When I started out in this industry I was intimidated. I read the forums, the blogs, and went to the shows and saw all these people that were friends. Laughing and acting like they had been friends for life. Talking and spending more money in a night than I made in a month…or more. They were bidding on names that cost more than I made in a year. Yes, I felt insecure at that first conference. But there was one big difference between me and all these people that claim that there is a “Boys Club” in domaining that doesn’t include everyone. I tried to build relationships. Instead of complaining that I didn’t get a fair shake or that people ignored me, I simply introduced myself and told them a little about me. I didn’t spam their email boxes or press them for information. I smiled, shook some hands, and talked about domains. And I continued to do this for years. Eventually they got to know me and I got to know them. Little by little relationships and trust grew over the years until I am now one of those guys you see laughing and acting like some of these guys have been my friends for life. Now I am spending more on a domain than I made in a month. And I got there slowly.
What I’ve learned about domain investors over the years is that those that deserve to be treated equally usually are. Those that act like asses get treated like one. You aren’t invited to the “boys club” not because you are a new investor or not good enough. It’s simply that you are rude, disrespectful, and you feel that you should be treated differently than you treat others. I can pretty much guarantee that if you go to Namescon and head into it looking for good conversation, good information, and to have a little fun, you will get exactly that. Because its face to face. Trolls stay at home because a big set of balls that they have in the domain blog forums don’t travel very well. You can’t hide in the daylight of Las Vegas. Positivity prevails. We welcome all new domain investors. Not because we prey on them as some of the trolls I mentioned above say. But because we need the enthusiasm and fresh ideas that new faces bring. As much as I love seeing Mr. Kubba and Mr Rosener at every turn, its nice to meet some new people and hear some new stories. Make sure to find me at NamesCon and introduce yourself so I can hear those new stories.
Here are today’s names. Click for current price.
Domain of the Day: WeedBit.com Bitcoin AND Weed. Can’t find two hotter keywords
Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids
Tireland.com I’m going to probably buy this one. I like tires
BadAdvice.com Can’t think of an easier site to build out. Can get it anywhere on the Internet
ElectricGroup.com Not to be confused with the Electric Company after Sesame Street
StrawHomes.com People actually make them out of straw but could be a Three Little Pigs reference as well
ParadiseMedia.com Media names are just killing it this year. This price is 4 times higher than I would expect.
Defragmentation.com I don’t do it much anymore since I use flash memory but used to “Defrag” all the time
MyFridge.com Cooking or foodie name
858668.com Four 8s are never a bad thing
BioBanking.com I’m thinking cord blood banking
PropertySpy.com Good name although most online real estate sites give you all the info you need
Domains I Like With One or No Bids
OrdinarySky.com Not sure it has value but love the name. Very memorable
InfinitePorn.com That’s a lot of porn. No bidders but probably a lot of takers
ILovePoop.com No bidders. I think I’m going to buy this for my dog
BehaviorEngine.com Don’t know what it is but it sounds cool
KissMyBass.com No value other than I had a t-shirt with this on it
Xoggo.com Solid 5L for $12
A Nice Size List of LLLL.com
One of the better days for LLLL.coms. FNTA and GBUC are my favorite.
Domains With Bids
Paho.com CVCV continue to do well on Namejet
FYXY.com Chinese name all the way
WeddingTreasures.com A lot of money in weddings………and divorces. No bids
ZZAA.com AABB pattern is the best you can buy if you’re wanting to sell to the Chinese market. But of course that’s who is bidding against you
499.org NNN dot anything has value.
iXII.com Another collectible name. i12 in Roman numerals 🙂
PetRabbit.com Surprised how many people have these. High death rate though
Paralyzed.com Strong word. Hoping this name gets into the hands of someone that wants to do good with it
666526.com I like the triple patterns. I don’t do less than triple (or something special) right now
MomSmart.com Can’t get much smarter than Mom smart
YouWantThis.com No bidders. Says it all
MORE Short Brand Dot Coms at Catchy.com
Flippa and Sedo
XOMag.com Formally an online fashion magazine. 13 years old and at $1
Sausage.com Love the domain but I imagine it won’t be cheap
POV.net Almost like you are right there
DBU.com The reserve seems pretty fair. Almost all LLL.com worth $25K
Take a look at some of the names coming Here is the FULL LIST
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