I enjoy talking to business owners about their experiences. Tonight, I met my friend for happy hour at a Mexican restaurant that opened about two months ago in a fairly popular spot here in the suburbs of DFW. It turns out that the owner of the previous restaurant (Mexican themed) spent over a year and an unknown amount of money to renovate the same spot and reopen as a new (also Mexican themed) restaurant. I talked to the owner for a while, and I asked him how things were going. It turns out that he was unhappy with the previous customer base, because his restaurant turned into a spot where adults came to drink margaritas while their kids ran wild around the establishment. On top of that, it was a place where people realized the portions were large and decided to order one meal of fajitas and split it among five adults. To be blunt, they weren’t making money. He revamped the restaurant, put in a large bar to let people know that it is an adult oriented restaurant and raised prices on most items so that they could turn a profit. It will be interesting to see how things turn out. I didn’t see a single kid (which was nice for me), but there were barely any other customers either. The owner feels like they are in a rebuilding stage where they drove off all of the previous paying customers with kids, and they are now trying to build a new customer base of people who live in the suburbs and want to spend money at a Mexican restaurant without their kids. The drinks were good, but I don’t expect it to last long… Here are today’s names. Make sure to click on the names to see the current price and to help DSAD keep on keeping on.
Namejet, Sedo, and other Names Up for Auction
Portfolio of 25 Domains: Reserve met at $35. VideoStreamLive.com, BestNetwork.org and more
PointsUp.com get your bids in – this name already sold once for $5,600!
FinancialOnline.com 36 bidders and still sitting at $69
axux.com this one looks cool and is pronounceable if you don’t mind a Klingon ring to your domain
FashionOnly.com not bad for a fashion oriented site
DoorZero.com cool name for a nightclub or panic room business
Scrae.com a Scottish one word 5L meaning an old worn out shoe or a thin wizened person – neither sounds particularly appealing
gex.io pronouncable 3L dot io
Godaddy Domains With Bids
Lich.com there must be a lot of undead sorcerer fans out there – this one has already crossed $15K
ghps.com nice 4L
ilah.com good 4L
zoopy.com 2nd most bids on the board, and a few trademarks on this term
TechCareer.com A fantastic 1996 name
GrowStone.com this is a product, but I am surprised by the bid price
ShopKitson.com this one has passed $20K, because it used to be a store frequented by celebrities I guess
LovelyBaby.com infant supplies
ActiveSearch.com lots of bidders – maybe because it is an upgrade name for activesearchresults.com?
PacketZoom.com nice techie sounding name
StacyPhillips.com seems like a pretty common name if you are into that sort of domain
CarMad.com crazy for cars!
SkiSoft.com some kind of ski related software or apparel
FileCraft.com like WarCraft but with files
AdSurfer.com a 1998 name, but I struggle to see much value in it
qanna.com jealous God in Hebrew or brandable misspell of canna
LightFighter.com planes or tactical equipment
HorseHQ.com everything equestrian
VrCraze.com not enough of a craze yet in my opinion
PetPointers.com tips for raising your pets
DebtForgive.com big business here
iVeal.com corner the online veal market?
DietDude.com blog or products
RogueGaming.com eSports name?
SunDip.com sounds delicious
Godaddy Domains With No Bids
QuantumFrog.com the coolest sounding frog ever
LoveIsTheCure.com already a book, a song, a poem and who knows what else
PatriotWatch.com nice name for the upcoming political season
peddro.com vote for Peddro!
IouCafe.com not a good way to run a successful cafe
Wooshed.com a one worder and a shed you can shout in
TheRugCo.com good name for selling rugs
CaptainBanana.com come on, that is funny
vevegan.com not a bad vegan brand
TheGrassBar.com weed bar
oliveplc.com a public limited company called olive
BrandChemist.com need an Efty marketplace name?
OddsArea.com gambling site
BarnRescue.com sounds like an HGTV show
UKroof.com why would a roofer in the UK not want this?
FineSelect.com only the best