The other day Raymond Hackney started a series on TheDomains.com 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.
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.
- Main List
- No Bid List
- Names with Bids
- LLL, CCC, 5L
- Other LLLL’s
- Short Brandables
- One Worders and Other extensions
- Vape, Vegan, VR
- Snap Names
The No Bid List
AlternativeFolk.com Could be hippies or Aliens
BlockUnchain.com 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.
EverChain.com The links never come apart with this name
FormerIllegal.com A political name for illegal alien amnesty
GoSyria.com Syria is still in the news
iEatOut.com I’m assuming it’s about grabbing food, but it might not be
LineStraight.com It’s a thing in reserve order, but it could be a brand
MasterPod.com Pod is still a trendy word
MultiStat.com Takes all the stats you need and outputs trends
MythFix.com Like that site that corrects urban legends
NewWage.com A brand for finding a new job or new ways to make money
NinjaSecurity.com Hire Ninjas to protect your home or business
NYCActive.com A Gym or health blog in NYC
PlugBlue.com Ads maybe?
RXLawsuit.com A site for medication class action lawsuits
SecretSide.com This is probably referring to 4D 5D it’s the secret dimension that no one knows about
SeoPrime.com Seems like a good SEO brand
SeoPrimer.com A guide to SEO
SpillReport.com Maybe a site that tracks large oil spills
TapIntoEnergy.com All kinds of uses, drinks, oil, natrual gas, solar
TerraShelter.com Earth shelter
ThriftSense.com A site that saves you money
TodayAlive.com I see it as Feel alive or active more so than not dead
TrendyKitty.com Lots of people love Cats
WatchRight.com Because watching wrong sucks
ZeroPlans.com A vacation name, no plans nothing to do but relax
CityShore.com Go to the beach in the city, watch out for needles
DraftNext.com A sports draft pick name, who’s next?
EarthNutrient.com Soil or fertilizer
EndYourCommute.com Work from home
ExclusivelyHere.com This site is the only one that sells this product
FinerTime.com The good old days
ForceLegal.com A legal force to be reckoned with
GetHands.com Find people to help
GoatQuote.com Sounds funny, tell everyone what the goat says
HealingSteam.com A sauna name
HealthDude.com Works out 8 times a day
HoundWalk.com A dog walking service
ImQuitting.com Quit bad habits
iWaist.com internet waist line?
KickMarket.com Sell soccer or “football” gear
MrsVegas.com Has been Miss Vegas off and on 9 different times
NerdBurglars.com Sounds funny
OneAndOut.com Get one and get the hell out
PaintBiz.com Not a bad painting name, sell it for a few hundred bucks to your local painter
ShipFish.com Hopefully it gets there fast, could go very wrong
TechTrot.com has traffic I think
EnergyOne.com The first in energy
Seville.org City org name, It works well
Names With 1 Bid
WatchOnline.tv A nice Span the dot name
CharlotteCountyRealEstate.com Not sure where it is but I’m sure they buy and sell property there
BathroomsOnline.com Design your bathroom remodel virtully, then print out the blueprint
Your LLLL.coms of The Day
LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s
MORE Short Brand Dot Coms HERE
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