DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Jul 16 2015

Escrow.com

 

OK, I need some help.   Myself and the owner of Corn.net have a bit of a disagreement going on.  He had the name up for auction and started our relationship off to a rocky start by letting me know that my $20 bid to start off his auction was much less than he paid for the name.  I only got upset because it was an auction that just starting out and you have to start the bidding somewhere.  The domain didn’t meet reserve and the post negotiation started after.  I did the typical lowball and offered him a few hundred dollars.  He kindly let me know that he paid $4200 at auction.  Problem is it was in 2010.  I told him that the dot net domains has crashed since then and that he couldn’t even sell it for $2000 at auction right now.  (he took it as an offer and said that the $2000 was way too low) My question is this.  What do you readers think it would sell for at auction?   I am not talking end user price.  I know the word is a big word, corn.  I was reminded its a vegetable.  Not sure how I forgot that since I eat the stuff a few times a week and I am surrounded by millions of acres of it.  But the seller is selling and he feels the need to inform.  So inform me.  What is a fair price at auction for corn.net?  Thanks in advance for anyone that gives their opinion.  Here are today’s names.

TowerLighting.com  19 years old   Tower lighting are those portable lighting that people use for parking lots or events.  Big rental product

 Masry.com  Popular last name so it will be people, places, and things

StemDoctor.com  Stem cells are changing medicine IMO.  I advise all clients to have some stem cell names in their portfolio.  Of course I have no clients

Fuuf.com  Love these LLLL.com with the double vowels in the middle.  4 figure names in my opinion

ReplaceIt.com  Not sure what I’m replacing but I love this as a marketing name for some company that does replacement something.  Windows etc

NJHW.com  Perfect Chinese letters.   Will do very well

CIVU.com  CVCV.com that could go at value based on price at posting.  Of course it always runs at the end

MPME.com  Sell it to the guy that owns MP.me

DBurn.com   No bidders $12.  I can give you a slogan to go with the cheap name.  “Feel  D Burn, dburn.com”

CheapThemes.com  One bidder at $12.  There’s money to be made in WordPress Themes

 78710.com  Solid 5N.com.   Sevens are more American than Chinese but they still pay a good price for them

79763.com   There are three expiring in sequential order but this is my favorite

CloudPet.com  Two hot keywords, one low price

JLCF.com  I noticed from my reports you guys are buying many of the LLLL.coms off the list.  IMO the go up.  Am I buying?  Yes but being selective

LivingUnlimited.com  Love the concept, getting some bids

JL8.com  Average price is $750 on these right now ad this is way under

New GODADDY COUPON CODE: $.99 New Registration Godaddy fb99brmr01

Amplifiers.net  The high end stereo systems still use amplifiers.  Waiting for a buildout

BBQ.me  I think this one is getting overlooked.  WAS getting overlooked

 

SEDO’s Live Auctions Going on Now

GardenMag.com  I guess I should look into buying this one. 19 years old

InstantUpdate.com  Solid breaking news domain. 17 years old

Appreciated.com   Love this one.  Everyone loves to be appreciated

SAU.com   No bidders.  Just kidding

UglyPets.com  Build it and I will visit quite often

VerticalPlains.com  Sounds like a tech company already.  No bidders

9G.org  I was wondering if anyone was interested in a CC.org.  83 bidders are

HarvestCafe.com  Pretty sure I ate there for breakfast this morning

t9.org  Not doing nearly as well

ISU.com   I do think people will think University when they hear or see this but still great

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20 comments

  1. Paul

    What are you going do with it ?

    So it’s a word, big deal – it’s worth what someone is stupid enough to pay.

    I don’t see many options for the name and the fact that it failed to sell at auction reflects that.

  2. Claudio

    Corn.net is a very good domains for pigeons, they all like it. They will eat corn.net and then the domain will return what it has always been.

  3. Andrew

    Value to me is all about what could you sell on it. Or is there a market for building a network of corn growers? Very limited. Corn.com great name, .net not so much. Corn.org would be even better than the .net. Personally lost money on .net, but not with .Com or .Org.

  4. Robin

    Corn is an interesting dilemma. The corn industry is huge and some of the most profitable companies in the world are the ones that supply seed to the farmers. Even so these companies do not seem to feel that owning the generic domains in their industry will give them any competitive advantage. I know this because I own (seedcorn.ca and cornseed.ca) and have had virtually no interest in the names. I would think that even from the standpoint of using the generic for email would have some interest. The corn industry may just be one of these businesses that haven’t seen the light or are so comfortable with the corporate branding thats been done, that they are not willing to change the course of direction for their marketing. Does corn.net have huge value potential. HELL YAH!!! But the wholesale and or auction price in the present market would be that of a very good four letter .net. The next owner either needs to be patient or actively seek out an end user and convince them of the value of the name.

  5. George

    Shane,

    I wouldn’t pay more than $500 at auction for corn.net. I see .net and .info as a liability at this point in time and as a previous poster stated “it’s worth what a good 4 letter .net is worth”…. not much.

  6. Michael

    I agree he probably would not get $2,000 at auction but it is a great name to buy and hold. It will become very valuable eventually. I cannot find any dictionary LLLL.NETs that went for any real money in the past 2 years. But .net will get hot again … eventually.

  7. Dev

    Easily Worth 2k-6k. You can find hundreds of companies deal with corn within an hour research. I think in this particular case, a corny asking price might be justified, regardless that it’s a .net. Also, corn.net would a fantastic isp name for farmers!

  8. Mike Maillet

    First off Shane, thanks for posting earlier in the morning. Now I can read it on the Subway here in Toronto. I had mentioned it to you before! Anyways, IMO Corn.net is an Incredible name. All extensions are taken. The Estibot is $4900. The .com Estibot is $112000. It is a 4 letter domain. Corn is one of the MAIN staples for many cultures, most notably the Mexican people. This domain has huge upside. Anything under 5K is a steal. Done right, a Flippa auction would likely go for 6-8K for this premium beauty.

  9. DC

    My answer is approx. $500-$750 …… if the question is what is it generally worth NOW re-sale via an active seller.

  10. Eric Borgos

    I have not really been following .net domain prices, but it seems the issue is that selling a domain with a reserve is very different than selling it at whatever the market will pay. And either way that price is a lot different than selling to an end user. By selling it on Flippa, he is already giving up most of the hope of selling to an end user, so he has to be more realistic about the price. If I owned it, I probably would not sell it for $2,000 unless I really needed the cash, but that does not mean he will be able to get more than that amount on Flippa. I would guess that $2,000 is a fair auction price for it. It could sell to $10,000 to an end user, but that could take years.

  11. Chris

    Depends on the auction site probably. I agree with you .net values have crashed with domainers and so the liquid/wholesale value is probably in the $400-800 range at auction.

    But I think the name is worth low $x,xxx. He may not have overpaid at the time but he will have a tough time making that money back unless he hits the end user lotto.

  12. Aaron Johnson

    Well I would guess that because this is a plant and a vegetable and Shane deals in that he is going to use it and build it out. I would say that this name is an awesome .net. If I were gonna build it out I would pay up to 1,500. At auction I would say it might hit 875.

  13. on ap lioa thanh

    I agree with you .net values have crashed with domainers and so the liquid. I probably would not sell it for $2,000 unless I really needed the cash, but that does not mean he will be able to get more than that amount on Flippa.

  14. Kevin Fink

    I think if promoted well (hint: relist and try again, we can help), the domain should be able to find a buyer at $2k. This would have to be a Post-Auction Negotiation or Buy/Now kind of deal; one or two hungry buyers, as bidding won’t get it there. If he wants more than $2k, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that that is probably not in the short-term cards…

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