Lots of chatter about the TRAFFIC auction yesterday. I did not submit any domains nor did I bid on any domains. I think the guaranteed placements should be done away with because they allow domains of low quality into the auction. I think a list of 25 strong domains sends a much better signal than a list of 100 domains but of which you can make an educated guess that half of them will get passed on. That said, I’ve never run anything like this so it is easy to make opinions when you have a bird’s eye view of the event, but maybe there are nuances I don’t understand. The hard part is that domainers with great domains don’t want to sell them to other domainers (usually) for reseller pricing. Here’s the list…
My Top 5 Picks
Clair.org – I think with first name domains you can always find someone who wants a vanity domain, after all you have hundreds of thousands (or millions) of potential buyers.
Alexis.net – another first name domain. I looked up my first name .com and what a waste, the domain has been owned since 1995 and it looks like the site has been up since then too.
LifeScore.com – it would be a really cool concept if you could enter a bunch of variables about your life into this site and it will calculate a ‘life score’ for you. Then you can either brag or hide to/from your friends depending on what their score was.
LeaseHub.com – love the name for someone in the leasing business. I think I prefer ‘hub’ here to almost every other keyword I could think of besides ‘center’.
Triplets.org – I’m thinking a porn site that only shows triplets. Not sure there’s one of those around yet.
My 5 Picks with Less Than 10 Bidders
Ousted.com – good one domain .com domain, it can highly all the Ousted former world leaders.
Detained.com – another nice one word domain, not sure on a commercial use, not even sure on a non-commercial use. Maybe for a lawyer to advertise to people who have been illegally detained.
Bowls.net – strong product domain to sell your wares on.
vPublisher.com – short for virtual publisher perhaps? People are more and more coming online to publish their own books nowadays. This could be a business that does the publishing or a software that helps you get your book into publishing format.
OnlineCuisine.com – good name for a blog about food. Foodies will eat it up.
My Darkhorse Pick (a domain I think you can snatch cheap and sell for over $1,000)
Table.me – I saw at the .me auction on Sedo that nouns in the .me extension sold pretty decently. This one would have sold in the $1,000-$1,500 range I’d guess. You can probably pick it up for a fraction of that here.