DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday 8/11

Aug 11 2014

Mark Hershiser and I have always gotten along real well and I found out why yesterday.   Mark and I share a common bond.  We’ve both broken our necks.  His sounds a little more serious than mine but I’m sure we both came out changed men.  I was in Kona Hawaii surfing (or trying to) and I got caught on top of a wave.  To make it worse it broke close to shore.  While it seemed 20 feet tall it was every bit of 10 and I went over the top.  Everything happened so fast I couldn’t get my hands out and was piledriven right into the bottom.  The moment I hit my whole body went numb.  Others that I have talked to that are paralyzed have said similar things. They knew the very second they hit that something very bad had happened.  I was conscious but bleeding pretty bad from my head.  I couldn’t move my body or breathe very well.  I was pretty sure I was going to drown.  The great thing about Hawaii is the lifeguards are the best in the world.  They immediately saw what happened, put me on a flat board and had me shipped off to the hospital.  All the while I’m crying, apologizing to my wife because I know she is going to have to take care of a paralyzed husband the rest of her life.   The ride to the hospital is not a short one in Kona.  It’s a great hospital for neck injuries as they have thousands a year, but it’s a bumpy ride.  On the way there I felt a stinging and then a tingling in my legs and within an hour I had feeling but weak legs.  My arms were still nothing.  They took an X-ray and said I had broken my c-6 and needed to be flown to Honolulu for emergency surgery.  The medivac flight wouldn’t be there for a few hours so they decided to do a CT scan while we waited.  Turned out there was sand in the X-ray and they only found a slight crack and some bulging discs.  I was free to fly home and go to my own hospital.   I couldn’t get a flight out for a few days so I laid in bed waiting to find out my fate. On the day before my flight my right arm began to have sensations and completely came back over then next few days.  I was left with a left arm that now had feeling but zero strength.  I couldn’t make a fist or pick up anything.  I’ll shorten the story and tell you that it took a year of rehab and massages but eventually my left arm came back and everything has feeling but my thumb. I can no longer turn my neck to the left.  It was after all this that I vowed to never take my body for granted.  I’m not sure if I was given a gift but I had one taken away and knew that I would forever take complete care of that gift.  I also said I would go back to Kona and thank those lifeguards (I did two years later) I also wanted to return to Kona and do the Ironman.  I wrote out a bucket list of things I wanted to accomplish now that I had my body back.  The big three were, lose 50 pounds, run a marathon, do Ironman, especially  the big Ironman on Kona.  I lost the 50 pounds in three months because I started running,  I did a marathon that year 9 years ago and have done 23 since.  I have done two Ironman.  I don’t know if I’ll ever qualify for Kona but I will keep trying until I do.  We as humans need things to wake us up to what life is about.  Some times it is a horrible event, some times it is a close call.   I received mine and it is now who I am.  It saved me from a life of being stagnant and moved me to a life of movement and growing.   Thanks for listening.  Here are today’s names  Not huge value but memorable.  One bidder but I’m pretty sure you can take him out  I’m sure all the bidders are for the 18,000 back links   No bidders.  $12 gets you a Colorado pot store name  No bidders.  Not a bad for $12 IMO  No fours so thus the current price.   I think these are a good investment.  But what do I know about numerics?   What my daughters room is.  Surprised to see only one bid on this short word.  I’ll be a bidder  No bidders.  Apple will make this one valuable  Another that I like for the price. No bidders  At a big price.  PR3, 145 back links  That’s all I got.  You’ll have to figure out why it’s gotten this high  Proves that if a dot CC is built out properly it can rank.  PR5 and getting some love  There’s really only one group that should own this.  But all the other squatters bidders disagree with me.  And yes I am a hypocrite at times.  Or was.  I have officially ridded my portfolio of all but one typo or brands.  I do own but he’s my hero.  It’s going to be a shrine  I thought it would be a nice buy at $12.  A fun brand.  But a few other people had the same idea  Under $50 at press time  Still believe in dot co? Here is a portfolio of 68  Right now they’re $16 and there is no reserve  I don’t know if I’ve ever recommended a dot Biz.  Today I am.  This is a nice one  13 years old.  Vegas is getting pretty popular  Every pretty girl in South Beach is a model or a designer.  Trade one for this name.  Could reap some rewards

NEW FRIDAY!!!! Working Godaddy Domain Code of the day. 33% off new purchases. Great for new gTLDs CJCRMN33  18 years old. Only two bidders.  Fantastic startup name for the price  A language and and big supermarket chain in the US.  Upgrade name.  As expected, over 100 bidders  18 years old.  A hospital of the same name has the dot org I actually know a few people with this name and surprisingly a few of them are boys  All I think about is Duck Dynastic   A little confusing with the dot dot org but still a fantastic name.  No bidders.  Just kidding   Just another little

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