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.NYC travel and tourism domain name auction ends Thursday

Museum.nyc, Shows.nyc and more are up for grabs.

The .NYC domain registry is holding an auction of travel and tourism related domain names at Sedo that ends on Thursday. Bidding is restricted to people who live or own a business in New York City. [Update: the auction sold $17,471 not including the $25,000 BroadwayTickets.nyc sale.]

Already, you might view the auction as a success. The Broadway League Inc., which owns Broadway.org, bought BroadwayTickets.nyc before the auction started for $25,000. The domain name was supposed to be in the auction.

With one day to go, bidding in the auction is fairly light with just 9 of the 24 domains receiving bids, and these with just one each. The top bid is only $510.

However, this is typical of these types of auctions. They tend to attract bids in the final hours. Domains like Shows.nyc, Tour.nyc and Theaters.nyc should end up selling for much more.

.NYC has held three auctions previously. A real estate auction pulled in over $70,000 in sales led by RealEstate.nyc for $21,300. A fashion auction had $90,000 in bids, although the top sale for $37,000 never closed. A tech-themed auction had $29,000 in sales.

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