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10|14|2007 01:22 am EDT

.Mobi Sales Heat up again at TRAFFIC Domain Auction

by Adam Strong in Categories: Alternate Extensions, Domain Sales, Events

The live domain name auction at the TRAFFIC conference sparked a seemingly renewed interest in .mobi domains. There were 13 .mobi domains at auction and all 13 domains sold. Many of these domains were priced with a $1 starting price which spaked multiple bidders and rocketed up the prices. Several unfamiliar faces were seen bidding. However, some very familiar faces including Xavier Buck from Eurodns, reps from Anything.com, Jakob Knightley from NameDrive.com and reps from Tidewinds.com were active in the bidding. The thirteen  .mobi domains reached nearly $650,000 in sales

I tried spotting all the bidders during the auction, but I was only able to get a visual confirmation on some. If my eyesight and notes from the event are 100% correct, some of the top bidders on the .mobi domains were :

Poker.mobi – $150,000 – Anything.com
Ringtones.mobi – $145,000 – NameDrive
Email.mobi – $50,000 – Xavier Buck
Podcast.mobi – $25,000 – Tidewinds

The other domains were sold for the following amounts

News.mobi = $110,000 – Phone-in bidder
Scores.mobi – $33,000
Buy.mobi – $32,500
Cab.mobi – $17,500
Cash.mobi – $12,500
PDA.mobi – $8,000
ZipCodes.mobi – $8,000
Bill.mobi – $3000

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6 Comments

Dan

October 14, 2007 @ 4:06 am EDT

Hi Adam,

Thanks for a nice recap of the .mobi sales.

If .mobi ends up flying high…than I would say that this purchase…may end up as the best deal.

Cab.mobi – $17,500

Peace!
Dan

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Dan

October 14, 2007 @ 5:27 pm EDT

Hi,

But I also think owning the .mobi domain 222.mobi (cab) might be as good or better.

Peace!
Dan

Jackson D

October 16, 2007 @ 7:16 pm EDT

Could not agree more with you on the 222.mobi Anyone who owns anything that spells out a name like that will earn thousands on their domain name…Cab, Loan, Cash, Taxi, Eat, Much eaiser to do and very limited on what they spell out. Talk about ahead of the game…

Jackson D
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