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09|27|2008 09:52 am EDT

Several Websites Launched by Future Media Architects

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Up to the Minute

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Future Media Architects, an internet development company led by Thunayan Khalid AL-Ghanim, has announced the release of several websites:

  • AI.com: News and information about artificial intelligence.
  • Cooperators.com: Meeting place for people looking to make the world a better place.
  • EFX.com: News, events, and resources about developmental toys for children.
  • OSK.com: On screen keyboard resources.
  • Palette.com: A total color resource including tools, trends, and news.

Future Media Architects has a policy to never sell their domains – so expect many more great sites from them in the future.

[via Elliots Blog]

09|25|2008 03:21 pm EDT

Moniker Premium Live Auction Results (Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C.)

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Domain Auction

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Once more we will were be live blogging the auction results of the auctions at the Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in New York, this time for the Moniker Premium Auction. Names not sold in this live auction will be sold in the silent auction.

Out of 228 domains in the live auction, 102 were sold for a grand total of $2,967,500. The average sales price per domain was $29,093.14. The low end of the auction was races.mobi for $750 and the highest sale was financialaid.com for $800,000.

See the unofficial live auction results after the jump. Please note that we do not warrant the accuracy of the results.

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09|25|2008 03:11 pm EDT

What you’re missing by not being at TRAFFIC

by Adam Strong in Categories: Miscellaneous

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Rick Schwartz DomainKing Bobble Head

Rick Schwartz DomainKing Bobble Head

Conference attendees at the Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference received one of 250 Rick Schwartz DomainKing bobbleheads. The other 250 bobbleheads of the batch are available for sale at bobbleheads.com, which is operated by domainer Warren Royal.

09|25|2008 02:36 pm EDT

How to advertise your Domains at a live Auction

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Miscellaneous

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Domainer Mike Ambrose continued to draw attention to his name cleaning.com with the help of his lovely assistant.

The names listed by him and his partner at no reserve in the Moniker Premium Live Auction, which is scheduled to start in 30 minutes at no reserve are: Cleaning.com (website), Trumpet.com, Clarinet.com, Sax.com, and MusicStudio.com (website) – bids for these names will be starting at no reserve.

Disclaimer: An advertiser with DNN.com is selling the five .com names mentioned in this article.

09|25|2008 08:52 am EDT

Unofficial Targeted TRAFFIC total live auction tally

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Events, Up to the Minute

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34 live auctions have concluded at the Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference so far – and here is the unofficial total tally:

Auction Total Domains Sold Total Domains Listed Average Per Domain Lowest Sale Highest Sale
Moniker Opening Night $96,750 46 66 $2,103.26 $150 $12,500
RickLatona.com $681,850 38 78 $17,943.42 $300 $195,000
Aftermarket.com $148,700 26 50 $5,719.23 $650 $31,000
Moniker Premium Live $2,967,500
102
228
$29,093.14
$900 $800,000
Total $3,894,800 212 422 $18,371.70 $150 $800,000

Moniker will be holding another live auction today, featuring our advertiser’s premium names Cleaning.com (website included), Trumpet.com, Clarinet.com, Sax.com, and MusicStudio.com (website included) at no reserve.

Please note that we do not warrant the accuracy of these results.

[Thanks for the inspiration to Stephen Douglas]

09|25|2008 07:58 am EDT

ICA Responds to Kentucky Seizure of Gambling Domains

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Up to the Minute

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Jeremiah Johnston, the president of the Internet Commerce Association has responded to Kentucky’s seizure of 141 gambling domain names.

“The Internet Commerce Association is aware of the extreme concern of ICA members regarding the action of the Kentucky Attorney General ordering the seizure of 141 gaming related domain names. It appears that there may be no statutory basis for this unprecedented action, that Kentucky may lack sufficient jurisdictional grounds and that it also may violate the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution.

The ICA intends to immediately investigate this matter, including outreach to affected ICA members as well as to those registrars subject to the Kentucky order. Once we have gathered additional information, the Board will consider further appropriate action to confront this dangerous precedent.”

While it seems unlikely the seizure will withstand legal challenge, it has created a lot of controversy in the domain industry.

Earlier this week Enom became the first registrar to transfer the targeted domains that were listed with them – HighRollersLounge.com and LuckyCasino.com (whose registrant died of a heart attack this summer)- to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Strangely enough, these two domains no longer resolve, going against the court order’s instructions which state the “domain configurations shall remain unchanged.”

According to TheDomains, the court hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning, September 25. Anybody who had their domains listed for seizure must be represented at the hearing or the domains will be officially seized.

[Update]: ICA initially stated incorrectly that this seizure order was initiated by the Kentucky Attorney General. I received this statement from the Kentucky Attorney General’s office. “The initiative was taken by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. The Attorney General’s Office has no involvement in the seizure of the gaming domain names.”

[Update 2]: Word at the TRAFFIC Conference is that GoDaddy is not planning to hand over the domains registered through them.

[Update 3]: The hearing has been postponed until tomorrow. [via TheDomains]

[via ICA and TheDomains]

09|24|2008 07:08 pm EDT

TRAFFIC Live Auction features Premium Domains at no reserve

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Domain Sales Alert

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The Moniker Live Auction at TRAFFIC New York is starting tomorrow, Thursday, September 25, at 3:00pm E.T. (noon Pacific). If you want to participate in the live event you can either bid in person, over the phone, or online by downloading a bidding software.

Some of the premium .com domain names for sale include Cleaning.com (website), Trumpet.com, Clarinet.com, Sax.com, and MusicStudio.com (website) – bids for these names will be starting at no reserve. There will also a number of .me and .mobi names being released.

For more details about the event and a full list of the domain names being auctioned, visit the Moniker Marketplace.

[via Moniker Marketplace]

Disclaimer: An advertiser with DNN.com is selling the five .com names mentioned in this article and Ovesee.net the parent company of Moniker also is an advertiser.

09|24|2008 05:26 pm EDT

Aftermarket.com Live Auction Results (Targeted TRAFFIC conference)

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction

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Aftermarket.com, part of the Thought Convergence group of companies, auctioned off 50 domains at the Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C. with 26 selling for a total of $148,700. The highest sale was Illionois.org for $31,000 and the lowest sale was SpywareTracker.com at $650. The average sales price was $5,719.23 per domain.

See the unofficial live auction results after the jump. Please not that we do not warrant the accuracy of the results.

Once more we will be were live blogging the auction results of the auctions at the Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in New York, this time for the Aftermarket.com Auction. (more…)

09|24|2008 04:56 pm EDT

Domain Strategies Launches Tanning.com

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Domain Development

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Domain Strategies, has announced its most recent website launch – Tanning.com, a marketing and information portal for tanning salons in the North America.

The website is intended to benefit salon owners who have found it difficult to market themselves on the internet. Owners will receive a customizable profile page to highlight their products and services, inclusion in the most comprehensive database of tanning salons in North America, and new customers due to the future brand building planned for Tanning.com and its inevitably strong search engine positioning. (more…)

09|24|2008 01:54 pm EDT

RickLatona.com Live Auction Results (Targeted TRAFFIC conference)

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Domain Auction

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Once more we will be live blogging the auction results of the auctions at the Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in New York. Today the Rick Latona auction takes place.

RickLatona.com auctioned off 78 domains at the Targeted T.R.A.F.F.I.C conference in New York today, with 38 of them reaching the reserve price and selling for a combined total of $681,850 – an average of nearly $18,000 per name.

The highest sale was MCC.com for $195,000. This website was the 4th registered .com domain of all time and has over 209 listed acronyms. Plus it makes over $100/day through Google Adsense!

There were also a few premium domains sold for less than $1000: StockShares.com and StockOrder.com sold for $300 each, StockShare.com sold for $400, and ForexTicker.com and SecondaryLending.com were sold for $800 a piece.

See the unofficial live auction results after the jump. Please note that we do not warrant the accuracy of the results.
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