I traded Noah Kagan a domain for a hat and tacos
About a month ago I get this email from [email protected] about a domain. I have to be honest I didn’t know who he was the week before that email, but I had just finished listening to Mike Cyger’s interview with Noah two days prior to the email.
Noah asked if the domain was for sale and that he was trying to help out a friend, by giving them the domain as a gift. The name wasn’t anything special to me and it was listed with a BIN price so I figured that he was obviously looking a wholesale price.
I replied with an asking price of one Million dollars, I figured that was his normal buying range. 🙂 Instead of quoting an actual asking price or telling him to go to Afternic, I said I’d get back to him in a few days and that I was sure we could work something out.
I emailed him back and didn’t hear anything until he sent me another email 2 days later, asking what I had come up with. I thought that I had responded to him but my dumb ass had responded to myself in the gmail conversation thread lol. Watch out for that, the emails get threaded and it’s easy to hit reply to yourself. You would think this would be easy to spot, but it’s not if it just stays in the thread.
Anyway, I responded again and requested the following terms for the domain.
–Austin’s best tacos shipped in a cowboy hat
-A range of money from $100 to $500 contrasted with email marketing advice, tools, help that he had to offer valued for the difference. I don’t even know if that makes sense: so for example, if he values the domain at $1000, he would decide on some formula of money/marketing tools that he sets the value on. In this case he could pick $100 + $900 in marketing “stuff”
Obviously I did this more for fun than anything, but Noah agreed to my terms. He paid me $101, sent a hat from Amazon, had his assistant contact me and set up local taco delivery. Noah then said to start out going through the app sumo tools for phase three, which I haven’t done yet.
He asked me a few domain related questions about finding expired domains. I sent him a rather verbose response, he said that he liked the information and asked permission to use some of it in an article he was writing.
I think the main thing I’ve learned or maybe had reinforced from this experience, is that everything doesn’t have to be about money or getting the highest price. We don’t need to extract every last bit of copper out of our names. We can use them to help others by showing grace and giving them a domain they need, we can use them to network and build relationships and we can use them to strengthen relationships we already have.
I don’t know how many times I’ve registered a name off the drop because it made me think of a friend personally or their business. Even if they don’t want the name it doesn’t matter, it’s only $8, who cares.
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- Short Brandables Numbers One Worders Vape, Vegan, VR
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Domain of the Day: impost.com Internet marketing post, instant message post or a one word domain meaning
“a tax or similar compulsory payment.
the weight carried by a horse as a handicap.”
Apothecure.com Nice play on apothecary mixed with cure
BlackMovement.com Sell this name to BLM
CustomPads.com Brake pads, homes, writing, lots of uses for pads
MasterTouch.com Good massage or chiropractic brand, but could be used for a thousand other services
PocketWelder.com Need to weld on the go? get the pocket welder
The No Bid List
ArtOfGreatness.com Sounds like a motivational or self help site
BassUp.com Turn the bass up, or a dead largemouth floating on the water
BulkBlue.com Double B with a color
CareerTycoon.com This guy is really good at careers
ChimpMedia.com Monkey’s reporting the news
ChowDelivery.com Another food delivery service
DefendTheBase.com A game
DidHappen.com A site for things that seem unbelievable
DojoDragon.com Dragon and Dojo seem to go together, a martial arts site
DrConfidential.com It’s ok to tell your Docotor about the rash and burning between your legs. He won’t tell anyone.
DrNob.com A Dr and a person of wealth
EpicEdible.com very delicious food
EvilDetect.com Like a Harry Potter Sneakoscope, starts spinning and making noise when evil is present
ExploreRoute.com gps or mapping system
FamilyBullshit.com a blog to tell everyone about your family problems. You could just use Facebook like everyone else, but this has a branded feel
GamingOutlook.com A magazine with upcoming games and gaming news
GlobalRant.com A world opinion site
HopeCash.com A charity donation site
HugPile.com Could be anything
InnerEnemy.com A site to fight off the demons inside of you
ItsRisky.com I don’t have a problem with apostrophe names like this. I’m pretty sure most people can figure it out. “Hey I tried looking at your site It’sRisky.com, but it wouldn’t resolve.”
JollyGamer.com Another gaming domain
MentalPuzzle.com An app or site or physical product for mind training
MicrocreditLoan.com Small loans made usually made peer to peer
NachoSmoothies.com Sounds horrible
NearToNew.com A thrift site that sells really good used things. Could be a brick and mortar place that needs a name.
NoFobia.com I ain’t scared of no ghosts
PrettyGuru.com Knows everything there is to know about being pretty
PrimeGenetic.com The very best Genes
ProDefend.com Self defense classes, private security, home security
ReadyCake.com No mixing bowls needed for this cake
SafestAuto.com Basically a tank
SaleTest.com split test your sales methods to improve conversion
SearchSimilar.com A site that helps you look for things in ways that are similar but differnt enough to find you more information and better results
SnakeHoney.com No idea what it is, but I’m intrigued
SparkMemory.com A system that helps you remember things
StarterVine.com A small vine that will eventually grow into a massive organism
ToneUk.com The sounds of Britian
WantChild.com An adoption name… At first glance you think Want a child, or I Want a child flows better. True, but this is shorter and to the point
WeSack.com A bag for us, noun? Or sack, verb, as in Monty Python Sack, take over, beat up, tackled
WineYouLove.com A tracking and reordering system for all your favorite wines
BathroomsOnline.com I have never used an online bathroom. I’ve tried, but the damn computer shorts out.
QuickMoneyOnline.com Loans, or earning potention
Your LLLL.coms of The Day
LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s
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