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January Great Domains Auction Picks

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The January Great Domains auction at Sedo started yesterday, and there are already quite a few bids. Out of the 221 auction lots, 50 domain names have bids, although the reserves have not been met on all of them.

I wanted to share my top five picks for the auction. I don’t own any names in the auction, although I may bid.

  • Clams.com
  • OxygenTanks.com
  • Carnival.net
  • Aggregators.com
  • BlogDesigners.com

The auction ends on Thursday, January 24th in the middle of the day.


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Comments (9)

    Scott

    Clams.com min reserve at $25k-$50k?

    Meh, end user prices.

    January 19th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Agree, and if I owned the name, I would have emailed as many end users as I could find to let them know about the auction.

      January 19th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Scott

    Yep, like all five end users, lol.

    Probably would make a better branding term like Oyster.com or Kayak.com have done.

    January 19th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Lots of clam sellers, but mostly wholesale.

      January 19th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Steve M

    The “high” pricing for Clams.com is most likely because “clams” is another word for money; particularly the US Dollar:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clam_%28disambiguation%29

    So $25-50k sounds about right.

    January 19th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Scott

      ^^ Certainly not a popular slang term today. If it was the market would have bid it up much further than the $8,500 so far.

      I love the name though.

      January 19th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    christopher

    Are you kidding? $25-50k for clams.com sounding about right? No way.

    Especially when you factor in the development costs of such domain names, 50k is way too much to ask for.

    January 20th, 2013 at 12:13 am

      Anon

      Whoever buys that domain name isn’t doing so to sell actual clams.

      I don’t know what you mean by “development costs” as being particular to that domain name, but it’s in a class of names that tends to represent something well outside the ‘domainer’ wheelhouse.

      25K-50K is a roaring steal if you’re an upstart and Clams.com fits your needs.

      As far as what the “market” prices it at, domainers are akin to abandoned storage locker buyers. It’s not the same thing as dealing with a gallery in Manhattan. What domainers pay in a speculative role doesn’t track what the name is worth when approaching it’s highest use, especially now that most of the big domainer money is scared, on the sidelines.

      January 20th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Scott

    Just noticed Clams.com finally sold at Sedo — $12,500

    Now at that price is seems like a nice deal.

    http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2013/20130821.htm

    August 15th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

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