Trav’s List of Domains at Auction for Saturday March 24, 2018

Mar 24 2018

Weird…  I decided to write a post asking if anyone else was in a bit of a domain selling drought over the past month.  January and February started strong with several sales and then nothing for the past month.  Just as I started writing the first sentence of this post, a GoDaddy transfer email arrives, and I know that I’ve sold a name via GoDaddy premium.  I paid $8 for it 7 months ago, and it sold for $599.  That should cover 50 new names or renewals.  Nice!  I hope to see more emails soon.  

A few posts ago, Josh asked people to submit names that they recently purchased if they would like for us to comment on our perceived value of the name along with other reader’s thoughts.  I encourage people to do that on a regular basis.  We can all learn from each other so feel free to post a few of your purchases if you would like to get some feedback.  On to the names!

Namejet and DropCatch Names at Auction  I can hear the commercial now.  Come on down to the wood floor store – nice rhyme.  give a Teddy Bear for charity, for Valentines or just because – at $25 and ends today  instructional site for writing mobile apps cool drink, nice tunes and a beautiful view  your technical hosting provider  a place to ski in Italy

Portfolio of Cannabis Names  check out this portfolio of 7 Cannabis and 2 Vape domains

Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids has to be a lot of these out there need more of them nice open vessel tech name up to date stats on universities someone to help you move from idea to execution going to have to sell storage supplies on this one I think you are unlikely to find an end user for this one but who knows what??? several dental related uses for this one for that beachy feel professional resume writing service telecom brand I would hire this law firm adherents to gnosticism expiring 4L’s

Godaddy Names With No Bids the host with the most sell toilets? Alaska vape shop Chinese restaurant when a tackle box just isn’t enough conspiracy theory site deal / coupon site I find this to be untrue most of the time virtual bar? surgical center bitcoin economics bitcoin credits really like these as a name for a bar or beverage – nice play on words here’s another – a nice play on urban legend lots of money in this sort of thing urban magazine or newsletter Panda is great – just need to figure out what prime would apply to crafts that you can do yourself – so, all crafts weed or hot sauce  backup / data storage developer blog fertilizer that makes stuff grow crazy fast towing, moving, heavy machinary Australian travel company I wonder how many yoga studios there are in Jersey – a lot. title company or legal service edibles antique shop good solar name vape shop nice slogan for a tropical destination VR name

Brandables With No Bids

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    1. Post author
      Travis M.

      Hi Markus – I think is going to be a tough sell. No doubt that augmented reality is going to be big, but who is the end user for I think it is limited to a publication regarding the economics of the industry which is very niche. I guess there is also the possibility that you are talking about the economy of Arkansas which may actually be a better fit, but still tough to find an end user. Thanks for posting the name.

  1. Tom

    Hey Travis,
    Congrats on the sale! Do you usually price your hand reg or expired domains you snag for around that price point? I always have difficulty pricing them I feel like. In general I pick up a lot of expired domains for like $20-30 and put them for around $400.

    1. Post author
      Travis M.

      Hi Tom – I’m actually all over the place depending on how much I like the name. So anywhere between $299 and $3999. That isn’t to say that I feel like I have some great strategy. I built my own software to manage my names so I’m considering adding to that to come up with some sort of strategy. Maybe price it based on gut feel for several months and then use page visits or some other metric to tune the price. My software communicates with the Sedo API so price changes there take place automatically when I change the price in my own tool. I wish Afternic and Uniregistry had a similar API, but that is still a manual and annoying process.

  2. Richard Hartley


    This is my first post on DSAD. So thanks for this opportunity.
    I recently hand registered with the recent news that the male contraceptive pill is completing successful trials,

    As this could be a big pharma product in the future I decided to hand reg a name. I appreciate the hyphen is going to effect the worth and also annoy some.

    I would really appreciate critical feedback as I am looking to improve my hand reg skills.

    Have a great and successful day
    Richard H

    1. Post author
      Travis M.

      Hi Richard, and thanks for posting the name. You are right that the hyphen is going to reduce the value of the name. I think I’ve only registered one, and that is Sales of names with dashes in them are not unheard of, and some of them are pretty big sales such as for $50K last year (to see others, head to and put a dash in the keyword field, change the extension to .com and change the date range to something like the past 5 years). I think will be a tough sell though. If I owned the name, I would list it for $99 to $299 everywhere I could and then drop it if it doesn’t sell.

      1. Richard Hartley

        Hi Travis, Thanks for the feedback and sound advice, I will give the advice and price a go

        All the best


    2. ShaneCultra


      The hyphen kills your name. Only Europe does hyphens and not that often. So I think it is worth less than $8. My opinion only but I don’t see a bright future for the name

      1. Richard Hartley

        Thanks Shane, always value the feedback, will list on afternic and maybe namepros with a low price and see what happens

    1. Post author
      Travis M.

      Hi Aaron – nothing if she doesn’t run and something if she does, but I don’t know how much. I don’t have a good feel for political names. I only own one which is I figure every couple of years there are at least a few Marks running for something somewhere, but I’ve never had any interest in the name.

    2. ShaneCultra

      I think you better sell it quickly Aaron. She’s already said she isn’t running. And its value drops to zero in 2 years. Names that lose all value after a certain date are quick flips and bad investments in my opinion

  3. Doc

    Recent Purchases

    Keep up the good work

    1. Post author
      Travis M.

      Hi Doc, let’s see… – I’ve only bought one .org ever, and that was on accident. I did sell it though. Not a bad name for reg fee. – Sleep is a big business, and I like the term for reg fee. – I would not have bought this one, mainly because I don’t like Stucco. – I’m actually about to eat a wrap after I finish typing this! That is a very specific name, and I think it will be tough to find a buyer. – This one also looks like a tough sell to me. It’s too easy to see violence in the name. – This one works as an instructional site for building decks. It doesn’t work as well for a company that builds decks.

  4. Kes Craig (greek for excellence, virtue)

    Thanks for the feedback. Don’t feel like you need to comment on all of them.

    1. ShaneCultra


      Nice to see someone bought Love as Travis says. I think eventually that is a $5K plus name. doesn’t have much value IMO. I think you can hand reg better .io right now.

  5. Post author
    Travis M.

    Hi Kes, thanks for posting. – you can use to get a good idea of 3L .net wholesale prices in general. This name has the added kick of vr at the end which makes it more special although vr names have fallen out of favor somewhat. Based on other recent sales, I would say you made a good purchase at $510 assuming that was you.

    I don’t have any experience with .io, but Shane does. I’ll let him comment on those. My guess is he will like honk but not the other two. (greek for excellence, virtue) – good name if you are selling canoe kits. I don’t know how big of a market that is, but I would imagine it’s pretty small. I would shop the name around to all of the businesses involved and then drop if there are no takers. – I would buy this at hand reg and try to list on BrandBucket or Brandpa. – I wouldn’t register this one. I realize that shower stools exist, but it seems like too small of a market. Most people are going to be buying these things at Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes. You might try shopping it around to some of the Etsy sellers who sell shower stools. – can’t sell this one for very much, but you can build a site and list your names on it.

    1. Post author
      Travis M.

      Thanks for the comment Carl – I think you should list for $99 or less everywhere you can and then let it drop if it doesn’t sell. There are much better names to be had for reg fee.

  6. Bob

    Hi Travis, interesting about your sale via GoDaddy premium which is quite similar to my domain just sold through Sedo for $495 after only 4 months but have now registered (strong & widely-used keywords) with only one previous registrar over 10 years according to Whois History!

  7. Logan

    Hi Travis – congratulations on the sale.

    The strategy of hand reg or closeout for $8 and flip for $xxx is not my preferred strategy but I admire you and Josh for doing it because such a portfolio cashflows very nicely compared to my price-’em-high strategy ($xx,xxx) which requires lots and lots of patience to finally get the big sale that pays for the rest of the portfolio.

    Here’s three handregs I did in the past 8 months:

    1. Josh E

      Thanks Logan,
      One thing people forget is that buying a name for $8 via hand catching instead of $200 in an auction is doing the digging and finding something that no one else does. I did a few experiments on dropcatch when they first opened up the auction platform to private auctions. I put up names that I had just paid $8 and a few reached $300-$400. I think they would have gone higher had they not been labeled as private sales. I stopped trying to flip them cuz I figured I’d give them a chance for a retail sale, and maybe auction them towards the end of their life cycle.

      As far as your names go I like CryptographyCenter and SmartBlockers might have a chance as a product. The “s” takes it from a brand to a specific product, makes me think of sunglasses. I don’t like the BlockChain name because it’s so damn long, and Securitization will be misspelled 90% of the time, not to mention it’s not really a word we often use.

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