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Trav’s List of Domains at Auction for Friday May 8th, 2020

Escrow.com

This highest price and valuation on the board today is True.net. Another true name is the reason I got into domaining to begin with. Some of you may remember the dating site True.com. I was the CTO there from 2004 until 2014. The business started out as TrueBeginnings.com, and we later acquired the domain True.com which was a fantastic move. True became famous for the racy ads that we splashed all over MySpace and other sites in the mid 2000’s, and it crashed and burned for multiple reasons a decade later. During the crashing and burning phase (read bankruptcy), we had to raise a significant amount of cash for ongoing bankruptcy costs. We needed a very specific amount of money by a very specific date that required we sell the true.com domain name. The task of selling the name was given to me, and that is where my domaining experience began.

The process started by looking for domain brokerage companies, and I quickly found Afternic and Sedo. I’m not sure how often the people answering the phone for Afternic or Sedo get an inbound cold call from someone asking to sell an asset like true.com, but I could hear the change in their voice when I mentioned the name that I would like to sell. The attitude changed from routine to wow, yes sir instantly. I don’t remember the exact reason, but I ended up choosing Sedo, and I started working with Negar and Dave to sell the name (they are both fantastic brokers that I have met in person since).

As I said before, we required a specific amount of money after commissions so the negotiation was easy from our side – there was none. We needed the domain to sell for $350k, and we needed it to fund in something like three weeks. In less than two weeks, the company TrueCar agreed to the price, and the name was sold. They got an incredible deal. True is an awesome positive, short, one-word brand, and I think it is a seven-figure domain, but it was truly amazing to be able to achieve the $350k sale in such a short timeframe. My interest in domains was piqued, and I’ve been involved in the industry ever since.

I thought that TrueCar would surely rebrand to True. That may have been their intention, but they never did. They now use the domain for their investor relations site which seems like such a waste to me, but I’m sure they have their reasons.

Park.io Names at Auction or Dropping

myst.io I remember playing Myst nonstop until I finished it back in college

OnlineLoans.io huge category here

China.ly 15 bids and counting

Together.ly ly is an extension that seems to price really well at BrandBucket. I wish I knew the sell through rate of .ly listings.

Namejet and Sedo & More Domains at Action

EuroClub.com nearing the reserve price range

Widget.net 1997 name that

BTCE.com Bitcoin something – met reserve so it will sell

mondkapjes.com Dutch for mouth or surgical masks – nice time to list this one

Godaddy Domains With Bids

UpdateDoc.com patient monitoring / reporting service

True.net 1994 birthday

OnlineTreatment.com lots of online treatment taking place these days

MegaLoan.com when a jumbo loan just won’t cut it

WeAuto.com nice name for a car sharing brand

TripSheet.com it’s a thing, but I don’t see how the name has much value – maybe a logistics brand

aiadmk.com All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

iFloors.com some still like the i prefix

Respot.com doesn’t seem very valuable to me but others seem to disagree

TokenExpert.com solid token name

Redeems.com coupons

UnionCash.com you mean Western Union?

GetMeOut.com no clue who the end user is for this one

WebsiteAdvice.com IT Consulting

CloudCareer.com lots of career opportunities in the cloud space

LeadTrain.com bringing you a train of leads – choo choo

cinamax.com squat

DownVotes.com upsetting social media users everywhere

RocketWash.com I wonder how many of these there are

OfficeStreet.com collaboration software

TextSender.com SMS service

DotBanking.com online bank

TeeMarket.com t-shirts I guess

DeerIsland.com a Boston Harbor island

BungeeConnect.com used to be a SaaS product

InspireTherapy.com a nice positive therapy name

TraderDock.com investment tool

SouthernSalt.com sounds like a restaurant on the water somewhere

WestApartments.com reminded me of a place I stayed in Curacao – some of the cheapest accommodations with some of the best views and diving you can imagine

ThinkingSmall.com nice slogan for many niches

vtp.net
nmqp.com
zzax.com
o-0.com
axze.com
fxwu.com
bqor.com

Godaddy Names With One or No Bids

TeamDecision.com staffing service

AtlanticDr.com hundreds of potential buyers

TempleOfYoga.com upgrade name for multiple businesses

HealthyPops.com veggie popsicles

KidRecipes.com recipes kids can have fun making – not recipes with kids as an ingredient

AbbeyInn.com sounds like a wine brand

Cercarian.com didn’t know what it was, now that I do, I wish I didn’t

SnapUI.com user interfaces in a snap

CasualCrafter.com sounds like an online publication

AustralianTV.com it feels like it should have some value

HeavenlyCookie.com delicious cookies

Brandables

Promotable.com

MoneySharp.com

LifeSquared.com

actiwear.com

PeachCloud.com

websitee.com

CleanCurrent.com

wateria.com

BlueMansion.com

MissionGrove.com

muskk.com

HocusLocus.com

varidy.com

HeyHoop.com

weirdi.com

UpYin.com

EconUp.com

blusie.com

excelegant.com

lollipopa.com

lumalex.com

BasilX.com

novetica.com

The Rest of the Godaddy Names with at least one bid

WebsiteBuilderExpert.net
9SoundCloudDownLoader.com
phpheaven.net
salvatorelicitra.com
FoodPlusWords.com
CloudHiring.com
SeaTrails.org
TopTenFamous.com
amr-sandiego.com
PalmettoHallGolf.com
Ice2016Orlando.org
KelleySisLandNature.com
HowlingPixel.com
War-Letters.com
maryculterhousehotel.com
BulletForceGame.com
FreeMoneyNow.org
obxroadside.com
02336.com
HealthDoers.org
fwpthemes.com
cccdp.org
TrestLeonTenth.com
WebsiteBuilderAwards.net
HomegrownFamilies.net
Online-Casino-Gambling.me
DreamsDoComeTrue.com
AiRoc.com
ClimateChangeCorp.com
kscs.org
ShakespeareOnTheSaskatchewan.com
toutpourlindustrie.com
ToolsForEverydayLife.com
elguapogrill.com
HopeRuns.org
77ks.com
SlideSix.com
GreatTradingPath.com
MuddyMagnolias.com
BanksPaulBanks.com
icore.net
GenMan.com
mmwcon.org
springfieldmogov.org
Antique-Row.org
acemi.net
labanque.com
festivalcineorquidea.com
332727.com
HustleTech.com
AcademicDiscounts.com
si-sice.org
TruckAddicts.net
merkaz.net
dfmhubb.com
maillox.com
CliftonHeritage.org
MagenToWordPressTutorial.com
mvpacademy.co
BioKepler.org
TruckClassifieds.com
c-d.net
SeguinGutters.com
seasr.org
HabitatCostarica.org
TexasPepper.net
kermas.com
TutorCom.com
ak33.com
tvpedia.me
PoonAmpAndeYapp.com
aupravesh2019.com
BreakingSquad.biz
VelvetBambooCotton.com
YouTender.com
orlandotripya.com
ForexBestIndicators.com
Go123Movies.net
trovical.com
pellipooladandalu.com
MayasBeachHouse.com
Bio-Guard.com
ojoy.co
NakaSetAi.com
KissMyBowl.com
CoinMarketCap.co
ArisUsHi.net
deccanyatra.com
BackPainReliefCoach.com
ModernConsumers.com
BlackNaija.com
BookSpics.com
seriesytv.net
kronumrecleague.com
PedisTool.com
InkGenerator.com
fransa.net
nadie.co
seetgeek.com
DriverLicense.us
WarehouseCenter.com
HistoryOf.net
houzin.com
1111xx.com
AmericanIdioms.net
ShopLocal.net
MariArte.net
zt00.com
TreeHavenCampground.com
AllAsiaBar.com
SrilankaForex.com
tahomalodge.com
ScaleRockets.com
JeffersonSmith.com

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8 Replies to “Trav’s List of Domains at Auction for Friday May 8th, 2020”

    1. Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it. My wife and I considered buying it at the time, but we weren’t willing to lay out quite that much for it. I do wish that we had, but we also decided to semi-retire at the same time so it would have been tough to pull the trigger.

    1. A fire sale is a fire sale and that is when the best opportunities emerge to those lucky enough to be there. We were happy to take it at the time. To be honest, probably the only thing that would have been different if we had received $1mil vs the amount we did is that the bankruptcy lawyers would have received more money. It seems like they find a way to suck in as much as they can leaving the creditors with very little.

  1. Very interesting story Travis- surprised that True Fitness did not purchase the name- they make excellent treadmills and would have been a natural for it- crazy it is used only as a stock ticker/investor site.

    1. Thanks for the comment Mike – I’m not sure how many people were contacted regarding the sale. They may have been one of them. Not many companies are willing to pony up that kind of cash on such short notice. Agreed on the IR site – how lame is that? In the end, they have untold millions already spent branding the term TrueCar.

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