CT .WS approaching 4 figures at NameJet

The two letter domain CT.WS is nearing $1K in the public auction going on now at NameJet with seven hours to go.

We’ve been following the action and there’s currently six names that have entered the public auction phase with several more getting plenty of attention in pre-release.

Toilet Paper ain’t worth much but CT is

There are also several keywords and “brandables” that have gone to NameJet on their way to being deleted including “toilet paper” but that and others like morales and winchell are getting no interest by investors.

At $502 with more than four days remaining in pre-release, 555.ws continues to be the most sought after of the 3N’s because of the repeating pattern of numbers. And 7799.ws, the lone 4N in the lot, has a high bid of $81 from one of the 14 bidders with 2 days remaining before it goes public.

And one other name to watch is KylieJenner which is pending renewal or deletion but no one seems to be watching because there’s zero interest in it. Oh well, you know what they say about lipstick on a pig.

We’ll keep you posted.

Short .WS domains getting plenty of attention at NameJet

ws-domainsShort .WS domains may not be for everyone but they’ve been getting plenty of attention (good and bad) ever since DomainShane wrote about his investment in the once forgotten extension. And even more rublicity when Braden Pollock wrote this guest post on DomainInvesting.com and got blasted in the comments section being accused of trying to “pump and dump” his six figure investment in .WS domains. And BTW, DomainInvesting.com publisher Elliot Silver was quick to comment that he “passed on the opportunity to buy .WS domains.”

We’re going to cover the commotion because we made a small investment in .WS domains because, well, simply because we like to bet.

Here’s what we have in .WS domains:

1400.ws

2400.ws

3400.ws

6400.ws

9400.ws

Now I know you’re thinking that we’ve got it all wrong when it comes to CHIPS because our five names consist of the dreaded 4 and 0 (especially at the end…and two to boot) but we just can’t wrap our heads around the idea when the most successful domain auction platform in China uses a 4 as the only number in their URL. We’ll see.

Short WS Domains in PreRelease and Public Auctions Going On Now at NameJet

There’s a mixture of 2 and 3 letter and number available .ws domains being auctioned at NameJet most of which are still in “PreRelease” with the two letters “mb” currently having the high bid of $566 with a little more than two days before it goes “public” and the three numbers “555” having the high bid of $502 with 6 days remaining.

The two domains that have already made it through the “PreRelease” phase and are now in “Public Auction” are the two letter “cs” at $831, and three number “996” at $465 each with two days remaining. Incidentally, there are approximately 60 bidders vying to grab these ‘hot commodities’ which are currently owned, parked, and being auctioned by the .WS registry.

You can also follow the opinions of the many who have one on the “The OFFICIAL Discussion, Showcase and Sales Report Thread” being weaved at Namepros.

“So you want to be in the Domain Game?”

Domain Investing TipsIt’s Sunday afternoon and I’ve been pouring over the many “draft” posts that I started to write but never finished.

I have 61 drafts, some with one or two paragraphs and others with only one or two sentences. Buried inside one was this link to a 2010 post by Rick Schwartz that I thought I’d share, and it just so happens that the phrase “domaining today” is part of the title.

“Rick’s 36 Tip Checklist to Help you Start Successfully Domaining TODAY!!”

I went through the list and picked out ones that point to a statement he makes at the end of the post. The underlying message is that if you can’t see yourself building a business on it than how in the world would you expect someone else to see value in it.

“My test for a truly valuable domains is if it stands alone can I build a business around it if all I ever did was focus on that one domain from now on.”

I left these numbered as they appear in Rick’s list.

1. You are planting a SEED not buying a domain name.

2. You are staking a claim not buying a domain name.

7. Your mindset has to change from the immediate gratification to that of investor…

29. Be creative

30. Don’t buy and try to sell 10 minutes later

31. Activate the domain and monitor for traffic.

33. Just put it in inventory and assuming it was a value, pat yourself on the back for a good grab! It’s a fish!

“My two tips”

1. Not everything you think, hear or read about does a domain name make.

2. Remember tip number one.