Over 30 domains under nTLDs sold last week, and some for high prices.
The live portion of last week’s Right of the Dot domain name auction at NamesCon delivered about $1.5 million of sales. New top level domain names accounted for just over 20% of this dollar figure.
I think this was a huge moment for new top level domain names on the aftermarket.
I know a lot of people will point out that some of the domains sold were among the very best for each top level domain. This is true. But to watch domains created on namespaces that didn’t exist a couple years ago sell for $5,000 or $10,000 in an auction environment is a very good sign.
It’s also worth noting that, had this auction had the same rules as a recent one in China, total bids probably would have surpassed $50 million.
Here are the new TLDs that sold in the auction:
Many more are listed in the extended auction.