Applicant Auction

  • .reise to start at $400k in no-reserve auction

    … Applicant Auction has revealed the starting price of the first live new gTLD to be auctioned off. Dotreise’s .reise will have a minimum starting bid of $400,000 when it hits the block on February 27, the company revealed. There will be no reserve. It seems quite possible that the registry is barely covering its costs, assuming the TLD sells…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • .reise is first live new gTLD to hit the auction block

    … since it launched. As of today, it has just 1,254 domains in its zone file, about 1,000 of which were registered in its first week of general availability last August. At launch, it had just a handful of registrars. Only four registrars sold more than 100 names in August. It’s currently a relatively big-ticket TLD, which may account for the low sales…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • Momentous pays over $3 million for .sucks

    … Momentous Corp, whose .sucks application has been branded “predatory”, has won the three-way contention set for the new gTLD, according to sources with knowledge of the auction. The company paid over $3 million for the string, one source said. Momentous affiliate Vox Populi Registry beat Donuts and Top Level Spectrum, the other applicants…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 2 readers -
  • Multiple live gTLDs will be auctioned in October

    … Exactly 11 months after the first new gTLDs were delegated to the DNS root, DI has learned that a batch of live gTLDs are heading to auction for the first time. There’s now officially an aftermarket for top-level domains. “Multiple” delegated 2012-round new gTLDs will be auctioned off next month, with the exact date yet to be finalized…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 3 readers -
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