Who bought OL.com GK?
Looks like high bid of $800 - http://www.namejet.com/Pages/Auctions/StandardDetails.aspx?auctionid=4138885&cat=
CPU.com sold for $140,000 recently, why would anyone pay more? Only stupid person, 600k?
Yes, I think the wrong domain was listed in the box, this happend a few times, didn't make sense to me either.
Thanks for sharing.
Watch DomainSherpa as Monte and Rosener try to defend all the fake bids just below reserve as real!
Many of the premium names just gone for few hundreds...and many not sold🙁
Industry is at its lowest...
mmmaybe they are not so premiummm
Couple personal observations:
I attended the conference but participated online. In my opinion the online platform worked fairly well. One issue was if you didn’t have audio enabled then you didn’t know the specific domain was a no reserve as it was not reflective on the live site. The other obvious issue others have already keyed on was how at times the online bid pricing seemed to be completely disconnected from the floor. Floor could be $5k and only online bid available was $15k. This is not a specific example, rather a generalization.
With regard to domains submitted for auction. I submitted about 10 decent .com’s and couple alt tld. While they went in prior to the published deadline, as it was explained to me at NamesCon I missed the “real” internal cutoff months earlier. One specific name I entered was strippoker.org. I’m the first to admit that it’s not the greatest, but felt it was at least relevant to the auction location.
Now I’ll sit tight and hurry up and wait for my invoice so I can pay for the names I won 🤦🏼♂️
These (Start-up.com for 3500 and stop.com for 110k) were some nice deals for the buyers as was Domainnames.com which was a great purchase for the end user buyer ([email protected]).
Well I don't necessarily want to defend her, but if she’s lowballing offers to you while representing her client, at least that shows she’s truly representing her client rather than just trying to up her own commission. I’ve seen brokers come to me representing a client and they show no resistance to my price because they just make a higher commission - then it feels to me like they're putting their own interests above their client. Although that doesn't bother me as a seller, I make a note that I don't want that person representing me as a buyer! I've also seen brokers come to me representing a buyer then insisting I pay the commission, so I'm sure they're trying to double dip the commission from both buyer and seller... I think the commission should only be paid by the person the broker is actually representing.
Anyway's back to Kate... I definitely don't blame her starting low, especially if she finds any shred of evidence to back her up, even if it is as lame as an estibot valuation... But if she didn't eventually come up on price, then clearly her client had other options or a very limited budget, or maybe she was bottom trolling for her own portfolio, not really sure.
I saw cannabiscompany came from namefind portfolio, smart move by Frank acquiring that name, big mistake by godaddy by not acquiring that one considering how much they spend buying portfolios.
Apparently some are. Kate seems to be one of them based on how easily she blew me off.... But I get it, if you're too busy to do a good job - I'm glad she knew her limits and just said no. I don't know what else she already had on her plate at the time so I appreciate the fact she said no rather than locking me into an exclusivity period and then have her do nothing about it due to over-commitment.
Did you buy insurance? I put in some bids early but went for dinner in the middle of the auction and missed it...
I know the guy who owned insurance.us he owns the insurance Twitter also. I wish the auction had seen the value in the name, I don’t think it got it’s fair value.
Well I'm not an outbound sales guy, I wait for them to come to me. Also puts me in the stronger negotiating position at the start. So its just a matter of having a good domain and waiting for the right buyer to come along. They always do, even if it takes 10 years.
As for Insurance - I kinda wanted it... Killer keyword obviously - but I'm kinda biased because I own a few other category killer type .US domains. It still irks me that .US hasn't been as well adopted as it should be. In my mind, .US should be #2 only to .Com for US companies...
I did bid on it, and pulled myself back as I know the current owner has worked hard to sell it, and given it didn’t sell, it was justification to focus on .com, as I own some good one word .us acquired thru an aged Fortune 500 company portfolio, and people don’t pay their true value, which is sad, and I just am sick of dealing with lowballers.
This domain was bought way too high. No upside from a reseller point of view. The seller won in this case for sure.
I think everyone seems to agree stop.com probably holds the best value for return it might give. It wasn’t probably the best value buy in the auction, given it was just on the 6 figure line.
DomainNames.com will really help the uni brand, is this the same name that web.com took back from the namepros member who grabbed it for like low 4 figures?
I did not buy insurance.us. Not doing much outside of .com. A couple of my favorite domains (that I felt were reasonably sold/value) were repossession.com, abomination.com, solvent.com...still trying to figure it I like dingy.com...🥴
Oh I agree, I dunno if someone got caught up in the in room bidding, but the company generic is to rich, it is a great comp to quote for cannabis portfolio holders though. Anyone know the buyer, M.O. maybe?
I liked solvent.com, and it was a good auction, I put a few bids on it, it was moving so fast, and it was in $100 increments with a low starting price so it was actually a engaging auction, not the ones with nonsense high 6 figure bids. It is a good one word value buy for under $10K, maybe someone can connect with an industrial user in the space for a nice return. Repossession I thought was way to long, and abomination to vague.
I feel for him, and him seeing $365K go out the window.
I would assume even if he got the name out of NetworkSolutions they would have used all their pull to get the name back. I am not sure how it came out but I think they only realized it after he started discussing the purchase. Had he just kind of moved it out, and sat on it for 60 days, given his invoice, he would have had a real good case.
Yinan @owntype had purchased it for $2,577, they used the TOS to get the domain back.
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