NameJet is auctioning a number of top .PW domain names beginning in a couple of weeks, and I wanted to make you aware of the auction. Included in this auction is 23 single letter .PW domain names. The only single letter .PW domain names not included in the auction are p.PW, u.PW, and w.PW.
The .PW domain registry recently announced that they made an off-market deal with an Internet startup company called Upworthy, which has pledged to make u.PW its exclusive url shortener, like Twitter has done with t.CO. w.PW does not resolve, and p.PW looks like it’s already an active website. The terms of that deal were not publicly released. All of the single letter .PW domain names have reserve prices.
The auctions are similar in nature to the standard pre-release NameJet auctions in that bidders need to place a back order in order to participate in the private three day auction that follows this public interest period. Auctions begin closing between two to four weeks from now, and the single letter .PW domain names end later than the keyword domain name auctions.
The .PW Registry, which is currently advertising on my blog, has seen some early success with its marketing campaign. The extension is branded as the “Professional Web,” and to date, it recently announced that over 50,000 .PW domain names were registered within 3 weeks of its initial availability.