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Diamante Eco Adventure Park – a Great Day for the Family

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My family and I just returned from a week-long vacation on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Tamarindo is one of my favorite places to visit. The people are super-nice, there are plenty of food options, most locals speak English, and it is a relaxed town. We love visiting Costa Rica, and especially the town of Tamarindo.

After making our travel plans, I remembered that Monte Cahn mentioned something about spending time in Costa Rica. I reached out to Monte to ask if he would be in Costa Rica while we were down there. Unfortunately, Monte was in Florida, but he told me about a non-domain industry investment of his: Diamante Eco Adventure Park. He thought my family would love it, especially the kids.

I looked at Diamante’s website, and I was sold after watching the video on the home page. In addition to zip lining, ATV riding, and horseback riding, there is an animal sanctuary and botanical garden. I instantly knew the animal sanctuary would be a big hit with my kids. There were all types of local animals – from monkeys → Read More


Poker.com Domain Name Up for Sale

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I read a report that Poker.com is for sale and being brokered by Right of the Dot. I reached out to Right of the Dot CEO Monte Cahn, and he confirmed that his company is actively seeking a buyer for this high value domain name. Monte shared that the owner is seeking $20 million for Poker.com.

Monte has a pretty large list of prospective buyers for Poker.com. The domain name seems like a perfect fit for a company that operates in the online poker space. A casino - either virtual or brick and mortar - might also be a good prospect for Poker.com. There are other organizations and businesses related to the world of poker that might also have an interest in this domain name.

While $20 million seems quite high for a domain name, there have been quite a few large gambling domain name sales. According to NameBio, the 5 largest publicly reported gambling related domain name sales are: (more…) → Read More


NamesCon Auction Details and Submission Info

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With the NamesCon 2018 conference a few months away, the domain name auction is starting to take shape. Monte Cahn from Right of the Dot is helping to organize the auction event, and he shared some details about the auction as well as some information about submitting domain names to be sold via auction.

Monte shared these details about the types of domain names that are being sought out for the auction:

"I am looking for the best super premium .com names - meaning key words, dictionary terms in proper tense, N, NN, NNN, L, LL, LLL, etc. These will be at no and low reserve to drive as much bidding competition and bidding excitement as possible.

Although there will be some new TLDs, we will not get most of those from submitters, some will come from the registries and some from registrants but we will not allow any names with premium priced renewals or crazy tiered pricing, etc. But point is, that I am not looking for new TLDs from registrants yet for the auction - just super premium .com names for now."

The auction will be run → Read More


NameJet to Host NamesCon 2017 Live Auction

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namescon-2017-auctionNameJet will once again play host to the live domain name auction that will be held during the 2017 NamesCon conference in Las Vegas. The domain auction is being organized by Monte Cahn's consulting firm, Right of the Dot. The live auction will be held at the Tropicana hotel on January 23rd from 3PM – 6PM Pacific time. A press release  sharing information about the auction was published this morning.

Here's an excerpt from the press release with some details about the auction that you might find interesting:

"The auctions will feature some of the best .com and new gTLD names available anywhere including a super premium bundled lot featuring BAR.COM, BAR.NET, CAFES.COM, GRILL.COM, PLACE.COM, PUB.COM SHELTER.COM, and other individual premium and super premium names such as LEADS.COM, SPORTSCARS.COM, PATTY.COM, STOP.COM, WINECLUB.COM, GOLD.CLUB, SINGLE.COM, E.HOSTING, MORTGAGE.BROKER, PPL.NET, and others. There will be an estimated 400 names in the overall auction with an estimated 125 domains being offered at the live auction on → Read More


Poll: Will NamesCon Auction Set a Record?

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I think the NamesCon domain auction being held on NameJet has the potential to be big. There are many awesome names up for sale and it seems like most of those already have bids. As of right now, there are several million in bids placed, although only one auction with a reserve price north of $10k has hit its reserve. There are several no reserve auctions above $10k though.

Monte Cahn, a co-founder of Right of the Dot, is one of the organizers of this year's auction. In a tweet on Monday, he said that he believes the NamesCon auction is going to set a record for the largest domain name auction (beating the $12.3 million high water market set at TRAFFIC 2007).

I think there is a (more…) → Read More


Monte Cahn Predicts NamesCon Auction Will Be Largest

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It looks like Monte Cahn believes the upcoming NamesCon domain name auction will be the largest domain auction of all time.

Earlier this morning, Colin Campbell, CEO and founder of the .Club Registry posted the tweet below asking if NamesCon will be the largest auction:




Monte Cahn responded to the question without hesitation and left no doubt about his expectations for the auction: (more…) → Read More


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