DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday 9/11

Sep 11 2014

I’ve been a little hard on Sedo the last few years and I’m going to continue the trend today.  It really is tough love. They are (or maybe were) one of the premier domain auction houses in the world.  But every month that goes by they are losing market share.  And their recent numeric auction is a perfect example.  They gathered a decent portfolio of domain names but nobody had the confidence in Sedo to set lower reserves. Compare the results of Sedo’s domain auction Here to the results of 4.cns recent numeric auction.  One brings crickets and the other brings in $500K plus. Sedo had zero chance of selling any of the NNN.coms with the reserves that were set.  A few of the NNNN.coms got some good prices and the rest were names that could be found on Godaddy or Namejet on a daily basis. If they wanted to have some sales they should have loaded it with and NNN and NNNN.nets.  I know easier said than done but a simple email to everyone that has a numeric listed on their platform and a few thousand dollars in advertising on and they could have pulled it off.  But they have lost the confidence to invest in themselves and sellers have lost the confidence to sell names at their auctions.  It’s going to take time to build it back but it can be done.  And I will be rooting for them.  They are what got many of us into domaining and gave us an opportunity to make money parking, selling, and buying names.  Here are today’s names.  17 years old.  Pretty fun name for $12.  No bidders   Didn’t mean much until Cannabis Shop became big business.   Some bidders see the value  Same thing here.  Only a few bidders at press time.  13 years old   No bidders.  There have and will continue to be a giant film business in Vegas  No bidders.  I liked it as a but is also a sausage and a last name according to Google.  I think everyone was sleeping this week.  Not many bidders on this one either   I like it because its very memorable.  I thought I could have it for $12.  A few bidders have ended that dream  Nice name for any restaurant or coffee shop  No bidders.  Buy and put on Brand Bucket   Top at Godaddy today IMO  You can put any two letters and end it with 88 and it will have value.  Already close to $50.  Will probably go for over $100  Already over $6K.   I heard Dubai has a lot of money.  I don’t see why this is almost $8000  Sold   Over under at $270  Movie came out 6 years ago.   One of the most historic interviews in American history   No bidders on this cat name.  Or at least that is what I would use it for.  Or a cool purse   You know it’s a good name because its owned by Eric Borgos.  Cool in Japanese.  May hit $10K  Hate the description, like the domain

Working Godaddy Domain Code of the day. $10 off  PURCHASES OF $50 OR MORE ACOSKS65  An  That’s good enough  16 years old  Fantastic dot net.  Numerics and shorts have been the few class of dot nets that have increased in value  I think video games when I see this but it doesn’t come up in Google on the first page.  More soccer and drugs  Z is the best letter in Russian.  I made that up but it sounded pretty good.  I know nothing about the Russian language and figured most readers didn’t either   A lot of people have profited by flipping these past tense verbs  My name and somebody is going to get it for thousands less than I paid. Reserve is $500  A fantastic dot org.  Motivational names fit perfectly with dot org Deserves more than 22 bidders IMO but better for the buyers

Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. We may be able to help. If you have an auction you want to promote, email us for details. *All names chosen by me, Shane, and the goal of this list is to have all links be paid through commission . (ie you click through and purchase a name you like) or an occasional paid listing. Everything I say is based on my own research or is opinion. Do your own due diligence. That means look it up yourself if you don’t think the stats or my opinion is correct

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  1. Sameh

    “ Hate the description, like the domain”

    Thanks for including my domain in your lists “again”. Please advise, what do you hate about the description?

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      ” is perfect for every single Flippa user” You start off your auction with this statement and lose me immediately. How in the world could one name be perfect for every Flippa user? And then end it with “You will not see an opportunity like this one everyday to secure a Premium, Aged, Easy to remember, Brandable domain for your company” I am being a bit harsh but I just hate when people put descriptions on their domain that are just over the top and untrue. None of that was needed. Telling people what to use the name from limits its use, not expands it. Let the buyer decide why it’s perfect for him. You don’t have to tell him. They want stats and info, not emotion. Just my opinion of course. And don’t be mad about my comment, it only gets more people to your domain to see why I disliked the description.

  2. Sameh

    Shane, Thanks for your Feedback. Flippa is a Marketplace for Websites (Originally) and the big part of their sales and activity is in the Website division. I assume that at least 95% of Flippa users if not more are running websites so my initial thought when I decided to start with this domain at (No Reserve) it’s because its appeal to almost every Flippa users.

    “when people put descriptions on their domain that are just over the top and untrue” … I’m not sure which part that you are referring to it by being “untrue”?

    I really appreciate your advice and I always take in consideration what other people think. Still looking forward to your reply.

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