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05|08|2013 08:49 am EDT

Hackers Break in to Prominent Domain Registrars, Moniker, Melbourne IT, Name.com and Xinnet

by Adam Strong in Categories: Registrars

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A story on Hacker News from earlier Tuesday  mentions that a group of hackers , Hack The Planet (HTP), was able to hack in to several domain name registrars late last year . The registrars were not  specifically targeted, rather they were hacked in order to take down the hosting of another hacker’s IRC channel.

Even though the registrars were not specific targets of the attack, HTP have posted a file called registrar-data.txt (not resolving now which details some of the info accessed from the registrars.

The HTP5 zine (now apparently down, cached copy here) brags about the registrars being “owned”. Name.com, MelbourneIT, Moniker and Xinnet are mentioned: Speaking of registrars, Xinnet, MelbourneIT, and Moniker – you’re all owned. Back in November, we hinted at Huawei access in our Symantec release. Their registrar? Xinnet. Total domains owned: about 5.5 million total. No kidding. :P

The hackers admitted difficulty with Melbourne IT security specifically because the registrar controls the DNS for Twitter.   “Domain management credz for Melbourne IT are mostly internal SOAP requests. DNS control of Twitter is tight.”

The info that was accessible from the hack in to Name.com seems to include data base access to a great amount of information.  The registrar-data file lists countless databases including quickbooks, customer info, hosting accounts, etc.

The Moniker information that was published included several administrator accounts with user names and passwords. Some of the accounts included former employees of Moniker/Oversee. Moniker is no longer a company owned by Oversee so that information seems to be somewhat dated.

As these are claims by hackers that have yet to be verified by the registrars involved, DNN is making attempts to contact all registrars involved to find out what breaches of security occurred and what was done to fix these problems.  To our knowledge no customer account information has been published publicly and there are no reports of domains stolen.

As reported by Michael Berken’s The Domains, name.com sent an email alerting their customers of the breach asking them to change their passwords.

02|06|2013 07:15 pm EDT

WebFest Global 2013 Domain Auction Results

by Adam Strong in Categories: Domain Auction

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We are were blogging the auction live today at Webfest Global 2013 in Santa Monica, CA. Please note that DNN does not guarantee the accuracy of these results.

Out of 61 domains listed in the live auction,22 domains sold for a total of $574,360 USD.

The names not sold in the live auction will be sold in the extended live auction, which is running until Mar 8, 201312:15 pm ET.

Lot #Domain NameReserve RangeStatusPrice
10BeverlyHillsPlasticSurgeons.com$501-$1,000SOLD$1,100
20IceHockey.com$10,001 - $25,000SOLD$25,000
30Wxs.com$2,501 - $5,000SOLD$4,600
40VirusRemoval.com$5,001 - $10,000SOLD$13,000
50Costume.net (Website)$100,001 - $250,000pass
60Bez.com$10,001 - $25,000SOLD$17,650
70Animation.com$250,001 - $500,000pass
80Restaurants.dm$5,001 - $10,000pass
90GunPermits.com$2,501 - $5,000SOLD$5,500
100BulletProofVest.com$10,001 - $25,000pass
110Jf.com$250,001 - $500,000SOLD$250,000
120Uxp.com$10,001 - $25,000pass
130Item.com$250,001 - $500,000pass at $200,000
140Draw.com$100,001 - $250,000pass at $100,000
150KidVault.comNo ReserveSOLD$800
160Bali.com$750,001 - $1MMpass
170Banks.dm$10,001 - $25,000pass
180Dv.co.uk$2,501 - $5,000SOLD$5000
190Free.me$10,001 - $25,000SOLD$19000
200HalloweenCostumes.net (Website)$250,001 - $500,000pass
210Briskets.comNo ReserveSOLD$950
220Toxic.com/net/tv/co$250,001 - $500,000pass
230Thin.com$250,001 - $500,000pass
240How.net$10,001 - $25,000pass
250Zolb.comNo ReserveSOLD$400
260WebsiteBrokers.com$5,001 - $10,000pass
270Xu.com$100,001 - $250,000SOLD$210,000
280FreeWebsites.com$250,001 - $500,000pass
290CustomParts.comNo ReserveSOLD$4,500
300CreditCard.dm$10,001 - $25,000pass
310Wrestlers.com$25,001 - $50,000pass
320Costumes.net (Website)$100,001 - $250,000pass
330Brain.com$250,001 - $500,000scratched
340GolfClothing.com$10,001 - $25,000pass
350Jambalaya.com$10,001 - $25,000pass
360HomemadeMovie.comNo ReserveSOLD$1,000
370Judgment.com$250,001 - $500,000pass
380TattooShop.com$10,001 - $25,000pass
390Insurance.dm$10,001 - $25,000pass
400RedTShirt.comNo ReserveSOLD$300
410HotFly.com$501-$1,000SOLD$700
420FlyAway.com$10,001 - $25,000scratched
430Remote.com$100,001 - $250,000pass
440SpeedPc.comNo ReserveSOLD$400
450Message.com (website)$250,001 - $500,000pass
460Twin.com$25,001 - $50,000pass
470SeedNetworks.comNo ReserveSOLD$320
480TreeHuggers.com$10,001 - $25,000pass
490SpaghettiSauce.com/.net$10,001 - $25,000pass
500WebAdvertising.com$10,001 - $25,000pass
510Uxz.com$2,501 - $5,000SOLD$5,000
520Casino.dm$10,001 - $25,000pass
530Prescriptions.ca$10,001 - $25,000pass
540Beijing.net$25,001 - $50,000pass
550Bows.com$50,001 - $100,000pass
560Coma.com$50,001 - $100,000pass
570Others.com$25,001 - $50,000pass
580Oub.com$10,001 - $25,000pass
590Unp.com$10,001 - $25,000pass
600Hum.com$50,001 - $100,000pass
610Kye.com$5,001 - $10,000SOLD$5,890
620Dominatrix.com (website)$250,001 - $500,000pass
630Successor.com$2,501 - $5,000SOLD$3,250

07|19|2012 08:08 am EDT

Snapnames/Moniker International Premium & ccTLD Auction ends today

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction

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The  Snapnames/Moniker International Premium & ccTLD Auction ends today with only one domain so far having met the reserve price (since it was listed at no reserve), smokers.co.uk. At the time of the posting the auction is running for seven more hours.

See the domains and their current bids after the jump.

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06|21|2012 09:20 am EDT

First Snapnames/Moniker and Afternic Auction ends today

by NewsDesk Editor in Categories: Domain Auction, Up to the Minute

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The first joint Snapnames/Moniker and Afternic auction ends today at 3:15pm EDT. Here are the current domains & bids.

Domain NameBiddersCurrent BidReserveRangeReserveStatus
citytrade.com7725$201 - $500Reserve Met
hipsters.com416500$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Met
throat.com38000$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
cookinghealthy.com32000$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Met
hikers.com211000$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
microsurgeon.com12550$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
quotesoftheday.com11001$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
dogdoctor.com11000$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
forbiddenapple.com1300No ReserveReserve Met
worldstatistics.com1300No ReserveReserve Met
airportsolutions.com00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
ambitious.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
audiomix.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
authorization.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
beachspa.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
bookflights.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
brandnewcars.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
callcentersystems.com00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
cats.com00$750,001 - $1MMReserve Not Met
cheerleadertraining.com00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
composed.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
computerclinics.com00$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
customanimation.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
dairies.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
delicacies.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
dentureinsurance.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
directgames.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
fastbanner.com00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
filmcareers.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
freewebservices.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
funvideo.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
gametraders.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
gangstamusic.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
geographers.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
greatfilms.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
gunslingers.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
haggler.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
healthymeals.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
housefinancing.com00$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
hybridforums.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
lappad.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
logoapparel.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
martinilounge.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
mexicanradio.com00$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
mixingmachines.com00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
movieexperts.com00$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
naturesremedies.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
networkupdate.com00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
officecomputer.net00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
paranormal.com00$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
patiofirepits.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
pensionsecurity.com00No ReserveReserve Not Met
petbreeders.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
phoneplan.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
postdoctoral.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
postgraduates.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
powerstrip.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
pregnancycare.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
projected.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
proprietary.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
qualityshoes.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
rentalequipment.com00$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
retailservice.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
schmoozing.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
securebanking.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
skatecamp.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
sportscamps.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
sportsforkids.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
stilettoshoes.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
subcontracts.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
supportcentersoftware.com00No ReserveReserve Not Met
surplusfurniture.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
taxdebtrelief.com00$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
teaching.com00$250,001 - $500,000Reserve Not Met
teaguide.com00$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
techchannel.net00No ReserveReserve Not Met
techfaq.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
techinvestment.com00$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
telecasts.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
therapyservices.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
thermalwear.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
ticketdiscounts.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
ukcareers.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
ultraserver.com00$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
vacationsales.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
vehiclesecurity.net00No ReserveReserve Not Met
vintagesofas.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
wineguides.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
wirecash.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
wirelessamplifier.com00No ReserveReserve Not Met
womenscollege.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
workdesigns.com00No ReserveReserve Not Met
younglovers.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
zipdrive.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met

05|17|2012 01:30 pm EDT

SnapNames Spring Auction ends in 1 1/2 hours

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction

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The SnapNames Moniker Spring Auction is set to end in less than 1 1/2 hours – here are the current domains and their bids:

Domain NameBiddersCurrent BidOrder ByStatusReserveRangeReserveStatus
1800business.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
1800cruiseship.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
32a.com3470May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$201 - $500Reserve Met
4gtablets.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
alumn.com2590May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$501 - $1,000Reserve Met
applicationhealth.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
approved.org00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
artdecolighting.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
attempt.net1300May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
bearings.net1510May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
bloody.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
boards.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$250,001 - $500,000Reserve Not Met
brisket.co.uk00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
certifiedjewelers.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
civilunions.co.uk00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
companies.org14005May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
creditadvance.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
curlyfries.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
customrobes.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
datingonline.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
dietarysupplement.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
drivinggloves.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
dvet.org00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
endusers.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
families.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
federalmarshals.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
femalecompanion.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
florists.info21400May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
freedomtower.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
fva.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
gpsdevice.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
grilled.net3425May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
hdcamcorder.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
homemortgageloans.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
hqzs.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
hurricaneseason.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
identitytheft.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$750,001 - $1MMReserve Not Met
iipo.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
italiandinnerrecipes.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
itrust.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
izy.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
jobcity.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
joggingshorts.com1300May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
knittingyarn.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
kpin.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
licencednurses.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
livetrend.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
loaninterestrates.com11100May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
mahogany.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
makeanoffer.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
mama.com2155000May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$500,001 - $750,000Reserve Not Met
medicalwarnings.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
mensproducts.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
metalfabrication.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
metalsigns.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
minidisc.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
minivan.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
movingcompany.com1150000May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
muld.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
newyorkattorneys.net1300May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
newyorktouristcenter.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
njlawfirms.com3575May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
nutmix.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
nxmd.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
nydefenselawyer.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
nytalentagents.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
oayb.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
obese.net2325May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
osp.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
overnightpriority.com1300May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
panic.org00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
partyline.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
permatemp.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
petpal.org00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
platinum.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$250,001 - $500,000Reserve Not Met
promo.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1MM - $5MMReserve Not Met
puppyland.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
qmvu.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
scubadivinglessons.com3702May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$501 - $1,000Reserve Met
security.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1MM - $5MMReserve Not Met
sly.com150000May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
snare.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
sportinggoodsstore.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
swf.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
taxpreparer.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
tourbus.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
tourpackages.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
tujb.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
unplugged.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
upcbarcodes.com1300May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Met
vapa.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
vco.net00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
vegasflights.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
vtyr.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
wasnt.org00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
weddingpictures.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
winded.org00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
worldseriesapparel.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
wqhi.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
wqvj.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
wyvf.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
wyvn.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
xabe.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn Auction$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
xelz.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
zqof.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met
zvzw.com00May 17, 2012 12:15:00 PMIn AuctionNo ReserveReserve Not Met

 

04|20|2012 04:55 pm EDT

Sedo Greatdomains, Moniker Auctions started & Auction Submission Deadlines

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction

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Sedo’s Greatdomains and Moniker have started a their online domain auction yesterday mid-day. While the Sedo Greatdomains auction will run for a week as usual, the Moniker auction, the first auction since the company was purchased by Keydrive, will run for almost a month. And the latest new entrant to the domain auction game, Brannans, will close their second auction for submissions today.

Here’s what you need to know:

For more information regarding current and upcoming industry events, please visit our partner site, the Domain Name Calendar.

See the full list of domains in the Moniker & Sedo Auctions after the jump.
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02|16|2012 06:01 pm EDT

DOMAINfest Global Silent Auction Nets $50,715 USD

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction

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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 Oversee.net sold Moniker and Snapnames to Keydrive (DNN broke the news) at the end of January, it will be interesting to see if Oversee.net 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.
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02|03|2012 09:13 am EDT

KeyDrive S.A. Acquires Moniker and SnapNames from Oversee.net (PR)

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

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As first reported by DNN, Keydrive bough Monikter and Snapnames from Oversee.net. The official Press Release was published today and can be found after the jump.

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02|01|2012 09:54 am EDT

Breaking: Keydrive buys Moniker & Snapnames from Oversee.net

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Registrars

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According to industry sources, Keydrive S.A. will announce this morning that they have purchased Moniker & Snapnames from Oversee.net. Information about the sale has already been posted on the companies website and was also added to ICANNWiki yesterday.

KeyDrive S.A./Luxembourg includes the Key-Systems Group in St. Ingbert/Saarland (Germany), the NameDrive Group (Luxembourg/USA) as well as Moniker and SnapNames (Florida and Oregon/USA) with more than 160 employees.

After the takeover of Moniker in January 2012 the group ranks among the TOP 10 biggest ICANN registrars in 6th place; the group currently administers a total of more than 5.4 million domains.

Rumors about a potential sale of Moniker & Snapnames had been circulating for  a while. DNN expects an official announcement to be published shortly and will update this post accordingly. Keydrive was created by merging KeySystems and Namedrive.

11|17|2011 04:40 am EDT

SnapNames Year End Auction Ends Today

by NewsDesk Editor in Categories: Domain Auction, Up to the Minute

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SnapNames/Moniker’s year end auction ends today. At the time of this post (about 10 hours before the end of the auction), 15 domains of the 53 domains in the auction have currently received bids and apparently “answer.com” (which was listed for $150,000) has been removed from the auction.

DomainMinimum BidBidders
paternitytest.com$22,000.006
fyny.com$400.003
omib.com$376.003
apw.com$13,499.002
mentality.com$7,001.002
conp.com$400.002
ce.com$1,050,000.001
qx.com$82,500.001
f.biz$10,501.001
mock.com$10,500.001
teaclub.com$5,250.001
dairy.net$2,600.001
rvrx.com$1,050.001
ftsw.com$325.001
mosquitowipes.com$325.001
yogurtshops.com$325.001
creditreports.com$1,000,000.000
floor.com$1,000,000.000
prime.com$1,000,000.000
cheyenne.com$250,000.000
phd.com$250,000.000
empire.com$100,000.000
tofu.com$100,000.000
webmastertools.com$100,000.000
cheaplaptops.com$50,000.000
crete.com$50,000.000
financialmanagement.com$50,000.000
snare.com$50,000.000
taxpreparers.com$25,000.000
golfgloves.net$10,000.000
guitarstrap.com$10,000.000
herbalpills.com$10,000.000
interlink.com$10,000.000
motorcycles.net$10,000.000
fliphomes.com$5,000.000
betas.com$2,500.000
coffeeshop.net$2,500.000
golfcart.net$2,500.000
ticketoffices.com$2,500.000
autism.me$1,000.000
baroquepearls.com$1,000.000
cloudmusicstorage.com$1,000.000
corporateattorney.co.uk$1,000.000
onlinestorefronts.com$1,000.000
realityshows.tv$1,000.000
ridinggloves.com$1,000.000
vipz.com$1,000.000
marketingflyer.com$500.000
cyberdiscounts.com$300.000
intinction.com$300.000
mlvm.com$300.000
pranks.tv$300.000
answer.com--