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My Picks for Today’s Brannan’s Auction

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The Brannan’s auction is ending today, and I want to share my top five names based on the posted reserve prices. The company is using Proxibid to host the auction, so you’ll need to sign up for an account to place any bids.

I asked David Clements, founder of Brannan’s for his thoughts on the auction. “We worked hard to bring domain buyers good deals. I feel really good about the 50 names we have for sale. If anyone reading this needs inventory, we’ve got names and we’ve got them at low prices, too.”

I also asked Clements how he thinks the auction was going to play out, and he was very optimistic. “We expect a lot of activity and bidding is going to be interesting to watch since our auction ends today. Our Returning Visitor percentage has spiked so the same people are coming back again and again to decide what they want to bid on. I think that this is going to be Brannan’s best and biggest auction to date.”

My top five picks for the auction are the following names:

  • BullRiders.com Reserve Range: 3,000 USD to 4,000 USD
  • OfficeRentals.com Reserve Range: 40,000 USD to 50,000 USD
  • Renovate.com Reserve Range: 50,000 USD to 100,000 USD
  • Scrimmages.com Reserve Range: 1,000 USD to 2,000 USD
  • Taxidermist.com Reserve Range: 10,000 USD to 20,000 USD

My two favorites are probably OfficeRentals.com and Taxidermist.com.

The first one is great because office rentals in large cities like NYC are very expensive and competitive. You can expect to pay a minimum of $1,500/month for a single person office in my neighborhood.

Taxidermists.com is great because most taxidermists are individuals, and it’s something people who do it are proud professionals. I could see someone wanting it for egotistical reasons, not to mention that taxidermy can be a fairly lucrative profession.

What are your top picks?


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and professional domain investor. Elliot is President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a domain investing company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Elliot is the publisher of DomainInvesting.com.

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Comments (16)

    amanda

    Rankings.com

    June 22nd, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Amanda

    Rankings.com is great but the price seems a bit high for my liking.

    June 22nd, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    James

    I like Baptists.com

    High $8.41 cpc, and 2400/1300 exact matches per month. The Baptists are making headlines in recent years, especially the southern ones, who just changed their name. They are politically active, and using the web effectively. The Baptists are a dedicated and devoted group who will act/purchase as a bloc. Marketing to them through Baptists.com could be very lucrative for the right organization. There are 16 million of them in the USA (70% of the worldwide total). The reserve is reasonable given their numbers.

    June 22nd, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Don

    Top 2 will be

    Computerclasses.com – will sell for 15k to 20k.
    Renovate.com – A few customers would pay for the name.

    I don’t see anything else selling in this auction.

    Don Murray

    June 22nd, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Don

      I believe the name is ComputerCourses.com and not ComputerClasses.com

      June 22nd, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Scott

    It looks like “Reserve Not Met” will be the theme of this auction.

    June 22nd, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Anunt

    Lots of great domains with great low prices…but the timing is wrong to sell domains…not many buyers…and lots of sellers!

    If these domains were listed for sale at these same prices in 2005 to 2007, they ALL would be SOLD.

    But today, as of now, with only 30 minutes left on the auction, only 2 domains are getting some action: computercourses.com and tropicalbeaches.com

    The new gTLDs are definitely affecting domain sales…only buyers are endusers and you will not find endusers at this auction or any other auction ever because of lack of promotion.

    Anyways, good luck!!!

    June 22nd, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Anunt

    I don’t agree about selling… I closed 3 large deals in the last week (high $x,xxx to mid $xx,xxx). Good names at fair prices will almost always sell. It may take more effort to find the right buyer willing to pay your price, but there are deals to be made.

    None of my deals are going to be publicly reported.

    June 22nd, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Anunt

    There are buyers, but only end users.

    I don’t see domainers buying much any more.

    I bet all 3 domains that you sold were to end users, correct???

    June 22nd, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Elliot Silver

    Breakdown:

    1 name sale – Pseudo end user (company develops businesses on descriptive names.

    2 name sale – Yes, I think so (it was brokered so I don’t know the buyer)

    Package of names – No, investor

    To further break it down a bit, I found the buyer for the first and third, and a broker found the buyer for the second.

    June 22nd, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Anunt

    This auction has great names at great prices…but not much action…what do you guys think is wrong here???

    June 22nd, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Scott

    Most of these domains are set at end user prices.

    June 22nd, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Elliot Silver

    I agree with Scott. Some are very well priced, but for end users. There wouldn’t be a whole lot of margin for a flip, so if a domain investor buys one, it’s likely development would be necessary to make a profit (or a longer hold).

    June 22nd, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Anunt

    Auction is now over.

    Looks like only 2 domains sold:
    ComputerCourses.com — $9k
    TropicalBeaches.com — $2k

    No action!!!

    June 22nd, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Elliot Silver

    If there are names of interest, perhaps now is a good time to talk to David to see if you can work out a deal with the domain owner below reserve.

    June 22nd, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Picas

    only 02 sold…paid or be paid ..i prefer “be paid” at this moment …

    June 23rd, 2012 at 3:03 am

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