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!
It will sell for well over $5000, closer to $10K.
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.
Any idea why it’s not searchable at DropCatch.com?
It’s a premium-tier domain and they may not go after them.
Does Dropcatch even support.tv? I don’t believe it does which could be the reason?
So this past redemption and will definitely drop? If so …..wow a rare opportunity. My guess is $27,000
Appears so. Says “pending delete” in the Whois record.
I am not sure if Verisign will let it drop.
Maybe, they will keep it for a direct sale.
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. 😉
It’s $38/wholesale reg/renew.
All of Elequa’s names renewed at $50 he and MrsJello had special deals that go back well over a decade.
Good chance Verisign does not let this drop and reserves it.
That provision only applies to com(good luck!) and net/org, AFAIK.
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.
Hey Jim… Hope you guys are enjoying the Summer!
It looks like Pheenix caught the name, according to Michael: https://www.domaininvesting.com/v-tv-auction/#comment-870697
Great to hear from you, and congrats on your 2nd child as well! Having a nice summer with my own kids. And keep doing great things!
I saw Pheenix got V.tv, I am shocked Verisign didn’t take it back.
ICON.tv just announced sold at 25k
SeeMe.tv just announced sold at 4k
This incredible 1L dot tv has to hit 6 figures.
My guess is 103k
It seems like Pheenix got it.
@Acro – Elequa not renewing a domain like this on purpose? Yeah, right.
Elequa sold/sells his “Chips” and has dropped many .TV and .ae domains. Dot .TV is overrated.
Odd. The pheenix currently in auction list does not show it. Did they keep it for themselves?
I backordered at Pheenix too and don’t see it in my auctions. Whois says it belongs to the owner of Pheenix at email@example.com. More domain shenanigans.
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.
I thought the registry was taking back all expired, single and double character .tv domains?