Auction at TRAFFIC conference will allow for remote bidding.
Rick Latona announced that his auction at next month’s TRAFFIC conference will be simulcast on the web. The auction will use Proxibid, which Latona calls the “biggest and best online auction company in the business.”
Latona’s auction will include his own domains, including some real winners such as SecurityAlarms.com, LotteryNumbers.com, and Cyberspace.com. It is unclear how the reserves and pricing will work.
So here’s what the auction scene at TRAFFIC will look like:
Rick Latona – offering his own domains. He’s hired a live auctioneer and will simulcast on the web. [update: Rick says he’s offering other people’s domains too.]
Moniker – Moniker will hold the premier auction. As usual, it will allow for live bidding through its online interface.
TrafficZ – 60 or so premium domain names. You can submit your domains at Aftermarket.com. It will likely leverage the online bidding technology used at Domain Roundtable conferences.
Bido – it’s unclear what Bido will do. When it decided to hold a live auction it said it didn’t know what it’s exact plans were. Since then Bido has suspended its online auctions as it works through technical issues.
Rick Schwartz – Schwartz will auction off some of his own domains. I suspect that Moniker will handle the auctioning of his domains, but in a separate auction.