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The other day Raymond Hackney started a series on entitiled The Good the Bad and the Ugly, the first post in the series was about Godaddy. I posted some of the things that I like and don’t like about Godaddy as a whole. The thing that people seem to like the most about Godaddy is the customer service, and I have to agree, I usually have a great experience anytime that I need help. The thing that caught my attention in the bad category was the amount of people that don’t like that the a name can still be renewed after the auction ends.

I can understand how that can be frustrating and it’s happened to me many times. On the other hand I’m guilty of renewing or transferring names out after they’ve gone through the auction process, usually it’s because I’m behind. I used to have everything on Auto renew but then I’d pay for names that I didn’t want to renew so I turned them all off. I have a solution that I think would make everyone happy.

What if you could reap the benefits of your name going through the expired auction? Let’s face it, trying to sell a name you own  on Godaddy auctions puts you at a distinct disadvantage right off the bat. You’re trying to get eyes on your name while going up against 20-30 some thousand expiring names. The expiring names start at either 10 or 12 $, your name starts at $20 and if it sells it for $20 you’ll only get a $5 return. Who want’s to do that? Then you have the “traffic” stats that the expiring inventory has. Once the name expires the name servers are turned to Godaddy servers and visits are tracked for the time period before the auction start.image-1-4

What if you could opt in to the expiring auction of your domain, let the sale go through and get a portion of the revenue? Maybe it would be slightly higher than the 20%, maybe not, but more auctions would complete, your domain would be on an equal footing with the rest of the expiring inventory, Godaddy wouldn’t lose the sale because you transferred the name to another registrar to avoid the $80 recovery fee, and the buyer gets the name they won.

Godaddy is selling the expired inventory at 100% profit, minus any infrastructure maintenance and other costs of doing business, but they’d be running that anyway. I actually think that the amount of names that sell would increase. If I have liquid domains that are on the low end of the spectrum I have an outlet to sell them and make some money, If I have higher priced inventory that I’m thinking about selling anyway I’ll let it go through the expired auction to avoid the hassle of listing it anywhere else.

With Uniregistry I can now sell names that are registered there with no commission and just a small percentage transaction fee. It’s one more thing that makes Uniregistry more and more attractive. If Godaddy had something like I’m suggesting, I’d be less inclined to transfer my name’s away, because I know that even if I forget to renew them I’d have an out, to not lose my ass on a valuable name, not to mention my names would have the same advantage and be indistinguishable from other expired inventory.  

The NameJet picks probably have tons of crazy $1000-$2500 reserves, I didn’t take the time to filter them out. I’m probalby should in the future because I really don’t want to promote Buy Domains retail domain sales. Hopefully this changes soon, same thing going on that we talked about before, Buy Domains is using NameJet to promote their domains with reserves set in the range of the current BIN price on their site and Afternic. I went through the list yesterday and placed some backorders. I picked over 250 names all words or brandables, around 200 of them were owned by BuyDomains with the $1000 + reserve.

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The No Bid List  Could be hippies or Aliens  Still not sure how the whole Block Chain thing works, something about doing math problems that connects to other math problems that somehow morphs into money. This is those links coming apart.  The links never come apart with this name  A political name for illegal alien amnesty  Syria is still in the news  I’m assuming it’s about grabbing food, but it might not be  It’s a thing in reserve order, but it could be a brand  Pod is still a trendy word  Takes all the stats you need and outputs trends  Like that site that corrects urban legends  A brand for finding a new job or new ways to make money  Hire Ninjas to protect your home or business   A Gym or health blog in NYC  Ads maybe?  A site for medication class action lawsuits  This is probably referring to 4D 5D it’s the secret dimension that no one knows about Seems like a good SEO brand  A guide to SEO   Maybe a site that tracks large oil spills  All kinds of uses, drinks, oil, natrual gas, solar  Earth shelter  A site that saves you money   I see it as Feel alive or active more so than not dead  Lots of people love Cats  Because watching wrong sucks  A vacation name, no plans nothing to do but relax  Go to the beach in the city, watch out for needles  A sports draft pick name, who’s next?  Soil or fertilizer  Work from home   This site is the only one that sells this product  The good old days  A legal force to be reckoned with  Find people to help   Sounds funny, tell everyone what the goat says  A sauna name  Works out 8 times a day  A dog walking service   Quit bad habits  internet waist line?  Sell soccer or “football” gear  Has been Miss Vegas off and on 9 different times  Sounds funny  Get one and get the hell out  Not a bad painting name, sell it for a few hundred bucks to your local painter  Hopefully it gets there fast, could go very wrong

Names With Bids  has traffic I think   The first in energy  City org name, It works well

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Namejet  A nice Span the dot name   Not sure where it is but I’m sure they buy and sell property there  Design your bathroom remodel virtully, then print out the blueprint


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12 Replies to “DSAD.COM: IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, December 3rd”

  1. I think Fabulous pays the domain owner 80% of what the expired domain sells for on Namejet. 80% sounds reasonable because 20% is the upper end of what brokers take on a sale. This has been around for years and is not a new idea. Godaddy is greedy for taking 100%.

    1. No problem Raymond, I think it’s a great idea. Hopefully the companies will take the information gathered and make better products.

  2. I agree with you on the rev share at Go Daddy, I wrote a post last year saying GoDaddy could give us a Christmas present and share revenue. I think eventually all registrars will see that it makes sense to implement something.

    1. I think if they started it as an “opt in” program most of their inventory wouldn’t be affected at all.

      What I mean is that essentially investors would be the only ones partaking of the program. Companies and individuals that have let their domains expire either have little to no knowledge of the expiring aftermarket or could care less about what happens to the domain once they’re done with it. They have no expectation of selling the domain under normal circumstances.

      Maybe that’s not really fair but I think it would make it easier for Godaddy to accept since the vast majority of the inventory wouldn’t be affected.

      It would be a great retention tool for the registrars as well. I certainly think investors would think twice about which registrar they use if they had a default revenue option.

      1. Godaddy would dominate even more both as a registrar and marketplace if they implemented rev share for expired domains. Hand register a good domain for $10 and if you don’t sell it yourself in a year you have a chance of getting most of your money back if someone else buys it for $12 after it expires. For large domain holders, this would give them an avenue to liquidate as Godaddy expired auctions usually get the best prices – even better than Namejet imo.

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