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Social Media Domains for Sale or Partnering

Oh well, might as well post all the domains I have for sale so we can get them all reviewed at the same time.  Some of these below are really really good.  Wood still like to do sites for more then half of them myself if possible.  There are some possibly great blogs in here that would be great as part of a network.  Others are simply great company ideas.

If you are interested in making a serious offer on one of these before I put them up for auction elsewhere (would rather they went to a good home), please comment below or reach out to me through my contact form.  For more details on why I am doing this and how we got here, read the post, Help Me with my Digital Addiction.

  1. adoptablogger.net
  2. interviewablogger.com
  3. mediaglu.com
  4. newmediarelease.com
  5. socialcommunications.org
  6. socialmediabusiness.com
  7. socialmediaclubs.com
  8. socialmediaexpress.com
  9. socialmediafilter.com
  10. socialmediaglue.com
  11. socialmediagreenhouse.com
  12. socialmediainsights.com
  13. socialmediamavens.com
  14. socialmediapages.com
  15. socialmediaproduction.com
  16. socialmediarelease.com
  17. socialmediascene.com
  18. socialmediasphere.com
  19. socialmediasymposium.com
  20. xtagging.com
  21. betterbloggerbureau.com
  22. bloggerbureau.com
  23. businessbloggeragency.com
  24. businessbloggerbureau.com
  25. tagfacets.com
  26. tagformats.org
  27. tagsort.com
  28. tagspaces.com
  29. tagspaces.org
  30. topictags.com
  31. bubblecamp.com
  32. bubblecamp.net
  33. bubblecamp.org
  34. bubblejams.com
  35. marketing2point1.com
  36. unbubbleconference.com
  37. unconferenza.com/net/org

Again, if you are interested in making a serious offer on one of these before I put them up for auction elsewhere (would rather they went to a good home), please comment below or reach out to me through my contact form.

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Chris Heuer Domain Auctions: Web Lifestyle

In my prior post, I spoke about having many more domain names available I wanted to sell now if possible. Here are a few more that are interesting so that you see there are some real quality ones available.

If you are interested in making a serious offer on one of these before I put them up for auction elsewhere (would rather they went to a good home), please comment below or reach out to me through my contact form.  For more details on why I am doing this and how we got here, read the post, Help Me with my Digital Addiction.

  1. connectedlifestyle.com
  2. connectedlifestyle.net
  3. elifeadvisor.net
  4. elifeadvisor.org
  5. elifeadvisors.com
  6. elifeadvisors.net
  7. elifeadvisors.org
  8. elifeassistant.com
  9. elifeassistant.net
  10. elifeassistant.org
  11. elifetoday.com
  12. elifetoday.net
  13. mobileworkplace.net
  14. mobileworkplace.org
  15. ouradvicebox.com
  16. productlaunchsuite.com

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Help Me With My Digital Addiction

Chris Heuer 'Thats what she said' t-shirtI’ll admit it.  I am an addict.

I am addicted to buying domain names. I am addicted to the idea of starting something cool and new by registering an address and putting up a digital shingle.  Even today I had an idea for a new type of Tweetup where people would take 140 tweets and turn them into a story, so I registered 140×140.com – cool eh?

Well it is cool until you realize you can’t possibly run as many sites as you imagine and have to face the reality of an annual domain name registrar bill in the neighborhood of $7,500usd.  

So the time has come to do something about it.  We are letting a bunch of nutty names just expire.  I am seeking partners (mostly writers) for several domains such as SocialMediaCampaigns.com.  We are actually going to be hosting events such as http://socialmediacamp.org/ and ListeningCamp.org and SocialMediaUniversity.org.  We will also be selling a bunch of domain names to try to recoup at least my registration fees paid and hopefully even make some profit on a few like SocialMediaRelease.com.

All of these domains had some great purpose which never was realized.  Some of the names are silly (or rather, some just stink). Some were attempts at new brands.  Some were just drunken rants that were too easy to obtain.  Some are good.  Some are really really good. Many are still valuable. All of them are open for discussion.

So the first batch of names we are going to publish are below.  Rather than running it through an auction service, I thought I would offer them up to friends first (would love them to go to a good home).  I can turn any of these sites on as a blog in about 30 minutes, so if you want to partner, please comment below or reach out to me through my contact form.  You can look at $50 as a sort of minimum if you want to buy one of these from me (to cover costs paid and time invested in transferring) but if its a good one, will need to think about spending more.

Chris Heuer’s Miscellaneous Domain Names List #1

  1. 3screens.info
  2. 3screenstrategy.com
  3. anonymizr.com (this was going to be a service that scrambled your voice and let you leave anonymous audio comments like post secret)
  4. boomnotbust.com
  5. businessintention.com
  6. collaboragents.com
  7. collaborants.com
  8. docentrist.com
  9. docentrist.org (was thinking about docents, and centrists and these being guides or something)
  10. geekeducation.tv (a complement but opposite of GETV.com)
  11. metaformats.com
  12. metaformats.org
  13. metagroups.org (microformats go meta… there was a great idea here but I don’t want to crawl back into that whiskey bottle to find it again)
  14. mynolastories.com
  15. mysfstory.com (so many great opportunities around collecting community stories, inspired by Derek and The Fray of course, also by our good friends in New Orleans)
  16. nomorebubbles.com
  17. reallysimplepublishing.com (RSP anyone?)
  18. rubygnome.com (dont ask, dont tell)
  19. stopthebubble.com
  20. theparamedia.com
  21. therubychallenge.com
  22. threescreens.info
  23. threescreens.org
  24. threescreens.tv (the next wave of user experience is across the three screens of tv, pc and mobile phone, these are some good domains for someone – they are fresh, not like those unused AT&T rollover minutes 😉
  25. ubiquitytoday.com
  26. web20college.com
  27. web20communitycollege.com
  28. web20state.com (OMG, too geeky… though state could be useful since its short)
  29. channelwiki.com
  30. channelwiki.net
  31. conteststreams.com (this was going to be a business out of making contests in video streams, like trivia contests – was cool)
  32. eholistix.com
  33. holistice.com (was trying to come up with a new agency name)
  34. kannotate.com
  35. kannotate.net (K Annotate was a software I wanted to do for knowledge annotation and sharing – we ended up going with Insytes instead since this wasnt so great)
  36. letstalkaboutbooks.com (someone has to want to buy this for a book review blog – there is real money in this domain name – we can make some killer affiliate revenue on this I think)
  37. lostlighters.com (lost dollar bills meet lost lighters – put stickers on lighters and a reg number and track your bic as it moves around the country and the world!)
  38. partnerwiki.com
  39. partnerwiki.net
  40. plob.org (it meant something as an acronym, but I cant remember what)
  41. rgb-t.com
  42. rubycoop.com
  43. slotlet.com
  44. slotlets.net (slotlets are tokens for authentication purposes – when I thought of them back in 2002 it was all about a single sign on system I was trying to get built – would probably be an equivalent of something like oAuth though not as cool or well thought out)
  45. streamotions.com (this is really cool for a video company)
  46. thebutterflyballot.com (remember those hanging chads? well this could be a great book title)
  47. thefranchise.info
  48. thetrustmark.com (damn I like this one, so much potential here)
  49. thetruthtellers.com
  50. thetruthtellers.net
  51. thetruthtellers.org
  52. ipodfilmlounge.com
  53. ipodtvreview.com
  54. ipodvideolounge.com
  55. ipodvideosalon.com

Well there are 55 domains and about $2,000 out the door – they could have been great investments, but now its looking like a Domain garage sale with all the little bits and bobs laying out on sheets in my digital lawn…  I have many other good ones I will publish tomorrow, particularly the social media related ones, so stay tuned.

Again, if you want to buy any of these or partner, please do let me know…

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Up for auction, two creative, social media strategists

eBay

eBay

You are bidding on 2 hours of AdHocnium’s consulting services to be delivered byAdriana Lukas and Chris Heuer in London on Wednesday 13 May 2009.  This is a one time only opportunity (for this moment in time 😉  This is a low cost way for a smart company to take our minds for a test drive, to see if what we know, and to improve what you are doing with social media, marketing and web strategies to make your organization more succesfull in these efforts.  At present, the bidding hasn’t begun, so it is starting off at $50usd!

Place your bid on eBay now.

Why would we auction our time off instead of working hard to get our going market rate of $350 per hour for our time? While the answer is a bit complicated, its also very simple. In short, it comes down to these primary reasons.

Our Story

For a long time now, I have been proselytizing the idea that companies need to stop selling and start helping people buy.  This is one way in which this can be done.  We advertised our rates on the AdHocnium site for this reason, and are extending the concept to see what people are willing to pay.  While we limit the market for our services to a specific geography while I am traveling, reducing our ability to get top dollar perhaps, it is another chance to ‘eat our own dog food.’

The Economy

The mid size businesses, or even smaller ones that are seeiking real competitive advantage and are willing to take bold risks also dont have as much money.  An auction gets us in front of people who normally wouldn’t seek out our services. Of course, even if you are in a big company, and perhaps especially so if you are trying to sell the idea of social media within your organization, we can create tremendous value to help you thrive while your competitors are struggling.

Our Experience

No, I dont mean that we dont have any experience and are forced to do this, but rather that we get more chances to work together, on short burstable projects.  Doing this auction with Adriana Lukas is a fantastic oppotunity for me to get in front of a client together – to get to know each other better, to learn from her while helping others.

Of course, we also get another client to list in our case studies too. Naturally, the more experience we have, and the more we have doing this together, the more valuable our time becomes over the long run and the more we can charge.  The more people giving us testimonials, like Kym Wong, the more you and people like you are going to be willing to trust us too.  Kym told me she had a huge return on her investment of $162.50 when I offered this up in DC back in March as an experiment.

Kym’s feedback on eBay was “Got tons of actionable ideas and advice! Worth 10x the price, highly recommended”.

Our Time

While my time and Adriana’s time is maxed out regularly, I always have a few hours when I am traveling to sit down with people and talk about their business and innovative ideas to help drive to the future.  When I do, as was the case after my session at Next09 with a few people, I always offer up some free advice… to them as individual’s, not to their company.  So if we can get paid a little something, instead of nothing for this, it creates a win-win for everyone.  The reality is though, that we both spend a large percentage of our time on community works and big ideas that dont pay the bills in the short term.  We simply dont invest as much time as we perhaps should selling outrselves (partially because we dont like doing that).

If we were to try to sell our time actively during my visit to London, it would take dozens of hours over several weeks.  If you factor in all the time making the sale, along with the time delivering the education or training, we have to charge a lot to make a reasonable rate of pay.  This auction path allows us to be more effcicient, and hopefully get a better per hour return on our time then we would if we worked hard to sell that halfd day so some of the same people who would buy it.

Increasing Awareness

Is this story interesting to you? Might it be something you might try yourself as Rebecca Caroe suggested? Well, that means more people are going to hear about AdHocnium, about me, about Adriana and about others who are doing this with us.  Our business model is pretty unuque too, so we get a chance to highlight the fact that we have reimagined what a gobal agency should look like, how it should operate, how we can attract the best and brightest talent and how we are leading our clients into the future. So while some may call it a stunt, it is much more (and honestly, it’s a little bit of that too).

The Auction

So what do you think? Anyone in London want to bid on a 2 hour consulting session with Chris Heuer andAdriana Lukas on Wednesday 13 May 2009? Let the bidding begin.

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