Bido Reviewed

June 30, 2008

I recently wrote a review of all the domain auctions. Since that review, there have been two new players who entered this lucrative market. The first is MyID, which is now running a series of Canadian domain auctions. I’ve discussed their auctions many times on my blog already. The second is Bido, run by a number of prominent domainers, such as Sahar, which had been announced at the time of my review, but has just gone live less than two weeks ago.

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LLL.com Prices Falling

June 26, 2008

On June 7, 2008, I blogged that I thought LLL.com prices were about to fall. It has indeed started to happen. It looks to me like prices have fallen about 10% since that post.

According to the June 1, 2008 3Character.com Price Guide, the minimum wholesale price (regardless of letter combo) of three letter dot com domains is $7,600. However, in the last week, there have been a number of LLL.com sales at or below this amount.

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Canadian Auction Update

June 17, 2008

The second MyID auction completed successfully with three 5-figure sales: Interview.ca for $30,000, Bond.ca $19,100, and Gamble.ca $15,000. In all, 33 domains were sold. Here are the remaining results:

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4200 LLLL.com’s For Sale!

June 11, 2008

Like the title says, someone has apparently put up 4,200 LLLL.com domains for sale on Ebay. You can see the auction here.

4200 is close to 1% of the entire LLLL.com market – so it’s a pretty amazing event. It will be interesting to see how this sale goes.

Canadian Domain Auction Update

June 11, 2008

At Pool‘s weekly auction, Betting.ca closed at $5,310. The result seems a bit modest to me.

Pool’s next weekly auction is for Cafe.ca. Astute readers may notice that this domain was previously auctioned. At that time, it failed to meet its reserve and was not sold. This time Pool is auctioning Cafe.ca on a no reserve basis. It looks like it could be a good bargain.

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8o.org Closing Soon

June 9, 2008

My domain 8o.org is on auction at Sedo and the auction will be closing in about 10 hours. Right now the price is only $1,050, which is a steal. You can read more about this domain here. Or, you can just head on over and bid here.

Auction Review – Detailed Look At the MyID Auction

June 8, 2008

As I previously discussed, there is a MyId dot ca auction in process. I said I’d analyze the domains soon, and now that it’s the weekend I’ve had some quiet time to do this. Here is the list of domains on auction, with the reserve range in brackets, and my thoughts on some of them afterwards:

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Advisory: Sell Your 3 Letter Domains

June 7, 2008

There is a mantra among domainers: “shorter is better.” And to a large extent, when speaking about domain names, this is true (although some say that it’s not how short your domain is, but what you do with it, that matters).

Following this mantra has paid off handsomely for many domainers. The value of three letter dot com domains has soared in recent years. According to the leading site for tracking prices for 3 letter domains, 3Character.com, the minimum wholesale price of an LLL.com has gone from $3,700 to $7,600 in the last year. That’s more than doubling your money in just one year – a rate of return that’s hard to beat.

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2 Character Dot Org Sale

June 5, 2008

I’m offering up for auction the domain 8O.org – a premium NL.org. It’s a very rare domain – there are only 260 NL.org in existence.

This domain consists of a premium letter and a premium number – which makes it even rarer still and more valuable.

It’s a really old domain, registered in 2000.

I’m told that eight is considered a lucky number in Asian culture because it sounds like the word “prosper” or “wealth” (?; Pinyin: f?). Additionally, it is considered lucky in Japan because the Chinese numeral character resembles a mountain, specifically Fujisan.

There are over 10 Million results in Google for the term “8O”.

See đŸ˜¯ in the urban dictionary.

There is a no reserve auction.

You can place your bid on Sedo here.

The auction closes June 10, 2008.

Canadian Domain Auction Update

June 3, 2008

After the successful sale of Dates.ca, Pool is now auctioning off the premium dot ca domain Betting.ca. The auction starts tomorrow, so get your order in quickly. There is no reserve price on Betting.ca – the domain will sell at the highest bid. Pool seems to be continuing their no reserve policy which worked really well with the sale of Dates.ca.

Tomorrow the next MyId premium dot ca auction begins. They are also including a couple of no reserve auctions – PainClinic.ca and SummerSchool.ca. If these two auctions go well, the no reserve format will likely become popular in dot ca auctions, but likely only for strong domains at strong auction venues.

The list of domains was just released earlier today, so I haven’t had a chance to go through it in detail. They’ve got another great two letter domains VP.ca. Gamble.ca is another great domain on auction and it will be interesting to see how the sale price compares with Betting.ca.

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Dates.ca

June 2, 2008

The great domain Dates.ca finished its auction on Pool today. The closing price was $18,353 (USD). Another DN Journal worthy dot ca sale following on the heals of Friday’s MyID auction.

The domain is an expired website and apparently earns $300 per month from affiliate sales. Bidding in the last half hour was incredible, driving the price up from about $9,000 to the closing price. The servers at Pool really were slow – I’m not sure if that affected bidding.