The Daily Recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, the 10th and 11th of May 2016
There’s some decent prices on LLLL.com non chips on this list, I don’t know if it’s a trend or just an anomaly. It does seem that LLLL’s chip and non chip have leveled off.
If I had to assign a standard bearer or maybe barometer is better, (or both) it would be the LLLL.com chip’s. They’re the category that we watched slowly rise last spring, through the summer and then peak in the fall. The numerics followed their lead, so did all the weird things and everything else.
So I think if you were only going to pay attention to one category to get a good overall feel for the Chinese market it would be them. Keep in mind I’m saying overall feel, all kinds of things change, grow or are given a new perspective. Some things fade and die. The main ingredient that drives or crashes any kind of market is the confidence level. Confidence can wax and wain for so many reasons, some real, some fake and some perceived.
This barometer concept has been the reason that I’ve listed the daily LLLL chip sales average and names since I started writing. It started as a reminder for me to look up and trend the information everyday.
In any case there are lots of ways to make money with domains and lots of different categories to target. You don’t have to figure them all out. One thing that you do have to figure out is a profitable model.
I was thinking of Shane’s post and some of the concerns of full-time domainers regarding a general slowing of sales. I think too often we can get stuck on certain price points or valuations that keep us from moving forward. It may be better to be flexible and look at the big picture.
For example if I think domain A is worth $5K but I can’t get an offer above $3k do I sell it or wait? Say I paid $35oo for the name, most people will have trouble selling it because they will consider it a loss. But if you’re open to the big picture and develop good situational awareness you may find opportunity for the $3K that will profit way more that the extra $2K you’re waiting on. Be dynamic if you need to, be creative if you can. Even sticking to what you know and are comfortable with you can find better opportunity.
So the point here is don’t always consider a domain sold for less than you bought it for a loss, but rather potential and calculated opportunity. Certainly if you need to sell the name to eat or provide for your family do it. There are thousands of names that go by everyday that can be bought and sold for a profit. Don’t get hung up on one name, one sale, or a few lost bucks.
Synergy.net One of the best things you can have. Even the word in the dot net is great and the bids show that others agree
4,750 USD A whole net a synergy would be awesome
SYCS.com 20 years old. And has had good value for all 20 years
Listed as a BIN
Multiplied.com Love this one. Nice single word that give positive thoughts of more
1,275 USD They Multiplies like rabbits
ScreamingZebra.com I feel like I’ve ordered this drink a few times. Or maybe I smoked it. No bidders
? Maybe and EMO band
SafeDesk.com I have a bid on this one but not enough that it will probably get it. Short two word name that I think is a nice security name
555 USD This desk electrocutes any intruders
NeutralParty.com Solid name for an arbitration company or service. No bidders at $12
250 USD Also known as Switzerland
Teggo.com 5L.coms like this under $150 are worth adding to the portfolio IMO although by being on this list they don’t go for that much
230 USD Sounds like a board game
CleanupExperts.com I can see this on billboards, print,and tv for a ServiceMaster type company. One bidder at $10
206 USD Everyone has crap that needs cleaned up.
CulturalCenter.com Every city has a cultural center. Obvious I’ve never been to any of them
1,425 USD Now you don’t need to go there, you can visit online/
BXXS.com If you like X then you should really like this one
1,587 USD X’s are great, even illiterate people know what an X is.
TechSnap.com Tech and trendy word = value
390 USD Snap has been trendy for a while now, it does have a good feel to it.
GoodKush.com I know a few people that will be bidding on this one. I think it goes for more than $400. Nowhere near that now
185 USD Slipped through I guess. There’s just too many pot names.
9798.info This would get a $69 bid at Namejet so I think that’s the starting point here
ClutterBang.com Sounds like an app that sounds sexual but isn’t yet you’re still afraid to have it on the front page of your phone
? Or a reality show mixing hoarders and porn. Very dirty, physically, and dangerous. All the hoarded wares can create suffocating avalanches.
ZPAU.com, 650 USD
MBXA.com, 1,025 USD
CAYV.com 711 USD
A few LLLL.com for you to play around with
353596.com One bidder at 12
MainLot.com I like it at $20
126 USD Trailer park name, get your trailer on the main lot.
232338.com At $12. Pretty much getting the same bids as a good 4N.info
Wet.net Good just because its fun to say
2.TV Fantastic name. Premium renewal is my only holdback
Podcast.cc at $12. Can’t be worth much less
TheWowFactory.com Since 1998. Sounds like a fun place.
1,225 USD It better be a fun place for that price.
Forby.com Solid 5L.com brand. But already higher than the price I like to pick them up at
1,136 USD Or For By? I don’t know.
TheBigDesk.com For $12 I like this better than just BigDesk
RunningUnlimited.com 17 years old. Good running store name. And there is no way to shorten it so this is THE name if you want this to be your brand
271 USD This sounds like Aaron and Shane, running everyday like their being whipped.
EnergyDept.com Hard to believe most people only have one choice for power. I think that changes
130 USD There’s always choices, ask the Amish what they use. Oddly enough it depends on what they’re doing and who’s looking.
UnsungHero.com So many great uses for this one but undoubtedly the focus is going to be on people. Getting some good bids
580 USD I like it, common saying memorable.
NIMAO.com Over $1000 at price time.
1,051 What am I missing here? Very aggressive wholesale price, unless it’s pinyin. I didn’t look
LuckyFive.com Sounds like a band or a deodorant
331 USD Sounds like a western movie, as in Cowboys and Indians, shit, Cowboys and Native Americans that have darker complexions than native americans of european descent.
YogaFest.com I like festivals. Especially when all the girls are in tight pants and stretching
1,900 USD Here’s the thing with festivals. While a Yoga festival sounds good in theory, with all it’s Yoga attire, it will inevitably draw in a large crowd of Yoga enthusiasts that should not be wearing standard issue Yoga dress. I’ve done medical standbys at different kinds of festivals, any themed festival brings out the crazy charismatic fans that have limited exposure to the outside world in their everyday lives. These people need to be slowly acclimated to the outside world, not thrust into it at a festival.
IHateMyCompany.com Worst work email ever. No bidders at $12
? Or best email to send a resignation letter from.
OnlinePetFood.com Obvious use. Only one bidder at $12 thinks it is worth owning
206 USD Virtual food for virtual pets. Nice and easy, no cleanup.
XBON.com X is the placeholder so its almost like you’re getting BON.com
OMXX.com or is it OM.com?
Hexicom.com Some will expect the N instead of the M but you could do worse for $12
SilverThumb.com I have a green one. I think silver is worth more
167 USD I’m not sure about that, with your green thumb you can grow and sell all kinds of things, feed your family if nothing else. If I had a silver thumb, I’d be like “hey look, I have a silver thumb” It would be cool for a couple days, then I’d say, “now what? What the hell am I gonna do with this silver thumb?”
OpenMax.com Means nothing to me but easy to remember words. That makes a good brand. One bidder
256 USD Opens all the way, in fact that whole top comes off. Still don’t know what it is really, but is sure gives you great access to something.
WeirdPets.com I’m trying to figure out the difference between what is a weird pet and what is an animal that shouldn’t be a pet. Probably the same thing. No bidders at $12
SocialCash.com I like it when strangers give me money. Getting some good social bids
2,151 USD This is Bernie’s new campaign slogan.
Shareful.com Not even a real word but I still like that
885 USD It’s close to a word, I imagine lots of people forget to add the last L.
Tables.cc Nobody wants this at $12
Fangzi.cc $1500 more than the above
1,576 USD can mean house or building and probably a dozen other things.
SheSpeak.com I don’t want a gift means get me a gift and make it expensive but don’t take it out of the joint account
? Or it’s just a look, non look, tilt of the head, come on, I can’t read your rolling eyes.
YellowRocker.com Color + Noun= Money. No bidders
? Could be anything, a store, lounge, baby stuff
LionSpring.com Another good brand for $12. A ton of good, cheap, brands
? Lion Spring mineral water, The “pride” of the plains.
737636.com At $66 at press time
TheDaycare.com Not A daycare but THE daycare
631 USD Ohhhh shit, you go to THE daycare, I’m sorry I didn’t know you were so important.
EraseTheTruth.com An honest name…..and I like it
455 USD Otherwise know as “hiring a hitman”
BizBrag.com Not sure why the price is so high
1,522 USD huh?
DVFD.com 365 USD hmmm seem to be rising. Let’s keep an eye on these.
QPSW.com 1,525 USD
One of these is $1000 higher than the other
Answer.org Media Options has a nice one here
7,000 USD nice name.
67.to I think all NN tlds are worth $100 or more. My opinion only
110 USD I agree, this one took a bit of a loss, went for $400 a few months back.
FRST.com Yeah. I see first too
CoinLive.com Not getting the bids the seller wants. Bitcoin name all the way