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As Many As 5K .Com’s Taken Away By Sealed Court Order By Verisign Including Some Of Mine

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order. The domain names just were transferred by Verisign to another domain and are now listed for sale at another marketplace. Another domainer sent me an identical notice […]

.Club Is The Platinum Sponsor For Domainfest & Will Launch its Landrush at The Conference

February 13th, 2014 Comments off

DomainSponsor®, the organizer of DOMAINFest®  announced that .CLUB will be the Platinum Sponsor for DOMAINFest Hollywood, which will be held from March 31 to April 2, 2014 at the luxurious Loews Hotel in Hollywood, California.

The .CLUB gTLD will sponsor the welcome party and reception at DOMAINFest.

During the conference .CLUB will launch its Land Rush period with thousands of premium quality names included at Land Rush prices.

Over 60 registrars have already signed on, including Network Solutions, LLC,, MarkMonitor, GoDaddy,, Melbourne IT, 1and1, and United-Domains, to begin selling “” Web addresses to clubs, membership organizations, affinity and loyalty groups, and anyone sharing a common interest or passion.

“We’re very excited to have a world-class gTLD like .CLUB as platinum sponsor of DOMAINFest,” said Dwayne Walker, Senior Vice President of  “As an exciting new gTLD, the .CLUB domain extension has worldwide appeal for all types of organizations.  Domain investors will also have a ground floor opportunity to invest in .club domains and an opportunity to build new businesses around .CLUB.”
According to .CLUB CEO Colin Campbell, “We’re thrilled to be launching our Land Rush during DOMAINFest, a world class domain industry event.  There are literally thousands of great .CLUB names that we did not reserve so that they will be available during our Land Rush.”

An early bird registration fee of $695, which includes all sessions, meals and evening parties, is available now and will end tomorrow Feb. 14, 2014.

On Feb. 15, 2014, the regular pre-conference rate of $995 applies.

This year, a special one-day pass will be available for the first day of the conference.

Priced at just $295, it encourages a broad range of participants involved in the Southern California technology scene.

DOMAINFest has arranged for discounted hotel room rates at the Loews Hollywood hotel.  For reservation details, please visit:…

DOMAINfest global becomes WebFest Global, opens registration for 2013

October 18th, 2012 Comments off

Webfest Global 2013 Conference to Be Held February 5-7, 2013 in Santa Monica, California

LOS ANGELES, California (October 18, 2012) — DomainSponsor®, the online direct navigation traffic monetization unit of® and organizer of the critically acclaimed DOMAINfest® series of domestic and international conferences, announced today that online registration is now open for its Webfest GlobalTM conference to be held February 5-7, 2013 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, California.

The agenda at the three-day Webfest Global 2013 conference will cover a variety of topics related to domain name investing, acquiring and converting online customers, and mobile monetization.  Agenda highlights are available on the event website.

“This marks our seventh annual global conference,” said CEO Debra Domeyer.  “Over the last few years, we have received very positive feedback from attendees about how our DOMAINfest agenda has evolved.  So we’re very excited about continuing our tradition of providing content and speakers that align with the ever-broadening interests of our conference audience.  Of course, we’re also excited to be providing an atmosphere and experience that facilitates networking and deal-making.”

Online Registration Now Open

The early bird discounted registration rate of $1,095 includes full conference admission on February 5-7, 2013 to all sessions, exhibit hall, daily breakfasts, daily lunches and all official dinner networking parties. It also includes a farewell breakfast on February 8th.  To register, visit

Moniker|SnapNames Live Domain Name Auction

Moniker|SnapNames will be hosting a live, premium domain name auction at Webfest Global 2013 on Wednesday, February 6th from 4:00 – 5:30pm PST. An extended online domain auction will start on Tuesday, February 5th and end at 3:15pm EST on Thursday, March 8th.   For details on how to submit domains for possible inclusion in these auctions, visit The submission deadline is December 14, 2012.


Conference Hotel

The entire Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica has been reserved exclusively for the conference in order to provide attendees with an intimate, distraction-free environment that maximizes networking opportunities.  Discounted hotel room rates are available via a special online reservation portal.  For details, please visit


Sponsorship Opportunities

A wide range of sponsor and exhibitor options and prices are available for companies interested in promoting their services to the domain investors, publishers and online marketing executives attending Webfest Global 2013.  For details, visit


About Webfest GlobalTM

Founded in 2006 by DomainSponsor®, the direct navigation traffic monetization division of, Webfest Global (formerly DOMAINfest®) is a conference series that brings domain industry and online marketing professionals together to learn, network and do business.  Content and speakers offer insights, tips and the latest best practices in areas such as web and mobile user acquisition, conversion and monetization, plus updates on how regulatory and ICANN policies impact domain name owners and brand marketers worldwide.  Attendees include domain publishers, internet entrepreneurs and wide range of online marketing executives and service providers. For more information, please visit  

About                                                                                                  ® is a leader in online performance marketing. Using proprietary technology, it helps advertisers acquire valuable, pre-qualified leads. Its DomainSponsor® business unit pioneered the monetization of direct navigation traffic in 2002 and now operates one of the largest PPC and CPV traffic networks in the world with over 250 million unique visitors per month. Oversee’s owned and operated lead generation websites in the travel, retail and consumer finance verticals produce over 14 million high-converting leads per month for advertisers by providing users with the information they need to make smart purchase decisions. Oversee also owns Webfest GlobalTM, a conference series for domain investors and online marketing professionals. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Oversee has offices in New York City and Frankfurt, Germany.

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DomainFest Dates Confirmed, Feb 5-8, 2013

September 19th, 2012 Comments off

With the TRAFFIC conference right around the corner, many domainers may be wondering if DomainFest is still going to occur.  Andrew at DNW heard from Oversee that the show was still going on and Moniker is already taking auction submission, but it sure would be nice to make travel arrangements soon.  Well here you go, DNN just received word tonight from and Oversee employee that the show dates are now confirmed as February 5-8, 2013

The event will be returning to the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica and as in past years the entire Fairmont Miramar has been reserved for conference attendees.

We were told that Oversee will be announcing  the “specifics on the conference agenda, online registration and discounted hotel room rates” in early October.



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DOMAINfest Global Silent Auction Nets $50,715 USD

February 16th, 2012 Comments off

The silent DOMAINfest Auction by Moniker & SnapNames concluded today, selling another 21 out of the 323 listed domains for a total of $50,715 USD. The live auction during the event 23 sold domains out of 61 domains for $393,450 USD. Both results are unofficial and according to our own tally.

After sold Moniker and Snapnames to Keydrive (DNN broke the news) at the end of January, it will be interesting to see if will continue to partner with another partner for the DOMAINfest live auctions. Results for many of the last live auctions at conferences have been rather disappointing.

See the unofficial silent auction results after the jump.

Domain NameBiddersLast BidStatusReserveRangeReserveStatus
wfc.com123530SOLD$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Met
ufit.com111770SOLD$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Met
savy.com52700SOLD$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Met
careertools.com12360SOLD$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Met
iblogs.com21625SOLD$501 - $1,000Reserve Met
ref.net21180SOLD$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Met
appsync.com11180SOLD$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Met
consumed.com81150SOLD$501 - $1,000Reserve Met
ethernetadapter.com2650SOLD$501 - $1,000Reserve Met
trava.com3575SOLDNo ReserveReserve Met
uih.net7475SOLDNo ReserveReserve Met
nog.org5450SOLDNo ReserveReserve Met
zyn.net6445SOLDNo ReserveReserve Met
nyevents.com4425SOLDNo ReserveReserve Met
pkk.org3350SOLDNo ReserveReserve Met
nyapartmentlistings.com2325SOLDNo ReserveReserve Met
wingsauce.com2325SOLDNo ReserveReserve Met
12986.com1300SOLD$201 - $500Reserve Met
azli.com1300SOLDNo ReserveReserve Met
bimini.org1300SOLDNo ReserveReserve Met
osx.org1300SOLDNo ReserveReserve Met
drill.com125000pass$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
lincolnpark.com27600pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
guitarclasses.com15200pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
heated.com15000pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
uniquewatches.com15000pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
drapes.net33500pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
canoes.net22600pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
nams.com22600pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
cityofbuffalo.com12500pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
correctivesurgery.com12500pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
track.org12500pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
milligram.com22100pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
pickles.net21150pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
datinginternational.com11020pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
cardioequipment.com11000pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
few.net11000pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
populardiets.com11000pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
videoequipment.net2600pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
bahamian.com1502pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
syntheticgems.com1500pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
aiware.com4450pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
moviemob.com1250pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
apcop.com1201pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
budv.com1201pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
12.com00pass$750,001 - $1MMReserve Not Met
1800business.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
47.org00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
absence.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
addresslocater.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
adjoin.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
advertisehere.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
advsoft.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
aidsresearch.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
aimit.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
applicationhealth.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
apw.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
artificialsweetener.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
axzl.com00pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
babe.net00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
backroom.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
banquethall.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
bar.net00pass$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
bargain.com00pass$750,001 - $1MMReserve Not Met
bflp.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
billings.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
bipartisan.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
bitten.net00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
boards.net00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
boozecruise.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
breckenridgehotels.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
brewersyeast.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
bridgeport.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
britishales.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
budgetmommy.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
burqa.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
businessadvisors.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
buyshortsales.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
buysmart.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
cachy.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
camouflagejackets.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
camperinsurance.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
campstoves.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
cancerresearch.com00pass$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
carbcounting.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
carburetor.com00pass$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
cardswiper.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
careerseeker.com00pass$250,001 - $500,000Reserve Not Met
casualsneakers.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
change.info00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
chaska.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
cheaplaptops.com00pass$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
cheatinghusband.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
checking.net00pass$250,001 - $500,000Reserve Not Met
chey.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
cheyenne.com00pass$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
chicagorivertours.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
childbirth.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
cityofcalgary.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
cityofneworleans.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
cityofracine.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
claustrophobia.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
climatology.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
closingcosts.net00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
cloudmusicstorage.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
coloradoriver.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
cols.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
compactcamera.net00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
computernetwork.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
computerschool.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
constipationrelief.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
coolwidgets.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
couponsite.net00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
creditadviser.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
customcloset.net00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
dairy.net00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
dating.tv00pass$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
democracy.com00pass$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
dentallab.net00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
desktopcharger.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
despierta.com00pass$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
dialup.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
dinosaurfossils.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
distancelearningsoftware.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
doorhanger.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
drinkmix.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
driverdownload.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
drugrehabilitation.com00pass$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
ecareers.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
eco.org00pass$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
egyptianstatues.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
emails.com00pass$500,001 - $750,000Reserve Not Met
emailtools.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
eroticdating.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
eve.com00pass$500,001 - $750,000Reserve Not Met
exoticsportscars.net00pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
f250.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
fastlenders.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
federaljobs.org00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
feuds.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
fifo.net00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
fineperfume.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
fireengines.com00pass$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
fishmarkets.net00pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
fleacontrol.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
fleaprotection.net00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
flexcables.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
fliphomes.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
florists.info00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
flxn.com00pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
foas.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
forexdigest.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
freesurvey.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
freetown.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
fumx.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
furcoats.com00pass$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
gamecode.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
gold-deals.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
golfcart.net00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
grapedrink.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
gymclass.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
hairproblems.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
healthymen.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
heartproblems.com00pass$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
help.us00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
herbalpills.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
herbalsolutions.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
high-cholesterol.com00pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
hobbytime.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
homegarden.net00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
homeinvestors.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
homeowner.com00pass$250,001 - $500,000Reserve Not Met
horriblecredit.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
host.com00pass$1MM - $5MMReserve Not Met
hotelbuzios.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
hoteldiscount.net00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
hotty.com00pass$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
icecreamcups.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
ideveloper.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
inspection.com00pass$500,001 - $750,000Reserve Not Met
intake.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
interactivedashboards.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
interest.net00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
internetcall.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
internetradio.com00pass$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
intinction.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
ismy.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
jackpot.com00pass$750,001 - $1MMReserve Not Met
jewelrydisplaycases.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
johnboat.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
juice.com00pass$750,001 - $1MMReserve Not Met
karts.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
kittys.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
leadguitars.com00pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
leatherfolders.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
lingerie.net00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
livetrend.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
lodges.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
longweekend.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
lope.net00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
louis.net00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
loveline.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
lowfare.net00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
lowpricedflights.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
lte.com00pass$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
lumpsumannuity.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
maylea.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
mezn.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
microinvestments.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
mitersaws.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
mobilebillboard.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
napavalleyrestaurants.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
noticiasinternacionales.com00pass$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
nurseries.com00pass$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
odd.org00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met ReserveReserve Not Met
organicbabyfood.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
organicjuices.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
organicsoaps.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
organicwinery.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
osp.net00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
panamahouses.com00pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
partyplanner.net00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
peaks.com00pass$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
pestrepellents.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
phddegree.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
piq.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
planners.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
plasmatv.com00pass$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
platinum.com00pass$750,001 - $1MMReserve Not Met
plu.net00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
poconodeals.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
primecut.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
printercartridges.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
promo.com00pass$1MM - $5MMReserve Not Met
prospecting.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met ReserveReserve Not Met
pums.net00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
qr.com00pass$250,001 - $500,000Reserve Not Met
qrp.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
qualitycontrol.com00pass$250,001 - $500,000Reserve Not Met
quarantined.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
quickclaimdeedform.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
ramo.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
reconnect.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
redroses.com00pass$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
redsea.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
relative.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
rested.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
retirementaccount.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
rsvpanything.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
santamonicadivorcelawyer.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
santamonicainjuryattorney.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
santamonicainjuryattorneys.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
santamonicainjurylawyer.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
santamonicainjurylawyers.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
santamonicalawfirm.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
saws.com00pass$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
schoolhouse.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
security.com00pass$1MM - $5MMReserve Not Met
selfemployed.com00pass$500,001 - $750,000Reserve Not Met
servers.com00pass$250,001 - $500,000Reserve Not Met
shiloh.net00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
shortsaleproperties.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
shortsalerealestate.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
snare.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
snowboardingstore.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
solarlawnlights.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
solarlightfixture.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
solarpaneling.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
sox.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
spamfree.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
spammer.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
stereoamplifiers.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
sterilemask.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
studytips.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
sucker.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
suedehandbag.net00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
sugarfreediets.com00pass$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
sugarsubstitute.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
superbuy.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
surveillancecamera.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
swordholder.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
taboos.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
tattooparlor.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
teaball.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
teencenter.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
tgby.com00pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
thermalsweatshirt.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
tirecoupons.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
top10hotels.com00pass$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
tortillas.com00pass$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
toyworld.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
traumacenters.net00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
treatmentforarthritis.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
trinkets.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
trufflepaste.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
typewriter.com00pass$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
ubxo.com00pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
unplugged.com00pass$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
vacationcamps.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
vegandinners.com00pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
veggieburger.net00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
veteran.net00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
videodownloads.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
waspy.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
weekend.net00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
wewe.net00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
wholesalefootwear.com00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
wirelessvoipphone.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
wld.net00pass$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
work.com00pass$1MM - $5MMReserve Not Met
workscited.com00pass$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
wsz.org00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met
wye.net00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
xbal.com00pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
xegg.com00pass$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
xow.com00pass$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
xvow.com00pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
ygpt.com00pass$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
zatm.com00passNo ReserveReserve Not Met

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DOMAINfest Global 2012 to Introduce Fantasy Domaining Contest

December 7th, 2011 Comments off

Over the years’s DOMAINfest in LA has consistently expanded beyond domaining and has become an inclusive event for anyone who relies on domains – domainers, registries, registrars, resellers, hosting company etc. This year I even spotted Matt Mullenweg of WordPress fame.

For the 2012 conference the crew behind the event is introducing a new contest – the Fantasy Domaining Contest. The winner will receive a trip to DFG 2012 that includes a travel stipend of $1,000, four nights at the hotel plus free admission to DFG. The winner will also receive a “Fantasy Domaining Champion” trophy on stage at DOMAINfest Global 2012 and all bragging rights that go with it. Second place receives a free DFG 2012 conference ticket and third place receives 50% off a DOMAINfest Global 2012 ticket

The contest roughly resembles Fantasy Football in terms of its format and rules.  Contestants “draft” their initial roster from a master list of 1,000 domains, put some in-play, substitute domains in-play, and trade domains with other contestants.  The contest is fun and provides a way for beginners and experts alike to test their skills and intuition in projecting the PPC revenue of domain names.

Each contestant will draft/select a portfolio of 35 domains from a master list of 1000 owned by The master list can be downloaded if you prefer to take some time to analyze the domains, or simply use their online search filters to find domains with desired keywords or categories. Choose domains that you think produced the most PPC revenue last year between Dec 1, 2010 and January 16, 2011. Select 25 of your 35 domains to put on your In-Play game roster. This roster’s cumulative 12/1/10 to current-date-last-year PPC revenue determines your overall ranking.

For details and a full explanation of how to play, including Official Contest Rules, and to sign-up, visit Unfortunately the contest is open only to residents of the United States.

The contest begins began on December 1, 2011 and ends January 16, 2012. The first, second and third place winners will be notified on January 18, 2012. Signing up for the contest is free. Only one entry per person is allowed.

PITCHfest Contest

The third annual PITCHfest Contest which aims to showcase new online business, service and technology ideas to the internet entrepreneurs and domain investors at the conference will take place again in 2012. This year, each finalist will be given no more than 3 minutes on stage in a rapid fire session to present their innovative idea. Presentations will take place during the PITCHfest session on Wednesday, February 1st at 4:00pm.

The winner will be the finalist who received the highest combined score from the following judges:

  • John Morris, Chairman Emeritus of Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel organization in the country;
  • Jeff Cohn, entrepreneur/VC involved in SoCal investment opportunities and CEO of two nationally recognized crowd-sourcing location based mapping services;
  • Scott Jarus, Director and Chairman and CEO, Ironclad Performance Wear
  • Ben Kuo, founder of SOCALTECH LLC, and the publisher of, has been active in supporting Southern California’s high tech industry.

Again, the audience will have an opportunity to vote and select their favorite product/service using a real-time text message voting system. It’s always fun to see whether the audience selects the same winner as the judges. The deadline for submissions is January 16, 2012. For more information,

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DomainFest NYC Online Auction Ends with $120,000 Total Sales

September 21st, 2011 Comments off

The DomainFest New York auction ended yesterday with little fanfare and a paltry $120,289 in sales. The top sale went to for $58,830.

The 2011 Domain Fest event did not have a live auction event like in 2010, rather they chose to run an online-only auction. It is interesting to note these changes, but debatable if the format has anything to do with the results as there are a variety of factors in the success of an auction.  It will also be interesting to compare these results with the upcoming TRAFFIC auction where the promoters have announced that there will be no online bidding at the live-only auction event.

The results haven’t been “officially” released by Oversee but the Moniker/Snapnames site has posted the results. They have been copied below.$58,830.00$23,530.00$17,650.00$5,250.00$3,112.00$2,500.00$1,315.00$1,250.00$830.00$750.00$675.00$590.00$525.00$501.00$431.00$400.00$325.00$325.00$300.00$300.00$300.00$300.00$300.00


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DOMAINfest Officially Not Returning To The Playboy Mansion

August 11th, 2011 Comments off
Earlier today sent out a press release announcing DOMAINfest’s Global 2012 date, January 31 to February 2. The one question I had, and I’m sure everyone had, will they be ending at the Playboy Mansion again?. Well, I emailed Oversee and this was their official response. “After three years of Farewell Parties at the [...]

DOMAINfest Global 2012 Dates Announced by DomainSponsor

August 11th, 2011 Comments off

DomainSponsor, the domain name monetization unit of and organizer of the DOMAINfest series of conferences, has announced it will return to the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica for their annual DOMAINfest Global event from January 31 to February 2, 2012.

As in past years, the entire Fairmont Miramar Hotel has been reserved exclusively for DOMAINfest Global in order to provide attendees with an intimate, distraction-free environment that maximizes networking opportunities.

Highlights from the February 2011 conference included a standing-room-only keynote address from legendary Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons, plus an entertaining fireside chat with Ben Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook. More than 700 domain name investors, online marketing professionals, and service providers from 30 countries attended the conference. A party at they event also made it into the main stream media through a mysterious illness that about 1/4 of the attendees.

Registration for the event will opens September 1st with an early bird registration fee of $995, which includes all sessions, meals and official evening parties, will apply from September 1 through September 30.  From October 1 through December 31 the standard discounted rate will be $1,195 per attendee.  Beginning on January 1, the regular pre-conference rate of $1,295 will apply. Discounted hotel room rates at the Fairmont Miramar hotel are available.

The company is also holding a New York Meet-Up event on August 23 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.  at the Mad46 Rooftop Lounge, on the 19th floor of the Roosevelt Hotel at Madison Avenue and 46th Street. Attendees will enjoy speed networking, dinner and cocktails. Registration is $150 and is available online. Last year the NYC meeting was a “power networking day”, but for this year it has been transformed into an evening meeting, the price was lowered by $25.

DomainFest Barcelona Auction Flops Again, Few Domains Sold

June 15th, 2011 Comments off

After the disappointment of the DomainFest Barcelona live auction cancellation, the re-do auction has ended with what most would consider to be more disappointment, only 4 5 domains sold for a total of $55,670. (Note this is an unofficial total).

The highest priced sale, at $50,870,  received the most activity on bidding with 19 bidders and at least 3 bidders battling for the name at over $20k.  The auction extended 30 minutes past the end time. It’s noteworthy to mention this sale was for one of the best names on this list started with a No Reserve price.

A few other domains appeared to receive bids that were seemingly near the reserve prices including,, and

One bidder with the alias “buyitfromme” chipped away at the price on over the course of over 30 minutes, essentially outbidding themselves.  The initial bid came in at $25,001 and the bidder kept upping their bid at the >1 minute mark. As I watched I kept thinking “Just keep bidding right away. Let’s get this over with. Why are you waiting until there’s >1 minute left”  Their bid amount reached $41,000.  After all that effort, the domain still didn’t meet the reserve.

Notably, received a bid of $2.5 million today, which means there is some high-level interest in the domain, but the offer failed to meet the reserve.  - $300 – $50,870 – $3000 – $900 – $600

All domains from the “live” auction will be entered in to the extended auction along with many other domains. The extended auction can be viewed online here.

As pointed out elsewhere, Moniker did broker for over the $1.5 million mark. The domain was on this list and removed before the auction, and it was not part of this auction or the results from today.


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