A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on August 30, 2019.

If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the domain auction ended, but the name may not have sold if a reserve was in place.

Other Names at Auction Right out of the gate its hit a good price

At $23,000 with 5 days left Already met reserve at $10K

At $10,100 with 5 days left And another with the same price, same reserve

At $10,000 with 5 days left Gets 500 visitors a month according to Sedo. Met reserve at $1K

At $1,161 with 5 days left Only 50 states and one is for sale with a reasonable reserve. Nobody has bid yet

At $15,000 with 5 days left Love the name. Worth the reserve IMO but a tough sell at auction

At 79 GBP with 5 days left

GoDaddy Names at Auction

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Namejet Names at Auction

The sales are getting boring to watch as clear prices have been set based on numbers and patterns. I’ll skip any 5N sales until something changes. $11,900 $1,138 $949 $751 $750 $710 $707 $599 $589 $550

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 8/31/2019

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 8/31/2019. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a comment below! Good Luck!

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215 Domain Discoveries for August 31st

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s list has 215 domains for sale with history. […]
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Rating Web Hosting To Choose A Web Host Provider

The process of selecting a web host for your website can be quite confusing for many people. After all, there are countless different hosting providers advertised on the internet. And if you do a a web search for ‘web hosting’, you will see hundreds of pages of results (if not more). You need a way to simplify the process of selecting your website host. The best method for this is to visit sites that were created for rating web hosting.

Not all websites that rate hosting plans are alike, however. Many are created with the purpose of getting people to sign up for the web hosts that they have rated as being best, in other words, these sites are affiliated with those particular web hosts and have skewed their results so as to make those hosts appear at the top of the ratings list. They often do this by posting their own positive reviews of the host.

How can you tell if you have found a website that is legitimately rating web hosting plans? First of all, if you see only positive reviews on a website, be wary. Any trustworthy website will have both positive and negative reviews. In addition, take note of the content of the reviews. If the reviews are all very simple and do not contain any specifics, it is likely that they were not written by actual customers of those web hosts. Real reviews will contain details, such as a comment about how a technical issue with the host was resolved or an opinion about how easy the control panel is to navigate and why.

Another way to tell if you have found a good website that that rates hosting providers is to see if the site has advertising from web hosts. Any site that does have advertising from web hosting providers is likely going to be biased toward those web hosts. It is probably that a site like this is getting paid each time a site visitor clicks on either an advertisement or a link for a certain web host. This certainly won’t help you to find the best website. You need to find an unbiased site.

Once you have found a credible and trustworthy website that is rating web hosting, choosing a web host provider for your website will be much easier. You will know that the reviews on the site, both positive and negative, have been written by actual customers of each web host. These reviews can be quite helpful in determining which host will work best for your website.

Legitimate host rating websites will also break down the ratings into categories. These categories can include types of hosts, such as shared hosts, dedicated server hosts, and reseller hosts. They may also include features, such as cPanel hosts, Fantastico hosts, E-Commerce hosts, Green hosts, and more.

By carefully reading through host rating websites, you can get a clear picture of many different web host providers and, therefore, easily choose the best web host for your website.

Buy Domain Names For A Profitable Online Business

Step one to setting up a profitable online business is to buy domain names unique to your business. If you’re just setting up a personal blog to share vacation pictures with family and friends then you don’t really need to have your own domain name if you don’t want to. Even if you decide you want a domain name, you can just use your own name or some variation of it and that will work out just fine.

It’s not quite that simple, though, if you’re buying a domain name for an online business ( don’t panic, it might not be as simple as just choosing your own name, but it’s not hard either). The point is that if you’re building a business online one of the most important things you will need to do is to drive a ton of very targeted traffic to that website and what better way to do that than to have a domain name that is an actual keyword?

Let me explain. Let’s say that your website is going to be about golf, more specifically you are selling an instruction video on how to perfect your golf swing. You’ve done the keyword research and you’ve found that many people who are searching online for information on how to improve their golf swing type in the search phrase “golf swing instruction”.

If there are thousands of people every single month that are using the keyword phrase “golf swing instruction” to do their search, what do you think would happen if you used that keyword for your domain name, Yep, you’d get a ton of highly targeted free traffic just because you made your domain name a highly searched for keyword.

If you can get the .com version of a name do so, but if not you can use a .net or a .org and still get good results. Once you’ve got your desired domain name picked out (you should actually start with a long list of possible names since many of them will already be taken), you can head over to websites like NameCheap, CrazyDomains or and register (buy) your domain name.

It’s an easy step by step process (just make sure you pay attention because these sites like to try to get you to buy other things during the checkout procedure and if you’re not paying attention you may end up buying similar domain names or other upgrades that you really don’t need) and when it’s through you will be the proud owner of a new domain.

Domains are pretty cheap, you can pick up a domain name and own it for as little as $10 a year. You can choose to register the domain for longer and with specials your per year investment could be even cheaper.

The actual process of paying for the domain name is easy, the most time consuming part will be to find just the right domain name for your business, it’s not hard but it is important that you don’t get impatient and skip this step. As I explained above you want to buy domain names that are highly searched for keyword phrases. That is the best way for your business to get a lot of very targeted traffic and that is the best way to get a lot of money with your online business. The Keyword Researcher is a good product to help you with getting the right keyword/phrase for your business or product.

WebHostingPad purchased for $22 and flipped in 3 weeks for $300

Today: sold for $15,000 / Should the second highest bidder pay if the highest bidder didn’t pay? / Using a domain purchase price to estimate resell value / and More…

Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today:

Looking for Expiring/Unwanted Aged Domains | COM, NET, ORG | Budget $200 – If you have any expiring or unwanted aged domain names and want some fast cash to soak up some of your investment costs, this might be an opportunity to unload them.

Ai+(keyword).com only! – Budget: Up to $100.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio for an ai + keyword domain name that meets this buyers guideline. It might be an opportunity to liquidate for some weekend spending money.

Fastest Flip in the west! – What is the fastest domain name flip from acquisition to resale that you have ever seen and confirm actually happened? Take a look at what some domain investors are saying the fastest flip was.

Using a domain purchase price to estimate resell value – How many of you use the purchase price of a domain name asset as a variable to determine what it shout be resold for? Is there a solid strategy in doing that or should such a variable not be used at all?

Should the second highest bidder pay if the highest bidder didn’t pay? – This seems to be a more common occurrence than some may think. Where a winning bidder at a marketplace fails to pay and the seller immediately offers it to the second highest bidder. Is it wise to pay or wait for a new auction? sold for $15,000 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a nine-letter dictionary-word .org domain for five-figures. I would have guessed it would have sold for much more than it did. What abut you? purchased for $22 and flipped in 3 weeks for $300 – That’s not a bad return on investment in three-weeks for a five-letter .cx ccTLD. Have you ever flipped a domain name that fast for a great return like they did?

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Domain Investing News Recap for the week of August 26th 2019

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Hello, happy Friday, and welcome to my weekly Domain Investing news roundup. I know you’re all probably are itching to start the three day weekend so I’ll hold off from writing some long drawn out stream of conscious here. Let’s just get to the news so you can get to your well-deserved R&R. Enjoy!

GoDaddy launches updated Investor iOS app
(Read more on Domain Name Wire)

$450m Company Uses a .Club Domain Name
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Booth report: Domains acquired and sold by the BQDN founder recently
(Read more on DomainGang)

Uniregistry weekly sales led by
(Read more on TLDInvestors)

Sedo weekly sales led by
(Read more on TheDomains) Sends Uniregistry Straight to the Top of This Week’s Domain Sales Chart
(Read more on DNJournal)

Donuts will reduce prices to 1.1 million unregistered domains
(Read more on OnlineDomain)

Court rejects France’s appeal in case
(Read more on Domain Name Wire)

These two ccTLDs drove two thirds of all domain growth in Q2
(Read more on DomainIncite)

How low will .coms at Epik go? Namepros members will decide


One of the hottest threads on Namepros over the last three weeks is the Promo Deals and Happy Hour Mega-Thread. In that thread Rob Monster has been publishing happy hour specials where .com domains have been available to register or transfer for $6.99.

Epik has made a concerted effort to be visible and available on Namepros. Several employees have joined Namepros and post promos while also responding to members questions.

It seems as this happy hour thread has moved on there was interest in seeing how low Epik will go on price.

Rob Monster has tied it to likes on this post

Epik Happy Hour

Of course domain investors are always looking for an even better deal and Rob was asked about $5.99 .coms?

So Rob added

$5.99 .Coms?

600 likes will now bring about $4.99 .com regs and $5.99 transfers.

Epik certainly seems like they are striving to be a domainer’s best friend when you look at all the participation on what is the social network of the domain industry, Namepros.

Rob shared some financial data with me regarding the company,

During Q2 our organic revenues grew 71% versus Q1 2019. In addition, we did consolidate two important technology acquisitions:  BitMitigate and Sibyl Systems.
We are now completing a $2.5 million investment round this quarter comprised of value-added investors.  This will find additional technology investment and perhaps another small acquisition.

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