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As I was doing this list I watched the latest episode featuring Michael Phelps and Peter Parker.

As always, I’m skeptical of basing your buying strategy on the amount of existing bids and bidders. I understand the concept, and think it works if you know what a good salable domain is to begin with, but there are too many crappy domains with bids, particularly at Godaddy. Maybe I’ll adjust my skepticism to Godaddy alone, if you’re using DropCatch or Namejet you can see who the bidders are, so at least you’ll know successful domainers are doing the bidding.

The Godaddy valuation and traffic tools, are great metrics, but like any metric they can also be great detractors, giving “value” to shit. So use them wisely.

Above all else, choose names that someone will want to use. Like Cyger said, write that out and post it to your domain work space.

The other thing you need to keep in mind is knowing who your target buyer is. I know I write about this type of thing a lot, but in the sub $5K level the game is different. Anyone, could buy any domain, for any price within this range and pay between $8 to $5k, simply based on situation, timing and the marketing/exposure of that name. At this level, the buyer might not even know what they’re looking for, they probably don’t know how domains work, they think that Godaddy is owns all these “websites” .

The lower the sales price the more likely this concept will be in play. I’m convinced that there are thousands of names not even registered, that maybe never have been registered, but that could be sold well above registration fee, with exposure to the registration path and the right timing.

Most registrars show available reg fee names in the registration path, I’d be interested in seeing how many of those sell.

That’s what I mean when I say you need to know who your buyer is at this level. It’s someone that just wants a decent name, a name that meets that requirements of a good domain. They’re probably not looking for great names, but they’ll pay more the reg fee for good domains, be the names currently registered or not.

I’m not speculating on any of this, I’ve sold domains that I hand registered the day before, for retail prices. I’ve sold hand caught and hand spun names, I know I’d be selling a ton more if I lowered the prices to below $1K, but I’m still not sure where the best breakdown of price is, so I’m always experimenting. Like a Jackass I’ve “sold” hundreds of names that I let expire and drop.

I’m not saying this so that someone goes out and hand registers numerous domains thinking that they’ll sell. I want people to think about what they’re buying, whether it has 100 bidders or is available for registration: Will a company somewhere find value in it? Don’t forget that not all perceived “great domains” are salable. There are plenty of domains that get passed around from domainer to domainer that will never sell to an end user.

I’m rambling, but before I go, I’ve spun a few of the keywords from the Sherpa review submitted list. These are spun and may or may not have been previously registered. (in the past I’ve looked through old drop lists to come up with this type of list) The might not ever sell, They might not even mean anything, but they could be brands that meet the needs of a lower end buyer looking for something, brandable and memorable.

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More Names With No Bids

Names With Bids

More Names With No Bids



Your LLLL.coms of The Day

LLLL’s that End Users Might use someday

LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s


Some Numbers

One Worders and Other TLD’s

Vape, Weed and Vegan Names and  VR

Snap Names/DropCatch


Godaddy Value BIN

Godaddy Value BIN

Available Names

Available for Reg Fee big list

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2 Replies to “IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, November 5th”

  1. Great insight on domain buying behavior for those priced under $5k, and the importance of the distribution system. I get the feeling that increasingly the first thing most buyers think of buying a domain is to go to Godaddy and do a search for the domain. If there is evidence that this is really the trend, then it’ll make domain investing much easier. Investors only need to list domains on Afternic and let Goaddy handle everything.

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