Something that I don’t understand why people don’t do… for those who have their domains with GoDaddy, if you’re going to let your domain names expire why not send them to a no reserve auction on GoDaddy two weeks before expiration? There’s no cost to list them, and either they don’t sell and you let it drop (no harm no foul) or you get a sale in which case you get something instead of nothing. Just sayin’. Here is today’s list…

My Top 5 Picks – stands for Facebook covers… apparently these are popular. I’m in the few that aren’t on Facebook so what do I know. – some domainer out there may want this, they don’t care about the extra “d”. – yes, farming is still around, and so is farm supply. – would be a popular site around Christmas time, tell people which toys are dangerous for kids, and what the trending toys for the season are. – not sure if Buffer has a trademark on this, or maybe it’s on ‘let’s get ready to rumble’. Either way, people recognize this term.

My 5 Picks with Less Than 10 Bidders – make a site listing out all the sporting venues around and include affiliate links to buy tickets for them. – my favorite part of the chicken. – could be a great domain for a tip site on teenagers and how to help parents get through it. – great name for a bank to pickup. – another nice sports name, a lot of news programs give the ‘sports roundup’ at the end of the day.

My Darkhorse Pick (a domain I think you can snatch cheap and sell for over $1,000) – interesting concept, if there are multiple weddings/funerals/etc… on a weekend at different times you can rent the flowers out to the different venues (assuming they are at different time slots) and charge a fraction of the cost to buy them. Either this is a great idea or one of the stupidest I’ve had.

4 comments on “Namejet’s Best Upcoming Auctions – Monday Edition

  • Last time I tried that GD, I remember an error saying that I can’t list a domain that is about to expire…..and at GD they define that as around 3 months before the expiration date. Is there a way around that?

    • Aaron – had not heard about that, I’ll try to find out if that is accurate as I had planned to do this in 2013 with a group of domains. Thanks for the info.

    • I asked my account exec and his email reply said “I usually recommend having at least 14-21 days left on the domain’s expiration date for a 7 day auction. If it sells you will need time to collect the funds and transfer the domain to the buyer.”

  • Thanks for the follow-up — I appreciate it.

    I just re-tried a listing….and a 7 day auction appears to be possible if you list a domain directly from the GD Auctions page.

    My confusion comes from fact that you can’t select a 7 day auction if you’re starting the auction from your domains’ control panel — that’s where I was getting the error messages that a domain was too close to the expiration.

    Thanks again.

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