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.
There are hundreds of domain names for sale as part of the auction that were not included in the live auction. In addition, domain names that did not hit reserve in the live auction are now for sale in this extended auction. I reached out to Monte Cahn, founder of Right of the Dot (organizer of this auction), and I asked him to share his favorite domain names available for sale:
I really like the following in the extended auction, not in order of choice:
Weddingparty.com – weddingparty.net – weddingparty.org – weddingparty.biz – weddingparty.info – weddingparty.tv] To bid on this lot, please bid on weddingparty.com – a bid on WEDDINGPARTY.COM applies to the ENTIRE bundle!
Edit.com (already have a buyer after auction that has agreed to buy it for much higher on a payment plan if it does not sell in the extended – ok to mention that)
CPU.com (very close to selling)
Porn.ca (I sold porn.com for $9.5mm)
X.de (fantastic rare singe letter .de name)
Beautifulwomen.com – beautfulwomen.com – beautiflwomen.com – beautifulwomen.co.nz – beautifulwomen.com.br – beautifulwomen.com.mx – beautifulwomen.com.tw – beautifulwomen.fr – beautifulwomen.la – beautifulwomen.mx – beautifulwomen.se – beautifulwomen.tw] To bid on this lot, please bid on beautifulwomen.com – a bid on BEAUTIFULWOMEN.COM applies to the ENTIRE bundle!
It always seems like a few very good domain names end up selling in the extended auction. I am pretty sure Monte is still working on finding buyers and closing deals. If there’s a name that you like but the reserve is above the price to pay, you might want to reach out to Monte or NameJet to see if they can get the seller to reduce the reserve price to induce a deal. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn’t, but I don’t think it can hurt to ask.