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  • Afilias and Go Daddy to hold second .info auction

    1. BY - Jan 08, 2013
    2. Domain Sales
    3. 3 Comments

    Second “sunrise” auction features 135 .info domain names.

    Afilias and Go Daddy are teaming up for a second .info auction consisting of domain names originally reserved in the .info sunrise period in 2001.

    The auction includes 135 .info domain names that were claimed as trademarks in the sunrise period, but the sunrise applications were later deemed invalid.

    The previous auction of over 100 domain names included cancer.info (which sold for $16,005 to an Arizona home care agency) and loans.info (which sold for $12,205).

    Inventory for the auction has been posted but it doesn’t kick off until January 15. It will run through January 2625.

    Top domains include:

    Home.info
    Autos.info
    Boat.info
    Stamps.info
    Fashion.info
    Beer.info
    Social.info
    Media.info

    Starting bids are $100 with no reserve.

3 Comments
  • Some great names in the mix, but I think it’s a big mistake by the marketing dept to have the auction end on a Saturday.

  • This list looks better than the first one in terms of keyword quality IMO. I also think they want to sell these before .info gets lost in the tide of gtlds coming out later this year.

  • @Mr T, bidding will end on 1/25. The 1/26 date is based on when the auction event page will no longer be displayed. Terribly confusing, I know, we’ll change the end date to reflect the true bidding end time of 1/25.

    -Paul

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