AUCTION RECAP, 6th and 7th of March 2016

Mar 07 2016

The Daily recap of Shane’s Auction Picks, the 6th and 7th of March 2016

Auction Quick Recap

I used for the first time last week. I was selling a few names to a Chinese buyer and  he wanted to use them. I thought great, I had recently set up an account, but hadn’t used it. There was a period of about 5 days to get everything verified with them. I had to send them a copy of my drivers license and a picture of me holding the license.

I was impressed by how quickly the transaction finalized. There didn’t seem to be any issues, until I got an email from them. They wanted receipts from when I purchased the domains, they wanted me to send them copies. My first thought was, “why would you ask me for this now? I already transferred the domains”. I asked them and they said something about security and whois taking longer, I’m not really sure what their point was. I checked the whois and it was up to date. Luckily I had transaction receipts, so I was able to send them without any issue.

Now that I want to withdrawal my money  I have to provide a “swift” code, from my bank.  I had no idea what a swift code was, so I called my bank. They told me they don’t have a swift code as they’re not big enough. I still have to contact tonight, and tell them the answer I got from my bank. They did mention, in the previous email that it could still be done without a swift code with instructions from my bank, but my bank didn’t have any extra information on that either, they said to wire it like normal.

So Hopefully I’ll get the money, It certainly went from seemingly easy to a lot more complicated really fast.

auction recap 03/07Yesterday’s Average 4L Chip Sales as listed on $1,893.64 A little long but perfect for our biz.  19 years old   1999 domain.  Just a plain old acronym back when it was registered.  Now look at it

? went for $135 in 2011  3K backlinks and 20 visits a month but no bidders at $12.  16 years old

? Must have been spammy links, since I can’t find the price  191 USD, 196 USD, 191 USD

Our daily grouping of the sexiest LLLL.nets at Godaddy today  Simple, short, and easy to say and spell.  No bidders at $12

?    334 USD  365 USD  315 USD, 352 USD    306 USD

Bottom boats of the day.  The haven’t been rising too much but they haven’t been sinking as predicted by some 411,000 results for this CCC.   Popular way to name products

830 USD  My opinion only but good western letters have to be worth a hand reg price.  No bidders at $12.  Maybe there really is no value on non chip

? World Series of Backgammon  No bidders.  Good name to stick in a for sale by owner sign up front

? Another reason why we need to change the typed capital i and the lower case L. I thought “What the hell is a HOUSELS”  One bidder at $12.  1.3K backlinks and a little traffic

799 USD is a Stairs manufacturer.  Most say it does.  No bidders agree

? Originally Developed as a site for Crockpot cooking tips   For $12 I can think of worse names I’ve purchased for more

? makes be think of climbing the ladder, Lots of ideas for sites based off of that concept.   I’m hearing lots of stories about China loving dot co

700 USD   PR6 and 2,000 backlinks.  DMOZ listed .  Passed 4 figures

3,282 USD, The marshall Islands are way out there. They have a Missile Testing site on Kwajalein Atoll, you could get a contractor job there and get paid to live on a tropical island for a couple of months.   A company that makes software that utilizes the block chain.  Getting bids because of it

999 USD. I never paid attention to bitcoin or cryptocurrency, never even looked up how it worked until the other day… I’m still confused. So I figure out math problems with software to create blocks that are part of a greater chain? Then I receive a bitcoin by solving the problem right?  Where do the math problems come from, and why do they need solved? I’m starting to rethink aspects of my domain and bitcoin post. If cryptocurrency is made up by only solving math problems, then I’d say domains would make a much better fake currency, even with no potential end users behind them. I can build something on them and emerging markets with different cultures had a desire to own them for businesses.  That seems like a lot more sustainable model for a fake currency that fricken math problems lol.  I love patterns like this. The Chinese buyers generally agree with me…….eventually

2,225 USD This blog is actually translated into 35 languages worldwide, with a print edition that’s delivered daily to the outer reaches of Mongolia.  But this one will do better because of the lack of zeros and 4s

250 USD well the Chinese listened to you i guess…  I own a few   I think they get forgotten some times and US buyers avoid dot net

377 USD   I think good will pas average in price

345 USD That’s a really good   As long as .biz has low renewal cost it should hold IMO.  But I have been wrong before .  Back in 1985 I thought that Vans were a fad

301 USD  This one is a little nicer if you’re looking to get top tier

?  It was going so well until we lost the one and got a zero

? 352 USD  267 USD

If you really believe in the .co movement the even with the fours you have to like these  These types are almost up to a pivotal price of $59-$69 which is backorder price

?   I don’t recommend you buy but this is one type I think do very well in the next few years.

?  One few more

?  A fantastic 26,000 backlinks and a PR4

217 USD That’s a lot of blog commenting   At $12 at press time

138 USD 2 pair separated by 6’s

Special Domain Shane ONLY Coupon…….. CODE IS DDCDS2015 Good 30% off Discount Domain Club to get the lowest renewal prices Godaddy offers (DDC)   Pretty solid Media name.   Maybe one of THE media names

Unsold at almost $9K  We’re still doing E names?  I always forget

Unsold at just under $5k, E, I, U there off and on all the time. As soon as someone says they’re dead they come back around. For a while i was dead, because of apple. I still think i for internet or i for “self” works fine, if that’s what you want.  Interesting because of the hack but because it has 37,000 backlinks

1,050 USD   Awesome   I have a few and like so many other things, wish I would have bought more

2,325 USD  There are hundreds of t-shirt places with names like this. 18 years old.  At $25 at press time

255 USD good T-shirt brand.  Or maybe a new type of shirt that cools you as your body heats up. I took a class is Anniston Alabama, at a large federal training center. We wore level A hazmat suits in the Alabama heat. Under the suits we wore these ice vests to keep cool. They were basically like a vest made of refreezable cold packs. Maybe a t-shirt could be many using that concept.   Virtual anything is worth bank right now

2,303 USD  These used to be called imaginary friends when everything was low tech.  Nice 5L brand.   IMO all these are worth $100 or more

851 USD  Geez, I like some of these names, but can’t afford wholesale at this price.   Great name for an app or website that gives everyone what they want in today’s environment.  A quick workout  No bidders

? This used to be popular until they beat it with the   Old store on Venice Beach.  Obviously closed now

1,500 USD   King of Fighters gets all the results but guessing it will be more for something like Koenig Office Fixtures

1,580 USD  I like football but not sure why this one is so high

522 USD Probably all the Soccer freaks out there  I figured somebody in our industry would like this one at $25

206 USD  One bid at $1600

1825 USD  City Code and BBQ =delicious  Looks Chinese, priced Canadian

770 USD  Higher than regular LLLL’s must be Quebecua  Not very good and still going to go for more than $300.  Watching the lowest price gives you a good indication on how the category is moving


510 USD MMMM I love me some J Ribs.   No bidders.  Sounds like a lucky name

? Hey good news, if you missed this one, you can get an extra 8, for $2500!  Was a tech company with a nice .  Now it can be yours

1,186 USD,  741 USD, 712 USD, 910 USD  

I am a buyer of right now  1806 USD    

It’s officially a CHiP and the price shows it.  I’m still getting used to Q being good for anything more than the word Quality   Where do we start?

210 USD Soccer injuries, that’s why  6N has slowed down but people are still buying.   Things don’t happen overnight despite what Oct through December told us last year

108 USD   Nice CHiP 6N.   I call them assets but not everyone agrees

Has a BIN  Another but just not getting much love. $42 at press time

?  The ONE time I wanted a 4

?  Not sure of the value but I do like the name

150 USD I kinda thought they were crushing all my hopes for a deal at first but they’re “Crushing it” with deals I guess 

Special Domain Shane ONLY Coupon…….. CODE IS DDCDS2015 Good 30% off Discount Domain Club to get the lowest renewal prices Godaddy offers (DDC)  Closing this morning.   Pretty obvious what this name is going to be used for.

2150 USD  Suicide Bombers that’s what  Nicely balanced number.  You know I like balance in my numbers

?   Perfect name to put up on one of those brand domain platforms

505 USD   One of the funnier things I’ve seen.  A Bernie Sanders dating site.   Has gotten 1 million views already

5150 USD This is a site where you put all your money into a big pot, then the dates are divided out by need. The problem is the administrative cost are so high the dates usually consist of a Redbox movie and popcorn.



NameJet Results 3/7/2016 $69 3/7/2016 $121 3/4/2016 3/4/2016 $799 3/4/2016 $540 3/4/2016 $2,200 3/4/2016 3/4/2016 3/4/2016 $2,050 3/4/2016 3/4/2016 $301 3/4/2016

NameJet Action Time Left:17h 57m High Bid:$530 Time Left:18h 11m High Bid:$100 Time Left:18h 14m High Bid:$938 Time Left:18h 26m High Bid:$80 Time Left:18h 27m High Bid:$1,300 Time Left:18h 35m High Bid:$4,888 Time Left:18h 42m High Bid:$321 Time Left:18h 46m High Bid:$610 Time Left:19h 5m High Bid:$2,188 Time Left:19h 5m High Bid:$4,544 Time Left:19h 8m High Bid:$139 Time Left:19h 9m High Bid:$91 Time Left:19h 16m High Bid:$555 Time Left:1d 18h High Bid:$510 Time Left:1d 18h High Bid:$69 Time Left:1d 18h High Bid:$830 Time Left:2d 17h High Bid:$70 Time Left:2d 17h High Bid:$250 Time Left:2d 17h High Bid:$445 Time Left:2d 18h High Bid:$112 Time Left:2d 18h High Bid:$80 Time Left:2d 18h High Bid:$100 Time Left:2d 18h High Bid:$99 Time Left:2d 18h High Bid:$69


  Recap Quick Overview

twny.net191 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
lcjc.net196 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
dnwr.net191 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
jhew.com334 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
vgsn.com365 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
aekx.com315 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
adyj.com352 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
acvx.com306 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
w7p.com830 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
diapo.com799 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
ndk.co700 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
visitmarshallislands.com3,282 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
blockstack.com999 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
003355.com2,225 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
171858.com250 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
66226.net377 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
88966.cc345 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
zrx.biz301 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
4499.co352 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
4477.co267 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
shapevine.com217 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
116006.com138 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
b0x.com1,050 USD03/06/16Flippa
fhx.cc2,325 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
cooltee.com255 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
virtualpeople.com2,303 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
kemia.com851 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
dnaclothing.com1,500 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
kof.net1,580 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
footballpictures.com522 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
dnmax.com206 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
gdbq.com1825 USD03/05/16GoDaddy
zheu.com770 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
jrib.com510 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
loomia.com1,186 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
lzc.co741 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
skh.co712 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
prw.co910 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
cgqw.com1806 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
thisiswhyimfat.com210 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
506080.com108 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
dealcrusher.com150 USD03/06/16GoDaddy
onewayticket.com2150 USD03/06/16Sedo
typenote.com505 USD03/06/16flippa
berniesingles.com5150 USD03/06/16flippa

Yesterday’s Reported 4L Chip sales. $1,538.66 3/6/2016 $1,627.73 3/6/2016 $1,569.37 3/6/2016 $1,806.00 3/6/2016 GoDaddy $1,920.00 3/5/2016 NameJet $2,350.00 3/5/2016 NameJet $1,825.00 3/5/2016 GoDaddy $2,501.00 3/5/2016 Flippa $1,905.00 3/5/2016 Sedo
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  1. Stuart

    Heh. I do have a friend who had a contractor job on Kwajalein. Apparently not as fun w/ an asshole boss, alas. Josh, thanks for doing these recaps. And, you know, saving lives too!

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