Domain Auctions

October 2019 GreatDomains Results

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The GreatDomains auction for the month of October concluded this afternoon. In total, 25 domain names were sold in the auction for a total of nearly $100,000 USD in sales. The three largest sales in the auction were three letter .com domain names. OLI.com sold for $50,000 and represented the largest sale of the auction.

Media Options Launches “SEO Authority Domain Deals” Newsletter

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Media Options, the domain name brokerage founded by Andrew Rosener, has added a new SEO-focused domain name newsletter. This newsletter is separate from the company’s high end domain name brokerage newsletter. In addition, unlike the free domain brokerage newsletter, the SEO Authority newsletter will have a cost of $24/month for people who sign up before October 29 and $49/month for people who sign up after the deadline.

Here’s some more information about the newsletter, which was shared in the inaugural edition:

NY Times: Democracy.com in Auction

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I don’t usually learn about upcoming domain name auctions from the New York Times, but I did this morning. According to an article written by Niraj Chokshi, Democracy.com is coming up for auction, and the domain name has a minimum bid of $300,000. The auction is being managed by Heritage Auctions, which has been running domain name auctions for several years.

Stuff Magazine Domain Name in Auction at GoDaddy

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Many years ago when I traveled less frequently than I do now, I had a routine when I got to the airport. I would visit Hudson News or whatever other newsstand was in close proximity, and I would buy a Maxim magazine and a Stuff magazine to read on the airplane. It’s been a long time since I have done that, but I can see that Maxim is still published (at least online), but Stuff is published by a different company with a different theme.

Corporate Registrants Lose $46k in Revenue

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There were two high value, one word .com domain names that closed at auction this afternoon at NameJet. This is not surprising. What is surprising is that both domain names were previously registered to major corporations, and instead of taking a gain from the sale of a valuable domain name, the registrars and auction platforms were the beneficiaries rather than each of these companies.

GoDaddy Should Add a Year of Registration for Aftermarket Purchases

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In July, I noticed a domain name I had sold for five figures on Afternic was coming up for auction at GoDaddy Auctions. The domain name had been sold less than a year before, so it was surprising to see it had already reached expiry status. I posted a tweet mentioning that I think GoDaddy should add one year of registration after a domain name was sold via Afternic:

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