Right of the Dot, the domain name industry company founded by Monte Cahn, announced it will be running a live, independently-operated domain name auction at the end of February. This auction is unrelated to the NamesCon auction that is being hosted by GoDaddy later on this month. Monte and his company have managed domain industry auctions for more than 15 years.
A press release with details about the auction was published this afternoon. Here is a brief excerpt with the most important details about the auction:
“On February 25, 2021, RightOfTheDot, in partnership with best selling author and World Champion Auctioneer Wayne Wheat will take the gavel to auction off 50-75 super premium domain names. The live auction will occur on February 25, 2021 beginning at 12:00 PM CST at https://ROTD.hibid.com/, preceded by a timed online auction with hundreds more domain names available. The live auction will be webcast in real time from a live production studio in College Station Texas.”
I am not familiar with the HiBid auction platform, but I will have a look once the auction listings go live. Platform registration will be required in order to bid on the auction. I believe participants can place proxy bids prior to the live auction.
Industry veteran Scott Pruitt, who previously worked on the NameJet auction platform, will be working with Monte to manage the auction. I chatted with Scott about the types of domain names they are looking to include in the auction and here’s what he shared with me:
- 2 to 4 number
- 2 to 4 letter
- 1 word (with meaning) .com
- non-premium renewals
To submit domain names for consideration, you can visit the ROTD website. You will want to reach out to the ROTD team to get the details regarding exclusivity, commission rates, and other important details.