Behind the keyword: GET

Get

Many times when a new company cannot get their official corporate name as a .com, they go with the prefix GET. We have watched the recent move by Supply to move from GetSupply.com to Supply.co.

I pointed out in some of the online discussions that another company does the exact opposite for their online identity. Roman the digital health company was unable to get Roman.com due to the domain being owned by a company involved in gifts and accessories since 1963.

So Roman uses GetRoman.com in all their marketing including television spots. They do own Roman.co but forward it to GetRoman.com.

Josh Reason pointed out in his sales thread at Namepros for GetLancelot.com that he recently sold GetJupiter.com for a little over $3,000. That sale is currently not reported to Namebio so will not factor into the sales data I have posted below.

There have been 396 reported Get as prefix sales on Namebio. These sales total $762,000 in sales.

Top Get sales

The highest being GetMovies.com for $75,000. Interestingly this just sits as a parked domain name.

GetJobs.com is the third highest at $23,306 and it does not resolve to a website.

The thing we notice from the top get related sales is that they are not get and a company name, they are more with common generic word, that people naturally want to “get” like cash or jobs or ahead.

Getcoupons.com now forwards to GET.com, the best Get name out there.

*Data courtesy of Namebio

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AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 8, 2019

A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 8, 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.

GoDaddy Names at Auction

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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.

BeyondFood.com $4,899
roupas.com $3,947
ProTrack.com $3,855
crid.com $3,350
tltd.com $1,575
wd-50.com $920
pphome.com $879
ItEvolution.com $760
AxionPower.com $580
erys.com $565

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If your company name is taken in .COM, you have three options

First things first, yes – pretty much every company wants to get their exact match .COM. That’s a given.

But more and more companies want to call themselves something that would be a big juicy six or seven figure purchase in the .COM space, or it might already be taken in .COM by a company doing something completely different. So they have three choices:

  1. Add a word like “Get” to the front of the .COM
  2. Change your company name entirely
  3. Buy the exact-match domain in a different domain extension

Two good friends of mine that went through Techstars with me hired a marketing agency to help them come up with a name for their company. They spent quite a bit of time going through what kinds of words, colors, etc. resonated with them and their customers. After spending a good amount of time and money they landed on the name – Convey.

The challenge was, Convey.com was taken, so they launched their new company on GetConvey.com. While the domain creates confusion, and some people think of them as “Get Convey” rather than Convey. It hasn’t really impacted their ability to raise money, grow, and build a great product. They’ve raised over $25M to-date without owning their exact-match .COM.

Even without the matching .COM all of their marketing material says “Convey” as does their tradeshow booths, website, etc. The same is true for a company like Mercury.co – they have ads all over San Francisco right now, and just like their website and all their marketing materials, it says “Mercury” not Mercury.co.

When it comes to option #3, going with a different domain extension, I think the vertical you’re in plays a big role in determining which extension you should pick. Recently Josh Reason shared his thoughts on this topic and I think he was spot on:

COM Alternatives

I would say that .CO out of all the new domain extensions has the most versatility as it could be used for really any category. Domain extensions like .AI or .GG are much more vertical-specific.

When it comes to picking a domain name, there really is no right answer, it really is up to you and your team to decide what’s best for you.

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143 Domain Discoveries for November 9th

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 143 domains for sale with history. […]
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IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, November 9th

The domain MountainBikeShop.com is at auction, ending today and is sitting around $220 with a Godaddy Valuation just under $3k.

It seems like a good domain right? You know what it is, you could go to their store or website and know without a shadow of a doubt what they do before you get there.

On the surface it looks good, it has bids so if you were a new domainer you could bid with a certain level of confidence that this is a desirable domain that would sell, because others are bidding on it. :)

I think this domain sucks.

I don’t hate the concept of this domain, as a group of words bound together that make sense, and in the past I would have said it was decent. I’d even pay reg fee for the thing right now.

But this is the problem, Domains like this that look good but will never sell, well except maybe to other domainers. It’s hard to turn it down, I think it would probably be a mistake to pay anything above $10. It’s tempting if only because at first glance it looks like a domain that should have value.

This is why I think it’s a bad domain:

First, the whole point of the exercise is to buy names that have some chance of selling to an end user for some multiple of auction or registration price. Is it a name that a bike business would buy?

The name is too specific and there are too many alternative versions available for a business to pay a domainers retail price. More importantly, bike shops don’t name their businesses anything close to this. Here’s a list of bike shops close to me, right out of the Google SERP. They’re mostly brandables, GEO’s or Owner identity names.

Rails to Trails
Bicycle Outfitters
Leed’s Cyclery
Gung Ho Bikes
Worldwide Cyclery
Universal Cycles
The Cycle Works
In Gear Cycling and Fitness
Holmes Cycling and Fitness
Downhill From Here
Lancaster Bicycle Shop
The Bike Shak
Green Mountain Cyclery
Roy’s Bike Shop
Deluxx Bikes
The Common Wheel Bicycle Shop
Jack’s Bike Shop
Era Ski and Bike Shop

All of these store are within 50 miles of me. None of them use anything close to this domain. You would think that with all the alternate extensions these small businesses would be fighting over keyword domains for their brand and websites.

They are not. According to NBDA.com, the national bicycle dealers association, in 2015 there were around 3800 Specialty bike dealers in the US alone. I assume that means small non chain bike shops. ( that’s not a pun, these bikes have chains)

While the number of bike shops is down from a decade ago, it’s still quite a few and that’s just in the us. You would think somewhere in the world there would exist a bike shop that would want this name or something similar to use as their domain.

If your still not sold on my idea, that this name won’t sell, let’s look at the past usage and alternate extensions.

The name has been registered since 1999, there is nothing in Archive.org to suggest that it was ever used for anything other than parking or had any content at all. The domain is currently registered in 7 extensions and here’s what they do.

MountainBikeStore.com Expired never had content
MountainBikeStore.se Registered doesn’t resolve
MountainBikeStore.be Registered doesn’t resolve
MountainBikeStore.online German, “configuration error”
MountainBikeStore.eu Registered doesn’t resolve
MountainBikeStore.co.uk Registered doesn’t resolve
MountainBikeStore.nl Redirects to a Dutch outdoor store

These were once registered but are now deleted.

MountainBikeStore.net Deleted
MountainBikeStore.org Deleted
MountainBikeStore.biz Deleted
MountainBikeStore.it Deleted

You might make the argument that they’re buying it for “traffic”. Godaddy tracks and publishes those numbers and it’s showing none, no traffic at all. Let’s be honest with ourselves, most domains have little value for type in traffic, it just doesn’t work that way anymore, especially with longtails. Certain domains will provide diminishing traffic from old links, but no one is typing this name into the browser. I’m sure there are some short, common words or known brands that get type in traffic.

It all comes back to the domains ability to be used as a brand or an easy to remember website. Hell, it doesn’t even have to be an actual store, just someone’s idea or their dream of building a business, for it to work as far as we’re concerned. No one is dreaming about this name.

So unless you like collecting things that won’t sell, like a hoarder, or you think I’m being ridiculous and possibly bidding on the name myself, you should avoid bidding on names that won’t sell.

I reiterate my point that new domainers and also those who have trouble picking good names from the ocean of bad, probably shouldn’t be bidding just because others are bidding.

If your perception of a good domain is out of whack at the lower end it won’t suddenly improve by paying $200-$500.

Learn to recognize value, ask someone their opinion, or do something else.

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Main List

The No Bid List

AntiOpen.com
AthleticUpdate.com
BearRecord.com
BloodFun.com
BodyCommand.com
Camerology.com
CleanRole.com
ClinicRush.com
CoachAuthority.com
CrazyStudies.com
CubeBuzz.com
DislikeAnything.com
DonorGo.com
ElectionRight.com
EstimateSmart.com
EverSynergy.com
EverythingBean.com
ExerciseForever.com
ExpressMyView.com
EyeReporter.com
FabulousBars.com
FabulousComfort.com
FiberSynergy.com
ForwardResults.com
GroupStamp.com
HaveWants.com
HigherTrends.com
HubYard.com
iAnswerPhones.com
iGotStiffed.com
ImaginationSocial.com
InnovativeSmart.com
InspiringTours.com
InstantAdventure.com
InvestingMen.com
IsAlways.com
KarmaCaffe.com
KeyToSound.com
KnowDose.com
LineOfHealth.com
LinkPurchase.com
MammalCare.com
ManInsights.com
MissionRepublic.com
OfGovernment.com
OperationGuide.com
OptionsRate.com
Outpainted.com
PaceAway.com
PalBag.com
PathToKnowledge.com
PennyMonk.com
PennyWallet.com
PleasureFocus.com
PlentyOfSun.com
PowerHashing.com
PrivateOperations.com
ProvenSecret.com
PuffWeb.com
QuietTrip.com
RightWallets.com
RipItOpen.com
RipPad.com
SavingAndLoan.com
ShareContact.com
SolarSymmetry.com
SolidChains.com
SolveCrimes.com
SourceFreedom.com
StoolArt.com
StopChildHunger.com
StopDrinkingGuide.com
StormSight.com
StrongYes.com
StudyBull.com
StudyDecision.com
TalkAssistant.com
TeamQueen.com
TheAlternativeMan.com
TheWayToLove.com
ThirdAlert.com
UltimateBio.com
ValueCave.com
WalletKid.com
WeedMessenger.com
YouBunk.com
YouCanHandle.com
YourWorkInjury.com
YouVacations.com

More Names With No Bids

Names With Bids

Vomit.com
BuildExpo.org
uplaya.com
eatngo.com
SmartBreak.com
EstateReal.com
ShipMyOrder.com
BoxTalk.com
CannabisYoga.com
ExAte.com
FastBear.com
CannaWood.com
VacTory.com
ThriveBakery.com
JustCompliance.com
UltimateOutlet.com
DeliciousMenus.com
TagAge.com
wehaveahome.com
FormatCapital.com
vetmi.com
chronot.com
centerz.com
SmartRookie.com
Gardiens.com
MessageMasters.com
HackAlong.com
BondCertificates.com
SolarAppraisal.com
OutdoorCareer.com
TryMyJob.com
kzuzu.com
xsweet.com
DomainBros.com
SquidDo.com
jemato.com
LiRosa.com
Scoad.com
phomon.com

More Names With No Bids

Namejet

CambridgeGroup.com
FileHunter.com
BestTeacher.com
PerfectLady.com
UpdateLive.com
ampert.com
taxaz.com
lolingo.com
WalkBuddies.com
MeChanges.com

Flippa/SEDO

Your LLLL.coms of The Day

unoe.com
sugu.com

LLLL’s that End Users Might use someday

wleb.org
emrf.net
umee.net
wsme.org

LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s

Brandables

alzio.com
bingoza.com
cabalz.com
cerenzo.com
cherobi.com
chibaz.com
cossina.com
czuzu.com
dolloni.com
draska.com
ergoy.com
feexx.com
fracku.com
gezemi.com
gleevo.com
hiibu.com
jozeno.com
kauge.com
keramio.com
lmerage.com
lolots.com
perhos.com
plinan.com
Recavo.com
sayonics.com
seecily.com
snagn.com
sookki.com
sysden.com
titoyo.com
unuss.com
vandici.com
vinogy.com
yumss.com
zaptive.com
zimron.com
zygora.com

Some Numbers

838838.com
71090.com
50805.com
826388.com
670551.com
556073.com
556091.com
770630.com
900314.com
552301.com
557053.com
557062.com
557063.com
640.info
557092.com
556203.com
553907.com
900346.com

One Worders and Other TLD’s

Immigrant.me
Garlic.me
Pause.me
Extract.cc
Hoodies.me
Shifter.cc
Festive.me
Owed.us
Stretto.org

Vape, Weed and Vegan Names and  VR

CannaClock.com
cbdany.com

Snap Names/DropCatch

NamePros

CannibisLounges.com
Dvjq.com
InternetScam.net
Mirf.com
Gogha.com

BeautifulForever.org
8777775.com
CelebrityScooter.com
DailyIncome.net
ELGIX.com

CodeFrozen.com
BudMoments.com
Tradesmarks.com
Tokenizal.com
ezAlignment.com
LabsXR.com
BouncyPanda.com
ShowCryptos.com
Cannashop.club
Cryo.global

Godaddy Value BIN

Godaddy Value BIN

Available Names

Available for Reg Fee big list

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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Where Can I look For Domain Industry Jobs?

Today: 00076.com sold for $8,300 / Your best OUTBOUND source to find end-users / Sharing domain industry news / and More…

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

Help out the Needy and the Disadvantaged! – Are you one to pay-it-forward and give back to the community or society as a whole when you can? Does positive karma follow you around because of all the good you have provided to the world? Take a look at some of the great things domain investors do to help others.

Mirf.com – That’s an interesting, short, four-letter, pronounceable, brandable, .com domain name that I came across sitting the top domain forum. Is that something that could become a powerful brand?

Sharing domain industry news – Do you like to share domain industry news with other domain name investors? Do you like reading the latest domain industry news that other domain investors share? What is your take on domain industry news today?

Your best OUTBOUND source to find end-users – What is your number-one go-to source when it comes to finding the perfect potential end-user to send your outbound message to? Is one place better than another? Take a peak at what resource some domain investors use.

00076.com sold for $8,300 – That’s not a bad domain name sales report for a five-number ,com domain for a high-four-figures. Do you think it should have sold for more or less than what it sold for?

Where Can I look For Domain Industry Jobs? – Ask and you shall receive! Did anyone else know that namePros now has a dedicated section for domain industry jobs? Whether you are looking for a job or looking to hire someone, this is the best place to get it done, where the majority of all domain name investors hang-out.

Today’s Marketplace/Auction Picks:

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U.S. Supreme Court to consider blocking Booking.com trademark

Booking.com

Reuters reported that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. Federal courts have rejected trademarks for other similar names, such as hotels.com, mattress.com and lawyers.com.

From the article:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider a bid by a federal agency to prevent the popular hotel reservation website Booking.com, a unit of Booking Holdings Inc (BKNG.O), from trademarking the site’s name, contending that it is too generic to deserve legal protection.

The justices will hear an appeal by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of lower court decision allowing the trademark because by adding “.com” to the generic word “booking” it became eligible for a trademark.

Tip of the cap to Sarah.Kate

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AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 7, 2019

A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 7, 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

Sedo Starts their 4L.com auction today. Here are my favorites

Klot.com People are going to think Blood clot but at under $500 reserve you have a little money to brand it better

At 800 GBP with 6 days left

HWBA.com A for association. One of my favorite endings for a LLLL.com

No bids with 6 days left

RBDA.com I like this one for the same, exact, reasons

At $275 with 6 days left

NWOF.com I like O to be in the second to last spot to represent the word “of” although with the W in front it may represent “With Out”

No bids with 6 days left

LCLV.com Las Vegas

At $100 with 6 days left

GoDaddy Names at Auction

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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.

Wanda.com $83,817
FreeLine.com $7,300
CloudData.com $4,605
RecycleBicycle.org $4,550
07.org $2,905
JamesMoore.com $1,811
TroubleCoffee.com $1,810
charte.com $1,450
LearningForex.com $1,400
ipug.com $1,105

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166 Domain Discoveries for November 8th

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 166 domains for sale with history. […]
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