Mar 31, 2014
Jason Thompson

The Big Day Is Here, DomainFest 2014 Kicks Off Today (A Few Thoughts)

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As most of you know DomainFest 2014 kicks off today at 8 am. I’m obviously up late, so we will see if I make that wonderful breakfast scheduled from 8:00 am – 9:15 am in the Dobly Ballroom. I’ve been thinking about DomainFest and I wanted to share a few thoughts with you. I am not going to sugar coat anything, so let’s get right to it.

1. I’ve noticed that domain investors are studying this years conference very closely. When you have a competitor like NamesCon taking the industry by surprise, you tend to wonder where your money will be best spent. Minus all the glitz and glamour, conferences are about networking and from what I hear NamesCon provided plenty of that for a very affordable price.

2. Another thing that I have thought about is the turn out. How many people are actually expected to show up to DomainFest this year? If the Southern California Domainers meetup that we just held at the hotel was any indication, then I would have to say that DomainFest 2014 just might break a few records. We’ve already heard that they have more sponsors for the event than they have ever had. Hopefully the same will go for attendees.

3. The keynote speakers all seem interesting. The organizers of DomainFest obviously made a calculated decision not only to change the name from Webfest Global back to DomainFest, but they actually have someone speaking who created a name for himself using social media. On day one Gary Vaynerchuk will be the keynote. You can view all of the keynote speakers here. This proves that they are listening to the little people. Personally, I am glad they changed the name back and decided to stay away from personalities like Kim Kardashian this year. I have nothing against Kim, I just don’t think she provided a great deal of insight for those that attended the conference last year.

4. The hot topic is obviously gTLDs and the sponsors are spending a pretty penny to be a part of DomainFest. As we all know not every gTLD will be a great investment and to be honest some come off as pure snake-oil. Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but domain investors deserve to hear the truth. The topic needs to be covered in its entirety at this conference. I want to hear the good, the bad and the ugly. Personally, I am tired of the hype so let’s get down to the pure facts. Let’s start by talking about sales. Have there been any REAL domain investor to end-user sales? That would be a great question to start with. ;-)

5.  The sessions look awesome. I’ll be the first to say that. There are people that we have seen talk before and then there are those that I have not heard of. I think that strikes a perfect balance. The one session I am really looking forward to is Startups: Part II How Startups Can Buy Domain Names Like a Pro. This session will have Dwayne Walker (Sr. VP DomainSponsor), Morgan Linton (Founder, Linton Investments) and Tessa Holcomb (Co-Founder & CEO, Igloo.com). It will be very interesting to see these three individuals discuss this topic together.

6. Let’s not forget about the nightlife! This city is chock full of it, so how will this year compare to those infamous times at the Playboy Mansion? Excuse me if my old Domain Pimp personality comes out, but those years at the Mansion were extremely fun. Then again, I wasn’t there the year when people got sick. Just like this industry is starting to grow up, so has the entertainment selection. In my opinion the Stone Temple Pilots seems like a decent pick and the SkyBar at the Mondrian Hotel on Sunset Boulevard is always a safe bet.

7. Will DomainFest live up to previous years? That’s definitely something I have been thinking about and for some reason I think it will. Dwayne Walker has done a great job putting this thing together with such a short notice. He has an incredible team over at Oversee and I am pretty sure that they will knock this one out of the ball park.

8. I took this week off from work to attend DomainFest and I wouldn’t of had it any other way. For those of you that are attending DomainFest this year, let’s make sure to maximize the opportunity that this event provides all of us. I am looking forward to meeting as many people in attendance as I can this year. :-)

Now it’s time for me to get a few hours of sleep!

Mar 30, 2014
Jason Thompson

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 3-30-2014 Thank You Southern California Domainers ;-)

Last night was by far my favorite Southern California Domainers meetup. You could feel the energy flowing through the room. I found myself taking notes in my phone when it came time for Adam Dicker to give his speech. Although I filmed some of Adam’s segment, you honestly had to be there. I’ll post a recap of the meetup a little later, but first I want to thank everyone that made this event happen:

Dwayne Walker / DomainSponsor (You’ve Probably Already Met Him)
Tyler Adamson (Project Manager – DomainFest 2014)
Adam Dicker (Thanks For Speaking!)
Michael Cyger(Pick up the Domain Name Tax Guide at a discount! Promo Code: Hollywood)
Domainique (That’s Dominique’s domainer name! Thanks for supporting me during these meetups and helping capture the moment.)
Kevin Faler (He promotes like no one else does!)
George (Make sure to visit EastLA.com)
Ammar & Omar (They have sponsored meetups in the past and we greatly appreciate it. Make sure to contact them if you want to try out Agreed for 50% off.)

And all of you out there that simply showed up! A big thank you!

allineed.org
amazinglifestyle.com
aqwm.com
azxb.com
beautyvancouver.com
bestsongs.org
bljo.com
boardgamesaddict.com
bouldermarijuanatours.com
byij.com
carautofinance.com
citydispensary.com
cloud-firewall.com
cloudstoragestrategy.com
cookingtrend.com
coolmemes.net
corestocks.com
cotton.co
deardeath.com
divorcelawyersnyc.com
dogtrainersupplies.com
drinkashake.com
ecrated.com
eiuv.com
enhancedgreentea.com
enhancedvoicemail.com
floridabathrooms.com
foundersshare.com
freeseohost.com
gadgetbin.com
geminiwedding.com
gerq.com
indiadir.com
koranga.com
lakeviewmansion.com
legless.com
linxserver.com
localsearchpages.com
mightyvegan.com
militarydrone.com
musictosleep.com
myreferences.net
newsuperhero.org
onemonthincome.com
orvg.com
queenofcheap.com
qxxo.com
rawlifeline.com
readysteadywebsite.com
releaseyouralbum.com
remixbible.com
rxth.com
saltsociety.com
startable.co
startupnewsnetwork.com
stylesavvy.com
tropicalrainflorist.com
ucae.com
uncorkedcandles.com
unhotel.net
verytrulyours.com
vipvegaspoolparties.com
vr3.com
whyrepeat.com
woa.org
writingforcharity.com
xfuz.com

Mar 29, 2014
Jason Thompson

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 3-29-2014 Condo Loans, Divorce Lawyer New York, Workforce Anywhere

I’m loving the quality of domains which are dropping as of late. I sure hope the majority of you are buying as you may never see an opportunity like this again. In my opinion I think there is a transfer of wealth occurring in the domaining industry right now. There are some who have over-invested and are now trying to free up a little cash. Then there are those that are directly benefiting from the quality of domains which are now available to purchase for prices which are far below what the names are worth. Today’s list includes a couple of those names, so get your money ready. :) I don’t say that often, but now is the time to get ahead in this competitive industry. Stop complaining and become one of those people that everyone talks about. ;-)

35519.com
7l7.net
aqkb.com
arizonamarijuanadelivery.com
bigdirectory.org
brandmilitia.com
cannabiscompass.com
cannabisden.com
chanceto.com
claritysearch.com
classmate.net
cleanesthotel.com
communitycarshare.org
condoloans.com
custompipefittings.com
dealrobin.com
desperatehousebuyers.com
distractedmind.com
diveunderwater.com
divorcelawyernewyork.com
dollarden.com
energymania.com
eyesurgerydoc.com
fabbody.com
fivestarlayouts.com
fjtm.com
flightvietnam.com
flipflop.us
flyphoto.com
gamblinglisting.net
goopsi.com
gqpg.com
graphingsocial.com
impoundloans.com
jymg.com
latestgoal.com
lawyernewyorkcity.com
leavinglasvegas.com
likelysocial.com
linkcrawl.net
llhy.com
loadbuilder.com
loftgoods.com
londonville.com
n4q.com
n4v.com
naturalproductshop.com
ncwz.com
oakfield.cc
offerpedia.com
ojst.com
organicgardenfood.com
partybustampabay.com
paydayloanedmonton.com
peaceofheart.com
peopleofthegym.com
plantprogress.com
prfz.com
propertyaccess.com
putta.com
readsome.com
rtfz.com
samplespaces.com
savingrate.com
searchpooch.com
smoothiesonline.com
solutiongirl.com
toomuchfreetime.net
trademarkgeek.com
truemarijuana.com
ufnh.com
ultimatelove.com
v4f.com
vdse.com
videocontrol.com
w4w4.com
wfzq.com
willsaver.com
workforceanywhere.com
yikz.com
yjbp.com
zkjt.com
zqqr.com

Mar 28, 2014
Jason Thompson

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 3-28-2014 Buy Gold Cheap, Health Ape, Staff My Booth

It’s good to see that some of the names that I have been dropping are getting picked up by other people. I am pretty sure the other people are domain investors. It just goes to show that even if the name doesn’t perform the way it should for me, someone else could potentially find value in it. Now only if I had the time to send all of those names to auction before they dropped! That would be the ideal situation, but unfortunately I don’t have the time so it’s better to just let them drop.

On other fronts I am seeing some amazing names dropping today. I won one auction and I am in the middle of bidding on three others. All of these names are .com domains and I wouldn’t have it any other way. There is one .net in the list that I might actually bid on as I saw the .org drop a few days ago. The .org sold for around $335. I’m curious to see how high the .net will go!

Here is the list for today! Enjoy!

36778.com
accountantslocal.com
adjustablemortgages.net
blogbucks.com
buddinghero.com
budgetbites.com
businessplanwriters.us
buygoldcheap.com
classifiedplanet.com
digibag.com
discountloyalty.com
dpwo.com
dpwu.com
drunkbastard.net
dumbnerd.com
economyprice.com
federalautolaon.com
financegrade.com
freequalitybeats.com
freshroads.com
furry.net
fvgo.com
gavk.com
golfbin.com
healthape.com
inetexchange.com
itcharge.com
kuxq.com
legendsofpoker.com
listbucket.com
lixc.com
lowerpayoff.com
lzev.com
marijuanalisting.com
marketmetric.com
mfvg.com
militarydebtconsolidation.net
minecraftbooks.com
mzwt.com
obbp.com
onlinegoals.com
painproblem.com
pfvg.com
pureignition.com
pworks.com
qjen.com
rateguy.com
rbxu.com
realtimeitsolutions.com
retirmentdirection.com
rockydesigners.com
salonsociety.com
savingsolarenergy.com
savingthewild.com
scalped.net
scrapbookingidea.com
staffmybooth.com
svzv.com
undermyskin.com
unitysolar.com
upnj.com
uxly.com
vsgk.com
weedla.com
westcoastdynasty.com
xchz.com
youliveyourdream.com
ytfe.com
zezg.com
zuxl.com
zxte.com

Mar 27, 2014
Jason Thompson

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 3-27-2014 Date Much, Landing Page Designers, Loan Rates

There is something addicting about working in a startup environment. As some of you know I work for a startup called Outspoken here in Los Angeles. I’ve been with the company almost a year and it’s been an amazing ride so far. I was promoted recently from Noc Technician to Technical Support Engineer. It’s a role which was meant for me.

My logic is if you plan on creating a startup, you should first work for one. There are too many people here in Los Angeles which have been bitten by the startup bug. The idea of creating a startup is fantasy mixed in with real world experiences. Unfortunately the fantasy tends to dictate the poor choices that some LA startup founders continue to make. I really have to attribute these mistakes to jumping right into a business model, rather than doing the proper due diligence.

Startups are fun and there are a ton of them out here now. Silicon Beach is definitely headed to bubble mode fairly soon. The investment money will eventually dry up and people will fall right out of the fantasy. This is exactly what will happen with some of the new gTLDs as well. Everyday I work for a startup, I am also gaining the best education that I could possibly ever get. I can’t fully explain it to you because you would have to be there to experience it for yourself.

So what are you waiting for? If you’ve always wanted to establish your own startup, then go work for one first! You’d be amazed how many startups are out there looking for your exact skill-set!

Here is the list for today! Enjoy!

5oy.com
bvwk.com
bzwl.com
cutespy.com
cxrp.com
datemuch.com
desktopsamurai.com
djcv.com
eattees.com
economyhost.com
elitetechnology.com
f7o.com
findsurgeon.com
fzud.com
gigdirectory.net
gpaforum.com
greenscript.com
hostingfree.me
iybu.com
kbnc.com
kegq.com
kidfriendlyvegan.com
klxb.com
landingpagedesigners.com
limped.com
livebeforeyoudie.com
ljsf.com
lmzo.com
loansrates.info
mrqc.com
nanotalk.com
oxif.com
ozuw.com
pxnm.com
qkny.com
qxnm.com
rtzd.com
rypz.com
salesspace.com
sclh.com
searchivity.com
singlesalads.com
sllr.com
solidbookmarks.com
thankugift.com
tsxl.com
vhbm.com
wantbeef.com
wesellbooks.com
wishburger.com
xpgn.com
xsfa.com
ycvv.com
yidva.com
ykbo.com
youngvanity.com
zlnf.com

Mar 25, 2014
Jason Thompson

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 3-25-2014 Boxi, Girl Invented, Random Look, Saving Solution

I don’t really have much to say about the GoDaddy Direct Affiliate Program. It was good while it lasted and I did very well with it. I’ll most likely continue to publish links with the program until they fully retire it. I’ve never been a fan of the big affiliate companies out there, but if I need to start using them to keep publishing the list then I don’t mind doing it. I’ll probably revisit my CJ account towards the end of April to make the transition.

To all of those good people behind the GoDaddy Direct Affiliate program, thanks!

Here is the list for today! Enjoy!

beautyping.com
bookreviewsblog.com
boxi.com
cannashare.com
cateringfoodtruck.com
clickfonts.com
compeater.com
cqfk.com
creditcontradiction.com
cupcakelife.com
curiosityconcierge.com
cuteandclever.com
designvisually.com
didyouforgetthis.com
dndough.com
donatedstock.com
earthbottles.com
espaserver.com
fabricplatform.com
finefitliving.com
fixcow.com
flexingmuscles.com
flowergood.com
footmadness.com
fortwaynehomeloans.com
girlinvented.com
goodieslist.com
groovywear.com
handmadecountry.com
hhoq.com
hornysocial.com
huntfact.com
hypefit.com
icanlearnwithapps.com
kidoshoes.com
kkuq.com
livehappy.org
lovemylashes.com
lqlx.com
massiveupload.com
musicblitz.com
mygrandfather.com
mygrandmother.com
myhappyspaces.com
notprofessional.com
orangefrenzy.com
organicweightgainer.com
ounj.com
papershark.com
pocketpile.com
quitdepression.com
randomlook.com
sasshost.com
savingsolution.com
shortdir.com
singlesgo.com
sjkz.com
startupreason.com
starvinghusband.com
straightcraft.com
svr.me
sweetwomen.com
tiwp.com
updated.info
uprivatebanking.com
uroof.com
vapingkings.com
vaporliquids.com
weedinvesting.com
wehelpyoucomplain.com
weightlossconcierge.com
whyheart.com
wickedpotatoes.com
wowgreen.net
yourockstars.com
yoursoulfood.com

Mar 22, 2014
Jason Thompson

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 3-22-2014 Deal Zoom, Forex Database, My Debt Story

We arrived at the Chumash Casino Resort last night after a 3 hour commute from Los Angeles. We weren’t able to leave LA until about 5, so we had to deal with the rush hour traffic on the 405 North. The drive out here was incredible. It just reiterates how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful state. I always tell Dominqiue about how I want to be a truck driver when I retire. There is something about the open road that puts me at ease. I love to drive and have had the pleasure of driving across this country multiple times.

We had our anniversary dinner at The Willows restaurant. Although the service was a little sparse, we felt like we had the entire place to ourselves. They surprised us with a nice dessert towards the end which said, “Happy Anniversary” on it. It’s been fun out here and I can’t wait to visit a few of the wineries a little later today. I even feel more creative out here. ;-) I’m saying that because a vacation home might be something to look at in the near future. Enough about me, let’s get to the list!

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Here is the list for today! Enjoy!

affiliatetools.net
apartmentsplace.com
bkhw.com
bnwv.com
chowbids.com
collegewatchdogs.com
concretepress.com
condemned.org
craftingguide.com
dealzoom.com
devify.com
directlike.com
divafoods.com
doteatdog.com
dzbv.com
ecigaretteoutlet.com
employeereferencecheck.com
fkzl.com
foreverhelp.com
forexdatabase.com
fresnobeach.com
gkup.com
kyjb.com
lahabrahome.com
laundryberries.com
lmfao.info
localbreeze.com
localrecipes.net
lufia.net
mkgv.com
mxyz.com
mydebtstory.com
onlinepound.com
opwk.com
pdcv.com
pgry.com
powerofcelebrity.com
pvap.com
qbbn.com
qiib.com
qualitywatersupply.com
qybk.com
requirementsnetwork.com
rywt.com
rzql.com
rzwn.com
sendathought.com
seomarketingindia.org
simplegreenclean.com
smileforus.com
taleshirts.com
titly.com
ukqp.com
uple.com
webdesignedge.com
wordlove.com
wowgal.com
wznj.com
xndu.com
ywhi.com

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