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My 12 Picks for Thursday’s DOMAINfest Auction

May 9, 2010Domain Sales, DOMAINfest, Domaining, Domainnamewire, domainsponsor, monkerComments Off on My 12 Picks for Thursday’s DOMAINfest Auction

Here are a dozen domains worth watching at Thursday’s domain auction.

DomainSponsor’s first DOMAINfest Power Networking day is this Thursday in Fort Lauderdale. The day concludes with a live domain name auction featuring 120 domain names.

Several of the domains in the auction are tied to Rob Monster’s Domain Strategies. Karate.com, a partnership between Domain Strategies and Live Current Media, is on the block for $500,000-$750,000. Wifi.com, an early partnership for the company, is priced somewhere north of $1 million. Wifi.com was purchased by Salient Properties for $225,000 in 2006, and Domain Strategies partnered with Salient in early 2008. A lot of investment has gone into the web site. Monster also has HardDrives.com priced $500,000-$750,000, a domain he picked up last year for just over $200,000.

Hobbies.com, which was purchased in combination with iToys.com for $102,000 at the eToys bankruptcy auction, is up for sale between $250,000-$500,000.

Here are 12 domains in the auction that I think are worthy of attention:

Antidepressant.com – the plural would be better, but it might be worth the $10,000-$25,000 reserve.

BoardGames.com – I know the reserve is hefty at $250k+, but this domain could be awesome for a casual games web site or for one of the big board games companies. So far most board game sellers have gone with branded domains instead of category killers. As a bonus, it’s an active site with good traffic according to Compete.com. Probably only end users at this price, although I can think of a couple domain investors that might bid in the lower range.

CarSecurity.com – an entire category for under $5,000.

CherryTrees.com – a great buy at under $1,000.

Collapsed.com – I can think of a lot of things that have collapsed over the past few years. Worth the money at $1,000-$2,500.

EFP.com – good three letter domain for $5,000-$10,000.

FitnessStore.com – with a reserve between $10,000-$25,000, the price might be a bit hefty. But worth a look.

FrontSeats.com – Perfect domain for an online ticket brokerage, although you might need to snag frontseat.com as well.

GolfResorts.com – Priced $10,000-$25,000; I like it near the lower end of the range for sure.

Petroleum.net – I’m kind of down on .net these days, but a good one for under $10k.

Sentimental.com – I can get sentimental about this domain between $5,000-$10,000.

Taunt.com – OK domain, but at no reserve we should see some bidding action.


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