Today I decided to ride my bike to work. I’m lucky to live close enough to do this. Instead of taking me 7 – 10 minutes via car, it took me around 23 – 25 minutes via bike. The weekends are the perfect time for me to do this since there are barely any cars on the road around 6:40 am. This is something I can see myself doing every weekend and I look forward to the ride back.
I’ve been having trouble squeezing in workout times so I figured how about a workout which will also get me to my destination in the morning. Not to mention I will be saving money on gas and reducing my carbon footprint. Once I got to work I also noticed that I didn’t need a coffee. The bike ride woke me up and I had no need for that morning coffee that I normally find myself depending on. The ride was actually more fun then driving. Funny how your work day can be a little more enjoyable by changing up how you commute to work.
Today’s list is not too shabby. If I were bidding on names the one that stands out to me the most is VeganHotels.com. That is an absolute great name, one which you might be able to sell to Steve Wynn. He is a vegan and also runs several mega hotels. I say his company would be the perfect fit because if you go to any of the restaurants at his hotels, there is always a vegan menu. Happy domain hunting!
I had a little time this morning and I am publishing the list a little earlier than normal. Most of the names in today’s list have 1 bid, which is good for you. I was also able to find a few decent names which have no bids. There are a number of solid names in the list so I can’t really say I have a favorite. There are too many good ones to choose from.
It’s been an interesting week and I am really glad it is my weekend. A little later today I start my workout routine again. It is something that I have been really bad at lately and I am looking to correct that. Yesterday I smoked a cigar at the local cigar shop and found it to be quite relaxing. I had a chance to watch the Dodgers rip right through the Braves and also watched the Cleveland Browns run right past the Buffalo Bills. I was able to squeeze all of my sports into about a 1 – 2 hour period of time. I also realized that cigar shops are great places to network with other business minded people.
I’m now contemplating on purchasing a locker at the cigar shop. It is $300 a year and in my opinion that is well worth it.
Enjoy the list!
Today’s list features some strong domain names. I am publishing the list a little late today, but to be perfectly honest late lists are sometimes the best list. I’ve noticed a few things over the years while participating in the auctions. Early bids tend to be met with more bids. Late bids have more of a chance to snag a domain. Think of this as a sniper list.
If I really like a domain, I tend to wait until the last minute to start bidding on it. For me, having a more realistic view of what the going price might be is very important. When you are working with a budget there is no room for mistakes and every dollar counts. Yes, there is a chance that a last minute bidding battle might erupt, but most of the time that doesn’t happen. Not everyone has the luxury to participate in a live auction. Most individuals will place a bid limit and let the proxy do the talking or they thought that their bid went under the radar.
When you look at the auctions at the last minute, you tend to see just about everything that people are bidding on and barely anything goes under the radar. Although I like publishing the lists a little earlier than this, I have to admit that this is one of the better ones. If you are in the market for some great domains, I see a number of them below. Enjoy!
Lately the auctions seems to be hit or miss. My favorite name in the list today has to be CupidTravel.com, it sounds like a brand and would serve well for a website dedicated to travel. A name like this is worth a couple of grand to an end-user.
I’m not too thrilled about the list today, but there are still a few gems in there. Hopefully you can grab a few on the cheap side. Enjoy!
Today I woke up and felt under the weather, then I realized that I haven’t taken one sick day since I started my new job. Now that I am 32 years old I take these signs a little more serious than I used to. There’s no point in me going to work when I should be at home resting, so that is what I decided to do today. This is why the list is late today. I did my best to scan through it and pull out some gems. Hopefully those of you that look at this list on daily basis were able to find a few domains today.
Enjoy and welcome to one of my favorite months!
Monday is one of my favorite days of the week. It is the day where you actually have the chance to start fresh. This weekend has been a long draining one, but for some reason I feel energetic and ready to take on the week. For me this would be considered my Hump Day, but it certainly doesn’t feel like one.
I’m starting to receive user submissions again on Data Center Directory. I’m ranked number one in Google for the term. For a minute there I saw my search engine ranking completely disappear because I released an improved version of the site, but within a day or two my ranking was back. Glad to see that I was able to maintain my ranking for the term, even though I had to completely overhaul the old version of the site.
The list for today has a few interesting names, but my favorite would have to be designreviews.com. This could easily be turned into a site where you could have crowd sourced reviews for designs. Just a thought! Enjoy and have a great start to the week.
I’ve decided to start including more than just .com, .net and .org domains in the daily list. Maybe it is a sign of the times or maybe it has to do with the fact that you can still grab a three letter .us or .co for cheap. Whatever it is I felt it was important and will be including a few ccTLDs and gTLDs from here on out.
Although I invest in mostly .com, .net and .org domains I have to agree with Frank Schilling. In twenty years our kids will most likely trend toward whatever the hottest extension is at that time. I personally feel .com domains will retain value, but the new gTLDs will be a force to reckon with. It really will depend on who markets these new domain extensions the best.
I doubt I will be an investor in the new gTLDs anytime soon, but do feel that there will be a couple of stand outs that will be successful. Yes, we like to think .com is King, but even the King can eventually be dethroned. There is a lot of money being put into these new extensions and the flood gates will be opening soon. I for one will be a spectator when the flood gates open.
As a domain investor I really don’t the the new gTLDs are about us. These new extensions are geared towards a person just looking for a domain. The investment opportunities within them will be highly speculative, but again the new gTLDs were not made for domain investors.
Last night we celebrated a friend’s birthday at a Hookah Restaurant. It was fun and reminded me again of why friends are so important. Sometimes it is just fun to kick back and enjoy a few drinks with those that are close to you. This evening we will be attending a wedding. I only got around 4 hours of sleep as I had to be at work by 7:00 am this morning. Here is to another long night for Dominique and I. We both have had a long weekend and have to go to work on Monday, but we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Weddings are fun even when you are outside looking in.
Now for the list! Yes it is a huge list, but what can I say. I wanted to provide you with as many opportunities as I possibly could. There are some decent brandables in the list today. My favorite domain in the list today has to be AppWiki.com. This domain has tremendous potential and if I remember correctly there was only one bid on it when I looked last. Enjoy!
On September 26th the Southern California Domainers meetup was held at Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana in Marana Del Rey, California. The venue was absolutely perfect to kick off the first meetup of the year. The meetup started at 7:30 PM PDT and some members stayed to almost midnight chatting it up.
When we first arrived members of the group immediately kicked off into their own private networking sessions. I was amazed to see a number of folks seizing the opportunity to really link up with one another. You could tell this meetup was long over due and is something that the domain investors in this area greatly appreciate.
The food was provided by WestLosAngeles.com and really was my way of saying thank you to everyone for making yet another meetup a success. The pizza was absolutely delicious and I have found one that I will most likely order in the future. After everyone had the chance to eat, we kicked off the formal portion of the meetup.
The formal portion of the meetup began with the announcement that Kevin Faler will be helping organize future meetups and that he will pick up where Morgan left off as Co-Organizer. During the announcement Morgan joined us! We were very happy to have him there as he is one of the sole reasons why this group has grown at such a rapid pace. His dedication to making the Southern California Domainers a success has been one that I was lucky enough to witness firsthand. Morgan is the Co-Founder of the Southern California Domainers and will attend meetups in the future where his schedule permits.
I also announced that we will be planning a conference. This is something that members have questioned in the past and I wanted them to know that we will be working on it in the future. No set dates or plans have been made in preparation for the conference, but once this occurs we will formally announce it.
Next, we introduced George Verdugo as the speaker for the night. George is one of those successful domain investors that has flow under the radar for quite some time. I first met George on Facebook and was introduced to him by Kevin Faler. George runs one of the most successful realestate websites focused on the Spanish speaking market.
He shared his story with us and pretty much provided a rough blueprint for anyone thinking about domain development. I must commend George for flying all the way out here from Kansas City, Missouri. His dedication to helping the domaining community move forward is infectious. The stories he shared with us that night were priceless. In short, George wants you to take the development leap and unlock the true potential of your domain names. If you are interested in connecting with George, feel free to reach out to him on Facebook.
After George enlightened us, I decided to try out a networking game that I brainstormed a few hours before the meetup. We collected the business cards from just about everyone at the meetup and put them in a box. If someone didn’t have a business card I made sure to bring sliced index cards for them to sign their name on. My girlfriend Dominique, played Vanna White and drew cards randomly from the box.
The goal for this networking game was to randomly put attendees in front of one another. I wanted to do this to give everyone an opportunity to really network with someone that they might not of had the opportunity to network with before. This ended up turning out better than I had anticipated. These one on one sessions really made a difference and will be added as a fixture to all of our future meetups. This lasted just about to the end of the night.
At the end of the night, just about everyone thanked us for holding the meetup and wanted to know when the next one would occur. All I can say is we will be working on the next one and it will most likely happen in December. If you didn’t have a chance to attend this one, then make sure to come out and join us next time around!
*A big thanks goes to my girlfriend, Dominique for taking all of the photos. Instead of lugging my Nikon around I decided to leave it at home and capture the event with her iPhone. (PS: Androids are better!)
It has been an exciting week, which was completed with an amazing meetup. Although I am working this evening I will be busier than ever! I have a few things to finish up and have both a birthday and last minute wedding to go to. My girlfriend really appreciates the fact that I told her about a wedding a week before the wedding date. LOL!
Hey sometimes that happens and I can’t blame my buddy for not checking up on me, since he already has his hands full. Although I am working this weekend, it is important to have a balance. I don’t mind being tired when I am witnessing events which won’t necessarily happen again. It is the price you pay when you work in a NOC environment. There is nothing that coffee can’t handle, besides I got a good amount of sleep last night and am ready to take on just about anything.
Enough about me, let’s get into the list for today. My favorite name in the list is PositiveDirectory.com. I like it because I feel that there isn’t enough good news coverage out there. I am actually drawn to good news and could see the Positive Directory being a site which indexes great people and businesses. This then brings me to the question of if I would actually be able to make this list myself? That is a good question and currently the answer is no. I need to pick up the pace and really start contributing more to my local community. Yes I donate to causes, but I could do even more than that.
I’ll be thinking about this more and I am going to really determine what I want to do. The sky is the limit as always. What about you? If this domain were a real site, would you make the list? Something to ponder about and yes I might actually bid on this name. Enjoy!
FYI, the deep linking in the auction listings below works now! Feel free to simply click any link below and you will be taken right to the listing!
Last night went as well as it possibly could. I will recap the night in a post a little later today. Events like this don’t happy everyday and that is why they are so special. Having my girlfriend there made it even better. She is sending me the pictures from the night as I type this blog entry.
Today will be more of a laid back day for me. I have some work to complete, but I plan on getting out of the house to work out and enjoy the nice weather here in Los Angeles. Maybe I’ll go grab a bite to eat somewhere in West Los Angeles.
With that said, if some of you are bored you might want to go check out Social Media Week here in LA. It is the last day and most of the sessions they have are free. I don’t think I will be checking it out this year as I have always felt that the social media topic is a little too broad to really be engaged in. I have enough on my mind when it comes to the day to day management of my domain portfolio.
If you do end up going, feel free to post about it. I would love to hear how it went!
Now for the list!
- Aaron Strong on My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 12-8-2013
- AbdulBasit Makrani on My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 12-8-2013
- Jason Thompson on My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 12-8-2013
- AbdulBasit Makrani on My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 12-8-2013
- Jason Thompson on Should You Be Planning for Self-Employment?
- Affiliate Marketing
- Domain Development
- Domain News
- Press Release
- Southern California Domainers