Domain Holdings: Call for Inventory
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Domain Holdings: Call for Inventory


I know that people like being able to list their domain names for sale, and I received an email that might be of interest to some of you. Domain Holdings has issued a “call for inventory” as the company is looking for a domain name on behalf of a client.

If you have something that might fit the  requirements set below, you may either post a comment here or send an email to Domain Holdings with the name(s) and price(s). To submit a name, send an email to

Here’s information about the company, and below that are the requirements in order for the domain name(s) to be considered:

It’s a career placement site, focusing heavily on these verticals: startups, social enterprises, socially/environmentally conscious companies & companies in green businesses. Its core focus is to match highly qualified candidates looking to create a positive and lasting impact on the world and people around them with employers that believe that culture and purpose are critical in their success.

Domain Details:

  • 5 to 8 letter .COM
  • One or Two Word
  • No Numbers or Dashes
  • Easy to Spell
  • Brandable
  • Max Budget of $15,000

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (111)

    Duane Higgins

    Three possibilities: (also own .net and .org)

    July 17th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Duane Higgins


    July 17th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Duane does not meet the first requirement.

    From my experience, when people submit names that obviously don’t qualify, it makes people less likely to look at the rest of the submitted names seriously.

    July 17th, 2012 at 4:24 pm


    Career/Job related names only for the company or names that may work well for the verticals (startups, green businesses, etc) you mention?

    July 17th, 2012 at 4:32 pm



    Registered since 1994


    July 17th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Victor Paez

    July 17th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Brad Mugford

    The responses here are a perfect example of why I have not posted a WTB thread in a long time.

    Many people are completely unable to follow directions.


    July 17th, 2012 at 4:55 pm


    LO f-ing L

    Garbage names. Throw some sht against the wall and see what sticks.

    July 17th, 2012 at 4:59 pm


    Hahahahaha – awesome responses!

    July 17th, 2012 at 5:08 pm


    July 17th, 2012 at 5:09 pm


    What is wrong with you people, Maybe you should put the definition of what a REQUIREMENT is with the ad, don’t think people know what that means.

    Victor, if there was something known as domain jail you would be sitting in it right now, spammed the thread useless names.

    July 17th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Finson Vestibule

    Good suggestions. There are 2-3 very good names listed so far -that im sure that company will consider and even pay up to the 15,000.

    July 17th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Duane Higgins


    Sometimes companies dont know what they want until they see it. (i.e.- Steve Jobs propensity to “show the customers what they want” with his designs/and products.

    July 17th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Duane

    Based on the extensive requirements they listed, it looks like they have an idea of what they want.

    July 17th, 2012 at 5:29 pm


    There’s a couple of problems.

    1. People who can’t read.


    2. Elliot

    “From my experience, when people submit names that obviously don’t qualify, it makes people less likely to look at the rest of the submitted names seriously.”

    Then handle it. It’s your blog, delete it. Why do you always leave it up when you have threads like this?

    July 17th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Duane Higgins


    I just think is a good name and Id like to sell it. I will watch closer for any requirements that are posted. I agree that it is good practice to stay within the parameters of what people ask for.

    July 17th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Johnnie

    Because I don’t like to “censor” comments, and it makes the commenters look bad, not me.

    July 17th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Calvin Wayne

    @ Ron . You think your shit don’t stink. Just because you got into Domaining early…You should help fellow domainers.

    July 17th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Elliot Silver

      “You should help fellow domainers.”

      @ Calvin

      This is business, not camp.

      I am helping people by letting them know a buyer is looking for a specific type of name. People aren’t helping themselves when they waste the time of others with names that don’t meet the specified requirements.

      July 17th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Duane

    Doesn’t matter what you think, it matters what the buyer thinks, and they set their requirements. It’s not respectful to disregard the request.

    July 17th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Amol Muzumdar

    Based on the requirements, I would like to suggest a domain name that is completely brandable and also very easy to pronounce.

    For a company that might be motivating and/or inspiring candidates to connect for growth and success.

    The suggested domain name is:

    1. It is less than 8-letters (actually is 7)
    2. Very much brandable as it incorporates the words “Up” for growth and “Spire” for a conduit.
    3. It also sounds like “inspire” and hence is very easy to remember.
    4. There are no dashes and/or numbers
    5. This is an old domain with first year of creation to 1999, recently dropped, due to it’s age it will rank better with search engines thus will allow companies better brand visibility.
    6. All other TLDs are also available for search dominance.

    If you feel that this is something of interest to your client please contact me at or

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    July 17th, 2012 at 5:33 pm



    You seem angry!

    July 17th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Jim

      LOL… The nanny just left, and I have a crying baby on my shoulder…

      Sorry if I seem agitated 🙂

      July 17th, 2012 at 5:49 pm


    (affinity = pertaining to persons who share the same interests; a natural liking for or attraction to an idea, person or thing)

    July 17th, 2012 at 6:03 pm


    And a few other short brandable .com’s:


    July 17th, 2012 at 6:13 pm


    July 17th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Tia Wood – Regged in 2003

    July 17th, 2012 at 6:24 pm


    With all due respect to Domain Holdings (who have the right to be picky with their acquisitions), I don’t see there being very many names that fit those limited parameters and are also priced under $15,000.

    How many decent, undeveloped 2-word combos are there that are 8 letters of LESS? Even DebtRelief (.)com and LuxuryCars (not my names) would be excluded based on length. The shorter you go, you end up with fewer 2-word options, and get into 1-word .coms, 5L brandables and/or gibberish, 4L CVCV (which would fit the bill nicely), and things like unpronounceable CCCC.coms, which isn’t what they’re looking for.

    There might be a few rare cases of CVCVs that would sell for $15k or less, but am I wrong in thinking that most are priced higher than that? A short two-word combo like HotTub would be way over budget, and shorter 3 and 4L .coms that spell words go for 10-25x that.

    I just don’t understand what they think they’re going to find. It’s a bit like the posts on Namepros that say “looking to buy one-word Geos – .coms ONLY, max budget $1,000.”

    It’s not only that people can’t follow instructions and post pigeon-crap, but I think the parameters severely limit the quality of names they’d be able to get. Most of the names posted (that aren’t consonant-filled 4Ls) are already over the 8 char limit.

    July 17th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Nadia

    I agree to an extent, but if this was the $1,000 for a Geo .com name post, it would be stupid for someone to try and sell for $4,000 🙂

    July 17th, 2012 at 7:28 pm


    Doing or Acting together.

    * 5 to 8 letter .COM
    * One or Two Word
    * No Numbers or Dashes
    * Easy to Spell
    * Brandable

    July 17th, 2012 at 7:32 pm


    @ Elliot

    Absolutely. Agreed on that. 🙂

    July 17th, 2012 at 7:36 pm


    July 17th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Jason Davis

    It also said in the description that we could go ahead and send our best names to

    I found a guy who worked there and emailed him asking if he was the guy we are supposed to send to. He said yes so I sent a short list and then a link where he could see more. He emailed me back and said that the names are being looked at by the broker and they will get back to me.

    I am sure I am not the only one who reads this blog who did what I did. Maybe that is why there have not been any great ones listed in the comment thread.

    July 17th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Jason

    I hope so 🙂

    July 17th, 2012 at 7:52 pm


    laughing my ass off

    only one with brains is brad and nadia. of course elliot for sale 5k under budget LOL

    July 17th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Gotta be brave to list a name for sale now 😉

      July 17th, 2012 at 8:18 pm


    The nanny just left, and I have a crying baby on my shoulder…

    That is so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!! 😉

    July 17th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Louise

    Now that she’s napping, it’s cute. Before it was a disaster 🙂

    July 17th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Ms Domainer



    July 17th, 2012 at 9:25 pm



    hard to help morons who can’t seem to help themselves by following very specific rules.

    It is so shameful to see that a specialized thread like this, people can’t follow some very simple rules, offering stupid names for something that is so specific.

    Hey, if you don’t have the right name, move on, someone is not going to hand over $15k if you list enough names.

    I can understand why most people get annoyed about these pesky spammy domainer types, that have this sense of entitlement.

    July 17th, 2012 at 9:27 pm



    Are there any domain age requirements? Obviously most “quality” domains would be more than likely be aged, but there is always an exception I suppose – particularly with one or two word brandables.

    July 17th, 2012 at 9:29 pm



    July 17th, 2012 at 11:09 pm



    July 17th, 2012 at 11:13 pm


    I have the following, which I am willing to sell for $15,000 each;



    Has 33,100 Global Monthly Searches.

    July 17th, 2012 at 11:22 pm


    Meets requirements: (at least is memorable)

    Meets but possible price issue

    too long by one or two letters

    Way too long, nice name, not what they are looking for, but what the heck – make an offer

    July 17th, 2012 at 11:31 pm


    With all due to respect to everyone, why do we need domain names posted in comments here? Is the selection being done from the domains listed in the comments here?

    To me it seems that the company does not have a proper team of consultants. As far as I understand the process of brand-creation, companies hire creatives to create multiple brand options. I guess the budget is the main problem here.

    The company should come up with some good names and get in touch with the current owners to buy the domains. I guess they can brainstorm a name if they can run a business.

    July 17th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Bob brandable, easy to spell, under 8 letters, no numbers or dashes.

    July 18th, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Kevin M.
    -Two words, easy to spell, brandable, 5-8 letters, no numbers or dashes, Bingo! 100% criteria met!

    July 18th, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Karl B. Hensel


    July 18th, 2012 at 1:58 am


    Brandable and easy to spell.

    July 18th, 2012 at 2:37 am

    John Lyotier

    With a baby crying on your shoulder… you must be that bloke in that “What Domainers Really Do” meme circulating today.

    As for the survey, not my name but I saw on Sedo ‘’ that seems to fit the bill nicely (listed at 8750 GBP) …

    Even a proposed tagline, “Live outside the box” might work for them.

    July 18th, 2012 at 3:07 am


    Difficult task:)

    I think or would have fit the bill nicely (not mine, but both appear to be owned by domainers, and Impacters is listed for sale).

    IMO, those domains elegantly combine the eco and socio aspect with the ad’s strong candidate focus into one easy-to-remember brandable word.

    July 18th, 2012 at 5:24 am



    How commenters like @Domains, Ron, Bob, Kevin B (ie the usual rabble ubiquitous commenters everywhere) laugh at other newbies & talk elsewhere as if they “get it”

    And yet when a wanted thread turns up they are like the rest of them with crap, unrelated dog shit names

    Funny how everyone draws the line of demarcation below THEIR heels


    July 18th, 2012 at 5:52 am

    M Husain Y

    As per your requirement below, I would like to offer domain names which I own, for further consideration.

    :1) (Registered in 2011, was used initially for chat service with mental health professionals and a small multi-career placement section. It is spam FREE. Now it is parked on sedo . It was registered keeping in mind the word ‘care’ or ‘kare’ signifying work with compassion)

    2) (Registered in 2012, parked in SEDO. Short and easily pronounceable. Can be a good investment conforming to your requirements)

    3) (Registered in 2012, parked in SEDO. Short and easily pronounceable. Can be a good investment conforming to your requirements)



    My email:

    M Husain Yatnatti

    July 18th, 2012 at 6:25 am

    M Husain Y

    Hi Elliot!..

    You have mis-spelled the e-mail of domain holdings in initial part of the blog.

    It should be and not


    July 18th, 2012 at 6:33 am

    BJ Jones

    July 18th, 2012 at 7:05 am

    BJ Jones

    enviable has no known trademarks (us search).

    the dictionary word could be played with in various ways

    the “en” could signal green/environment

    the “viable” could signify a serious candidate for a position

    the term “enviable” in itself could position itself as enviable candidates for jobs or enviable firms to work for

    July 18th, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Dan Lakey (from 1996) – $13,500 – $7,500 – $10,500 – $10,500 – $4,500 (short for Requirement) – $4,500 – $5,500 – $5,500

    July 18th, 2012 at 9:00 am



    “The company should come up with some good names and get in touch with the current owners to buy the domains. I guess they can brainstorm a name if they can run a business.”

    This reminds me of the recent thread posted here asking for a .TV domain, budget $10,000 🙂

    July 18th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Patricia Kaehler

    I eMailed them directly a list of 100+

    here’s a few more:

    ~Patricia Kaehler – DomainBELL

    July 18th, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Bob-but-not-the-other-Bob $400 $350

    5 L Brandables

    July 18th, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Jack of all Trades

    How about…

    Oh and

    These should top everyones so far!

    *I do like someone previously posted.

    July 18th, 2012 at 9:42 am


    I have the following domains, which I am willing to sell for $15,000 each;



    Has 33,100 Global Monthly Searches.

    Has been accepted for SEDO’s GREATDOMAINS AUCTION for july 2012 Premium Domain Auctions.

    July 18th, 2012 at 9:56 am


    thx , 2W

    July 18th, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Bob Parry

    I have nearly 40 .com’s domains for sale & now list some of the following, which are open for best offers or negotiation. (maybe just one word too long!)

    Thanks Bob

    July 18th, 2012 at 10:51 am


    May as well through a few into the hat…

    Thanks Elliot for the post…

    July 18th, 2012 at 10:54 am


    I have the following for sale:
    RXAD.COM (also the .NET and the .ORG)


    July 18th, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Bob Parry

    I have nearly 40 .com’s domains for sale but now list some of the following, which are open to best offers or negotiation.**

    *Maybe just one or two words too long?

    Thanks Bob

    July 18th, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Elliot Silver

      I’m just glad it’s not me who has to go through these names.

      July 18th, 2012 at 11:02 am


    This post is starting to give me a headache
    Less is More People

    July 18th, 2012 at 11:25 am



    LOL 🙂 🙂 🙂

    July 18th, 2012 at 11:26 am


    Really…crowdsourcing a name based on budget to a bunch of people with vested personal profit motive?


    Perhaps they (client) should hire an inspired young branding expert to help them? You know hire an expert match vs. a company sending emails and mostly for their own benefit. Sure, domainholdings gets a long list of inventory for future gigs but the client is getting cheap amateurish service, which considering their niche is laughable.

    Sad. Pathetic. Cheap and lazy.

    July 18th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ unknown

    In their defense, they sent this email to clients, and I asked if I could post it because I know readers LOVE sharing their names in the hopes of selling them.

    If you were working on behalf of a client with a fairly broad brief, how would you have approached this?

    July 18th, 2012 at 12:12 pm


    July 18th, 2012 at 12:24 pm


    I am going to fit in….

    How about: ? That matches the criteria!

    July 18th, 2012 at 12:28 pm


    So now you will cut me a deal on the domain we have been discussing via email right? After all I did make you LOL

    July 18th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Rick

    I sent you a reply via email.

    July 18th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Jack of all Trades

    May I add a few more. Trust me these are the best so far… Way better than Bob Parry and winf’s…

    Oh and

    July 18th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Calvin Wayne

    @jack of all Trades

    Becareful @Ron will get upset set at you for not followering the rules.

    July 18th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Victor Paez

    How about these: (one word domain) (one word domain-9 letters oops)

    July 18th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Jack of all Trades

    @Calvin Wayne

    That’s okay. I haven’t regg’d them yet. I was waiting for an accepted offer of no less than $15k. It looks like Victor Paez might beat me to it with Since it’s the singular of But I shall be victorious with If anyone is interested I’ll sell it for $4k

    PS: Dot .Co is King!

    July 18th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    6 character perfect match name

    Elliot, great post. I am glad I happened to stumble upon this. Not normally a commenter here or on any blogs.

    I think I have just the name for them: 6 characters – brandable, trademarkable, and is the essence of what they do. A rare match, indeed.

    I will write to them later this evening with the details. It would be nice to see domainholdings get a commission on this and you a smaller secondary commission as well, for making the handshake.

    July 18th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ 6

      No commission necessary for me at all.

      July 18th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    ron s

    July 18th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Claude D

    Hello Elliot,

    I’m submitting a few domains for your client’s consideration. I will include my “green” start-up concept with each one. Thank you in advance.

    Claude $10,000 (dedicated to natural plant based lipsticks and pencils). The plural is available separately but it’s 9 characters. $2,500 (short for park cooperative – A farm, business, or other organization that is owned and run jointly by its members, who share the profits or benefits). $1,890 (NFC or near field communications is an emerging technology. In many cases, NFC cards or labels can be placed at or near businesses and scanned by consumers using their smart phones. Perhaps someone should focus on biodegradable or recyclable NFC cards and labels before these cards and labels start finding their way to landfills).

    July 18th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Claude

      It’s not my client, and I have nothing to do with the selection or review.

      July 18th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Robert Parry

    @Jack of all Trades

    Your list is rubbish indeed but in any case all of your names exceed 8-word rule as well as two words limit. I have had my names valued & meaningful so not crappy at all like yours!

    Sorry Bob

    July 18th, 2012 at 3:01 pm


    @ Jack of all Trades

    Thanks, your comments really made my day. Pooves is the singular of PooPoo?

    *rolling on the floor laughing*

    July 18th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Amol M

    If the company is smart and has a marketing/branding team, they won’t go on this kinda search. They can brainstorm and come up with any appropriate domain name. The company can create a strong saas on the domain sapce and make a fortune. Who would have ever thought that “” had any value atall? but we all see that the value it adds to the social community is way beyond the value of the domain name.

    The so called company looking for domains should just engage into some lateral thinking and who knows they might not have to pay even a dime more than the basic registeration fees for the .COM page.

    Other than that EB is sure getting a lot of shit throwers, to see what sticks and what could make a buck. Great thread, I am having lots of fun reading it as well.

    July 18th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Jack of all Trades

    I’m glad you “ROFL”. If you’re interested I have available to sell to you for no less than $4k. Just let me know if you’re interested cause i need to register it first. 😉

    @Robert Parry

    No hard feelings. I just registered If interested I’ll give you a deal at no less than $1k.

    July 18th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Victor Paez

    No, The word Pooves is the plural word for poof. A magic act!

    July 18th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Jack of all trades

    @Victor Paez

    Wow thanks for the correction. Your name has a wiki page and unfortunately mine is very minimal:

    I have found that the best investments in domains are the ones that need to be clearly explained and can be referenced using the wiki. As you have pooved, your investment far exceeds the $15k mark due to needing an explanation as well as having a wiki reference…

    July 18th, 2012 at 4:08 pm


    lol can’t get off the floor! I’m dying! 😀

    July 18th, 2012 at 5:29 pm


    CareerOilChange is pretty catchy, IMO! – lol!

    Here are some options that I would like the 15K up front before I hand reg them: brandable for Culture Input / Output

    July 18th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Tory Cunningham (.net, .org, as well)

    If this domain doesn’t meet the requirements, I’m sorry and I didn’t intend to waste anyone’s time.

    July 18th, 2012 at 7:39 pm


    What I would give to have never checked “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail” ….

    July 18th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Steve Borbas

    @ jack of all trade

    Your domains are no good:

    Oh and

    July 18th, 2012 at 9:29 pm



    What would I do?

    I’d focus on the critical goal of defining my image and brand and then starting focusing on potential naming solutions. I may engage a small branding agency to help with that exercise if I didn’t have expertise because the image should transcend medium. The image should work in trade, on paper, on card, online and via apps. The budget would be set for the entire exercise and not JUST the name.

    I wouldn’t send out a fire and forget missive with a stated budget (i.e. make your $10 name be something you price at $15K…) and I wouldn’t work with any group that used that tactic.

    This mailing tactic is great for DomainHoldings. They get inventory input – potential future commissions with very little targeted effort. The client gets little to no personal attention or thought – throwing darts in the dark. The names, the brand, the image should be defined UP FRONT and then sought. You don’t dig for treasure without a map.

    If the client didn’t know this? Then DH should have told them. If they are capable of finding and helping small start-ups they should have been able to help themselves.

    I believe 100% as amol says – that you could find a perfectly brilliant matching brandable name for way under their budget with a little more planning and a little more discreet approach.

    I had a small startup approach me for one of my names and I decided not to sell for the money they offered. I recently saw their site with the name they went with.. it’s 10x the better fit and cost them less, I imagine, so it’s definitely possible.

    Image is built and cultivated not defined by constraints that come without meaningful justification – 5-8 letters? Really? You’re looking for something like – so break out the wallet, you’re going to need $100K.

    July 18th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Dave Tyrer

    Thanks for posting Elliot.
    Email sent to DH too.

    July 19th, 2012 at 3:16 am


    DH simply trolling for more names to spam on twitter

    July 19th, 2012 at 3:35 am


    @ unknowndomainer, you made a good case for engaging a branding agency! – so break out the wallet, you’re going to need $100K.

    It’s smart you knew it wouldn’t go for less than six figures, but I think this one would be considered 7-figure category, min.

    July 19th, 2012 at 11:32 am


    Meets the requirements and will includes the following free support accounts.

    Twitter Account:
    Pinterest Account:
    Youtube Channel:

    July 19th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Kelly Jane

    July 19th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Karl B. Hensel Sorry my wife input it for me.

    July 19th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Karl B. Hensel

    July 19th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Elliot Silver

      @ Karl

      Did you just hand register those names to try and pitch them to Domain Holdings?

      July 19th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Jack of all Trades

    Glad to hear I made you laugh! I will be sure to update you first in regards to my offers being accepted for no less than $15k for these keyword rich, category killer domains.

    Don’t give out our hand reg domaining secrets. It’s the secret of all domain flipping millionaires.

    please be nice to Karl he only wants to make no less than $15k.

    July 19th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Andrew Douglas

    I’ve been out of town on travel but I’ll brave the mockers: $2000.

    Offer valid for 7 days. First come first serve.

    July 19th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Karl B. Hensel

    Thanks for being so nice. I do not care if I break even. It is something to do. If I lose a few hundred or so. Who cares. It is like a day at the track but the race lasts an entire year.

    July 19th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Jack of all Trades

    Make millions and make some change while doing it. At least that’s what my papa always told me growing up. Then some guy named Mike shortened it up and started writing books about it.

    July 19th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

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