Outlook getting rosier by the minute for Moniker Auction.
[Update: FinancialAid.com sells for $800,000.] Earlier today I wrote about how financial uncertainty is peaking and this has weighed down on the live domain name auctions this week. I also said that Moniker’s timeslot — 3 PM EDT today — may end up being a very lucky happenstance. It’s looking more that way. Democrats and Republicans have apparently come up with a bailout plan and the stock market is up. It’s not like the cloud has been lifted in one day, but it’s certainly not as gloomy.
Add to that Moniker’s good job of getting choice names and offering them up at very good reserves, and I think we’ll be content with the results today. Here are just some of the names that will make this a good auction. [Note: these are from the official catalog downloaded from Moniker. Some of the domains and reserves may have changed.]
VYK.com – no reserve and proceeds will be donated to ICA. With what’s going on in Kentucky this week with the governor ordering a seizure of domain names, we’ll see this domain get bid up.
HolyGrail.com – this could be the Holy Grail of auctions, especially since there’s no reserve
ClinicalPsychology.com – another high quality no reserve domain
SleepWalking.com – reserve under $10k, this domain will sell
Methodology.com – low reserve
Bilingual.com – low reserve, should sell
Technology.net – should sell, especially if reserve is near the low end of $5k-$10k range
BaseballPlayer.com – At $5k-$10k, I like this one
LT.com – reserve is under $100k, so this one should be a no brainer
SummerCamp.com – very good domain with reasonable reserve in $10k-$25k range
Trumpet.com, Sax.com, and Clarinet.com – with no reserve, these domains will be very exciting to watch.
Fired.com – I don’t know if it will sell, but I’d like to see it sell for a lot after the owner dealt with a bogus UDRP.
LifeInsurancePolicies.com – another low reserve domain with proceeds donated to the ICA.
Cleaning.com – no reserve, so this one will be a fun one to watch
JapaneseGardens.com – I personally think this is a good deal at under $10k, but we’ll see what the market says.
Cuban.net – I think I know someone who will be bidding on this one (and it’s not me)
Obviously there are many more good domains. The auction sales total will be highly dependent on selling some of the six figure domains.
If you wish to bid, log-in to download the software register early at snapnames.com/liveAuctions.jsp.