Sedo put out a call for domain name submissions for its upcoming iGaming Auction. The auction and marketplace platform is seeking gambling and gaming related domain name submissions for the auction that will be held in November.
Here’s what I was told about the upcoming auction:
“Then at the end of November, we will also host a gaming and gambling domains auction titled the “iGaming Auction”. This exclusive auction will coincide with the Sigma iGaming conference in Malta which several of our top brokers, Brian Michitti and Derick Clegg will be in attendance. During the event, we’ll be promoting the auction, gaining even more exposure to additional buyers who have a specific interest in this premium inventory.”
Sedo put out a request for domain names that meet the following criteria:
- The domain extension (TLD) of the domain is considered premium and has a history of high-value sales (Such as .com, .net or .de).
- The domain is a generic gambling, gaming, or betting domain term, that describes an existing product or service. For example, betting.com, odds.com or poker.com.
- The domain is easy to spell and is not prone to typographical errors.
- The TLD geographically matches the language of the domain name.
- The domain doesn’t violate third party rights (e.g. trademark rights, intellectual property, or other famous names.
Gambling domain names have sold fairly well over the past couple of years, at least partially due to the changes in US law regarding betting outside of Nevada. According to NameBio, there have been nearly 350 public gambling domain name sales in the past two years. The dollar volume of those sales is $1.2 million, with an average sale price of $3,586. The five largest gambling related domain names reported at NameBio in the past two years are:
- Casinos.org – $400,000
- Casino.ro – $253,268
- CasinoEngine.com – $40,000
- CasinoNYC.com – $27,300
- OnlineCasino.mx – $22,803
I am not sure the commission rate for successful sales, nor do I know of the exclusivity period either. If you are interested in submitting domain names for this auction, you should find out those details prior to submitting your domain name(s) for review.
I believe you can submit names for the auction via your Sedo account.