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Mid Winter Sunday Thoughts and Updates


Here’s a great example of how I know I am getting old. When I saw that my town was going to miss the brunt of the major snowstorm that hit the east coast, I was thrilled. When I was younger, I loved the snow. I still like the snow but I hate dealing with it. Last Winter was brutal, and I am very happy the storm stayed south! Hopefully those who bore the brunt of the storm came out unscathed.

Below are some thoughts and updates. You are welcome to share your own thoughts and updates if you’d like.

The Lian.com auction on DropCatch.com is pretty huge. The high bid is over $200k. It’s probably going to be one of the most expensive drop auctions of the year.

Have you tried the new GoDaddy Auctions app yet? I use the app to bid on auctions even when I am in my office. The only thing I hate to think about are all the auctions I may have missed over the years because I didn’t want to go through the effort of using the desktop interface.

Speaking of GoDaddy Auctions, for the last several weeks, I’ve been using Dropping.com (affiliate link) every day to find auctions of interest at GoDaddy. I pay just under $50/month for the “Basic” subscription, and I figure if it helps me find one domain name a month, it’s worth the price. I am sure there are other tools that do similar things, but it was easy to set my preferences and it’s been helpful so far.

Reviewing the list of dropping domain names every day is almost like a history lesson. I can see the names of a certain event (usually something tragic) dropping, and it reminds me of the event.

It looks like Raft.com is in escrow at Sedo right now. I couldn’t find a sale price though. That must have been a pretty expensive domain name.

I am looking to sell N.Ventures and/or N.Holdings. For the renewals last year, I think I paid just under $100 for N.Holdings and just under $150 for N.Ventures. If you’re interested in either or both, let me know.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. 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 DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (9)


    Paying $50/mth to find domains is way too much.

    Everyone is chasing the same domain name and that what causes the price to go up and not surprisingly, it is the same old group of fishermen.

    January 24th, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Elliot Silver

    I found PoliceFire.com via Dropping.com this morning and won it at auction today.

    January 24th, 2016 at 2:07 pm


    Using my creativity mind given by the Domain God, I hand reg winkhub.com and IssaquahMarijuana.com, all for $5.99 each.

    January 24th, 2016 at 2:52 pm


    I have been using the Godaddy investor app, very nice tool. Surprised to see no mention of Broncos/Pats in your Sunday post… Go Broncos 🙂

    January 24th, 2016 at 3:20 pm


    Dropping.com and domaintools – I immensely benefited from both.

    January 25th, 2016 at 1:26 am


    I thought you were a long time FreshDrop user? Do you prefer Dropping to FreshDrop? Thanks.

    January 25th, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I do use Freshdrop regularly. I like that I get a Dropping.com morning summary with names that meet a preselected criteria.

      I have paid accounts at both.

      In reply to Adam | January 25th, 2016 at 12:26 pm


    I have never heard of dropping.com. $50 is not bad if it helps spot gems. Might be something I look further into.

    Thanks Elliot.


    January 25th, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      Elliot Silver

      There are many sources for this info, but I happen to like how Dropping.com emails me in the morning.

      In reply to Omar | January 25th, 2016 at 2:10 pm

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