DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday 8/19

Aug 19 2014

Over the last few weeks something has been noticeable.  No domain investors are talking about actually registering the new gTLDs.  There is plenty of coverage of the new endings coming out each week but I’m not hearing much banter about what names they are buying.  There are a lot of people I admire in this industry and I’m not getting much feedback on what they like. I’m smart enough to know that people are buying, but I’m also smart enough to know that people will buy coffee that’s been shit out by a squirrel and pay a premium price so pure numbers don’t tell me WHO is doing the buying. There are certainly some very useful endings with the Chinese market being head and shoulders above the rest in my opinion, but I’m not buying a domain that has limited use.  Even if it comes with a limited edition card with strands of hair from Frank Schilling’s last haircut.  I have a long term vision but I’m not stepping on a dollar to pick up a dime.  The premium dot com market is as liquid and vibrant as it’s ever been for premium names. The short dot com market is skyrocketing.  Premium names continue to get more expensive so I can’t nickel and dime myself by buying names just because they are cheaper..  I put 5% of my investments in long term, high risk domains.   Right now I still feel more comfortable putting that risk in NNNN.nets than all but a few new gTLDs.    I will be wrong at some point down the road.  I may be wrong now. The handful of gTLDs that I am buying may end up having lesser or no resale compared to others.  But I challenge anyone to find me a new G that is a better “investment” than a well purchased dot com at this point in the the lifecycle.   Of course, nothing can be proven for many many years so until then, I win. On a side note.  Picked up 20 more pounds of fresh blueberries from Michigan this weekend so I can get back on my pound a day of blueberry diet for the next 3 weeks. Which seems to be good luck for domain sales for some reason.  Hey, whatever works.     Here are today’s auction picks.   Trademarked game but tons of other companies and products with the same name.  Already closing in on $5K  15 years old.  Great brand for anything with head to head play.  A steal at it’s current price of under $50 IMO  I always forget that has a real market and always sell higher than I would think they would (probably over by the time you read this)  If you get this under $50 I think you can flip it.  There are a lot of companies with this name that would consider the dot net an upgrade  Means “The Peak” in Chinese  Book and a movie which shows it can be a brand for almost anything.  Surprised how high it’s gotten though  Had no idea it was such a popular last name.   Figured it meant something in Chinese judging by the price.  Just a name but names mean people, places, and things share the name  Starting bid is not too far off the value IMO   Great brand. Going to do well

NEW Saturday!!!! Working Godaddy Domain Code of the day. 25% off new items added to cart. Great for new gTLDs bb2017a  18 years old.  People, places, and things.   23 bids but deserves more IMO  One of those names that having “the” works.  17 years old and nobody agrees.  No bidders  It’s what we’re all in search of.  OK maybe 3 or 4 of you.  Some of you guys need to get out of the house or you’ll need one too  One of my favorite names on the board.  But I’m a gambler so I’m partial  Most people are going to see KFC but better than that  If you are going to buy a, this is the kind you want  I don’t know why but surprised it has this many bidders.


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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