Domain Sales

    • .com-dominated NamesCon auction already has one million-dollar bid

      There’s still about week to go until this year’s NamesCon conference kicks off in Las Vegas, but the live auction that will close the first day of the show has already seen pre-bidding action. One batch of domains has already received a high bid of $1,010,000, but does not appear to have yet met its reserve. The batch is led by bar.com, but also includes bar.net, cafes.com, grill.com, place.

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  • Short .at domain auction raises over $1m

    … Nic.at’s three-stage auction of one and two-character .at domains has raised over $1 million. Auction house Sedo announced today that over 1,000 .at names were sold, for a combined total of over $1 million. The biggest-ticket name was c.at, which went for €56,000, according to Sedo. Bidders were not restricted to Austria or German-speaking…

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  • .web could already be a record-breaker as auction enters day two

    … It seems likely that .web has already smashed through the $41.5 million record sale price for a new gTLD at ICANN auction. The auction, which kicked off properly at 1300 UTC yesterday, seems to have ended its first day of bidding at around 2300 UTC last night without a winner. That suggests, based on the rules and how previous auctions have…

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  • Top 2015 new gTLD sale looks like cybersquatting

    … One of the top secondary market domain sales of 2015, as reported by Sedo, appears to be a case of somebody selling a domain matching a trademark to the trademark’s owner. According to a press release yesterday, the domain basic-fit.fitness was the third-priciest reportable new gTLD domain sale handled by Sedo last year. It went for €7,949…

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  • Rightside to auction “xyz” domains at NamesCon

    … .xyz made a bit of a splash with domain investors in 2015, but is the meaningless string “xyz” inherently attractive? Even at the second level? Rightside seems to think so. The registry, which does not operate .xyz, is planning to auction at least four “xyz” domains during next Monday’s live auction at the NamesCon conference in Las Vegas…

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  • Berkens flogs the lot to Go Daddy

    … to make a move that doesn’t require working 7 days a week, 365 days a year on the computer,” he wrote. He intends to continue his work with RightOfTheDot, the auction and premium sales company he founded with Monte Cahn, which is running a big auction at the NamesCon conference next month. He has also retained a portfolio of adult-themed domains…

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  • Is gold.co.uk the most expensive .uk name sale yet?

    … The domain name gold.co.uk has reportedly changed hands for £600,000 ($940,000), potentially making it the biggest .uk domain sale ever. The new owner of the domain is Jewellery Quarter Bullion, a Birmingham, UK-based online gold seller. The deal was announced by press release yesterday. Whois records archived by DomainTools show…

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  • M+M gets $3.5m from two gTLD auctions

    … Minds + Machines secured loser fees totaling $3.5 million from its participation in .art and .data new gTLD auctions, the company disclosed today. It seems .data was auctioned recently. It was a three-applicant string and none of the applicants have yet withdrawn their applications. It seems either Donuts or brand applicant Dish DBS won…

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  • Dot London auctioning 50 registry-owned premium names

    … Dot London is to auction off 50 premium .london domains over the next two weeks. The names are all currently registry-owned, and include the likes of dentist.london, flats.london and coffee.london. The full list can be viewed here. The auctions are scheduled to end on July 30 and all have £100 ($155) starting bids. According to the registry…

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  • Sex.co for sale at $200,000

    … Remember when sex.com sold for $13 million? The owner of sex.co, which according to Whois is Amsterdam-based Quattro Media Co, has put the domain on the market with a buy-it-now price of $200,000. That’s according to Heritage Auctions, which says it is managing the sale. There are no buyer’s fees associated with the offer, HA said in an email…

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  • Schwartz sells porno.com for $8.9 million

    … The domain name porno.com has changed hands for $8,888,888, making it the fourth highest-value domain to be sold. The seller is domain investor Rick Schwartz, notorious for owning lots of category-killer domains but hardly ever selling them. The buyer is WGCZ, a Prague-based company. According to DN Journal, the sale is the fourth biggest…

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  • Dot Vegas sells $2m of premiums

    … New gTLD registry operator Dot Vegas says it has sold over $2 million worth of “premium” .vegas domain names to date. The registry, which went to general availability in September, has also registered 1,000 additional premiums to itself in an effort to drum up more sales. The list is available at the registry’s web site (pdf). As you might…

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  • Vegas.club sells for $100,000

    … destination cities worldwide. I’m not sure the deal would be reportable as a straightforward domain-only sale, given that .CLUB said the companies have a “partnership” to develop the domain. According to a company press release, the upcoming site will offer “members-only deals on nightclubs, hotels, shows, attractions and tours as well as concierge…

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