I saw some great advice in an email newsletter from DN Academy a few weeks ago.
Print that out and post it over your domain work space.
Under that write: “Be patient.”
There’s alot of temptation to buy names that are keywords with a little bit of search volume, obscure English words, names with “traffic” and so on, but if you see the above every time you’re tempted to buy something bad, I think it will help.
I seriously think it’s a great idea as a last minute caution. I buy names all the time, or even renew names that I shouldn’t. I’ll say to myself “but that still has some value, it has search volume” In reality no one will ever buy this type of name. Well never is a strong word, but we need to plan for normal buyers and not hope for crazy people to stumble across are crap domains.
- Main List NameJet Flippa/Sedo
- LLLL.com’s LLL, CCC, 5L Other LLLL’s
- Short Brandables Numbers One Worders Vape, Vegan, VR
- Snap Names/Dropcatch NamePros Godaddy Value BIN
- Available For Reg Fee
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The No Bid List
Names With Bids
Your LLLL.coms of The Day
LLLL’s that End Users Might use someday
LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s
One Worders and Other TLD’s
Vape, Weed and Vegan Names and VR
Godaddy Value BIN
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Today: Register new .CC domain names for $3.99! / Glance.com just sold for $160k / Are .blog domains worth registering these days / and More…
Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today:
WTB : SquadHelp Approved/Published domains – Budget: Up to $150.00 – Be sure to check your domain portfolio for one of these SquadHelp approved and published domain names. This buyer is ready to invest if you are ready to liquidate.
The Appraisal of DowntownChicagoHotels.com – This is a twenty-one-letter, three-word, GEO, long-tail domain name in the hotel niche. Do you think it’s targeted enough, with demand, to have some value in today’s market?
Register new .CC domain names for $3.99! – If you have been on the fence and thinking about registering a new .cc ccTLD, but didn’t like the price tag that came with it, this promotion might change your mind.
Are .blog domains worth registering these days – Have you been keeping your thumb on the pulse of the new gTLD .blog extension? If so, is there still hope for the extension? Take a look at what some .blog domain investors are saying.
Glance.com just sold for $160k – What do you think about this six-letter, pronounceable, brandable, dictionary-word, .com domain name sales report? Should it have sold for more?
FPAY.com sold for $19,048 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a four-letter, brandable, .com domain or five-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?
Today’s Marketplace/Auction Picks:
How do you feel if you have to enter a password in order to use the free WiFi service of a store? How much pain is it when you are shopping at various stores? There is a simple solution, and, surprisingly, it comes from China. This story also reveals the ownership of a category domain.
The solution is provided in the form of a mobile app called WiFi Master Key. The first time you visit a store, you use the app to enter the password issued by the store. The password is then uploaded to the cloud and becomes available for all subsequent visitors to this store using the app. The process is automatic so that customers can focus on the shopping experience without the WiFi connection trouble. Over time, as passwords of all popular stores are stored in the cloud, you can hop from store to store while the WiFi connection switches automatically for you.
This app is the work of a little-known startup called LinkSure in Shanghai. As reported by TechCrunch, “WiFi Master Key was China’s fifth-largest app and the world’s ninth largest by monthly active users in 2018.” Its 800 million monthly active users worldwide are more than twice the entire population of the USA! This shows you the power of the internet to enable anyone to become a global player.
The WiFi Master Key creator may be small but it projects an image of a global player, by owning the brand-matching domain Wifi.com which they likely acquired in 2015. The domain was sold for $225,000 in 2006 and later had an asking price of above $1.5 million before it was acquired by the startup, so the price was definitely expensive.
Why such a big investment in a domain? WiFi.com represents the category of all WiFi products and services. “WiFi” is a common term with strong interest from consumers around the world. Owning a category domain gives you authority of that category. It tells consumers you are number one in that category.
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Last week I wrote a post that analyzed the top ten domain sales from the previous day. I asked readers if they thought this was interesting and one of my readers suggested the following:
I thought this was an interesting suggestion so thought I would give it a try but with a little tweak. I personally don’t buy many domains in the $1,000 range, for me the sweet spot is $250 – $500 and I focus on two-word .COMs.
As all of you know, I’m not shy about trying new things on my blog. I love using my blog to test out new ideas, many of them don’t work out, and that’s why this is a great place to test and learn. I’ve been writing this blog for over 11 years now and I’m very consistent with writing daily posts, no changes there, but as for the content of the posts, I’m always looking for new ideas and trying things that my readers think could be interesting.
So let’s give this a shot, and of course, here’s a few ground rules to keep things organized.
- Please list one domain only
- The domain must be a two-word .COM
- The domain has to have been registered for over a year (i.e. you can’t just go register a domain now and list it for $250)
If you list more than one domain, list a one or three word .COM, or list a non .COM your comment will be removed. I might buy a name listed here or one of my readers might. It’s first come first served so if I’m too slow on the draw and one of my readers buys a name, so be it, I’m not going to tell you to hold onto it for me, whoever gets there first gets the name.
Last but not least, let me know if you like this idea. I have to give credit to Mike and Ray at TheDomains.com as they’ve been doing something similar to this for years. If you like this idea and want me to do it more often, let me know. If you hate this idea and hope I never do it again, let me know that too. Now let’s do it!
A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 15, 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
Orgasms.com 22 year old adult name that sold for over $40K back in the day. Now up for sale again. Only $1,000 away from meeting reserve
At $12,000 with 13 days left – reserve met
Orkane.com 15 years old with no bids at $79
No bids with 2 days left
NumberShare.com Could be a collaborative site. No bids. 14 years old
No bids with a day left
Thimbles.com Sounds like an antique or a fabric store. People still sew
At 600 GBP with 3 days left
GoDaddy Names at Auction
Namejet Names at Auction
The 5N.com 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.
Raymond of TheDomains.com pointed out a great article from 8 years ago written by Michael Berkens that is as true today as the day it was written. It was great going back in time and reading through all the commenters. There’s a relatively new Andrew Rosener who had only been in the industry 3 years but already had collected a portfolio of several LLL.coms and two LL.coms. There was also Robert Cline who ruined every discussion with his relentless talk of the beauty of dot co. He was 5 to 100 comments deep about dot co regardless of topic. That didn’t work out real well for him and he disappeared from the industry. And there was someone we all wish would disappear but is still here and thats BullS. He has added exactly negative 8 worth of valuable insight to the industry in a decade. And finally Owen Frager. He’s still alive and kicking but unfortunately he talked about domains and didn’t seem to invest in many. He’s been in it a long time but his portfolio is primally dust. I’m going to have to spend some time and go back and read more. It really was fun going down memory lane
Domain of the Day: TheChain.com Coming up. I think a few people will want this
Quote of the Day: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” —Frederick Douglass”
Namejet, Sedo, Snap, and other Names Up for Auction
Razor.info Met reserve under $100. That’s a 10 pack of blades from Gillete
HostMagazine.com No bidders at $1. Hosting CPC is one of the higher keywords. 20 years old
Eatied.com Food domain with no bidders. Gets some visitors
OutPaid.com another way of saying paid out. No bidders
DumpCover.com Has a few different meanings but I like the flow of the words
Woonta.com No bidders at $79
Chomped.com Up for auction but this time it will sell. Reserve dropped quite a bit
BodyManagement.com Great fitness and health name. Met reserve at
SouthwestProperties.com Upgrade name for dozens of companies. No reserve
KoaWood.com at $99 with no reserve. A popular wood for crafts and furniture in Hawaii
PayGap.com Big topic right now. Expiry name
Godaddy Domains With Multiple Bids
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Citizen.net You don’t see a dot net with the most bids on the board very often. Plenty of uses for this one. And dot net doesn’t always work but in this case I think it does.
668333.com Not that I would be a buyer but surprised this isn’t higher with the 333 at the end
CodingTree.com Sounds like an online education site
CryptoMessage.com An encrypted message platform or the money crypto. My guess is the second is a little hotter right now
StoneMaker.com Love this one. Such a strong brand. I would buy this beer, whiskey or outdoor gear
TranslateThis.com It definitely shows what they site is going to offer
HempAgency.com It’s all I hear from farmers around here. Going to grow hemp instead of corn and beans
Sportsbet.one I had not heard of dot one but its a pretty strong keyword
OnlinePoker.one Same here. Curious to see how it does
MrVitamin.com definitely get my whey protein here bro
ManageProperty.com Getting lots of love but name sounds more like a how to than a does do
Jucom.com Godaddy likes it but I think it sounds like Jew. Not that its bad
SailLife.com People who like sailing, love sailing
Godaddy Domains With One Or No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. We Charge $10 per name per day. We may be able to help. If you have an auction you want to promote, email us for details.*All names chosen by us, Shane and Josh . (ie you click through and purchase a name you like) or an occasional paid listing. Everything we say is based on our own research or is opinion. Do your own due diligence. That means look it up yourself if you don’t think the stats or our opinion is correct. We hand choose the names but we are paid to make this list by both the auction houses, individuals that are auctioning names, and Godaddy affiliate links. Keep that in mind and only buy names that YOU think are good.
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