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07|08|2009 12:00 am EDT

SnapNames & Moniker to launch Monthly Domain Showcase Auctions

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

Moniker & SnapNames ShowcaseThe sister companies Moniker & SnapNames have just announced that in addition to their live auctions at events such as DomainFest they are also introducing a Monthly Domain Showcase Auction, featuring selected names with low or no reserve prices. The first auction which starts on July 16th and ends on July  21st (coinciding with Sedo’s next GreatDomains auction) contains no reserve names such as LongWeekend.com and DegreePrograms.com as well as low reserve names such as WirelessModem.com and MusicArchive.com.

As of August the auctions will begin the second Tuesday of every month and end two days later on the second Thursday. More information on the auction and the form for submission of domains for consideration for uture auctions can be found at Showcase.SnapNames.com.

Find the full press release after the jump.

SnapNames.com® and Moniker.com® Launch Monthly Domain Showcase Auction™ Series
— Major New Initiative in Online Domain Auction Space–
–Unique Inventory from Domain Professionals Is Featured at Low and No-Reserve Auction—

Los Angeles, CA. July 8, 2009. SnapNames.com® and Moniker.com®, Oversee.net® aftermarket companies, introduced today a monthly series of domain name Showcase Auctions™.

The first auction of the series, entitled “Summer Stimulus,” begins July 16 at noon PDT / 3:00 p.m. EDT and concludes July 21 at 12:15 p.m. PDT / 3:15 p.m. EDT.  It will feature domain names available with low or no reserve pricing.  Subsequent auction events will begin the second Tuesday of every month and end two days later on the second Thursday.

“These monthly Showcase Auctions are an integral part of our new auction strategy,” said Peter Celeste, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Domain Services, Oversee.net. “The domain auction marketplace is evolving rapidly.  Oversee.net recognizes that the largest potential for growth is in the corporate sector.  In line with this, our Showcase Auctions target corporate buyers, as well as traditional domain investors, who prefer to make their purchases online in a flexible, user-friendly environment.”

“Online marketers, publishers, and investors continue to recognize the value of domain names as important, strategic assets despite the current economic conditions,” said Celeste.  “To fulfill their ongoing demand for these valuable assets, our Showcase Auctions will be making good quality domain names available on a regular, predictable basis.  Our ultimate goal is to help our clients improve their online marketing strategies, or increase the value of their domain name investment portfolio, by giving them consistent access to quality domain names.”

Domains included in the July 16 “Summer Stimulus” Showcase Auction have been hand-picked by experts from domain aftermarket pioneers and sister companies SnapNames and Moniker. Inventory will be priced to appeal to a broad audience of potential buyers.

Sample names for the first auction include:

No Reserve Inventory:

  • longweekend.com
  • degreeprograms.com
  • lukewarm.com
  • concerning.com
  • arcadegame.net
  • discountprescriptions.net
  • contemplating.com
  • headbutt.com

Low Reserve Inventory:

  • wirelessmodem.com
  • musicarchive.com
  • englandvacations.com
  • questionnaires.com
  • offended.com
  • pumped.com
  • sinned.com
  • messageboards.net
  • dynasties.com
  • camerabags.com
  • furniturerepair.com
  • vacationing.com

The catalog is being released today and can be viewed at http://showcase.snapnames.com/2009/07/summer-stimulus-auction.

How to Submit Domains for Future Monthly Showcase Auctions
Anyone can submit domains to be considered for inclusion in the monthly SnapNames Showcase Auctions.  Buying trends at both SnapNames and Moniker indicate that domains related to finance, shopping and the Internet are currently very popular. Owners of domains in these categories are encouraged to submit.  Submission criteria include:

  • Must be one- or two-word domains.
  • Domains in popular e-commerce and/or search engine category (e.g. finance, debt relief, jobs, shopping) will be given preference.
  • Must be easy to remember and easy to spell word(s) or phrase(s)
  • No typos, trademarks, hyphenated or adult domains.
  • Domain traffic and revenue data should be included whenever possible.

To submit a domain name for future monthly auctions, go to http://showcase.snapnames.com to view the calendar of upcoming events. Names for the August showcase auction must be submitted by July 28, 2009.

About Oversee’s Aftermarket and Registrar Division
Comprised of Moniker® and SnapNames.com®, 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. Moniker, one of the domain name industry’s most respected registrars, introduced the live domain name auction concept and conducts auctions around the world each year. 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 http://www.moniker.com and http://www.snapnames.com.

About Oversee.net
Oversee.net® 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. The company’s unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company’s core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker®, and LowFares.com™.  To learn more, please visit http://www.oversee.net.

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