GoDaddy is going to make a lot on this one – 5111.com

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  1. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Business Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    One of the greatest benefits of being GoDaddy is you get to benefit from other people's laziness or misfortune. The 17 year old domain 5111.com just hit GoDaddy Auctions and it's already at $152,000. Leave a comment where you think it will close. closest person wins $20. Bid Date Bid Expires Bidder Bid Amount 2017/04/14 11:52 AM (PDT) 2017/04/23 10:20 AM … [Read more...]
     
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  2. rentmynames

    rentmynames Established Member

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    This is a really good name.
    My best guess @ $211,000
     
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  3. stub

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    $234k
     
  4. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Business Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If looking to compete for the $20 prize, the guess has to be made on TLDinvestors.com, I just don't want anyone commenting here thinking it counts.
     
  5. rentmynames

    rentmynames Established Member

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    stub Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    OK Done. I didn't read your whole message before posting. It says nothing about you must post on TLD Investors in your opening post above.
     
  7. Emmy101

    Emmy101 Established Member

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    How this is an expired domain if expiry date is 2018-03-19 ?
     
  8. Sinh

    Sinh Business Member Business Account VIP

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    Godaddy renewed it in advance
     
  9. UniflexDomains

    UniflexDomains Established Member

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    GOdaddy will have added another year to auction it off.

    IS this a special number to warrant this price?
     
  10. MapleDots

    MapleDots Established Member

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    Sorry guys but...

    Stupid Stupid Stupid

    How can you justify that money?
    How do you use the domain for business?
    How do you use the domain at all?

    Chinese bidding on these types of domains is just crazy.
    I can understand 911.com or a short dictionary term.

    Seriously, if not for overbidding if someone tried to give me that domain at a reg fee, and said I could not sell it, I would not take it. So much speculation here... reminds me of a housing bubble.
     
  11. Constantin S

    Constantin S BRANDUE.COM VIP

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    My guess is $178k.
     
  12. Sheogorath

    Sheogorath Active Member VIP

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    The current bid at Godaddy auctions: $154,000.
    This is ridiculous.
    Unless there is end users bidding war, there is no logic behind such high bids.
    The bidder who will buy it for such amount will not be able to sell it for more or return the investment, unless developing the domain to a business website.
     
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  13. Emmy101

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    The domain has meaning in Chinese ! it's a different market and has it's interested people ! anyway the original owner must be dead or something to let this domain expire! why not put on auto renewal ? if he is dead what about his family his friends or his lawyer ! I hope they come back and renew the domain before it taken away by Godaddy which is legal but I feel it's stealing other people's valuable property !
     
  14. rentmynames

    rentmynames Established Member

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    The owner is more likely to renew. Unless... Unfortunate thing's happened to him/her
     
  15. platey

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    I reckon bidding will fizzle out at around $195k mind you 5111 is a date of birth

    5/1/11 5th January 2011 in. Com plus it's a 4digit date of birth which is neat I think as much as many people have a 5 or 6 digit date of birth
     
  16. wwwweb

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    Same thing they are doing in your backyard, first it was your homes, now you can't even buy a luxury car without getting the third degree. Straw buyers jacking up prices of luxury cars to export out of Country. Never ending saga. The odds favor them, as their is so much money, and so many uneducated domain investors, easy to sell the dream to some rich new money type.
     
  17. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Business Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    No problem Stub, the whole article is never posted.
     
  18. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Business Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Every 6 figure 4N.com sale reported by Namebio:

    0123.com 252,500 USD 2016-10-05 Flippa
    8181.com 225,000 USD 2015-11-15 Pvt Sale
    9595.com 180,000 USD 2015-07-19 Pvt Sale
    5432.com 148,000 USD 2015-10-15 Uniregistry
    1515.com 121,000 USD 2017-03-23 Sedo
    0060.com 120,848 USD 2014-03-05 Private
    8788.com 106,000 USD 2015-02-04 DomainHoldings
    9555.com 102,000 USD 2015-04-26 eNaming
    1001.com 100,000 USD 2013-12-03 Sedo
     
  19. betthelot

    betthelot Active Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I owned this name and sold it in 2013 for the pricely sum of 15k Usd - unsure whats happened to the new owner. Just shows how much they have increased in value the last 4 years.
    Just checked and it was transfered to ename xiamen
     
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  20. shane mac

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    $172,600 just for fun, don't see the value in it though myself.
     
  21. betthelot

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    it's because many many Chinese sites use numbers for their URL especially sites that are for the local market only; big international businesses in china use acronyms but not exclusively so
     
  22. stub

    stub Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    What does 5111 mean in Chinese?
     
  23. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Business Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Kassey Lee said on TLDinvestors.com

    5111 rhymes with 唯一 (one and only one) plus two more “one”s. Can be a good brand within China, but not so globally.
     
  24. BrandingModel.com

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    $198k (y)
     
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  25. canny red

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    yes could be
     

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