Daily Poll: Do You Own a 3 Letter .com Domain Name?

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Yesterday, I wrote an article about the launch of the 3 letter .com wholesale marketplace, LXME. The marketplace platform was founded by Giuseppe Graziano, and it targets domain investors looking to buy or sell three letter .com domain names at wholesale pricing.

I have owned and sold several three letter .com domain names, including SHS, RER, KJP, PJP, and a few I can’t remember. At the present time, I only own one – Hoy.com. I thought it might be interesting to see how many readers currently own three letter .com domain names:


LXME Platform for LLL.com Domains is Now Open

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Giuseppe Graziano just announced that his LXME domain name sales platform is out of beta and open to the domain investor “public.” From what I can see in the introduction email Giuseppe sent, LXME is a platform for domain investors to buy and sell three letter .com (LLL.com) domain names at investment pricing rather than end user prices. Giuseppe seems to have made it clear that this is not a marketplace for people to list domain names to sell to end users at end user pricing. It is targeting domain name investors who seek to buy and sell at wholesale pricing.

I was not part of the beta testing and have not signed up for a buyer or seller account, so I am not familiar with the platform. The email I received did not mention anything about listing costs or commission fees, so you will need to reach out directly to Giuseppe to inquire about that and learn about how to use the platform.

Because I don’t know anything about the platform or how it works, I will share the introductory email I received from Giuseppe a few moments ago:

Afternic and SmartName Announce New Payment Options

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Afternic and SmartName sent emails to customers this morning announcing new payment options and payment changes for clients to receive disbursements from domain name sales and/or PPC revenue. It looks like there are no minimums for payouts, with the exception of international wire transfers, which have a $25 minimum amount. I am not sure which options are new or changed from before.

Here’s the announcement that was sent to customers this morning along with the payment options and associated fees:

We are excited to announce that Afternic is launching new payment options and lower minimum payment thresholds for your domain sales and parking earnings. We’ve been listening to our customers and have partnered with an external payment processor to support these new features.

In October, you will notice a new look and feel to your payments section within My Account and you will be able to take advantage of these new options. While these changes will be seamless for our customers, you will need to submit an updated tax form by the end of 2018. This is not a requirement to receive your parking earnings, but we must have an updated tax form on file by December 31, 2018 in order to issue you a Form 1099 for 2018.

Please review below the new payment options, minimum earnings, and payment fees.

Payment Method Minimum Earnings Payment Fee
ACH no minimum USD $1.00
eCheck no minimum USD $5.00
PayPal no minimum USD $1.00
Wire Transfer (international) USD $25.00 USD $20.00
Wire Transfer (domestic) no minimum USD$15.00

Daily Poll: How Much is Excel.com Worth?

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Hilco Streambank is marketing the sale of Excel.com. I think Excel.com is an exceptional domain name. It is short, and it has a positive connotation. I could see Excel.com becoming a widely known standalone brand if none of the brands currently using “Excel” in their branding opt to purchase the domain name.

According to a press release distributed by Hilco to promote the sale, “Hilco Streambank has set an initial offer deadline of October 18, 2018 and set a minimum opening bid amount of $500,000.” If you have an interest in acquiring the domain name, be in touch with Dmitriy Chemlin, Richelle Kalnit, or Jack Hazan.

For today’s daily poll, I would like to know what you think Excel.com is worth. Share your additional thoughts in the comment section:


Daily Poll: GoDaddy Auctions Login Issue?

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I wrote about a problem logging in to GoDaddy Auctions. Two other people mentioned having the same issue when I asked on Twitter. I thought it might get a better response if I post a poll to see if anyone else is having a log in issue. Perhaps it is my current browser and/or my MacPro desktop combination.

Let others know with a vote in the poll and feel free to comment about the issue if you want to be more specific.


GoDaddy Auctions Login Issue

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For the last week or so, I have been having an issue logging in to my GoDaddy account from the GoDaddy Auctions page. I reported the issue to GoDaddy, but from what I can glean, the issue is not impacting many people – or at least not many people have reported. I am sharing this to see how many other people are also impacted by this.

When I attempt to log in to my account by clicking the “Log In” button on the GoDaddy Auctions homepage, the username and password login screen pops up. After entering this information, I immediately receive my 2 Factor Authentication code. This is where the issue begins. Instead of seeing the screen to enter my 2FA code, the GoDaddy Auctions homepage refreshes and I can’t login to my account. When I click the “Log In” button again, the process repeats.

The reason this has not been a big issue is that I can

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