V.TV Pending Delete: What Will it Sell for at Auction?

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I am not sure the reason why, but it looks like the single letter V.TV domain name expired and is now in pending delete status. Assuming one of the major drop catching auction houses is able to grab it, the domain name will go to auction tomorrow or Tuesday.

A Whois history search at DomainTools shows me that V.TV had been owned by Future Media Architects. It is unclear why the domain name expired.

I looked at NameBio, and I was able to search for public single letter and single number .TV domain name sales it has recorded. The largest sale is $18,000 for D.TV. The only other single letter .TV sale was the $17,500 sale of E.TV. There were 5 single number .TV sales recorded, ranging from $3,100 to $5,555. Although the volume of reported sales is very low, it is interesting to see that single letter names sold for much more than single number names. Of note is that there hasn’t been a publicly reported single letter / number .tv sale since 2011, so the market has likely changed since then.

I am not entirely sure how .TV drop catching works, but at NameJet, V.TV already has 85 bids, with the high bid being $1,201. Backorders need to be placed in the next 6+ hours to be eligible for the auction if a NameJet partner registrar catches it. I looked the name up on DropCatch.com, and I don’t see it listed there.

What do you think V.TV will sell for, assuming it goes to auction? If I am incorrect about my .TV drop catching assumptions here, please let me know!

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  1. NameJet allows people to place bids on domains which NameJet isn’t even guaranteed to get.

    Getting this drop is going to require a little bit of luck and a lot of EPP connections to VeriSign. Technically, any VeriSign registrar has the chance but will most likely end up being registered by whomever has the most credentials.

  2. FMA has been dropping lots of non com/net/org domains in recent months. This might have had a premium renewal cost. Even princes need $$$ eventually. 😉

  3. I am sure Verisign will take it back, like they took G.tv back. But in case they don’t it should hit 50k+ on Namejet, market is soft right now, but single letter .tv non premium renewals are still gold if you hold out for right end user.

    I own P.tv, had it on Namejet reserve 100K, went to 80K in July, 2016 so it didn’t sale. So still holding for 100K+ on that.

  4. Does not makes sense why he would drop it???? I have talked to Elequa and other single letter .tv owners who have received offers for up to $250K+ who turned it down.

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