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09|23|2010 02:59 pm EDT

HP To Offer For Sale at DOMAINfest Prague

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction

Computer Giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) will make the domain available for auction at the DOMAINfest Europe, which will be held in Prague October 5-7, 2011. The live auction takes place on October 6th at 6pm ET and is also accessible to online remote bidders. Other names featured in the auction are:


The domain used to be owned by Digital, a Unix company that was later purchased by Compaq, which was in turn bought by HP.

See the full press release after the jump.

HP Makes Available Exclusively Through DOMAINfest Europe Live Auction In Prague
Final Published Catalog Features Premium Internet Real Estate for Businesses and Investors, Including and

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and FRANKFURT, Germany. (Sep 23, 2010) — Moniker® and SnapNames®, both® companies, released the final catalog of premium domain names for their live and online domain name auction at DOMAINfest® Europe in Prague on October 6, 2010, at the InterContinental Hotel.

The complete auction catalogue of more than 70 premium names can be found here:

The Moniker and SnapNames three-phase auction features top domain names for online and live bidding. With nearly 200 million domain names registered worldwide, the pool of available quality keyword domains is now mainly available through the domain name aftermarket led by and

Three-Phase Auction Schedule
Live Auction Pre-Bidding is available now and ends on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. US Eastern time. Pre-bidding is available online. Each name’s highest pre-bid will automatically transfer to the live auction for in-room and online bidding completion.
The Moniker and SnapNames Live Auction will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Prague on Wednesday, October 6, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. local time, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. US Eastern time.

Registered DOMAINfest attendees are automatically eligible to attend the private live auction. Bidders not in the room for the auction can place bids online through SnapNames Live®. Interested bidders may also submit an absentee bid form to the auctioneer or sign up for telephone proxy bidding. Absentee bids may also be placed by contacting

The Extended Auction immediately follows the live auction. Moniker and SnapNames will host an extended online auction that will run for a full week, starting October 6 and ending October 13, 2010, at 9:15 p.m. local time, 3:15 p.m. US Eastern time.

Auction Catalog
Featured domain names have been selected based on their keywords and intrinsic benefits to marketers and businesses. The auction includes, offered by HP exclusively through Moniker, a highly versatile domain name applicable to a wide range of electronic goods, from cameras to media. Other category-defining domains in the live auction include:

About DOMAINfest®
Founded and hosted by DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization division of, the DOMAINfest® conferences bring domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business. Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Visit to review the agenda and register for DOMAINfest Europe in Prague.

About’s Aftermarket and Registrar Division
Comprised of Moniker® and SnapNames®, Oversee’s Aftermarket and Registrar Division offers businesses and individual investors an array of services for domain name registration, acquisition, management, appraisal, brokerage and sales. A top ten registrar, Moniker introduced the live domain name auction concept. SnapNames operates the largest auction of expired and deleting domain names and gives its customers exclusive first access to the world’s most valuable names every day. For more information, visit and
About® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world—more than one million names. The company’s unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Portland, Oregon, Pompano Beach, Florida and Frankfurt, Germany, the company’s core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker®, DOMAINfest® and™. To learn more, please visit

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Mike Maddaloni - @thehotiron

September 23, 2010 @ 10:43 pm EDT

Wow – the end of an area… as someone who grew up in Massachusetts, Digital was a huge presence.



September 24, 2010 @ 2:02 pm EDT

They built some great gear.

Star Trek in Fortran on a PDP-11. Sigh. Those were the days.


September 26, 2010 @ 10:15 pm EDT

Boy oh Boy imagine owning and developing , that’s a ripper that screams out do something with me , but many good name still do.


September 30, 2010 @ 3:42 am EDT

House now that is one for or to go 4 the best in SEO with the online markets opening up in India.


October 3, 2010 @ 11:57 pm EDT

Some fantastic names here. I think its so stupid hp would want to sell, considering they are making money and do not have to sell any assets.

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