Yahoo to Auction Portfolio of Domain Names via Sedo

According to a press release from Sedo, “more than 100 premium domain names from Yahoo portfolio to be auctioned.” The Yahoo domain name auction will take place on Sedo’s platform from November 14 – 21, 2013. Some of the high value domain names include AV.com, Sandwich.com, Sled.com, Jockeys.com, and Crackers.com.

It’s not every day that a publicly traded Internet company decides to publicly sell some of its valuable domain name assets at auction. I think this domain auction could produce some solid results considering the inventory, especially given the provenance and history of the assets. For instance, AV likely stood for Alta Vista, which Yahoo acquired in 2003 and shut down this past July. In my opinion, reserve prices are on the high side, but what doesn’t sell now opens the door for future discussions.

Some of these domain names forward to pages within Yahoo’s network and others are parked at Sedo with a purchase link at the top of the landing page. At the time of this post, only 29 domain names are listed for sale in the auction, but Sedo announced that there are more than 100 domain names included in the auction. You can view a sample of the domain names that are for sale in the press release below:

Sedo, the world’s largest domain marketplace and monetization provider, today announced that it is partnering with Yahoo to auction more than 100 premium domain names. The auction, being held from November 14th – 21st, is dedicated specifically to Yahoo’s domain portfolio and will offer the opportunity for businesses, individuals and domain investors to purchase unique addresses owned by the Internet pioneer.

Some of the domain names being offered in the auction include:

  • AV.com
  • airtrafficcontrol.com
  • westerns.com
  • blogsport.com
  • crackers.com
  • cursed.com
  • dotbank.com
  • finalcountdown.com
  • fonzo.com
  • globalwhois.com
  • irecruiter.com
  • jockeys.com
  • mym.com
  • policescanner.com
  • raging.com
  • religious.net
  • sandwich.com
  • sled.com
  • thebroadcastnetwork.com
  • transmissions.com
  • truestory.com
  • vivas.com
  • webcal.com
  • webserver.com

“Domain names are a strategic investment and using them to the fullest extent includes regular review of a portfolio to see which names are actively in use, and which ones are sitting idle,” said Tobias Flaitz, Sedo’s CEO. “Smart companies like Yahoo can profit from active management of their domains, and at the same time, give others the opportunity to acquire a domain that’s perfect for their needs.”

The Yahoo Premium Domain Auction will run from 12:00pm ET on November 14th until 12:00pm ET on November 21st. To see a list of domains being auctioned or to place a bid, visit https://www.sedo.com/search/searchresult.php4?&auctionevent=yahoo.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

5 COMMENTS

  1. TechCrunch has an article on this. In the comments section, Mark Cuban says he bought of bunch of these names back during his audio net days. Westerns etc.

  2. Elliot,

    What happened to the weekly listings? My life is empty without the thumb down rejections that I consistently received.

    How’s your little brother, bet he is loving football at the moment.

    I like the new site, nice. Clean.

    Warm regards,

    Anthony

  3. Well, Yahoo snapped really much valuable names, it will earn in millions from these domain names.

    Anyways, it was also a leading search engine few years before, so it has great IQ of web presence.

    Mary
    portfolio.e07.net

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