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Breaking: eSports.com sold for 7-figures

It’s no secret that the eSports market is one fire right now. In fact, eSports is growing faster than either the movie or music industry (source) and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In 2017 the eSports did close to $700M in revenue and reached an audience of 385M (source). Okay, enough […]

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NamesCon live domain auction results and extended auction info

Auction grosses over $1.5 million; extended auction ends February 8. Right of the Dot held a live domain name auction at NamesCon last night in conjunction with NameJet. Compared to previous auctions, it seemed like the live auction hall stayed pack much longer than in previous years. The auction grossed over $1.5 million in sales. […]

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This domain auction could (and likely will) make history

Next week the largest event in the domain name industry, Namescon, kicks-off in Las Vegas, and with it comes a domain auction that just might break some long-standing records. With the growth of the domain industry coupled with the new domain name extensions, the live auction next week is expected to bring some serious bidding from […]

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.com-dominated NamesCon auction already has one million-dollar bid

There’s still about week to go until this year’s NamesCon conference kicks off in Las Vegas, but the live auction that will close the first day of the show has already seen pre-bidding action. One batch of domains has already received a high bid of $1,010,000, but does not appear to have yet met its […]

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Michael Berkens resigns from Right of the Dot

After big sale, Berkens resigns from domain consulting group. Michael Berkens Michael Berkens has resigned as a Director and officer of Right of the Dot, LLC, a consulting firm he co-founded with Monte Cahn. Berkens recently updated his LinkedIn profile to reflect that he was no longer with the company, and I verified the move […]

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NamesCon auction was a coming out party for new TLDs

Over 30 domains under nTLDs sold last week, and some for high prices. The live portion of last week’s Right of the Dot domain name auction at NamesCon delivered about $1.5 million of sales. New top level domain names accounted for just over 20% of this dollar figure. I think this was a huge moment […]

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Rightside Adds Short New gTLD’s With Normal Renewals To ROTD/Namescon Auction

Rightside® (Nasdaq:NAME), today announced that it will be participating in the RightoftheDot.com domain name auction as part of the Namescon conference that will be held next Monday, January 11th at 2PM EST. All domain names carry a normal renewal fee for the relevant extension, None carry a premium renewal fee. In keeping with the recent […]

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Reserve Dropped On 8 Domains In The ROTD Auction: All Have Bids, Which Are Now The High Bid

We have more news on the RightoftheDot.com auction being held a week from today at Namescon at 2PM PST. An owner of 8 domain names in the auction, all of which already have bids in pre-bidding at Namejet.com has removed the reserve price. By removing the reserve prices, the domains are being offered at NO […]

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Names 2015: Escrow.com Booms As Domains Do.

Imagine the domain headline 52 years from today? “The real thrill comes from the chase rather than the reward at the end.” ~~ Monte Cahn  2015 was a banner year for Domain Names. More money is coming into the industry then ever before. You need only look at the success of NamesCon where 1000 attendees and hundreds of […]

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Seller’s remorse despite .club leading $1m NamesCon auction

The Right Of The Dot and SnapNames auction here at the NamesCon conference in Las Vegas last night raised just shy of $1 million, in what attendees broadly seem to agree was a successful event. The grand total was $990,851, with 87 out of the 134 lots hitting their reserve and selling during the live/online […]

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