15 Responses to “Domain Picks Dropping on Feb 28th 2014”

  1. Aaron Strong says:

    I hesitated for a moment and it looks like you punched the button right before I did….X.Tips

    • Mark says:

      Yea I actually had x.tips and u.tips in cart and u got taken? It was available for days. I am a sucker for single letter domains.

      It’s yours for $3k, $5k with X.Directory lol…

  2. BullS says:

    Hate to admit…I totally agree with DShane on his take on the new GTLDs.
    It is a total scam.
    They promised good solid domains can be reg but we were all fool to believe so They are keeping the good ones and letting us have the pigeon shits.
    Tell me, WTF point!!!
    I thought this is the land of opportunity and law of the land- equal opportunity.
    To me it is a damn freaking bait and s*hit scam, unfair business practice and all the owners of the registrars should be put in jail. Let them rot and get sodomized in the cell.

  3. BullS says:

    If we cannot reg the good domains on the first come basis, then your dot whatever will fail!!

    That why I love dot com—easy to reg and no hold bar!!

    F your dot whatever!!

  4. Acro says:

    Any investment that comes with a diversified plan is a healthy one. The gTLDs provide plenty of opportunities to invest in key domain assets, per one’s plan. Those that don’t have a plan will be disappointed. Those that choose not to get involved, can watch us; maybe they will learn something.

    • Anticareer says:

      It is a crapshoot for the most part. 600+ extensions, most premium combo’s selling for $1000 or $3000, tons of premium combos being reserved (which will know they will adapt the .XXX strategy and be held for five or six figures), and supply far exceeds demand.

      If we take away the domains that domainers bought how much end user awareness or adaption is there? How much end user awareness is there about .info and it’s been over 10 years? Look how surprising it has been to people that Flippa has been moving .info’s pretty well in the past 6-8 months at prices around $5-20k. I think .info makes more sense overall than .guru or .tips any day of the week.

      Maybe in 10 years you can have domains that hold some value, but they’ll never be .com values. And instead of dropping four or five or six figures on the gtlds today there are much better investment opportunities out there where your cash won’t be tied up in something that is probably not liquid.

      1 year from now I can only imagine the quantity we’ll see on Namejet when people realize these are in no way quick flips and at $25-75 per renewal they will add up fast.

    • “Those that choose not to get involved, can watch us; maybe they will learn something.”

      As far as I see, what people is learning here, for the time being, is about pump-and-dump, lack of transparency, a lot of marketing and propaganda …

      Investing and diversification are fair until all people have equal opportunities to access a specific asset, otherwise is just the happy few (and their yes-men & friends)”screwing” those who are not “privileged” …

      So it’s not only a question of having or not a plan (too simplistic indeed …), it’s a question of giving people the same chances to participate to this venture.
      People is sick and tired of opaque or rigged games.
      No offense, but calling “trolls” all people who disagree with you is just ridiculous.

  5. RU says:

    Hi Mark,

    Radiated = Radiant ?

    P.S. Radiant.org sold for $23,000 (not mine)
    http://www.afternic.com/blog/afternicgodaddy-weekly-sales-february-3-2014-february-9-2014/

    Thanks

  6. RU says:

    Mark,
    how do you find expired domains FMA?

  7. Travis says:

    you can search the auction houses, like godaddy. or use expireddomains.net which is probably one of the easier tools to use.

    was thinking about picking up intestine.org when I saw it drop, wtf would I do with it though lol.

    I love how the new gTLD’s are “supposed” to be the internet communities answer to more brandable and specific domains to their niche, but ask anyone outside of the domaining community and they will have zero idea what you are talking about.

    It’s going to years upon years before these are picked up by the general audience, and while they are not the entire end user, they are the majority. People are still going to buy the .com,.org, and .net because it’s what “they” are familiar with. It won’t be until a potential buyer runs across a site like this, and realizes there’s a bazillion more extensions available to register. When that happens is anyone’s best guess.

    • RU says:

      I agree with this..

      “It’s going to years upon years before these are picked up by the general audience, and while they are not the entire end user, they are the majority. People are still going to buy the .com,.org, and .net because it’s what “they” are familiar with.”

  8. RU says:

    Valuate.com appraisal showing that Intestine.org is ‘worth’ $5,600, freq – 21,600,000, searches – 27,528 but I didn’t take it. Who is end user ? :/
    hosterstats.com/historicaldns.php?domain=Intestine.org

    P.S. I took: radiated, globalrealty, eurorealty
    Thanks, Mark.

    • Travis says:

      In my opinion, health related domains are ~always a buy. However, if I had to pick between intestines.org or intestine.org, I’d pick the former (“s”). Another one I came across awhile back was adipose.org…still available to register.

      I will say this, the .info appears to be a great buy for health related domains, as you’ll see riddled on Flippa auctions. For only $2.99, you ~can’t go wrong.

      What I love about lists like these, and why I make them… I get to evaluate every domain that I could potentially be interested in. It’s amazing how many I’ve come across that I immediately want, and then don’t want when I see it compared to the rest.

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