at the top of most Namejet lists
Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. 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, and the goal of this list is to have all links be paid through commission . (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 correct