.Club Sells Over 5,500 Premium Domains In Dec For Almost $615K
- .Club just released it premium sales report for December 2015.
On December 16th .Club released 13,000 new premium names to the registrar channel, with many priced at $100 or lower
In all, 5,525 premium names were sold in December.
Total premium name sales for December, from all sources, came to $614,071.90.
Total premium name sales for Q4 2015 came to $2,350,116.47.
As of December 31, 2015, total cumulative sales of registry reserved premium .CLUB names came to $3,398,167.27.
The highest single sale ... read more ...
Here Are The Domains For The Live Auction From Namescon
- RightOfTheDot will conduct the live auction on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time at the NamesCon Conference, at the New Tropicana Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
130 domain names will be auctioned.
The domain names not chosen for the Live auction will continue to be up for auction on Namejet.com until January 21st.
Over 50% of the domain names in the Live auction already received bids over reserve and will sell tomorrow.
Any domain names not sold in the Live auction will be added back ... read more ...
.Ski Registry Removes All Reserves From The ROTD/Namescon Auction
- The .Ski registry, which has some great one letter domain names like i.ski an e.ski and some natural hacks like water.ski and jet.ski has removed all reserve prices from the domain names being auctioned in the RightoftheDot.com domain auction being held at Namescon.
All the domain names are now available for bidding in auction at No Reserve.
Many of these domain names already have bids at Namejet.com in pre-bidding.
Therefore the high bids have now become the winning bid.
The live Namescon auction ... read more ...
Reserve Dropped On 8 Domains In The ROTD Auction: All Have Bids, Which Are Now The High Bid
- We have more news on the RightoftheDot.com auction being held a week from today at Namescon at 2PM PST.
An owner of 8 domain names in the auction, all of which already have bids in pre-bidding at Namejet.com has removed the reserve price.
By removing the reserve prices, the domains are being offered at NO Reserve.
Since all of the domain name have bids and the reserves have removed, the high bids are now the winning bids.
Here are the domain names which are all open for pre-bidding on NameJet.com
Of ... read more ...
Tuscany.com; Erotica.com; Penis.com Added At No Reserve To ROTD/Namescon Auction
- Some amazing domain names were added to the RightoftheDot.com domain auction being held at Namescon late last week all at NO Reserve by CheapDomains.com, including one that has an Estibot value of over $5 Million Dollars.
That domain name is Penis.com, one of the premier “adult” domains but which is one of those adult words you can say on broadcast television. Penis.com of course can be used as a medical site.
Let’s remember that of the top-selling domain names of all time several are adult ... read more ...
The ROTD Domain Auction At Namescon Tops $5.5 Million In Bids
- The RightoftheDot.com domain name auction being held live/online on January 11, 2016 has now topped $5.5 Million in Pre-bidding on Namejet.com
In all there are 325 domain names with at least one bid and about 250 of those have more than one bid.
About 125 domain names will be in the live auction with the rest staying opened for bidding on Namejet.com until January 21st.
There are 12 domain names with a high bid in the 6 figures or higher.
43 domain names have a bid in the five figures or higher.
Moreover ... read more ...
BY.com Added To Namescon Auction; Get's $500K Bid: My Interview W/ The Owner
The two letter domain name BY.com has just been added to the RightoftheDot.com domain name auction as part of the Namescon conference.
The domain name already has gotten a bid of $500,000 on Namejet.com in pre-bidding.
No only is BY.com become the 4th two letter .com in the auction, but it joins AT.com as the second two letter domain that is a word.
I had a chance to chat with the owner of the domain, André Eidskrem, about the very interesting history behind the domain name and why he is now ... read more ...
1st Time? Frank Schilling Has 11 .Com's At No Reserve In The Namescon Auction
- Frank Schilling has 11 .Com domain names from his personal inventory up for auction at no reserve, at the RightoftheDot.com domain auction being held at NamesCon on January 11th.
Pre-bidding is open for these domain names at Namejet.
Over the years I’m not sure if Frank has ever put up any of his privately owned .Com domain names in auction with no reserve.
According to Estibot.com these 11 domain names have a retail value of over $200,000 and they are all at no reserve (minimum bid of $300 each).
Here ... read more ...
Report: Domain 688.com Sold For $1.5 Million
- According to a report appearing in ename.cn, the domain name 688.com just sold for about $1.5 Million dollars.
According to the report the sales price was 9,580,000 RMB which according to today’s exchange rate is $1,496,290.52.
The domain name 688.com did change ownership yesterday.
The domain was owned by a XiaoFeng Lin of China at the domain name registrar MAFF Inc. until December 5th when the whois information was updated to reflect LinXiaoFeng of DotMedia Limited as the new owner. The domain ... read more ...
Census.com, In Last Namescon Auction Sells To Mark Monitor Client
- The domain name Census.com which was in the RightoftheDot.com domain name auction at Namescon in January 2015, just sold to a Mark Monitor client as the whois information changed yesterday.
The domain name Census.com was one of my favorite picks from that auction.
The domain name had a auction reserve of between $100,001 – $250,000
It will be interesting to see who wound up buying this domain.
Census.com as a parked page has an Alexa ranking in the 5 million range.
In a just 5 weeks RightoftheDot.com ... read more ...
Namejet.com Reports $1.56 Million In Domain Sales In November
Namejet.com usually released a sales news for Nov stating $1,561,991.00 in domain names sold.
Namejet.com usually news sales of $2,000 or some-more and for that remuneration was done by a finish of a month.
The tip 16 sales had 4 characters or less:
3 Letter .Com hits new auction site during $10 with no reserve
- Greg Ricks is betting a valuable domain on getting attention for his own auctions.
Domain name investor Greg Ricks has added auctions to his Perfect Name site, and he’s putting up a 3 letter .com domain name at no reserve to draw attention to it.
DXC.com is currently in an auction on Perfect Name with a starting bid of $10.
Ricks has already sold the domain name 447.net for $5,150 on the platform. Now he’s upping the game.
I asked Ricks why he’s using his own auction platform rather than one ... read more ...
AT.com Gets a $1.5 Million Bid At NameJet.com
- On Thursday we told you that the domain name AT.com was added to the RightoftheDot domain name auction being held as part of the NamesCon Conference on January 11th 2016, for which pre-bidding is now opened on Namejet.com
There is now a qualified $1.5 Million dollar bid on the domain name AT.com which of course is a even a more rare than a Two Letter .com which only has 676 possible combinations since it’s a word as well.
47 domain names that are live for pre-bidding now have a least one bid on ... read more ...
Monte Cahn – DNW Podcast #59
- Moniker founder discusses domain name investing.
Monte Cahn founded domain name registrar Moniker and later sold it, and now is a partner with domain name consultancy Right of the Dot. On today’s program, Monte talks about how the domain name business has changed over the past 20 years, and how it might change in the future. He discusses current domain investing trends and the upcoming domain auction at NamesCon.
Also: GoDaddy “make offer” fix, Verisign’s IDN plans, Start spreading the .News ... read more ...
RightofTheDot/Namescon Domain Auction Is Opened for Submissions
- RightoftheDot.com is holding a live and online auction with Namejet.com from the Namescon conference.
RightoftheDot.com has now formally opened up submission for the auction.
We are looking for great domain names, especially one word .com and new gTLD’sm along with short domains in all extensions, along with brand domains, category killers, Geographic domains.
Domains should have a low reserve price.
The reserve price is not the price you would quote to sell the domain if you got an offer on the ... read more ...
Health.Org Tops $141,000 In Bidding In Expired Domain GoDaddy.com Auction
- .Health.org is in an expired domain name auction at GoDaddy.com and bidding has topped $141,000 with over 9 days to go.
According to the stats shown on the GoDaddy auction page, the 22 year old domain is estimated to get almost 7,000 visitors a month.
Arguably the domain name Health.org is one of the top 5 best possible and most valuable .org domain names.
As of publication there are only 17 active bidders on the domain, but the only way to become an active bidder is to top the current high bid ... read more ...
.NYC Gets Around 650 Domain Registrations Out Of 16k+ On The ICANN Collision List
- .NYC celebrated its one year anniversary yesterday by releasing over 16,000 domain names which were previously unavailable due to being placed on the ICANN collision list.
We ran the list through a whois program earlier today and according to the results somewhere around 650 of these domain names got registered.
If you have ever gone through an ICANN collision list a substantial percentage of the list contains a lot of nonsensical domains, containing random letters and/or numbers or are otherwise ... read more ...
.Club to auction dual minute domain names
- Registry wants to tap into Chinese buyers with auction on EachNic.com.
.Club is auctioning a number of two letter .club domain names, along with the single letter C.club, at auctions beginning later this month.
Most of the two letter combinations, such as TB.club and DS.club, have $5,000 reserves. A couple have $10,000 reserves and C.club starts at $50,000.
Here are a couple observations about the approach .Club is taking to selling its two character domain names:
1. Hoping to take advantage of Chinese ... read more ...
Sedo has some inestimable Marketplace auctions right now
- Buyers are bidding up four character domain names at Sedo.
It’s not every day that Sedo Marketplace auctions have intense bidding wars, but this week seems to be an exception. You might want to take a look.
Much of the excitement is a rush on four letter .com domain names. FFRR.com just closed at $5,500. Names including bhxj.com, kgld.com and xqym.com all have multiple bidders and prices over $600.
There are many other four letter domain names also on auction, presumably being snapped up by Chinese ... read more ...
Sedo creates improvements to Direct Auctions
- Auctions will now trigger alerts to people who previously placed offers on the domain.
Sedo has made a couple improvements to to its Direct Auction service, a recent option that lets customers start an auction for their domain name whenever they’d like for a $59 fee.
One of the changes should be appealing to anyone who has received lots of previous offers on a domain name. If the domain name is placed in auction with the Direct Auction service, all people who have previously placed an offer on ... read more ...
Sedo touts Direct Auction successes
- Top Direct Auction sale so far is $26,500.
Sedo launched a new feature called Direct Auctions at the end of April, allowing anyone to start an auction for a $59 fee. 150 orders for Direct Auctions were placed on the first day.
So, how is it going? Sedo has released a few highlighted auction results that were started with the Direct Auctions option:
8255.com $26,500 USD
mexico.tv $9,000 USD
blumenversand.com (flower delivery) €4,200
p-k.com $3,900 USD
These are good results. Of ... read more ...
Sedo now lets clients start their possess domain name auctions
- Domainers can start their own reserve auctions…for a fee.
Sedo is offering domain name sellers a new option to start an auction on its domain name marketplace.
Called Direct Auction, clients can now select domain names to be auctioned, when they start and a reserve price. It costs $59 to start a Direct Auction.
Previously, sellers could start an auction in response to an offer on their domain (aka “push to auction”) or by submitting it through Great Domains. They could also work with an account ... read more ...
Heritage Auctions usurpation submissions for summer domain name auction
- Auction house will hold another exclusive auction this summer.
Heritage Auctions is planning another live domain name auction for early this summer.
The format will be similar to one it held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York in February. It will be limited to about 30 high value domain names, primarily .com. It will take place in June in either Dallas (where Heritage Auctions is based) or New York.
The February auction brought in over $1.3 million in sales, with many of them coming post-auction. ... read more ...
Company wants to heading a tenure “Domain Auction”
After reading what I wrote, it almost makes me think that the single best strategy one of the new TLD companies can use to guarantee long term success would be to create a handful of sites with broad appeal with their TLD.
So, instead of slogans and hype, they’ve got to either encourage or develop a few great sites under their TLD. I honestly think that if the the majority of US consumers saw or heard an advertisement for a site that is not a mainstream TLD, they wouldn’t even know ... read more ...
Marchex’s Archeo auctioning off 71 domains in SnapNames auction
Archeo runs month long auction on SnapNames platform.
Marchex’s soon-to-be spin-off Archeo just started an auction on SnapNames that will run for a month.
The auction includes 71 domain names and shows both the breadth and quality of Archeo’s portfolio. That said, I think most of these domains names will sell better through negotiation than through an auction.
Three domains have seven figure reserves: Decals.com, Locksmiths.com, and Peliculas (movies in Spanish, ... read more ...