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10 Companies That Could Benefit from a NamesCon Auction Domain


I am sure that most people in the domain investment space read about the acquisition. Noah Kagan, the founder of the company, spoke about the importance of the domain name on Domain Sherpa and in an article he wrote on

I was looking through the NamesCon auction on NameJet, and I want to share my thoughts on 10 companies (or people) that could benefit from buying 10 domain names at auction, notwithstanding the reserve prices. Most of these domain names don't match the brand name, but I either instantly thought of the company when seeing the domain name or I saw their major industry presence when Googling the keyword.

10 domain names and the company that would benefit from owning it: (more…) → Read More in Auction at GoDaddy

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It seems that whenever there is a Presidential election in the US, there are people who call for the President's impeachment. We are at a divisive time in US history, and despite the fact that President Donald Trump has been in office less than a month, there are people who would like to see the President impeached. For those who are on that side, the perfect domain name is in auction right now.

The domain name is currently in auction at GoDaddy Auctions. There have been two bids placed in the auction, and the current high bid is already at $1,524. The starting bid was $1,499. There is approximately one day remaining in the auction. There does not appear to be a reserve price that I can see, so it looks like the high bidder will win the auction.

This is not a typical expiring domain name auction at GoDaddy as (more…) → Read More

3 Domain Names Lead GreatDomains Auction


The first GreatDomains auction of 2017 ended today, and a little more than $170,000 worth of domain names were sold via Sedo. The top three sales for the auction were three letter .com ( domain names. A four number .com domain name had a strong showing as well. Five auctions hit five figures.

The top auction sale was, which sold for $47,011. The second highest sale was, which sold for $41,001. I would not be surprised if these domain names end up with Chinese registrants, but we will need to wait and see once the sales close.

As always, the GreatDomains auction ended this afternoon, so these sales have probably not closed yet. Sedo will report their closed sales to NameBio and DNJournal once the deals are concluded.

Here is the list of sales from this month's auction: (more…) → Read More Expires & Up for Auction


It looks like the domain name has expired and is currently up for auction at GoDaddy Auctions. The domain name had been associated with the once popular Baby Phat clothing and footwear brand.

If you visit right now, there's a message on the domain name indicating that it is currently in auction after it expired and was not renewed in December: Domain Name

Here's what Wikipedia says about Baby Phat: (more…) → Read More

“Embarrassing” and “Inappropriate” Domain Name in Auction


Every now and again, various websites produce lists of "embarrassing" or "inappropriate" domain names that are used by companies. These domain names typically have an embarrassing, humorous, or off-color meaning when words are mashed together in a domain name format.

This morning, I was looking through a list of domain names coming up for auction on GoDaddy when a domain name stood out: Why the heck would someone ever think this domain name was a good idea?! Making it even more interesting is that the domain name was created back in 1999 and has been renewed for all of these years! Further, why would anyone bid on a domain name like this at auction?!

I thought about it for a second and remembered seeing this domain name on a few lists of embarrassing and accidentally inappropriate domain names. According to, (more…) → Read More

2.XYZ + 350 Other .XYZ Domain Names on Auction


xyz-logoThe .XYZ Registry hopes to start off 2017 on a high note by auctioning 350 .XYZ domain names on Chengdu West. The domain names in this auction all have no reserve and will sell to the highest bidders. The auctions begin concluding today (January 4), and it will run through January 13. Bidders need to be registered with the China-based auction house in order to participate.

I believe the most valuable domain name in this auction is 2.XYZ. This auction ends in approximately one week from today. Several single number .XYZ domain names have previously sold, with the largest sale being 1.XYZ, which sold for $182,000 in March of 2016. Other single number sales include 9.XYZ, which sold for $176,000 in December of 2015, 6.XYZ, which sold for $125,000 in November of 2015, and 8.XYZ, which sold for $82,000 in September of 2015.

Commenting on the auction, Shayan Rostam, Global Director of Registry Operations at .XYZ, shared the following with me: (more…) → Read More

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