The date and venue for the next domain name auction being conducted by Heritage Auctions has been set. According to Aron Meystedt, Director of the Domain Name and Intellectual Property Department at Heritage Auctions, the live auction will be held on February 9, 2015 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Waldorf is one of the most famous hotels in the City.
Previously, Heritage Auctions put out a call for submissions, and it seemed clear that the company was only looking for the best of the best domain names. In the email sent out today, the company shared more details about the quality of domain names they expect to include.
Here is what Aron had to say about the domain names the company is considering:
“We are seeking one word .com domains that are short and powerful like: Blue.com, Fun.com, Free.com, Gold.com etc.
We are also seeking LL and LLL domain names. We need names with attractive reserve prices. We want to build excitement and we want the press to notice this event.
For this particular auction, because of the limited inventory and the exclusive location, we’re mainly seeking only names described above.”
There will only be 30 domain names included in the auction. I presume there will be pre-auction online bidding as well as a post-auction for domain names that do not sell.
At this point in time, it is unclear if this auction event will be open to the public, but given its prime location, I presume that will be the case. I am sure more details about the live auction will follow, and I will be sure to share them with you.