Today's Highlight: .NET and .COM

Presented by Verisign

Unlike the new gTLD domain names we’ve been featuring this week, all of the .COM and .NET domains in Sedo’s GreatDomains Auction + The Future Edition were submitted by the domain community at large.  

Whether you’re selling, bidding or just watching the action unfold, we’ve got the inside scoop on the original TLDs, still constantly at the top of the playing field.

Fast Facts: .NET

  • global recognition, with a recorded $64M in aftermarket sales.
  • 2nd highest awareness amongst all  global TLDs as per a @Nielsen study commissioned by @ICANN in 2016 #WHDIndia #NamesCon #NCIndia @Verisign
  • 2nd most visited global TLD by internet users, basis @Nielsen study commissioned by @ICANN in 2016  #WHDIndia #NamesCon #NCIndia @ Verisign
  • 2nd largest generic TLD in total registrations

#DidYouKnow the 1st domain name to exist was a .net @nordunet, registered 31 years ago and still operating!
 

Fast Facts: .COM

  • a total of 126.9 domain registrations at the end of Q4-2016
  • Used by every single Fortune 500 company and a vast majority of the top startups across the globe and in India like Uber, Airbnb and Flipkart
  • Preferred over other TLDs by 79% of SMBs in India

#DidYouKnow Facebook paid $8.5 million to the American Farm Bureau Federation for the domain name FB.com in 2011?

Bidding for the following names ends today! The Grand Finale at NamesCon India will close out a great day of informative sessions.

  • Application.com

  • Programming.com

  • Keyword.com

  • Guilty.com

  • Dba.com

  • Vodka.net

  • Espresso.net

  • Mumbai.net

  • Longer.net

  • Perm.net

 

DON'T MISS THE GRAND FINALE AT NAMESCON INDIA, TAKING PLACE IN MUMBAI TODAY AT 4PM!

WE WILL REVIEW THE TOP PERFORMING NAMES IN AUCTION AND GIVE AWAY SOME FANTASTIC PRIZES TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS. SEE YOU THERE!

GreatDomains Auction: Radix Partner Profile

Started in 2012, Radix is the world’s 3rd largest domain portfolio registry, and Asia’s largest gTLD applicant to ICANN. Radix is part of the Directi Group which is currently valued at $1.4 billion. Radix has been an active participant in ICANN’s process to expand the internet naming system, and has obtained the rights to operate over 9 new gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains) including .ONLINE, .STORE, .TECH, .WEBSITE, .SPACE, .PRESS, .SITE, .HOST, and .FUN.

Bidding for the following names closes tomorrow, with the Grand Finale taking place at NamesCon India in Mumbai!

.STORE, the most sophisticated and instinctive extension for brands and local businesses, being used by Emirates, NBA, Meredith, F1 to name a few. Over 100,000 domains sold already & over $850,000 generated in premium sales.

  • saree.store - $10,000 reserve

.Online has over 675000 registrations and is widely regarded as one of the most successful new gTLDs . Casino.online became the highest single domain nTLD sale at $201,250.

  • recharge.online - $20,000 reserve

  • cashless.online - $5,000 reserve

  • surat.online - $2,500 reserve

  • diwalideals.online - $650 reserve

.TECH, the definitive extension for the  global tech community, adopted by coders, startups, innovators and influencers like  CES, TNW and Viacom.

  • bangalore.tech - $5,000 reserve

.FUN, perfect for the global Media & Entertainment industry which is worth over $ 700 billion in the US alone.

  • cricket.fun - $5,000 reserve

Other available domains include:

  • tamil.site - $7,500 reserve

  • matrimonial.site - $7,500 reserve

DON'T MISS THE GRAND FINALE AT NAMESCON INDIA, TAKING PLACE IN MUMBAI TOMORROW AT 4PM!

WE WILL REVIEW THE TOP PERFORMING NAMES IN AUCTION AND GIVE AWAY SOME FANTASTIC PRIZES TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS. SEE YOU THERE!

 

GreatDomains Auction: MMX.CO Partner Profile

MMX.co is one of our registry partners for the GreatDomains Auction+ The Future Edition, currently underway over at Sedo! New gTLDs were not accepted in the public submission window for this auction so that we could bring you ultra-premium names direct from the registries themselves.

MMX is a sales and marketing-focused organization managing a world class portfolio of top-level domain assets with a focus on commercializing geographic, occupational, consumer, lifestyle, outdoor, and general interest domains. Working through an expanding international network of registrars and distribution partners, MMX.co brings the benefits of affinity-based top-level domain addresses to the B2B and consumer audiences.

Bidding for the following names closes this Friday with the Grand Finale taking place at NamesCon India in Mumbai!

.garden domains are used by farms, retailers, communities, photographers, architects, techs, schools, events, agencies & others worldwide!

  • spring.garden

  • diy.garden

  • holistic.garden

.work domains (75K DUMs) are used by a vast range of businesses worldwide, because .work is the generic TLD that makes sense to people.

  • equality.work

  • forhire.work

  • holy.work

.fit domains provide short, energetic and inspirational URLs to the $81B global fitness industry. Your portfolio deserves to get .fit!

  • balance.fit

  • training.fit

  • sixpack.fit

Don't miss the Grand Finale at NamesCon India, taking place in Mumbai this Friday at 4pm where we will review the top performing names in auction and give away some fantastic prizes to audience members. See you there!

GreatDomains Auction: .GLOBAL Partner Profile

.GLOBAL is one of our registry partners for the GreatDomains Auction+ The Future Edition, currently underway over at Sedo! New gTLDs were not accepted in the public submission window for this auction so that we could bring you ultra-premium names direct from the registries themselves.

.GLOBAL is a new top-level domain that offers a trusted name space for organizations of all sizes that aim to reach a market that isn’t limited by geographic or commercial borders. .GLOBAL enables brands to be innovative and to make all of their online identity count, even right of the dot. You don’t have to be big to be globally relevant and attract a worldwide audience in 2017. Here’s the perfect opportunity strategically and easily tap into the global marketplace!

Bidding for the following names closes this Friday with the Grand Finale taking place at NamesCon India in Mumbai!

  • hockey.global 
  • callcenter.global 
  • offshore.global 
  • software.global
  • diamonds.global

Here's a few more things you may want to know about .GLOBAL before you bid:

  1. Generic .GLOBAL names are highly sought after and it is the 5th best-selling new top-level domain for premium names.
  2. You no longer have to be big to be (.)GLOBAL! It is the perfect domain extension to enable international reach and unlimited potential.
  3. .GLOBAL symbolizes a belief in borderless markets and innovation, already trusted by brands such as Toyota, Hyperloop and VISA.
  4. A .GLOBAL name is the perfect umbrella to tie together modern domain name portfolios and a chance to claim a valuable piece of any industry’s global online real estate.
  5. .GLOBAL is widely adopted across the world by both large and small brands, startups, charities and movements.

Don't miss the Grand Finale at NamesCon India, taking place in Mumbai this Friday at 4pm where we will review the top performing names in auction and give away some fantastic prizes to audience members. See you there!

GreatDomains Auction: .CLUB Partner Profile

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.CLUB Domains is one of our registry partners for the GreatDomains Auction+ The Future Edition, currently underway over at Sedo! New gTLDs were not accepted in the public submission window for this auction so that we could bring you ultra-premium names direct from the registries themselves! 

.CLUB is the most used new top-level domain and the perfect web address for a membership or subscription based startup, or anyone sharing or expressing their passion. Priced right for hosting and email bundles, .CLUB is a profitable choice for registrars and resellers. If a business is building a community of members around a product or service, there’s no better domain than .CLUB. 

Bidding for the following names closes this Friday with the Grand Finale taking place at NamesCon India in Mumbai!

  • Delhi.club 
  • Mumbai.club 
  • Cricket.club 
  • Astrology.club 
  • Indiannews.club
  • Marriage.club 
  • Himalayan.club 
  • Sultan.club 
  • Vivah.club 
  • TourIndia.club
  • IPLonline.club

Don't miss the Grand Finale at NamesCon India, taking place in Mumbai this Friday at 4pm where we will review the top performing names in auction and give away some fantastic prizes to audience members. See you there!

Featured Attendee Profile: Davinderpal Bhatia

Mr. Davinderpal Bhatia
President, DNA Sequencing Inc
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FAST FACTS

Location: New York
Number of years in the domain industry: 18
Favorite extension: .com
Domain name you wished you owned: cash.com
Best city for conferences: New York


Q&A

Describe your company and how long you have been there:
DNA Sequencing Inc was incorporated in 2010 and I have been its President since then.

Tell us how your product or service helps deliver value to your customers:
DNA Sequencing Inc owns most of the top Exact Match Domains in this niche such as DNAsequencing.com, DNAsequence.com, DNAmap.com, DNAcode.com, HumanGenome.com, DNAtechnology.com etc. These domains get type-in traffic, are meaningful, pass the radio test and have large search volumes and cost per click. A company which wants to dominate the $ 20 Billion per year market in online space can use this portfolio and leave the competition behind.

Can you describe some recent developments in India’s domain market? How will these prove to be important on a global scale?
India has the world's second largest population. Most of the college educated people speak English. Smartphone business is booming. The Govt has ambitious plans to promote cashless society. And all this is good news for Domain business in India.

What are you most looking forward to at NamesCon India?
I look forward to meeting face to face many with whom I have been in contact online for many years. And doing some deals.

How does your current career compare to what you were doing when you were young?
Domaining started as a hobby in 1998 with registration of Patiala.com and of DNAmap.com in 1999. Then it slowly became my passion. Back then I never thought that one day I will own almost all of Exact Match Domains of a niche which now is worth $20 Billion/year.

If you have 15 extra minutes per day, what would you do with them?
Yoga and exercise.

Latest and greatest accomplishment in your career?
Shhhh. NDA. Sorry.

Tricks of the Trade for Successful Domain Name Bidding

With Sedo's GreatDomains Auction+ well underway as we lead up to the Grand Finale at NamesCon India in Mumbai next Friday, we thought we'd share some tricks and tips for successful bidding. Auctions are both exciting and nerve-wracking – when you're bidding on a name you really want, how can you improve your chances of landing it?

Sedo has compiled some great ideas to help improve your chances at winning those bids:

  • Figure out your top budget first. Don’t let emotions or ego guide you in your decision making.

  • Create an overview of all of the domains that you are interested in. Sedo’s Buyer control Panel is a great tool to help you keep track of your selected domains.

Don't be fooled by no or few bids on domains...bidders may be waiting to wait until the last moments of the auction to place their bids. Watch the traffic numbers for each domain as an indicator of interest.

Don't be fooled by no or few bids on domains...bidders may be waiting to wait until the last moments of the auction to place their bids. Watch the traffic numbers for each domain as an indicator of interest.

  • Do not be fooled: Even if there are no or only low bids on domains, bidding activity can dramatically increase during the final moments of an auction.
  • Before you celebrate your victory: If an offer is received within five minutes of when an auction is supposed to close, the auction will be extended automatically by the system for an additional ten minutes.

  • Can’t stomach all the bidding excitement? Let Sedo’s Proxy Bidding System using incremental bidding do the work for you. Check out your Buyer Control Panel to learn more about this feature.

And finally, this one may be obvious, but being the highest bidder usually pays off ;)

GreatDomains Auction: Domain Name Roundup

Today we’ve chosen a selection of names from the GreatDomains Auction that are currently up for grabs. The bidding has just begun, so head on over to the auction page and get in on the action!

Looking for something India-specific?

delhi.club

callcentres.in

indiannews.club

mumbai.club

bangalore.tech

Premium domains
include:

fit.co.uk

inheritance.com

vodka.net

eyz.com

application.com

 

Curious where the most bids are landing?

xrv.com

ezy.com

texts.com

keyword.com

programming.com

cashless.online

Or which names have the most traffic?

indianrail.com

blogger.in

blogs.in

vision.in

abscence.com

espresso.net

So, what are you waiting for?

Sedo's GreatDomains Auction + The Future Edition

Not sure how to get involved with Sedo's GreatDomains Auction + The Future Edition? Don't know which names to send in? With just three more days to submit, we want to make sure that you know exactly what you need to take part, before time runs out!

HOW TO SUBMIT

Eligible domains can be submitted through any Sedo account. From there you can easily chose in your menu which domains to submit to the auction. There's a maximum of 5 domains per client, so choose wisely! 

You'll need to pay a nonrefundable $10 application fee per domain, plus an additional 15% commission of the highest bid upon each successful sale.


WHAT WE WANT

We're only looking for generic and high-quality domains, and each name will be reviewed by Sedo's brokerage team before being accepted and put up for auction. How do we determine domain name quality? Read on...

1. Premium TLDs only! Got a .com, a .net, a .co.uk?  You're good to go.  Sorry to all the new gTLD owners out there, but those names will only be provided directly from our official registry partners.

2. Real words only! Like your 9th grade English teacher, we only accept words that describe an existing product or service - properly spelled please.

3. High SEO relevance. Unlike Hansel and Gretel, we know that a path of breadcrumbs won't leave a reliable trail. Get to know your search engine algorithms, and be sure that the words in your domain title get as many hits as possible. 

4. Know your copyrights! Nobody likes a copycat. If your name violates third-party rights (think brand names, copyrights, celebrity names) we won't be able to accept your submission.

5. Language matters. With such a global marketplace, it can be easy to assume that your visitors will be multilingual. But for this auction, we're looking for domain endings that match the language of the domain title (think auto.de & car.com).

6. Keep CPC nice and high. The potential for Google Adword success can make or break a buyer's chances of monetizing a domain name. Will your domain's related search terms measure up?

7. No tongue-twisters. This isn't your kids' spelling bee – we like names short, easy to spell, and easy to remember. No participation ribbons will be handed out, so make every name count.

 


HOW TO BID

Getting in on the action is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

First: Register for a Sedo account, and make sure you click the confirmation link in your email.

Second: Certify your account to speed up the domain transaction process. The higher the bid, the higher your certification will need to be.

Third: Head on over to the auction page to place your bids!

 

NamesCon Expands into India

NamesCon is on the rise in 2017 with two regional shows on our global agenda, landing in Mumbai with NamesCon India on May 19 and then off to Shanghai for NamesCon China on October 12.

With NamesCon India quickly approaching, we thought we'd explain why we chose this location as our first venue for a regional show.

India continues to develop as a very exciting market to explore – boasting over 1.3 billion people, 50% of whom are under 25 years of age. The domain penetration rate in India is just getting started, suggesting a big potential market for domain properties. As the per capita GDP continues its current upward trajectory, more and more Indians are entering the middle classes, boosting support for the domain and internet services markets.

While the global demand for domain names has grown at a solid 8.7% annual pace for the last three years, over the same period India has been expanding its domain market by a blistering 11.9% every year. Usage of these domains continues to distribute widely with 40% going to new websites, 10 – 12% for email services, and about 5% flowing into mobile-enabled websites, portals, and social media properties.

“When we look at a young population hungry for technology, we see an explosive growth opportunity for the web hosting and cloud industry in India. WHD and NamesCon is going to Mumbai to help educate both local businesses and larger players on the potential we see here, and help these companies connect with the right partners. Ultimately, we want to encourage the success and growth of our industry and India will be a large part of the web hosting and cloud future.”
Bertil Brendeke MBA, CEO WorldHostingDays and NamesCon

You can expect a full day of education sessions, networking, and a lively Domain Auction to close out the day at our first ever NamesCon India. Attendance is free, so join us for this inaugural event!