Two “Premium Domain” New gTLD Auctions Start; Namejet For .Build; Sedo for .Bid

I see a couple of “premium” domain name auctions are starting this week one at Namejet.com and one at Sedo for the new gTLD extensions .Build and .Bid respectively

At Namejet.com they are auctioning off 35 .Build Domains.

I have to say I don’t get these.

Many of the terms make sense but they are backwards. Many of these domain would be good domains, except that the terms starts with Build, not end with Build so selfconfidence.build doesn’t make that much sense as the proper term using in language is “build self confidence.”, likewise confidence.build, Character.build, Robots.build, Habitats.build and Machines.Build.

Other domains just don’t make any sense to me like tradeshow.build, lend.build, teamworkshop.build

2.Build,  of course is a decent domain and deserves to be on a “premium” domain list of that extension.

Here is the info from Namejet.com

“These Premium domain names are being offered with low reserves. Auctions will be running through June 23, 2014.”

Premium .BUILD Domains:

character.build

habitats.build

homeconstruction.build

lists.build

machines.build

networking.build

programs.build

robots.build

system.build

tradeshow.build

greentechnology.build

lend.build

2.build

custommade.build

deals.build

confidence.build

consultants.build

betterhomes.build

courses.build

customize.build

kauai.build

repair.build

teams.build

teamtraining.build

teamworkshops.build

prices.build

professional.build

mediterranean.build

selfconfidence.build

selfesteem.build

regulations.build

european.build

australian.build

brazilian.build

british.build

canadian.build

Over at Sedo they are starting a “premium” domain auction for 18 domain names with new gTLD extension .Bid

These are much better than the .Build domains but do have a reserve range of $5K-$10K for each domain:

apartment.bid
commodity.bid
diamonds.bid
fashion.bid
flats.bid
flights.bid
investment.bid
investor.bid
lastminute.bid
liveauction.bid
marketplace.bid
onlineauction.bid
opening.bid
ppc.bid
realtime.bid
top.bid
design.bid
counter.bid

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    You guys are too goo goo gaa gaa for these things.

    They don’t make sense the dot in the middle is actually stupid if you really sit down, and think about it.

    Let’s say Auction.Bid or AuctionBid.com the dot is usually an end of statement. Now the email side of it info@auction.bid or info@auctionbid.com

    People are chasing terms that will be watered down in value with the launch of future extensions, you really are buying into one of those tommy voo type infomercials.

    Sorry, but it’s true, yea I will take the haters, but I’m right. Yes, I own some, and I hope some sucker buys some, so I can get out even.

    • says

      For honesty sakes, I have not and will not buy a single premium name because they are just too expensive. Besides, Google has made it clear that the words in the URL doesn’t make much difference anymore and can actually have a devestating effect on your business due to their exact match filter.

      So if it were me, I wouldn’t just buy a name because it’s premium… unless you hate money.

      There are tons of extensions coming out that will be just as great for a lot cheaper. The new extension owners are just trigger happy looking to score off some suckers.

  2. says

    Richard

    When you say “You guys are too goo goo gaa gaa for these things” who are you addressing?

    Did you read the post?

    I said:

    I have to say I don’t get these.

    Many of the terms make sense but they are backwards. Many of these domain would be good domains, except that the terms starts with Build, not end with Build so selfconfidence.build doesn’t make that much sense as the proper term using in language is “build self confidence.”, likewise confidence.build, Character.build, Robots.build, Habitats.build and Machines.Build.

    • says

      I mean domainers as this is a domaining blog, I thought I saw a purpose, a vision for the gtlds, the more I think about it, and put them in practical scenarios they just don’t make sense.

      One of the big pushes was to bring end users availability, in a supply, and demand .com/.net marketplace. These are not investment grade, anything category defining for the most part gets held by the registers, and domainers are registering, and using backorder skills to get what does come down the pipeline.

      .biz if you have a business this is a great extension, it is losing numbers.

      .us if you are located or operating in the us what a great extension.

      For the registry good business today, but in the marketplace for domain investors it is a blood bath.

      Signs of things to come?

      I reached out to a plumbing company Keyword.Plumbing , they were using KeywordPlumbing.net, their .com was on Afternic for $3,588, they had no interest in the gtld as they thought it was a twitter handle.

      I don’t know if .plumber, .plumbers, .hvac will come come out within the years, but each round may possibly make your investment worth less, unless it is dead on.

      I am not saying I am right, but if you have money on premium registrations, premium renewals, don’t expect premium end user selling prices.

  3. says

    Richard

    There are a ton of Domainers that don’t believe in the new gTLD’s and I own 455 compared to 75,000 .com’s

    Just because I write about something unless it is clearly an opinion piece is because its news or a story of something that is going on in the industry just like when Billboard writes a story that a bands new album is coming out in week it doesn’t mean they love the band or the album

    This is the only industry I have seen where a new story somehow is believed to be endorsed by the publisher of the blog

  4. says

    The problem is most of the new G’s aren’t extensions; they are words. I’m with Richard, in the examples above, they look stupid, they don’t fit, the terms are backwards (also agree w Berkens here).

    I haven’t bought any yet. Was waiting for .web and another one, but now I’m thinking buying a dot web would just be hedging my bets instead of taking it as a serious investment or to build a business on.

  5. says

    Ramhan I keep hearing everyone talk about .web, not sure where it stands in the launch schedule but all the good terms are going to be seriously reserved, or heavily labelled premium. Depends what it ends up selling for in contention, just being in the auction is the only play in making money on this extension.

    I think by year 3 we will see if gtlds are here to stay, or more of a novelty.

  6. dotrush says

    I’m really liking these new gTLD’s, its very easy to find few decent ones. In 10mins I found all these available:

    With all the mishaps that must go one in the adult industry I reckon you could make a few blips from insurance.xxx

    create.trade
    create.bid
    create.expert

    loans.luxury

    passion.agency
    passion.bid
    passion.company
    passion.email
    passion.properties
    passion.rentals
    passion.reviews
    passion.social
    passion.solutions
    passion.trade
    passion.webcam

    stylish.agency
    stylish.bid
    stylish.careers
    stylish.company
    stylish.directory
    stylish.email
    stylish.expert
    stylish.link
    stylish.luxury
    stylish.ninja
    stylish.properties
    stylish.rentals
    stylish.reviews
    stylish.social
    stylish.solutions
    stylish.technology
    stylish.webcam

    doctor.bid

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