Domain Spotlight: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday, May 29th

I probably represent 95% of the people in this industry when I get jealous of some of the amazing sales by other domainers.  When I see Michael Berkens selling a name for $30K that I can’t even get a bid for $1000.  But there are two key ingredients to the equation. One, a big portfolio.  Michael had tens of thousands of names .  Two, patience.  The only way to get $30K is to say no until you get it.  With small portfolio you could be waiting a long time to get offers on your 400 names.  But when you are deep you have more opportunity.  If you are selling 1% of your portfolio, that’s the difference between 4 names and 100s of names sold.  Of course a big portfolio has super high holding costs that require higher sales totals so there is some advantages and disadvantages.   While I will never get to 10,000 names, I have been more of a buyer than a seller and have been concentrating on regular income generation that helps to build the portfolio without the need to sell cheap.  Hoping the strategy leads towards waiting for the high prices I would like to get.  So far I have two great offers that I would have taken a few years ago.  I’m saying no thank you now.  We’ll know soon whether that it will be a lost sale or great sale.     Here are today’s names. Click to see current prices  The company should probably own this but its getting bid up for all the backlinks and history.  20 years old  I still don’t think people understand how big energy storage and creation is going to be over the next decade    The plural would be even better but still a solid name for someone in our industry  No bidders.   All plants are grown from seed or cuttings.  Why not pretend like you’re the best    You probably don’t realize it but a lot of the tomatoes you are getting in the store are grown hydroponically.  They are getting better at it every year  No bidders.  Endusers are probably limited but at this price its worth looking at   Cell phones are coming to Atlanta soon   Everyone I know over 17 uses one.  Although there was this one guy I know that had a disease where he had no hair on his body.  I don’t he spent any money on razors  Only here for the typo.   Just a little extra reach away from a visit    Mushroom hunters don’t mess around.  I shit you not, they will blindfold you when they drive you to their morel patch.  Speaking of mushrooms.   Here’s a real tasty one  A lot of people are  Good brand and the nickname of The Mountain on Game of Thrones  Have a monster year in your fantasy league with League    Free slogan.    Conspiracy theorist dream name  I’ll give it a 6    This actually has some action. Dot us generally is a the red headed stepchild of the domain world   Dr. Weed is in the house   Its round.  Gotta give it that

Here are the best of the LLLL.coms

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FOR OTHER GREAT NAMES FOR SALE MAKE SURE TO VISIT CAX.COM   Nice name for someone in our industry.   “These domains are Hot”   Free Slogan  Everyone loves a deal.  Making it fun is a bonus   Most of the humor on the internet is now Gifs.   Make some money off it by helping them be funny thought gifs   A ton of families share this name.   Worth more than the bids for email alone IMO   I could use some of this.  I come home filthy every night   Give this one out as an email at the bars.  Or porn name  you know how I loooooooove vegan stuff    Careful.    Has a few bids already.  I don’t like it because I don’t like cleaning   Even as a dot net I know there will be quite a few Chinese that will want this pattern

And a few great from the Namejet side    Nice or a cool new bed  

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4 Replies to “ Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday, May 29th”

  1. There are many domainers who hold huge number of domains than us but still have no ability/vision to see the actual value of the domain what Mike Berkens does and that’s what make him stand out from most of the domainers.

  2. Berkens no longer has a huge portfolio and still killing it. He’s still selling names for $80K like which is a 2016 purchase. So you can’t say if only I had a big portfolio and/or if only I started in 1995-2000, I’d be Berkens. He’s doing it with neither now. Berkens is one of a kind.

    I used to think if I had lucked into domains in the 90’s, I’d be just as successful as Rick Schwartz. But that wouldn’t be true because I would most likely have cashed out for $50K/name instead of holding out for millions like Rick. Those guys are true geniuses.

    Note: The “you” doesn’t refer to Shane but anyone not Berkens.

  3. I fully agree with your sentiment, Shane, and your analysis is spot-on, i.e., a massive portfolio enables those ‘home runs’ to happen.

    For the rest of us, the best way to monetize the names in our portfolios (I’ve found) is to not sell at all, but, instead, do equity partnerships with emerging players in the relevant space.

    Anyone who can enter into a few of those partnerships, leveraging category-defining names (and being sure to pick honest partners) won’t worry about having to sell names.

    Just my 2 cents…

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