Another good Sherpa show published yesterday. Adam Strong said he liked the comment I posted after the last review, so I’ll repost it here for anyone that wants to read it. Shane also commented that he liked it but he’s a team player and more importantly a manager of people and plants by trade. He knows that encouragement is a motivator so you have to take it with a grain of salt 🙂 .
I’m joking, Actually everyone one of us at DSAD will tell the others the truth or their opinion good or bad. It’s really the only way to accurately communicate. Sure, you can hedge, pick your battles, or even be tactful, but when it comes down to it, withholding something, not saying or doing something for fear of giving offense will hurt everyone in the long run.
A comment on bidding on auctions with bids approach. One thing to watch about bidding on auctions with bids because others think they have value so they must have value. Take a look at some of Godaddy auction names with bids. There are some terrible names with bids that you should never bid on. I can only assume that the people bidding on them hate their money, or they’re SEO’s and are buying the names for links and traffic.
If you don’t know anything about SEO, Pandas, Penguins, Possums, anchor text, link farms, or spam, don’t bid on these names just because they have traffic numbers.
From the last DomainSherpa.com review comment
Suppose you paid $10 each for these names, they have no parking revenue and no inquiries then just drop them, because every single day you can find better names to register that are salable to a real person in business or thinking about starting a business. With these names you don’t have to over analyze, search deep for a prospective buyer, or do anymore pointless work. You can simply trade these names in for better ones.
It seems one of your tactics is trying to get ahead of the curve with new tech and ideas. If that’s the case then it’s super hard, even impossible to value any in that category, we’re talking about theoretical value and ideas. There’s high risk and high reward should they pan out, but until then they’re completely speculative.
Even within that category I don’t think super niche, exact match domains will be bought by any companies, not as brands and not as marketing names. They’re not call to action names, they’re not generic category names and they’re not buying keywords. (buying keywords are where the customer is ready to make a purchase or take action of some sort other than just browsing the web) If Shane decides to start growing plant meat in his greenhouses he’s not going to buy or use Plant Based Meat, let alone Meats. No one says “meats”.
You’re going super in depth into the analysis of these names, and I think it’s paralyzing you from finding low hanging fruit. When I talked about conquering the droplists, I’m saying that taking the time to thoroughly process a list has value. To Shane and Ategy’s point, about finding names that you alone like, I say, who cares. You’re not buying them right then and there, you are simply identifying inventory as quickly as possible and finding names that you like, could be used by a business, or anything at all that flags the name to you. Later you can go back and analyze the names at a closer level.
I’ve found that most of the names that I’ve sold are just that, names that I like for some reason coupled with an industry that will buy it. They might simply make sense for something, might be short and memorable, or a memorable phrase.
There are no real metrics associated with the vast majority of these names. We are not buying and selling longtail exact match domains right now, nor have we for some time. We are essentially selling some sort of brandable domain on all levels. Not just made up brands, but even the short EMD keyword domains are selling as brands.
Take Shane’s DustPan.com, the metrics on this domain (5K exact match) have nothing to do with the usage that shane envisions other than the idea that 5K searches a month show that it’s still a word that is recognized and used in everyday speech. The people typing it into google are actually looking to buy a dustpan.If Shane sells the name to a MultiNational company as a cleaning brand, those same people will still be looking for dustpans to buy when they type the name into google.
One thing I’ve found, doing the DSAD lists, selling domains on numerous platforms and even to other investors on namepros, is that I usually have no idea what will sell. Everyone has there own criteria, parameters, ideas, visions, life experience that they apply to picking domains and branding. Names I think are great will not sell wholesale and then will sell to an end-user 2 days later for thousands of $.
Also the idea that unregistered names will not sell is false. I’ve sold names on Afternic that were available to hand reg at the time they sold.
This is by no means an efficient industry, there is no way to track all the names and keep your sanity, we have no idea what people are thinking when they have an idea, the general population does not have a clue about domains, There is potential to make a profit just for finding and MARKETING salable names, all the buyer has to do is see the name and buy it.
We are in an industry that relies on timing, one that is so large our inventory contains every word in every latin character language, any word combination of any and all of these languages up to 64 characters. On this level our job is to narrow down as best we can names that will sell for a profit as easily as possible.”
- Main List NameJet Flippa/Sedo
- LLLL.com’s LLL, CCC, 5L Other LLLL’s
- Short Brandables Numbers One Worders Vape, Vegan, VR
- Snap Names/Dropcatch NamePros Godaddy Value BIN
- Available For Reg Fee
The No Bid List
BarDiscounts.com A site to list and promote bars and their deals. Find a wing night every night of the week
BasicFormula.com Could be lots of things, formula for success, chemistry formula
BotQuad.com A bot name
ByeFly.com A line of fly killing products. like my favorite salt gun fly killer
ClearHabit.com clear out bad habits or clear of bad habits
ComingLive.com Find out when you favorite act or band is on tour
CrapeDiem.com Ha, I like this one, Crap E Diem, loosely translated from the Latin Crappy Day
CreditPurge.com Flush all the credit debt out
DashUnion.com A union of runners or maybe something to do with the digital token
DoINeed.com Do I Need .com ? If you want to sell domains you do.
DoItPlease.com A task list set by someone else
DynamicAnswers.com Verbose over analyzing of simple questions.
EffectMe.com The things that I have influence over
FeedPublic.com A soup kitchen, but more likely an RSS type thing
FuseCap.com Used with dynamite and fireworks I think
HappyHeap.com A big ole pile of joy
HeadMeister.com The dude in charge of the Citadel and all the other Meisters. No idea if it’s spelled the same. Don’t wanna change the concept so I’m not looking it up. It’s a Game of Thrones reference, for those of you confused by everything you just read.
HeardThis.com Music? Gossip?
Humanican.com Ahh a Once Upon a Time in Mexico reference. “Are you a Humanican or a Humanican’t? ”
iDamn.com the old internet or personal damning.
NeedHack.com Hire a hacker
NeverDoHarm.com The motto for medical professionals, sorta, Do No Harm
PodExtra.com A spare pod for whatever you use pods for
ProntoStorage.com When you need storage really fast
RealDickMove.com A common phrase? “I can’t believe you just did that to him! That was a real dick move dude, seriously wrong”
RigTow.com Haul big trucks
SumTest.com Can you add?
SwiftAngle.com Oh ho! Just as good as Easy Angle! Maybe even better 🙂 sell this bad boy for $8K
UnbankCard.com A brand of crypto currency credit card
WorkSwipe.com A timeclock solution for your employees. They swipe in when they’re working
Your LLLL.coms of The Day
LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s
MORE Short Brand Dot Coms HERE
StudentAid.com caught today and at 1700. I knew I wouldn’t be able to hand catch it. 🙂
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