I am sure of one thing. Some folks will criticize our auction list. But so be it. I have hand picked each and every domain on the list. 50% of the list is a 'No Reserve' auction and it is not on Pigeon Shit domains. It is from sharp domainers that actually understand what an auction is and exactly what I am trying to accomplish. These are the best domains on the market at this moment that have been submitted to us with prices that will sell to other domainers. I have rejected every retail priced domain unless they can produce a minimum of 2-3 bonafide parties with a genuine interest.
So for the folks that criticize the list because they don't understand marketing or domains, I will say just one thing, this list is probably a better portfolio then you actually hold now. Anyone starting with this list, would be in pretty decent shape.
You would have to refer to my previous posts, here and here, on the auction to understand what we are doing. I have not done a favor for anyone. Domains are picked on their own merit and whether it is priced right for domainers. Nothing more, nothing less.
Folks have also been very understanding when I turn them down and I appreciate that. Some were great domains. But they need end users to get the value out. Domainers need an upside of 10x-100x to buy a domain name. If that upside is not there, then I have to reject the domain. I reject because if I were in the audience, I would not buy it at that price.
So I will take the entire blame for this auction. But there will be no blame. I know a success when I see it. I know what has been missing. I know what YOU want and what YOU need. I don't have to have numbers to impress my boss. 'I' am the only one that needs to be satisfied and if I am satisfied, YOU will be thrilled.
Once we get to 100 lots I will close off submissions. If these are the only ones, so be it. I don't keep an excel spreadsheet that compares year over year. I have no numbers to beat. I just want to present an auction to this industry that they are proud of. That the action is like NOTHING they have ever seen before. And th ONLY complaints is that we moved way too fast. Sorry, but with 3 auctioneers you better be paying close attention during the auction because we are going to move at warp speed.
Here is the list as of this morning. I am still considering others. I did remember last year that the BULK of really good domains came in during the last 2 weeks. So we still have room. But I am not concerned about numbers which is rare for me. I only care that if it is in the auction it sells at the highest price the audience will pay and the SECOND the gavel goes down, The NEXT domain will be on the auction block!
Lot #101 Tumors.com (No Reserve)
Lot #102 Fibre.com ($1 Reserve)
Lot #103 3dMovie.com (Aggressively Priced)
Lot #104 DesPlaines.com ($1000 Reserve)
Lot #105 AmusementPark.com
Lot#106 gtldforum.com (No Reserve)
Lot#107 gTLD.org ($1000 Reserve)
Lot#108 AerobicExercises.com (Guaranteed Placement)
Lot#109 FixedAPR.com (Guaranteed Placement)
Lot#110 SeePrague.com (Guaranteed Placement)
Lot#111 AnsweringMachines.com (No Reserve)
Lot#112 CheapLaptops.com (Aggressively Priced)
Lot#113 gtldAttorney.com (No Reserve)
Lot#114 NavigationGlasses.com (Low Reserve)
Lot#115 SmartLawyer.com (No Reserve)
Lot#116 FinancialGoals.com (No Reserve)
Lot#117 FitnessResort.com (No Reserve)
Lot#118 TechnologyTimes.com (Priced well)
Lot#119 FanClub.com (Opportunity knocking)
Lot#120 Saws.com and MiterSaws.com 7400 August type ins (Greatly Reduced)
Lot#121 DebtService.com, FlipHomes.com, SolarPaneling.com
Lot#122 HotDevil.com, BigLong.com, F*ckingBastards.com, sextoymall.com, hardcoremoviesonline.com, analcouples.com, freeamaturemovies.com, hornyhotwives.com, pornoshoots.com, turkishp*ssy.com, sextoymall.com (No Reserve)
Lot#123 WaterproofSmartphone.Com, WaterproofSmartphones.Com, WaterproofTablets.Com (No Reserve)
Lot#124 EuropeanAutos.com, GlamourJewelry.com, Checkbuy.com, CashBusiness.com, (Reserve under $15k)
Lot#125 MondayNightBaseball.Com (No Reserve)
Lot#126 ch9.tv, rude.tv, pals.tv, investmentproperty.tv (No Reserve)
Lot#127 simplyletters.com, wholesalefruits.com (No Reserve)
Lot#128 joanna.tv, tammy.tv, kirsty.tv (No Reserve)
Lot#129 LoanOfficers.com (Reserve under $10k)
Lot#130 QuickBuck.com and QuickBucks.com (Reasonable Reserve)
Lot#131 BridalShowerRegistry.com (No Reserve)
Lot#132 JustSamples.com (No Reserve)
Lot#133 LowestTirePrices.com (No Reserve
Lot#134 RXweed.com (No Reserve)
Thanks for your submissions and Sorry Howard.