When I was looking at some upcoming auctions on GoDaddy Auctions last night, I saw a banner advertising the upcoming NamesCon domain name auction:
Although the banner indicates pre-bidding will begin on December 1, the auction page is now loading. When I visited, I was able to see quite a few domain names that will be included in the auction, in addition to the handful of high value names that were already announced. I looked up a handful of the additional names that have been added, and I can see those are all NameFind portfolio names (owned by GoDaddy).
Customers are not able to bid on the auctions yet. The “Continue to Review” button is greyed out and not yet functional. I presume this functionality will be enabled on December 1 as the banner indicates.Update – bidding is now open.
I believe domain name submissions for the auction are still being accepted. The auction is being run in conjunction with Monte Cahn’s Right of the Dot. I know Monte always looks for exceptional domain names with low reserve prices, and I am sure that is still the case.
The NamesCon live auction will be held during the NamesCon Global conference in Austin, Texas on January 30, 2020. I believe pre-bids placed online for domain names that are included in the live auction will be moved over to the live auction floor during the auction. This will allow people who aren’t at NamesCon to place bids via their GoDaddy Auctions accounts. Since not all domain names will be in the live auction, the online auction at GoDaddy Auctions will be the venue for bidding.
I will keep my eye on the NamesCon auction page to see what names are added to the list.