I even Said”No” to My Partner Howard Neu. No Favors, Just the Best Domains.

Morning Folks!!

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.

Rick Schwartz

Now it is PERSONAL!!

Morning Folks!!

There is a reason I have been writing online since 1996. It's called credibility. Street Cred. What gives you credibility? Time and accuracy. Is it different than 20/20 hindsight? You bet you ass it's different. One has value and one is just reading yesterdays newspaper. When you don't know the difference.....failure looms.

When you sit and plant seeds every day, some germinate. You don't even have to be Johnny Appleseed, but I like his measure. So since 1996 I have written with clarity and certainty driven by belief and passion. It's an 'All in' type of game for me.

I have always believed those words would pay dividends. Not even sure which way or form those dividends would come or shape they would be, but dividends none the less. They can find lots of matching words and thoughts today, but as a lone wolf it was a different landscape. But that has always been my calling. Blazing a trail where there was none. I think it started at one of my early jobs at K-Mart. Don Oran, where are you??

So Don is the manager in the Sporting Goods Department at K-Mart back in 1972 or so. He put me in charge of cleaning out the stockroom which was an upstairs hall about 100 feet long, about 15 feet wide and about 15ft tall with 3 level flat bins on each side.

When I first saw it, there was 'Zero Visibility'. That meant that it was so full, so overloaded, so messed up, that when they got a new shipment, the only way to put it in inventory was throw hard and high and hope the box found a hole and did no roll back on you. You had to climb over things and to get from here to there and who would even know there was a floor. Just cartons tumbled over other cartons.

So I began the process of sorting things out. Sleeping bags, fishing lures, rifles, shotguns, ammo, lanterns, coolers, and everything else you could imagine in a sporting goods department. An epic challenge.

But day by day I would come in and attack the 'Mountain'. Then a miracle happened one day. I was done. There was an aisle in the warehouse. There was a floor. The bins were full and sorted and it was perhaps my first real business accomplishment. They sure got their $2.65/hour worth of work out of me.

Of course sales increased because they were actually able to locate stuff. Sell more. Waste less time crawling and hunting. The District Manager was happy and Don Oran bought a black Corvette.

But I have gotten off the path of the reason for this post. Until now the net has been Commercial or Social and I have written about the 2 sectors and differences extensively. Now we have finally progressed to the time I am happy to announce a new category. One I saw many years ago but is just starting to blossom.

'Personal' is now the new category. Not really new for me and many of you, but new to the masses. It was an inevitable path but took many years to unfold.

Personal has value that can be limited but can also be unlimited. What's your name worth? RickSchwartz.com is priceless. Priceless to me. It can't be bought. I wasn't in the business early enough to get Rick.com. However I did get Dick.com and some think that is more fitting anyway.

Back in 1996 folks thought I was out of my mind to register my full name. But I saw a changing world where it would become very important. And now it is.

So I want to welcome the newest sector into the fold. Now the net is personal.

Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz