Many high quality domain names in today’s auction.
Today’s live domain name auction by Moniker at the TRAFFIC conference is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. local time (6 p.m. EDT).
Moniker did a good job getting some high quality domain names at low reserves. Will it be enough?
Attendance at this show is down considerably from past TRAFFIC shows. Word is that about 250 people registered for the show but fewer may actually be there. Thankfully, bidders can participate online. Moniker also improved its online catalog, allowing you to search by category, number of characters, and reserve range. (Now if only it will improve its extended auction bidding interface in SnapNames.)
Here are some of my picks for the auction:
Announced.com – no reserve – at no reserve, this one will surely sell. It’s a great domain for a press release service. Announce.com sold for $90,000 at Sedo in 2006.
Reelect.com – under $5,000 – wouldn’t it be great to see a politician use this?
SaveforCollege.com – $10k-$25k – SavingForCollege.com is a popular web site owned by BankRate.com, and I’ve found people tend to search for “saving for college” instead of “save for college”. But if this domain is near the low end of the reserve range it might be worth it, especially since the domain appears to get 500 type-ins a month.
Punks.com – under $5,000 – at this price the domain is worth it for the wildcat potential.
Sued.com – under $5,000 – a law firm should pick this up in a heartbeat. An investor should, too.
IndianaForeclosures.com – under $5,000 – worth every penny
Here are some domains I don’t like at the indicated prices:
Fixture.com $25k-$50k – I just don’t see how you would use it. If it were Fixtures.com it might work, but people probably want a more specific product.
MarketingFirm.com $50k-$100k – Any end user who would eventually buy this domain name shouldn’t be in the marketing business. Marketing firms need to have a brand.
UsedHummers.com – how did this make it through the trademark filter?
UsedMaseratis.com – again, trademark?
DomainAuction.com – $100k-$250k – Well, I suppose this is being sold to end users by being in this auction, but I don’t think it’s worth that much.
ComedyClub.com – $50,000-$100,000 – Similar to a marketing firm, this domain would be better as a plural and a directory of clubs.
CaliforniaCommercialRealEstate.com – I understand the niched, but this is too long for anything except SEO purposes. And when it comes to SEO, you could just buy the same thing with hyphens.