I don’t bid on a tremendous amount of names at NameJet. Ideally I try and get me names privately but as you’ve seen from my daily lists, there are a tremendous amount of fantastic names that come up daily. I’m probably not any different than many domain investors in that I would like many more domains than I can afford. My budget is probably bigger than many but nowhere near what the “pros” are throwing out there each day. I have to be much more selective to my niches than they do. I usually wait until the end to bid so I often I never even place a bid once it goes above my price expectations. Here are a few of the domains over the last week that I participated in the auction but fell a little (or a lot) short of the final price.
RunnersHigh.com I was out at $600. Ironically I went to a sports store and with two hours left in the auction, saw a Nike shirt at the entry that said “runner’s high” in bold letter on the front. It was a sign but at $2K I figured I would never do anything with it and it isn’t in my plant niche so it would just become a collectable for me.
AloeVera.com My first though. Alright a plant name, I want it. Very quickly I realized I didn’t stand a chance. Final price $45,200
NoseJobs.com I need one so I figured I’d buy the name and make enough money to get on. I was willing to spend $20K. I never had to get out my paddle. Sailed past it to $33,633
GuitarClasses.com I was actively bidding until my wife leaned over my shoulder and told me that most people want guitar lessons and not guitar classes. I think she saved me $1912
Yanta.com It’s my perfect type of 5L. This IS what I specialize in. Willing to go to $1250 or so but soared past this to $1775 because it also means tires in Spanish.
InsectRepellent.com I own a few repellent names and sell insect repellents so I went after this one. Willing to go to $1500 and new that this would probably not do it so when it finished at $3000 I wasn’t very dissapointed. Not a bad price for the name but perhaps on the high side for a non plural product domain.
Obama.org I’m not a supporter but really wanted the name to have some fun with family members. $2800 was a bit steep for me to use for a few funny emails.
Trumpet.com Way over my head. I knew it was a good name but went for 3 times what I thought it would go for. Watcher from the first second the auction started.