I still think emoji domains are a bad investment

My opinion hasn’t changed and here’s why. I’ve had a few people email to ask what I think about emoji domain names as an investment, especially after domain investor Gregg Ostrick paid $11,201 for ☯.com (Punycode: xn--w4h.com). My answer hasn’t changed since I wrote about this back in May: people are flushing money down the […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

Domain Shane Domain Shane: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 24, 2017. 
If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the auction ended, but the name may not have sold if a reserve was in place.
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Dropcatch  Names at Auction
DataFarm.com   Closing today and getting a great price
$3,153
Padio.com     The perfect name for resale.    Eventually something will be named this
$951
Nice.cc   It really is
At $360 with a day left
Namejet

Top 10 Namejet sales for yesterday as listed on Namebio.
bitfx.com $7,999
demolished.com $3,125
ourteam.com $1,900
brandmetrics.com $1,673
hgy.net $1,523
72951.com $1,122
rtdw.com $935
bqtt.com $921
wrbk.com $920
petrocity.com $698

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.xyz back on sale in China

DomainIncite DomainIncite: Chinese registrars have started to carry .xyz domains again, about five months after a Chinese government ban. West.cn and Net.cn are two of the China-based companies that appear to be selling .xyz names at the yuan equivalent of a US dollar, based on a spot check this morning. West.cn flagged the “restoration” of service on […]

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Company Domain Movers: Tile.com, Autocall.com + More

dotWeekly dotWeekly: Welcome, this is Domain Movers! We keep track of company focused domain name transactions and report these findings to you. These early detection’s often highlight new brands, products, services, future marketing efforts, domain upgrades and much more.
Here is a very small sampling of some recent domain movements:
GoPro, Inc. is moving domain names to NetNames (part of CSC) out of GoDaddy. HeroCamera.com, GoProCamera.com and about 18 others made the move. GoPro.com, the companies main domain name moved … Read the rest
Company Domain Movers: Tile.com, Autocall.com + MoreJamie Zoch

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday September 25th

Domain Shane Domain Shane:
Here’s what I don’t get.  If I ask you if you like a name and how much you think its worth you will give me an answer.   I have never been asked if its a private name or if its expiring.   Yet when it comes to auction the bidders HAVE to know.  But for some reason people think that dropping names are worth more because they are virgin gems.  Not whored out like a domain investor’s name. All of which is 100% false.  A name that expired could have hosted porn, been blacklisted, and have all kinds of negative history.  Most private names have been collecting dust waiting for an incoming bid.  I get that the auction houses list it for transparency.  What I don’t get is why people bid differently based on what type of name it is.  Feel free to comment but I have asked this question for 10 years and I have yet to hear an answer that makes any sense. Feel free to try  Here are today’s names, you have to click to see current price. 
Quote of the Day: “Everyone must choose one of TWO PAINS: The Pain of Discipline or The Pain of Regret “- Jim Rohn
Domain of the Day:    Vendium.com   Has a vend or sales sound to it and ium makes it sound like cypto
 
Namejet , DropCatch, and Sedo Names at Auction
Reps.com  Representatives, Repetitions, Reputations
SaveAWhale.com   To save them all you have to start one whale at a time,  one bid
PastPresent.com     One is now and one is how you got to now.  One bidder
Consultations.com   The start of offering a service
WeinerDog.com   Love these little things.
HSV.com   Met reserve at $25K so its going to sell
SolarSiding.com  It will certainly be a thing
Germinated.com  I like it but remove the D and we’re in business
Quarta.com  Cool sounding brand
AOCD.com  Good letters but just a few bids
FCOB.com  Another one with great letters.  Closes today and still under $200
OAR.com  It’s met reserve so its going to sell yet again.  Been up for sale a lot over the years but always seems to sell
Vag.net  Next bid should get the VAG
 Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids
TheDogFather.com   There is only one Dog Father, Snoop but he spells it with two Gs
QFAC.com  1998 domain and ends in C for corporation
Stratech.com  Would be an upgrade name for quite a few companies
ToolMonkey.com   Monkey has traditionally been a good Internet brand name
TiptoeTurtle.com  Cute kids brand
Enzymes.com Might be a 5 figure name without the S
Slidecast.com    Essentially what powerpoint or keynote are
FastHorse.com   A lot of uses for this one.  Passes the memorability and spelling test.  And horse test
FluCoin.com   One million backlinks.  And has coin
157988.com  The double 8 has this close to $300
Some Cheap LLLL.coms
BMQU.com
HYIQ.com
UTYJ.com
VNYQ.com
XNRE.com
XSFV.com
YKWI.com
Godaddy Names With One or No Bids
Jacksy.com Solid brand for $12
Artlancers.com Consign artists to paint or draw something for you
APerfect10.com The 10 vs ten thing messes with it but at $12 its probably still an 8. 1998 birthday
RideWithUs.com Marketing name. Lyft or Uber
KarmaSucks.com Depends on your actions I guess
MoonPaw.com Has a bid. Definitely memorable and easy to spell
SafeEmploy.com Safety or pre hire solutions
BuddyChain.com All chain names seem to get a bid lately
Last.ws It would have to be for me to buy it
Yogey.com Nice 5L with no bids
 
Other Domains With Bids
188fu.com2kys.comAbbrv.comAOXQ.comApexCorp.comArrowHub.comBekar.infoBelisi.comBestCreditReport.comBirchi.comBlog-Design-Experts.comBocaJuniorsFans.comBotPrize.orgBounceCanada.comBPositiveMagazine.comBriefCasebooks.comCalei.comCaptown.comClarkeWilleyPaintings.comDBSAuctions.comDomainModel.comDTDM.netDuoPhotography.comEDReach.usFastNLoud.comFirstDealEasy.comGeradordecnpj.orgGreatNippulini.comGreenPlot.comGritConsulting.comhoclambanhau.infoInnovaro.comJetSkiDubai.comJoeSkopec.comLakelandRaceway.comLiveValidation.comMeadPublicLibrary.orgMobzap.comMonthlyPepperbox.comOlympicStream.mePoke-Site.compregnantees.comRealEstateMastery.comRuthsUniformShops.comSFSQ.netSickleCellTexas.orgSoDero.comsoupkodjou.comTeleShip.comTheOriginalShuckersRawBar.comTXLY.netVanquishFatRemovalClinics.comVisitRedwoodCoast.comWirein.com
Have a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. I Charge $10 per name per day. 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 or Josh . (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. I hand choose my names but I am paid to make this list by the auction houses, individuals that are auctioning names, and Godaddy affiliate links. Keep that in mind and only buy names that YOU think are good
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