OnlineCasino.info sells at auction for $30,005 to lead Go Daddy Premium .Info Auction

In what seemed like an auction that would never end as bids extended some auctions by an hour. 131 of the 135 .info domains sold for over $260,000. Gambling was sold in the first auction but not paid for, I confirmed that with Paul Nicks from Go Daddy. It will be interesting to see if onlinecasino.info at $30,005 goes through. That keyword certainly has done well in many extensions.

Four domains did not sell,dial-a-tech.info, home-office.info,photomodell.info and what2buy.info.

Here is the list:

onlinecasino.info    $30,005
flowers.info    $22,005
gambling.info    $10,505
webdesign.info    $10,000
world.info     $9,674
locks.info                    $8,005
social.info    $7,305
tech.info                $7,305
beer.info                    $7,204
beauty.info    $7,025
bible.info                    $6,705
apartments.info    $6,671
home.info    $5,615
autos.info      $5,105
computer.info    $5,025
fashion.info    $5,020
test.info                    $5,015
whisky.info    $5,005
whitepages.info    $4,040
makeup.info    $3,338
door.info                    $3,105
stamps.info    $3,005
blinds.info    $2,905
flight.info                    $2,905
family.info    $2,805
webshop.info    $2,710
porno.info    $2,655
media.info    $2,560
safe.info                    $2,505
musik.info    $2,255
boat.info                    $2,227
dsl.info                    $2,227
sexshop.info    $2,052
solution.info    $2,005
chocolate.info    $1,905
planet.info    $1,893
painting.info    $1,855
rock.info                    $1,805
textile.info    $1,805
wow.info                    $1,775
kinder.info    $1,756
fengshui.info    $1,755
pestcontrol.info    $1,625
sound.info    $1,625
think.info                    $1,505
rugby.info           $1,405
bedding.info    $1,401
webmaster.info    $1,355
government.info    $1,269
investigation.info    $1,255
michael.info    $1,255
homedecorating.inf    $1,247
tom.info                    $1,210
homeoffice.info    $1,205
player.info    $1,205
protection.info    $1,205
instant.info    $1,045
etickets.info    $1,035
browser.info    $1,031
joy.info                    $1,016
onlineshop.info    $1,015
craft.info                    $1,000
bargain.info    $980
jokes.info     $894
race.info                    $810
hardrive.info    $755
hotsex.info    $655
mesa.info    $654
flashlight.info    $639
chicagosports.info    $620
pollen.info    $610
pcb.info                    $605
silicon.info    $605
whistler.info    $560
haut.info                    $525
radsport.info    $515
jungle.info    $493
woodworking.info    $455
reality.info    $420
bamboo.info    $405
concrete.info    $393
stationery.info    $390
unfall.info                $338
warrant.info    $300
wicca.info    $215
cbt.info                    $193
uss.info                    $193
bassfishing.info    $190
memorycard.info    $185
prof.info                    $170
leon.info                    $165
hautecouture.info    $161
mdi.info                    $150
privilege.info    $135
seep.info                    $131
skireport.info    $130
melt.info                    $125
myhouse.info    $125
hints.info                    $120
kimchi.info    $120
keen.info                    $115
handicrafts.info    $110
netapps.info    $110
nzi.info                    $110
raj.info                    $110
fineliving.info    $105
fmb.info                    $105
freerider.info    $105
goodidea.info    $105
goodluck.info    $105
homewinemaking.info$105
peacock.info    $105
studenthomes.info    $105
suckit.info    $105
flkeys.info    $100
focalpoint.info    $100
gloss.info     $100
haute-couture.info    $100
holidayclub.info    $100
polarbears.info    $100
refractories.info    $100
scubabiz.info    $100
scusa.info    $100
ticketmedia.info    $100
toucan.info    $100
touringbycar.info    $100
wildbirds.info    $100
workingdog.info    $100
wtn.info                    $100
xrml.info                    $100
yha.info                    $100

{ 10 comments… add one }

  • Uzoma January 26, 2013, 12:00 pm

    Registrars, Registries rigging the entire ecosystem, making money … the domainer is their sucker!

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  • Raymond Hackney January 26, 2013, 1:22 pm

    Why do you say that Uzoma about this auction ? I agree some of the prices seem to be pretty high for .info but there was a lot of action or a lot of “suckers” as you say.

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  • Uzoma January 26, 2013, 1:40 pm

    The reason I say it, Raymond, is that, domain names should be sold by Registrars like Godaddy at the prevailing $8.99 to $99 to the public; Registries should not be in the business of doing auctions such as this. Registries, by offering this type of auctions with reserved names, are acting as domainers themselves, thereby rigging the system.

    For instance, what would the electronics market be like if you can go to Sony and buy a computer instead of Best Buy, or other retailers? The distributors will e steamy mad, and will boycott the manufacturer. Only in domaining can a Registry get in the habit of hoarding names, and then retailing them over the years. That’s bullshit, and should be against the law! Shame on ICANN for letting this to happen. If I can really is concerned about reducing prices for the consumer, this act should NOT be allowed. So, if a domainer buys onlinecasino.info for over $30,000 from a Registry, how much would the end user pay for the .COM?

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  • BigBrownBear January 26, 2013, 9:49 pm

    Onlinecasion.info is a steal @ 30k for the right owner/developer/seo professional. Go Morgan!

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  • BigBrownBear January 26, 2013, 9:50 pm

    Onlinecasino.info is a steal @ 30k for the right owner/developer/seo professional. Go Morgan!

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  • Raymond Hackney January 27, 2013, 12:06 am

    Ok I see what you are saying, thanks for the comment.

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  • Eric Bogle January 27, 2013, 2:33 am

    I’m shocked that a .info sold for that much money. I don’t see many ranking in Google. The person/group that purchased onlinecasino.info for $30k is either crazy or knows something we don’t. I wondered for a moment if it was some ploy by GoDaddy auctions to get in the press, but there’s no way they would pull a risky a pr stunt like that.

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  • gpmgroup January 27, 2013, 8:39 am

    These names were not a reserve list, they were names which people registered during the sunrise and then Afilias said they unable to provide the necessary supporting Trademark evidence for them and claimed them back. Afilias asked ICANN for permission to auction the names. One of the conditions of that permission is the money is ring-fenced and Registry themselves does not benefit.

    This is different from later gTLDs and new gTLDs where ICANN will allow registries to be able to benefit in the way Uzoma describes.

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  • Leonard Britt January 27, 2013, 10:36 am

    According to Domain Counts & Internet Statistics .Info registrations are dropping like flies….

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  • Domaineering Info January 27, 2013, 11:56 pm

    Some of these premium .info domains sold off dirt cheap. Excellent for domaineering or websites. A domaineer friend snagged two generics under $1500. What did legal.info go for?

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