Happy Independence day to those of you that celebrate America’s declaration to King George. If you don’t celebrate American independence, well then Happy 4th of July! Nothing wrong with being happy about July the 4th.
Several months ago we talked about names that non profits owned and let expire for one reason or another. I suggested that it is reasonable to sell the name back to that organization for a small fee that covers your time and effort.
Just to be clear, I said it was reasonable, not that you have to do it, we’re not judging you if you don’t. With that said, I think it helps the overall image of the domain industry when we are willing to work with people that aren’t as savvy as domain investors when it comes to the domain life cycle.
You could argue that the domain life cycle is convoluted and inconsistent and that showing grace to someone not familiar with said cycle, betters the general population’s opinion of “Squatters”.
For example, you investigate the domain life cycle before buying your name and find that you have several chances to save your domain should it expire. You’ll read that the name will go into a period of auto renew grace determined by the registrars fine print. Then you’ll be more confident with your domain purchase because you’ll have read that even after this grace period your name will go into a state called the redemption period, where you can pay an additional fee to get the name back.
This isn’t a judgment on the expired auction system that most registrars have in place, but simply to point out that it can be confusing for people, who have read about the “safeguard” ICANN put in place called “redemption”, later to find that their domain never made it to that safeguard and was sold in an auction.
My point in rehashing this old topic: A month or two ago I was approached by an individual through a whois lookup about the domain KidFest.us . The person identified himself as the previous owner, and said that he had run a site about an event for children. He stated that he had unintentionally let the domain expire and wondered if he could get it back. I said “sure, no problem”. I didn’t just give it back to him, I offered him the name for $50 to cover my time and effort and he happily accepted the deal. A few weeks later he sent me a link to the newly constructed site.
So in summary, there is value in being part of something bigger than yourself; something that fills a need, accomplishes a goal, or helps someone with something. You don’t have to be a martyr and give it away, sometimes it just feels good to be reasonable.
No Bid names of the day:
CaffeCanna.com Caffe alternate word for “cafe”, or coffee in Italian. Enjoy a hot beverage while smoking a blunt.
InvestInCanna.com Since we’re on the topic. A name to find cannabis startups seeking funding.
- 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
AdoptPaws.com A pet adoption agency. You won’t sell it for much, but the name works
AngryX.com Angry + an X for a cheaper than one word option, or A site about your angry Ex
AwesomeIntern.com Clinton had some awesome interns
ChordProfessor.com A music learning tool
CloudHealer.com An online Dr service, or virtual medical advice
DayProfit.com An income blog or business help site
DefendHelp.com Legal maybe? No the best name, but shorter than defense and not confused with defence
DrDiagnose.com Get a quick diagnosis from a real Doctor
ElegantSky.com Makes me think of a travel destination with beautiful scenery
Etruster.com Electronic trust, A site that validates something or certifies it as safe and virus free
EvilAct.com not very positive, but evil acts happen everyday
EzTreatment.com Could be used as a marketing name or brand for thousands of products, Hair, lawn, skin, etc.
FightCritic.com A boxing blog
FlushColon.com Clean out the remains of the processed food you ate
FunExploration.com an adventure name, or a kids site that makes learning fun
GoProclaim.com Tell someone something
Herbility.com The ability to grow herbs
IncomeUnlocked.com Make more money with this service
KitchenGrade.com The score of a particular kitchen or “grade” as in a level of quality like “commercial”
LifeFertility.com A clinic for making babies en mass. Look at the Octomom
MobileVisit.com It seems like it would be hard to visit someone without being somewhat mobile
NinjaDoctor.com Is this a Doctor for Ninja’s, or a Ninja that’s a Doctor?
NowWorth.com A name to keep track of value
QuiteEnough.com I’ve had quite enough of this list already. It’s too damn long
RoadHazards.com Downed Trees, traffic, fluid spills, other cars, nails are all types of road hazard
ScenicDetour.com Take a ride on the scenic detour, it’s off the beaten path but it’s a nicer ride
SmartHabitat.com A company that builds a smarter home
TechyTalks.com Like Ted Talks but only understood by techies
VisibleChain.com When you want to look at the block chain and try and figure it out.
WrongOrder.com A retail solution or help site that will fix your wrong order.
Xblode.com explode for people that don’t know how to spell and pronounce it with a B sound.
More Names With No Bids 160 more names to go through. Don’t be a quitter
More Names With No Bids 160 more no bid names
Your LLLL.coms of The Day
LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s
MORE Short Brand Dot Coms HERE
LiftTicket.com great skiing name
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