There’s a lot of top quality domain names currently at auction on Namejet and coming up for auction on Namejet that are coming from the owners (versus deleting/expiring domains). They all have reserves. When you see top quality domains coming to auction there are two thoughts I have… one is excitement at the chance to pick up an amazing domain, but the second thought is did the owner already bang on all the potential end users’ doors trying to sell the domain and fail and so now auctioning it off on a mostly domainer platform is a backup plan to move the domain. What I like about deleting/expiring auctions is that I feel like most of the previous owners did not go around peddling the domain to potential end users and so you have a big opportunity there. But if you’re buying a domain and the end users were already contacted is there any upside left for you? Sure, maybe in the future as things change, but if you’re dropping mid five figures or more on a domain the average domainer cannot sit on that type of capital investment for years. Just something to consider…

Here’s today’s list…

My Top Auction Picks

gamebug.com – a lot of gamers like to come online when they find a bug in a game and discuss, good domain name to let them congregate on.

teav.com – maybe Teavana would want this for typo traffic or as a shortener. Also like how you can pronounce it like TV.

utour.com – good name for a travel site/blog. Put those airline affiliate links up there and cash in.

lockertalk.com – I’d prefer locker room talk for a sports site but you may be able to make do with this guy.

wages.com – I prefer the term salaries to wages but nonetheless this could be a Glassdoor.com type of site.

bs.net – two solid letters, could be a humor site using BS as the shortener for the term we all know, or lots of potential end users for these letters also.

raccoons.com – anyone who lives near any woods has likely faced these guys digging through their garbage cans. Good site to write some tips and sell some products to catch them or keep them away.

l-a.com – if you live in LA and want to start a site on the city this is a great domain to do it on.

understatement.com – I see a satirical site like The Onion on this domain name.

t-v.net – I’ve never owned a .net with a dash in it before but I will be a bidder here. Not sure how easy it would be to sell this to someone so my bidding will be conservative.

drug-store.com – not a big fan of dashes in domains but for this one I’d let it slide, big name.

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