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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.
… as they return to the available pool. It also means that Pheenix’s dropnet (a word I just made up that sounds a bit like “botnet” in a pathetic attempt to coin a term for once in my career) is now a bit bigger than that of Web.com, the registrar pool behind Namejet and SnapNames. It’s still a long way behind TurnCommerce, owner of DropCatch, which…
… Demand Media has completed the spin-off of its domain name business, Rightside. Shares in the new company, which will be listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, went to existing Demand Media shareholders. Trading under the ticker symbol NAME, Rightside stock started off at $16.77 yesterday morning and is currently trading at around $15.07…