Home Domain Auctions

Domain Auctions

Video: Frank Schilling Wins DomainNames.com Auction

12

DomainNames.com has been owned by Network Solutions, and the company put this domain name up for sale in the NamesCon auction earlier this week. One of the highlights of the live was the sale of DomainNames.com for $370,000. The winning bidder in the auction was Uniregistry founder Frank Schilling.

Jordi Gasull, founder of NameAgency.com, shared a video of the auction. With his permission, I am sharing the auction video with you:

NamesCon Extended Auction Through February 13

9

The live domain auction held last Monday during NamesCon had several large sales. The total sales volume during the live auction was approximately $2.3 million. The NamesCon auction continues for two weeks (ending February 13) in the form of its extended auction hosted on NameJet.

2019 NamesCon Live Auction List

5

The NamesCon live domain name auction will take place this afternoon at 4pm (Pacific) in the conference keynote hall. The live auction will be conducted by auctioneer Wayne Wheat, and online bidding will be done simultaneously. There are 132 domain name lots in the live auction.

Solyndra.com Domain Name Sold for $12,225

11

Solyndra.com, the domain name once owned by the bankrupt solar panel company Solyndra, expired and went to auction at GoDaddy Auctions. The auction ended this afternoon, and the Solyndra.com domain name sold for $12,225. There were 167 bids from 14 bidders who participated in the auction.

Solyndra.com: Political “Artifact” on Auction

0

It looks like the Solyndra.com domain name expired, and it is currently in auction at GoDaddy Auctions. Solyndra was a solar panel maker that filed for bankruptcy after receiving a very large loan from the US government. Solyndra became a political buzzword during President Barack Obama’s presidency, and people still reference Solyndra today in political discussions.

Brent Oxley Lists Valuable Domain Names in NamesCon Auction

17

Brent Oxley was the founder of HostGator, one of the world’s largest web hosting companies. Since selling HostGator, Brent has become an investor in high value domain names. From what I can tell, Brent primarily invests in exceptional one word .com domain names.

When NameJet revealed the list of domain names that will be up for auction in the NamesCon auction next month, I saw that Brent listed a large group of valuable domain names. I reached out to Brent to ask him what motivated him to list his domain names for sale via auction, and here’s what he told me:

“There’s a big difference between auctioning a domain with a reserve price and one without. All of the domains I listed have a minimum reserve price which means I can’t lose.

The auction will drum up a ton of exposure and could potentially bring in buyers that I haven’t been able to reach on my own.”

This is the first auction in which Brent has listed his domain names for sale. As he told me, in the best case scenario, he will sell inventory to net him millions of dollars, and in a worse case scenario, it’s an experiment that only costs him some time.

Here’s a list of Brent’s domain names that are up for sale in the auction:

Recent Posts

Divyank Turakhia Subject of BBC Documentary

The BBC will be airing a documentary about Divyank Turakhia, the self-made billionaire who founded a number of companies with his brother Bhavin. Many...

RDNH Finding on Dialoga.com UDRP

A UDRP was filed against Dialoga.com at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Case #D2018-2768). The complainant in the UDRP was Dialoga Servicios Interactivos,...

Did Lebron James Acquire Lebron.com?

If you visit the Lebron.com domain name right now, you can see that it forwards to LebronJames.com, the website for NBA superstar Lebron James....

There are Almost 30,000 .Love Domain Names

Did you know there is a .Love new gTLD extension? .Love domain names can be bought at many domain registrars, and it looks like...

Giuseppe Graziano Publishes Q4 Liquid Domains Report

Giuseppe Graziano, founder of the GGRG domain brokerage, published his quarterly report for Q4 2018 focusing on the liquid domain name market. The report,...