2018 Oct 26 – 1135 Closeout Domain Names

Here are Friday’s closeouts. As I mentioned in the blog post for Thursday’s auctions list, Wednesday was a really big up and down day for me. But in the end there were actually 4 people who contacted me in different ways to thank me and tell me that they found my lists helpful and useful. Really made my day, and I’m glad it helps many of you out there! 🙂

From time to time people ask what they can do to give back since I’m not actually charging for these lists .. and it’s actually fairly simple .. again, here’s how you can help:

1- Click the domain (affiliate links) before you bid AND/or before you buy / go to check out your shopping cart.

2- Post your comments and thoughts in the comment section at the bottom of each post at NameCult.

3- Click Like or Thanks on each listing post you find useful at NamePros.

4- Follow me and my threads at NamePros.

5- Send me a private message or email saying hello and letting me know about yourself, how you use my lists, what sort of names you like, any new features you’d like to see.

6- Send me the order ID number of the purchases you made after clicking my links so I can confirm my links are working and that I’m getting credit for what I should be getting credit for (some other list makers have reported issues in the past with suspiciously low commissions, and there’s no real way to know without the people buying sending us their info to confirm, we’re actually not allowed to use my own links, which makes it difficult to troubleshoot). Note that if/when I finally do start with the mailing lists, I’ll likely send the closeout lists ahead of time to those of you who actually click the links to give you an advantage for thinking of me.

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2018 Oct 25 – 451 Auction Domain Names

I had a very up and down day yesterday. Had some issues with work regarding my tendinitis. Also having some major complex banking issues where after talking with multiple people, I finally made the branch manager understand the bug in their system .. however she isn’t able to access or fix the issue as it’s more of a platform issue (ironically my banks platform has had outages for at least 3 of the last four days .. lol .. just a stressful mess. Plus I’m still trying to figure out what is going on with my flood damage and the two levels of insurance pointing fingers at each other while I’ve been living in boxes, sleeping on my couch with no hot water for 3 months now! They are lucky I’ve been too busy doing lists to really go at them full force .. but with colder weather coming, the cold showers aren’t so novelty anymore .. a couple more showers is all I’m good for I think before I start going attack mode .. lol.

I did say there was a positive side to yesterday didn’t I? lol .. That was with regards to my blog and lists. Usually everything is quiet, a couple of people click the links, I make a couple of bucks and life goes on. Yesterday wasn’t even a good day for clicks/sales. But FOUR of you contacted me via various methods to thank me for the lists. Really makes my day to know I’m helping people and not just wasting my time. It’s also really nice getting know some of you .. I’m still far from confirmed, but I’d love to try to meet some of you at NamesCon this year!

Those of you wondering how you can give back for these lists, it really isn’t very complicated …

1- Click the domain (affiliate links) before you bid AND/or before you buy / go to check out your shopping cart.

2- Post your comments and thoughts in the comment section at NameCult.

3- Click Like or Thanks on each listing post you find useful at NamePros.

4- Follow me and my threads at NamePros.

5- Send me a private message or email saying hello and letting me know about yourself, how you use my lists, what sort of names you like, any new features you’d like to see.

6- Send me the order ID number of the purchases you made after clicking my links so I can confirm my links are working and that I’m getting credit for what I should be getting credit for (some other list makers have reported issues in the past with suspiciously low commissions, and there’s no real way to know without the people buying sending us their info to confirm, we’re actually not allowed to use my own links, which makes it difficult to troubleshoot). Note that if/when I finally do start with the mailing lists, I’ll likely send the closeout lists ahead of time to those of you who actually click the links to give you an advantage for thinking of me.

OK .. it’s noon .. get to it …

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2018 Oct 24 – 454 Auction Domain Names

While I still have a large number of domains listed today, it’s back down to a more manageable number where I didn’t have to remove some names from the main list. That being said, the really surprising thing was that about 20% of what I considered garbage domains still got picked up. So either my standards are very high .. or there are some bidders with very low standards .. or it’s a mix of both combined with some additional information/data those buyers might have had.

On that note, whenever you see a domain I’ve tagged with “Traffic” .. ALWAYS click on the link to get more details. More importantly, be sure to re-verify the information. Obviously with all the time I put into the lists, I really don’t have the capacity to individually check and verify each domain’s stats. In fact, at the end of the day you’ll always be relying on someone else’s data for statistics, so you should always take them with a grain of salt and in context, as sometimes domain traffic stats are fuelled by bots as opposed to real traffic.

If you are a regular domainer hoping to sell to individual end user businesses, then I suggest focusing on the quality of the actual domain and just consider the stats as a bonus. However, if your intention is to sell to someone who wants traffic domains, then I guess it’s more of a gamble for you (hopefully you end up buying enough real traffic/revenue domains to cover the fake ones). Although you likely already recognise various patterns of quality versus red flags. I know in the past I had pointed out that there was a suspiciously high ratio of traffic domains with a traffic showing as “30”, as well as multiples of “30”. To me I suspected it was bot generated traffic hitting the sites X number of times per day every day. So sites that were programmed for 1 hit would show up with a traffic score of “30”, while some other domains were programmed with multiple hits per day, but essentially the same number each day, and thus having a score of a multiple of “30”. A good portion of such domains contained the word “London”, although there were definitely others.

My system/method of going through the main expired auctions list has changed since, so I’m not 100% sure that wave of domains are still there (there was a string of them of often dozens per day for several months)

Anyhow .. here are today’s auction names ..

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2018 Oct 23 – 422 Auction Domain Names

Those of you who read my blog entry yesterday will know that I changed up my process of looking through the master expiration auction list starting with yesterday’s list.
Usually when I make back-end changes like that, the first few days I end up being too liberal when listing domains. Meaning that I’m worried that the changes will make it so that I won’t find enough names to list, so I subconsciously put middle quality names that I usually would not have put just in case, before obviously adjusting my process the following day.

So what I did yesterday was simply put them in a separate list below the main list (at NameCult.com only). Turns out at least 13 of the 63 domains were taken (probably a few more since yesterday afternoon). So maybe some people do see value in some of those names. Probably for the very same reason why domainers are such an interesting and diverse group of people .. because we indeed all have different background and areas of expertise. A chef domainer might see a good potential food domain that I missed, likewise a pharmacist might see a good name for a drug that I missed. Outside specialisation is actually what makes domaining not just so interesting, but also accessible to outsiders. If a newcomer sticks to a niche/industry that already are an expert in, then even if they are not a domainer, they potentially could have an advantage over veteran domainers within that specific niche.

So with that ramble out of the way .. lol. Again today I was a little too liberal when marking names for today’s list. So instead of just deleting them, I’m again putting them in a separate list below the usual list (at NameCult.com only). So bear in mind that while I’ll repeat yesterday’s warning that my including names on ANY of my lists could be for multiple reasons and there are certainly some I would never consider buying or endorse anyone buying (please read yesterday’s auction blog for details). But specifically with today’s 2nd tier list, I actively suggest that unless you find something significant that I overlooked, that you don’t get any of them .. lol.

Anyhow .. off to the doctor to get my tendinitis checked out. Have a happy Tuesday everyone! 🙂

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