I had a decent day selling names wholesale on Dropcatch. I sold 39 names that were expiring for a total of about $2500. I probably would have renewed about half of them, but they were names that I didn’t mind cycling through.
While I’m happy with the outcome, I wonder how much they would have sold for had they been on par with Godaddy Expired inventory or DropCatch caught caught auctions. There’s defiantly a drawback to the label of private seller, like the inventory isn’t as fresh or something.
If I tried auctioning low end names at Godaddy, I’d be up against the valuation, a different starting price, a minimum commission payout, and not showing up in the expired data feed.
Which brings me back to my idea for Godaddy: Let my opt my inventory into the expired auctions when they expire. My names would be equal to their inventory, I wouldn’t be able to take them back but would have to let them go through the process. There would be no reserve and it would look just like any other expired name. I would then get the profit minus whatever commission is normal. As it stands I can’t even opt into a Godaddy auction if it’s too close to expiration.
Godaddy wouldn’t lose expired inventory because I would have to opt in the names. Every domainer would move names to Godaddy and the quality of the daily auctions would increase. They wouldn’t lose any of the high end stuff, assuming it’s not domainer owned or at least not a domainer that’s paying attention anyway.
For example there’s a few 4N’s on this weeks auction list. That’s 10K’s of $ of straight profit for Godaddy. The owner, domainer or not, wouldn’t have opted in to this concept because they’re already letting their valuable domains go down the Godaddy drain. However someone that owns a 4n might let it go through the process instead of auctioning on NameJet or somewhere else.
Maybe there’s a better way, but I just want a way to auction names that gets equal consideration and exposure as the rest of the registrar owned inventory. And yes I will continue to write about this from time to time, despite it being a unicorn.
- 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
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The No Bid List
AiSector.com Generic, but not bad if you’re making a site about the whole space
AthleticPerform.com a product or service to help athletes do better
BotScam.com Those damn bot’s that call your phone and spoof local numbers
ChronicForce.com relating to time or Ganja
CitiRunner.com a blog about running, or maybe an app.
ConsiderEverything.com A consulting group that takes an overview look at all the facts. Sometimes you can become myopic or fixated in your own business and lose site of the big picture
DangerousInfo.com Makes me think of books or people destroying books or discouraging reading because they’re afraid of ideas.
DoConference.com An app or service that helps you organize a conference
EveryCrew.com Crew was one of the most registered keywords in the past year, according to verisign.
FoxBull.com A huge fox with horns
GymProfessionals.com Find a personal trainer
HealthPerform.com improve your health
iHateHouseWork.com A marketing name for a maid service.
iKnowWhatILike.com get what you want
iNeedHand.com A help site
LendMyRide.com A service to find a car to borrow. Not sure how well the concept would work
LivePublication.com real time publishing
MeCowboy.com Become a cowboy
MenChange.com It’s possible
MikeySmith.com There has to be a million people named Mike Smith, I know several myself. Half of them go by Mikey
NoMend.com Something that you never have to fix
NowStandup.com A call to action name for something
OpinionAndTruth.com Contrast opinions and truth
PickScore.com A sports betting site
RestorationQuote.com A marketing name for a free quote to get something restored. They always say “free quote” like someone would actually pay for a quote.
SeniorPerson.com the older population
SoundRule.com A good rule or a Control the noise
SouthGourmet.com high end grits and whatever else they eat down there
SushiCake.com Tired of the same old cake full of sugar? Try one made out of raw fish
ThoughtfulLove.com Gift ideas that are thoughtful, maybe customizable
TotallyWin.com Victory without question
VividLabs.com Makes bright and colorful things
YouNeedThisDomain.com Probably don’t need this one, but it could be a good email for a broker.
YourHumanity.com reflect on yourself
YouWillGetIn.com Maybe a service that helps you get into college
Your LLLL.coms of The Day
LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s
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