Maybe I’m just doing it wrong. *I’ve never run a startup but I’ve started up a few companies. *I followed the lead of my Father and the rules were simple. *Bootstrap what you can. Spend the first few years proving the model before you try and buy your way into faster growth . *Borrow money to expand. *Bring in outside investors if your end goal is to get out.

Obviously there is no comparing Uber and other HUGE startups to my little businesses but the concept is the same. *Or I thought it was. *Uber is foolish with their money. *They spend it like its someone else’s money. *Oh yeah, it is. *Taking money like a Ponzi scheme. *Initial investors get paid off big returns by the next wave of investors with no intentions of real profits. *The recent stories of Beyonce trading her $6 million dollar charge for a corporate concert for equity isn’t a success story to me. *Its another case of Uber blowing needless money on needless things. Completely unnecessary.

Losing money no longer scares investors. They actually could care less if money is ever made. Only that someone else thinks it potentially could make money and that they are willing to pay more for it than the initial investment. *Playing the “Greater Fool” game. *People will call me an old has been with my thinking but I truly think you can establish market share and watch your burn rate even when people are jumping over each other to buy in to a piece of it. *Just because you are in demand doesn’t mean you have to change your fiscal responsibility. *At no point should a company of any size spend $6 million on a singer for a corporate event. *Ever. *Especially in pre IPO stage.

That being said, the DSAD corporate party will be in August and has tentatively booked Rick Springfield and Kasha Goo Goo with no original members but the guy that did their hair is still involved. *Details coming * *Here are today’s names. Make sure to click on the names to see the current price and to help DSAD keep on keeping on
Domain of the Day: *** Top number of bids on the Godaddy board today

Quote of the Day: “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Namejet, Sedo, and other Names Up for Auction* *Its the dream of so many urban dwellers. *To get some land and a small house in the country. Low reserve* *21 years old and met reserve. *Search Engine Marketing will exist and be a huge business as long as Google exist *With a reserve between $500 and $1000 I think this easily hits it and sells * Yes, *Dave Evanson just picked this one up *Closes today. Reserve met under $1000

Test.Center * If I am sure about anything today, its that this bid is not real *Great number but reserve is end user *Met reserve. * Of course GOX was a pretty well known exchange * Met reserve at $122 * All yours. I live there, don’t need a sign * * Memorable. *Maybe dog related *Own the Uniregistry typo traffic. *All 4 of them * Now that BTC is back up, these types of names may come back in to play

Godaddy Domains With Multiple Bids* My kind of name. *Although I’m not doing myself any favors putting it here* *Nice CVCkinda V. * Pronounceable so it should do very well* *Decent name for a vet or groomer* *Going to be a great marketing name for someone that specializes in these. *My wife has a mint chocolate chip one every birthday* *Coders and Storytellers. All the future needs* Great letters. *N for Network or Ninja* Upgrade name for dozens of companies and they are all over the map as to what they do. And that’s a good thing* I’m not a huge fan of Nerd or Geek names but bidders always disagree with me*Not sure gifted is a choice* Too generic but hundreds of millions in advertising are being thrown at them* *Godaddy values this at $6K which is pretty high for a 5L with no meaning other than a last name* So many things you can harvest at a web farm* An incredible combination for creating something cool* *Good name for promo and printing business. *Term gets great returns on Google

Godaddy Domains With One Or No Bids

The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids

Have a name at auction and need more exposure?*Send me an email. We*Charge $10 per name per day.*We may be able to help. If you have an auction you want to promote, email us for details.*All names chosen by us, Shane and Josh . (ie you click through and purchase a name you like) or an occasional paid listing. Everything we say is based on our own research or is opinion. Do your own due diligence. That means look it up yourself if you don’t think the stats or our opinion is correct. We hand choose the names but we are paid to make this list by both the auction houses, individuals that are auctioning names, and Godaddy affiliate links. Keep that in mind and only buy names that*YOU*think are good.
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