Pre-bidding for the NamesCon/Right Of The Dot/NameJet auction is already seeing some big bids for premium domain names with five .com domains having bids for $100,000 or more. And one lot, a bundle of 7 domains (bar.com, bar.net, cafes.com, grill.com, place.com, pub.com and shelter.com) has attracted a highest bid of $1,010,000, which has not yet met its reserve of $1,013,000. EstiBot values this lot as being worth $1,640,000.
NamesCon runs from 22 to 25 January but bidding for the live/online auction will take place on 23 January at 15:00. Pre-bidding started in November 2016, with the post-auction extended bidding for domains not sold running to 8 February 2017.
The five domain names currently with bids of $100,000 or more are ol.com ($800,000), sw.com ($506,000), .stop.com ($199,999) and doe.com and featured.com (both for $100,000). Short and one word domain names dominate those with the highest bids, along with a handful of two-word domains.
The highest bid to date for a non-.com domain name is 89.tv which has attracted a $5,300 bid while the highest .net bid is for earrings.net for $4,950. Among new gTLDs, the highest bid is for gold.club which has a bid of $1,010. From a search perspective .tv, along with a few others such as .co and .me, are considered generic Top Level Domains. So the highest country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) bid is for hung.uk and hung.co.uk ($300).
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