It’s my Friday and all I can look forward to is getting more work done. I feel like I have been in the zone lately and have made some great steps towards accomplishing many goals. Domain offer and sales have been slow lately, but that’s because I haven’t been focusing on them. Let’s face it, most of us aren’t going to sell 1/10th of the names we own. This makes it even more enticing to develop some of these names.
As with anything, don’t spread your resources thin. If you plan on developing then focus your resources towards developing a handful of sites. I now have a new team member who will be helping me with development. I am looking forward to this as they proved that they can handle my requirements. It will be interesting to see what we end up building next. I am also in the middle of hiring a few folks to help at entries to my data center directory. This should be interesting.
If you dig deep into the list today you will find some decent names, but nothing to get excited about. The rare opportunities to pick premium domains at GoDaddy Auctions tends to present itself a couple times a month. I tend to hold out until those opportunities are available.
Happy Bidding and Enjoy Hump Day!
It has been one hectic week for me. I am nearing the finish line on a few projects and although the deadlines were not reached for most of them at least they are getting done. I learned a lesson on Flippa recently that I most likely will share in a later blog post. I’m also on the verge of working on a few more projects which will be geared towards the affiliate marketing world.
I also learned a lesson on oDesk which I will share. Remember that programmer I started with a few days ago? Well that didn’t work out too well, so I ended up having to find another person to do the job and this individual is already more responsive. It is a good sign when you have an outsourced programmer who will actually sit there at answer your questions. In addition to that, they are actually cheaper. Who would of thought that would of been the case? It is still too early to see what ends up happening, but I have a feeling it will be a great outcome. I can’t wait to share that experience with everyone!
Last but not least I have picked up a few gems lately. I’ll definitely share what those gems are in the near future. I’ve concluded that I absolutely love making domain lists and will eventually start publishing an available to register list in the near future. I used to publish those lists when I first started blogging and feel that some of you would appreciate such a list.
The domaining industry (some of you don’t feel it is an industry) is an interesting place. I’m not so sure about the future of it, but I can say it is an exciting thing to be part of at this time. The best advice I can give to you is to take a few of those names and put some blood, sweat and tears behind them. You owe it to yourself to recoup some of that money you have been spending over the years. The truth is a lot of us have spent thousands on domains and might not of recouped that money back. If you really sit down and look at the numbers for the average domain investor I am pretty sure it won’t be PRETTY. If this is the category you fall into, then slow the investing down and focus in on a few names and develop the HECK out of them!
It is the middle of October, so let’s all get with the program and end this year on a positive note.
Now for the list!
This weekend I worked some insane hours. Balancing a day job with side projects is tough work. For me, if you see the bigger picture you can push the extra mile to get things done. I had to make many sacrifices this weekend to stay focused on the tasks at hand.
Luckily I was able to sneak in a few minutes for the New Orleans New England game. I literally thought the game was over in the last two minutes so I ended up turning the TV off. What ended up happening after that? Of course Tom Brady ends up throwing for a touchdown in the last few seconds. I scrambled all over the place to see the video footage when my girlfriend told me what happened.
It was quite an amazing game! This week will be all about finishing projects and pushing closer to starting some of the new projects that I have. I look forward to working on a few creative ideas that I have had in mind for the past few months. Hopefully you had an amazing weekend!
Now for the list!
I’m late to the auction party today because it has been one busy day at work. I checked a few of the auctions lists out there then realized that Shane didn’t publish one because he is most likely participating in the Chicago Marathon today. I want to wish him good luck in his run. I am sure he will set some new records for himself there.
As for the list, it is an ok one. I saw some great names dropping a little earlier, but I am sure some of you beat me to the punch. Hungry.me ended up going for over $1,000. I wouldn’t of paid that much for it but it is indeed a steal for the right company. How could you forget such a name?
I had a late night working on some projects and am absolutely beat. It isn’t easy coming to work at 7am on a Sunday. I am a firm believer that all of this hard work will pay off in the end. Now for the list!
Yesterday I had the misfortune of getting water into my keyboard. I ordered some groceries from Yummy.com and the carbonated water that I purchased exploded right when I twisted the cap off of it. I spent the next few hours using my girlfriend’s blow dryer to try and save the keyboard. This didn’t seem to work at first, so I then proceeded to open up my laptop so I could take the keyboard out to dry it and the parts around it.
After I ended up disassembling the laptop and taking the keyboard out, I was able to get to the areas that I wasn’t able to get to before and ended up saving the laptop. I have definitely learned my lesson and will be careful to bring liquids anywhere near my laptop. I was lucky that it was only water and chances are it would of dried out by itself.
I have an awesome Dell laptop that I plan on keeping around for years. I am glad that I didn’t have to replace it as I really would of missed this machine. I am very picky when it comes to laptops and this one suites me just fine.
Now for the list!
The 2013 NBA Preseason is here and although I don’t have cable I am really debating on it now. I’m one of those people that doesn’t like to be locked in front of a television. I feel TV makes you lazy, but sometimes it is good to be lazy. Speaking of TV, we watched Scandal Season 3 Episode 2 last night called Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner. I normally don’t get into shows like this, but this show is different.
It is the perfect balance of action and drama to capture my attention. It really makes you think differently about Washington and all the corruption which surrounds it. I’m pretty impressed by ABC’s lineup lately and find myself watching shows that I thought would never interest me.
The weather out here in Los Angeles has been weird. It went from hot to cold extremely quick. We received much needed rain the other day and summer looks like it simply vanished. I had to break out the electronic oil heater last night. The problem with breaking out a heater of this nature is you do not want to wake up once the room is warm and cozy. It was definitely a struggle waking up this morning. I’m actually thinking about returning to bed to get a few more hours of sleep.
I’ve had the design bug lately and have been brainstorming a few ideas on what to work on personal project wise. I found a great programmer on oDesk and look forward to working with them on a number of future projects. They are wrapping up a web design project for me at this time and have done a wonderful job integrating the design I created with WordPress.
Now for the list!
It’s been raining out here in LA and whenever it rains I tend to want to sleep in a little later. Now it is time for me to start my weekend. This evening we are going to see Gravity. The previews for the movie were crazy!
The other day I saw Morgan mention on FB that Fashion Metric is pivoting and will be focusing on a subscription based model. Although some don’t like the subscription based model in the startup world, it has gotten very popular. In my opinion it is a no brainer. If you have the partnerships for the product then why not make it easy for guys like myself to receive a shirt in the mail every month.
I don’t like shopping and will normally wear a shirt that I like until it starts to fall apart. I wouldn’t consider myself a trendy person, but I do like quality clothing that lasts. It seems like Fashion Metric is onto something here. I’m pretty sure this concept will gain traction and I look forward to being a new customer.
Nothing is guaranteed in the world of startups and sometimes you have to completely scrap your initial business model. Fashion Metric is going with what their customers have been asking for and they will definitely reap the benefits that come along with it.
Here is the list of expiring auctions that are still active today!
It’s days like this where I really enjoy being a domain investor. The domains dropping today are what I would consider to be Grade A. I’m actively bidding on one domain that isn’t in the list and hopefully I win it. I have set a proxy bid on it and would rather stay within my budget for the name. I’m willing to go fairly high for it, so as always we will see what happens.
Last night we watched The Cabin in the Woods and I was surprised at how twisted the plot was. It was definitely a great movie to get the Halloween month started with. If you haven’t seen it I suggest you spend a few hours and watch it on Netflix. It is definitely worth the time and much better than most of the movies which are currently out right now.
Today is my Friday and I can’t wait to get the weekend started. It has been a long week at the day job and I will be happy to slip away from it for a while. On another note this Government Shutdown is becoming a huge nuisance. I’ve watched Wall Street struggle a bit just because of it. As with anything diversifying risk is the key and is something that I actively do.
For those of you interested in a decent domain I have Profited.net up for sale on Flippa. There are a few people currently watching the auction. I have a low minimum set, so you would be able to win the domain for less than what it is worth. That’s all for now, time for the list!
Big numbers will always fascinate people, but unfortunately big numbers aren’t what this industry is built on. It’s those that are able to take a domain which is perceived as average and are able to turn that particular domain into something of value which makes this industry special. These are the stories that need to be told and these are the stories which need to get the press.
Your average Joe can’t relate to a six figure plus sale, but they can relate to someone spending less than $500 on a domain and developing it into a business. The good ole days are over, we can still celebrate the successes of the past but it shouldn’t be used as a road map for the future. These new gTLDs were not created for domain investors and are purely based on hype. How far can the marketing budget extend to convince the masses that a new domain extension is a rival to what is already out there.
These new extensions have been created for the end-user. Are you not able to register or acquire the .com domain that you wanted? We have a solution for that, register your name in an alternative extension. You will have the ability to have the same keyword phrases just by using a completely different extension.
Yes, there is new money being but into the domain pool, but can I ask you one question? Will any of this money go into your pocket? Most likely the answer is no. This money will be used to help convince some of you that there is another domain extension which might be worth your time. The truth is the domain extensions which are currently out there are the ones which deserve your attention.
Forget what others are saying and really be selective on what you invest in. Just because there is a new shiny car on the lot, doesn’t mean that the used car next to it wasn’t built better. New isn’t always better and even with all the hype which is currently out there for these new extensions, I am still receiving offers for my .com domains. I receive more offers on my .com domains than I do on any other type of domain.
Spend your time zoning in on domains which will retain value through the ups and downs. You will sleep better at night if you do so.
Now, time for the list!
There are a couple of names that I will be going after today. One of which I am pretty excited about. It has to do with an area that I am quite familiar with and would be very fun to setup a site for. I’ll make sure to reveal it once I end up with the name in my account, which means that I probably won’t be able to say anything about the name for another week or so.
I hope everyone is having a great start to the week. I know I am! Here is the list!
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- Jason Thompson on My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 3-2-2014 Design Squared, Tape Backup, Tropical Rain
- Jason Thompson on My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 3-3-2014 Coffee Week, Discover India, Juicing Book
- Jason Thompson on My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 3-5-2014 Capture App, Herbal Vitamin, Legal Smoke
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