Next week the largest event in the domain name industry, Namescon, kicks-off in Las Vegas, and with it comes a domain auction that just might break some long-standing records. With the growth of the domain industry coupled with the new domain name extensions, the live auction next week is expected to bring some serious bidding from investors around the world.
The domain auction at NamesCon last year saw almost $1.5M in sales and this year. The auction will be run by the same company that ran it last year – Right Of The Dot led by long-time domain industry veteran Monte Cahn. When asked about the auction Cahn said:
“Again I have some of the best names in this year’s auction including many names that have never been for sale before,” (Source – DNJournal)
So why is this year going to be such a big year, and possibly a record-breaker for live domain auctions? There are two key factors at play that I think are going to make this such a special auction.
- This year NamesCon is already breaking records for attendance – more people = more bidders
- The domains in the auction are some of the best I’ve seen in the last ten years
Here’s a sample of some of the domains that are listed in the auction this year, I think this shows why the auction is really going to be so incredible:
Along with individual domains there are some of the most insanely huge domain packages I’ve ever seen in my life, and that’s not an exaggeration, here’s an example of one:
[ Pub.com, Bar.com, Bar.net, Cafes.com, Grill.com, Place.com, Shelter.com ]
The auction takes place this Monday, January 23rd at 3:00PM PST at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. I’ll be there and yes, I have some names in the auction as well so along with doing some bidding myself I’m honored to have some of my own names in the auction.
Happy bidding and for those of your heading out to NamesCon, see you in Vegas!