I mentioned this briefly yesterday, but today I have more information about the premium .CO auction on Pool that begins today at noon and runs through November 7. This is a no reserve auction, and anyone who registers on Pool can bid on the domain names.
The auction is a “re-auction” of domain names from the original .CO landrush. I believe some of the names had initially been auctioned but bidders didn’t pay.
Listed below are the 100 domain names that are set to be auctioned. I bolded my favorites – keep in mind that I may bid on one or more auction.
50. grc.co 51. gts.co
Assets.CO is the best IMO.
I wonder how they chose these LLL to be “premium?” I still have a couple dozen and have sold 2 in the last few weeks. One to an investor and one to a end user, which I probably under-sold.
You can have all of them
I have a few others if anyone is interested in .Co:
2. SaoPaolo.co (5th largest city in the world)
If these are premium then mine are ultra-ultra premium.
Everyone always thinks that their names are better than whatever list is posted 😉
I respect your opinion but with all due respect, I have names far better than most in this list.
Maybe my comment sounded harsh and it’s nothing personal. I find that whenever an auction list is posted by any company, there are people who always come out of the woodwork to mention how much better their list is, how much more valuable their names are, or how they could have selected a better list.
I understand… I think I am a little stunned by what is being called premium these days.
if the weekly sales reports are any indication, “.CO” and “Premium” are really oxymoron’s.
Someone had to say it!
Compared to what? I guess it depends what colored glasses you are wearing…
I’ve seen pretty much one bigger sale per week. Do you expect more than this? If you do, I’d be interested in knowing what those expectations are based on?
Oxymorons apply when two things are clearly contradictory. If your definition is based on .com “premium”, I beg to differ with your opinion, m.
Hi folks, I have a few domains willing to let go. Interested parties, please email me : firstname.lastname@example.org
I would let those go, too.
My point is some of these random LLL do not seem premium. Having sold about 15 LLL in the last year, I see no rhyme or reason to the value. It is either very small businesses or investors buying at about $500 and re-listing at $1,500-2,000. Some I think are “great” like teo or vgo get daily traffic but don’t sell and others like pbp do.
“Premium” is in the eye of the beholder, or whoever stands to profit most. Didn’t Namejet have a so-called premium .CO auction about 6 months ago filled with substandard names? It was awful – names you wouldn’t want for free. I don’t see anything special about the LLL listed, but I guess all it takes is one person/company with an interest in that acronym. I’ve been out of the loop…good to see that .CO has some momentum.
charges.co, is a great domain name
OMG.co is going to see a fierce TM battle. I wouldn’t own it…
Fierce TM battle with whom? OMG is as common a term as LOL, HAHA, and other abbreviations, and the usage is what matters in this instance I would presume.
In your opinion, which trademark would it infringe upon? There are 77 live TM records for “OMG” in the USPTO database.
Cases have been won on far less. If I were a holder of an OMG TM and I had enough money to bury a domain owner with legal expenses to force them to turn it over, I could get the name. It is not about rights or law anymore. It is who has the most money to force the action. Since I can’t guess what the 77 TM owners would do, I would suppose some might have heartburn with it if it was a competitor. Do you really thing Yahoo will want diversion traffic going away from OMG.com?
IMO and thinking as a no BS businessman, I would be able to get this name through WIPO or the courts with ease from a domainer. Domain owners need to look at every point of possible legal battles over their name before the plop down money. Remember, the war is on generic names these days. Check WIPO results and see how many generic names are being brought up through their system.
Believe me I have had to respond to several of these for generic phrase domains. I owned FastAccessDSL.com and had to give it up to AT+T and I owned before they even used the term. I have been at this since 97. I have seen a lot of stuff others have not. IMO I would not buy OMG.co.
For well over a year, people have been talking about a huge amount of .CO lawsuits and UDRPs, and how it will be some sort of field day for trademark attorneys. So far, it’s been all hot air. How many .CO lawsuits have you seen? There have been just 112 UDRPs out of over 1,000,000 .CO domain names.
59 in 2011: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/casesx/list.jsp?prefix=DCO&year=2011&seq_min=1&seq_max=199
53 in 2010: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/casesx/list.jsp?prefix=DCO&year=2010&seq_min=1&seq_max=199
It is an opinion. Personally I would not reg it. I hope who gets it never has to deal with a TM issue. Yahoo spent a buttload for OMG.com and they very well may not do anything. Personally, I would not take the gamble for a .co name.
On another note, what would they do with it if they bought it? Unless if makes cash it is not worth the price. If it get typo clicks than it makes a target. My point is, there are plenty of 3-character.com names out there for a good price. I would focus on those.
IMO, Peliculas.co (movies in spanish which I own), I wouldn’t trade for any of these, and I have never got an offer for Peliculas.co. Type-ins maybe 2-3 a day. However, Pelicula.tv which I own, has had many very good offers over the last couple of years and get’s ton’s of type-ins. Just stating the facts here for me!
I am not hear to rip .co, but maybe it’s just bad luck, but I got many good ones, and never any offers. Selling ton’s of .com’s and .tv’s for a great ROI so no complaints there. Good luck for .co’s, like to see everybody do well.
Nice… you’re an evangelist 🙂
I have a LLL.co that I would consider “not bad”. It starts with an i and the last 2 letters are a word
I’ve had zero traffic and zero offers.
My other .co is a common spanish word (it’s a drink)…again, no traffic and no offers.
I won’t project my results on the entire .co extension, but from my personal experience, it’s been a bust
Maybe from a sales perspective right now, but maybe not from a development perspective. I personally still have not invested a lot in .CO because I like quick flips and I don’t think .CO is the place to make them happen.