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Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
I love when domain investors shame people that can’t afford to spend six figures . They’re even harder on people that don’t understand that great names cost six figures. Meanwhile, most of them never having done anything other than buy low , sell for more, as a business model. The only reason they know what a budget is was because their customers said they had one. There are many brilliant people in our industry but I can’t say that many go on to build great businesses. Often, in the business world someone has a success and an exit and then goes on to create more businesses and have more success. Or they become venture capitalists and help younger businesses grow. Name the domain investors that took their wealth and did other great things? I can think of a few dozen. These dozen are at a great advantage. They have the business chops and started their business AFTER they found a great domain name. Most new companies starting up have a budget. Having 100K to build a business is a lot of money. But you can’t put it all into a name. I recommend 10% of your bankroll on a name. Just a number I use. Not sure what someone like Fred Wilson would say. The difference between me and so many business creators is I START with the domain name. I never have my heart set on anything. I know what I want it to exude and the length and that its a dot com. I then begin the hunt. I can get creative but not too creative. The key is being memorable. Easy to remember, easy to spell, rolls off the tongue. I use the example all the time. Sticker Mule. They could have gotten but I think Sticker Mule is much much better. It has personality. It’s memorable. And their money went into the business and not their name. Perfect. So while I do understand the value of a great name, I also realize that not all companies are ready to own that name. The domain is an asset that the company will always own but I prefer the company stay open and make some money first. It’s also why I will do runway payments. Let the first year or two be small and then ramp the monthly up as the company grows. If they go under, they give the name back. Kind of like a lease but with them feeling like they own it the whole time. So keep this in mind when you are selling someone a domain. It might not be right for them now. Treat them with kindness. Understand and explain that you know where they’re at and would love to work with them on payments or could be there later as they grow. You want companies to become super successful so they can pay that crazy price you’re asking for your domains.

Domain of the Day: Without looking I’m pretty sure there are tens of thousands of people that are looking for free movies online or similar terms to this. Godaddy says its a five figure name

Quote of the Day: “The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson

Remember to click the links to see the current prices and if you are going to pay for a name do it while visiting It pays for the gas to run the ship. Names at Auction or Available for Pickup There are going to more and more of these each year Sound techy to me. Stack of Sats My favorite name at auction at today. Everyone is essentially homeschooling right now A lot of history of dragonfly names Intelligence project and female names go together like peas and carrots

Namejet, Sedo, and Names at Auction Closing today. Could meet reserve although its going to need to make a big move Gets 1000 visits a month but the bid is at $30 at press time 11 years old and taken in 6 other extensions. No bids Nothing more relaxing than fireside I am going to buy this one. Sorry Pinocchio and the bird Gotta get this one. Period Speaking of months Speaking of periods I wish this was available in the dot com I feel like this one is perfect for dot io 33 bidders. The C at the end always draws them in I feel like every town has a company names this. And “The Blind Man” Expiring name so no reserve. Taken in 89 extensions. I would have thought more Mine is Gemini

Godaddy Domains With Bids Most bids on the Godaddy board today Representing the top gamers in eSport The ever so wanted C at the end This one has already crossed 4 figures Sounds like a twitter account that spits out data when you tweet to it Taken in 42 extensions. That’s a ton for a random 5L. Maybe its not so random Gets 900 visits so probably needs to be moved down to the Backlink and Juice sections You better be or you’re going to miss out Is this a thing. Should I add guesthouses A bit generic but you do know its going to be about Easiest logo ever Porn site or cheap land Keep it local. 22 years old 25 years old. Under $300 at press time That’s me As opposed to the unhealthy vegan stuff Sounds like a line of pots There are 661 guys named this in the US. bitcoin Stake your crypto

Backlink and Juice Names Might cost you 5 figures to revamp the fan site 31 Wikipedia links Not a ton of sites back linking here. But people still like it

Godaddy Domains with One or No Bids

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3 Replies to “Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday, January 20th, 2021”

  1. Agree completely.

    I love domains as much as anyone, and I know the value as much as anyone – but you still need to execute.

    Generics are amazing – they help with credibility with end users, business partners, advertisers etc. They let you start at second base. But if you are fat and slow you still aren’t going to score.

    The list of generic domains that truly “own their category” with the domain AND business performance is actually very short.

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