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  • Vegas.club changes hands in $100k deal

    1. BY - Jan 13, 2015
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    Vegas.club site plans unveiled during NamesCon.

    .Club has a second $100,000 deal under its belt as part of its Startup.club initiative.

    One Degree World Systems, Inc. acquired the domain name Vegas.Club and plans to launch a members-only site for deals, concierge services and more.

    One Degree CEO Howard Lefkowitz unveiled plans for the site today at NamesCon in Las Vegas. You can see video of the presentation here.

    Although the $100,000 price is nice for .Club, they might get even more mileage out of having a .Club domain name widely promoted. Lefkowitz is a promoter and has big plans for other new TLDs he has acquired, including many under .Buzz, .Ninja and .Vegas domain names.

  • Heritage Auctions finalizes list for exclusive February Auction

    1. BY - Jan 12, 2015
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    Auction will have just 30 lots.

    Heritage Auctions has finalized the list of 30 lots it will auction off in next month’s domain name auction.

    This is probably the smallest number of domain names to be auctioned in a live auction event, and it will be interesting to see how this approach works.

    Some of the more interesting domain names include:

    • NL.com
    • AT.com
    • Future.com
    • SmartWatches.com
    • Quick.com
    • Import.com
    • Equity.com
    • Arcade.com
    • Classic.com
    • Corn.com
    • An LLL .net Portfolio of (84) Domains

    The auction will be held February 9 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

    If you’re interested in domain name auctions, Right of the Dot is hosting an auction during the NamesCon conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening.

  • ROTD auction at NamesCon will sell a lot of domain names

    1. BY - Jan 08, 2015
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    Sell-through rate at next week’s auction is guaranteed to be high.

    Right of the DotRight of the Dot (ROTD) is hosting a live domain name auction next Tuesday during NamesCon. From the looks of it, they’re going to sell a lot of domain names. The only question is how much they’ll sell for.

    Already 31 domain names have pre-bids that have met their reserves (mostly on no reserve domain names). That means the auction is already at about a 30% sell-through rate on a planned inventory of about 100-110 domain names. That should make it exciting.

    The auction includes a mix of .com domain names and new top level domain names. Don’t think for a minute that the new TLDs won’t do well; If you get a room full of new top level domain name companies together, they’ll make sure the new TLD auctions don’t flop.

    Of the 31 domains to already meet their reserves, 20 are new TLDs. They’re mostly .vegas and .nyc domain names. The .NYC ones are interesting since you have to live or own a business in New York City in order to register the domain names.

    One domain sure to grab a lot of attention is SexEducation.com. ROTD partner Michael Berkens originally paid six figures for the name, but put in the auction at no reserve.

    Other notable .com domain names include Street.com, Photographers.com, Stroke.com, Land.com and Investment.com. The latter two have reserves north of $1 million.

  • Existing TLD .Reise headed to the auction block

    1. BY - Jan 07, 2015
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    Top level domain name will be auctioned at the end of February.

    .reiseInnovative Auctions Ltd., the same company handling many private new top level domain name contention set auctions, is holding an auction for .REISE on February 27.

    What’s unique here is that .reise is an existing top level domain name that’s now available for purchase. I believe this is the second time Innovative Auctions has held auctions for already-released TLDs.

    Reise roughly translates to “journey” or “travel” in German, and is geared to the German speaking travel industry. Technically, it’s restricted to people and companies with a connection to the travel industry, but there’s no advanced verification and the terms are somewhat loose.

    dotreise GmbH launched .reise with a sunrise running in July 2014. .Reise has 1,257 domains in the zone file according to nTLDstats. The domains are expensive — registrars I checked charge about $150 per year.

    Donuts has the competing domain name .Reisen, which has 3,858 names in the zone file. They are priced at roughly $25 retail.

  • 25 End User Domain Name Sales

    1. BY - Jan 07, 2015
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    End user domain names sales continued during the holidays.

    Sedo didn’t report domain name sales over the holidays, so this week’s end user sales report includes sales from the past three weeks. Over this period, Sedo handled 1,067 transactions for a total of $2.6 million worth of domain names.

    Let’s just right into the list of recent end user sales at the Sedo marketplace: Click here to view the end user sales list