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NamesCon Live Auction Results

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The NamesCon live auction was held yesterday afternoon, and I received the auction results from Scott Pruitt, NameJet’s Director of Marketing. Overall the live auction, was pretty successful, grossing $1,495,400 in sales. 92 of the 131 live auction listings were sold, which is a sell through rate of around 70%.

The top live auction sale was Lawn.com, which sold for $240,000. Tuscany.com was the second largest sale of the auction, closing at $157,500. Penis.com was the third largest sale of the day at $110,000. I think three of the best deals of the night were Erotica.com at $80,000, Consignment.com at $34,000, SouthAmerica.com at $30,000.

Scott had some thoughts on the biggest surprise of the night, which was the sale of the non-.com domain names:

“The biggest surprise was the success of the non-.com names offered in the auction. 36 non-.com names were sold for a total of $354,600, with an average sale price of $9,850! Some of those included 88.xyz @ $70,000, web.hosting @ $52,500, stock.photo @ $16,000, and 8.link @ $14,500. If this is any indication of things to come, 2016 may turn out be the year of the non-.com names.”

Although Monte’s prediction that this year’s NamesCon auction would set a record has not yet come to fruition, there are still many of the better domain names in a silent auction that is ongoing. I would imagine that they will move some of these domain names. I would not be shocked if the final tally is in the $3-4 million range.

The live auction results have been published below:

Domain Price
lawn.com $240,000
tuscany.com $157,500
penis.com $110,000
erotica.com $80,000
88.xyz $70,000
web.hosting $52,500
ius.com $40,000
bef.com $38,000
consignment.com $34,000
eqz.com $33,000
nachos.com $33,000
opx.com $32,500
egf.com $30,200
southamerica.com $30,000
katie.com $30,000
oah.com $26,000
qgi.com $25,000
healthyfood.com $20,000
stock.photo $16,000
8.link $14,500
spew.com $14,000
housewives.com $13,000
hd.tv $12,000
night.club $12,000
jet.ski $12,000
buy.cars $11,000
98.tv $10,000
strip.club $10,000
pot.club $10,000
wrappers.com $10,000
smart.watch $9,500
glowsticks.com $9,000
athletic.club $9,000
i.rent $9,000
wedding.gift $8,500
i.link $8,250
i.click $8,000
worldgames.com $8,000
e.gift $8,000
cccf.com $7,900
investment.property $7,000
noja.com $6,500
septictank.com $6,100
multilevel.com $5,500
metrocard.com $5,500
thequeen.com $5,500
evileye.com $5,500
boobs.net $5,500
closetorganizer.com $5,500
nannycams.com $5,000
e.help $5,000
lasvegas.online $4,750
beachfront.property $4,750
e.flowers $4,500
gameonline.com $4,250
convict.com $4,250
dessertwine.com $4,000
cmfr.com $4,000
space.club $3,750
trailertrash.com $3,750
viral.video $3,500
cheaplaptops.com $3,500
180.xyz $3,500
cmas.com $3,500
ngrt.com $3,500
i.ski $3,250
artlessons.com $3,000
rrcx.com $3,000
lgff.com $3,000
we.help $3,000
housingloans.com $3,000
mlbb.com $3,000
ccjp.com $3,000
jdzl.com $3,000
saae.com $3,000
water.ski $2,750
toytrucks.com $2,750
b.sexy $2,750
pxff.com $2,500
too.sexy $2,500
zsmt.com $2,500
vintage.auto $2,250
fastdelivery.com $2,200
xgrs.com $2,200
bosses.com $2,000
electric.guitars $2,000
seventies.com $2,000
787.org $1,900
paleo.diet $1,700
doctorlove.com $1,500
externaldrives.com $1,200
funtimes.com $1,000


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Comments (22)

    thelegendaryjp

    I thought the Chinese liked words now?

    Good results but expected, no.

    January 13th, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Marek

    Yeah, it’s a .com tragedy, but nTLDs did pretty good.

    Erotica.com sold for 8 years ago for $800k and now just for $80k. Hmmm – 8 years of waiting for… It’s 90% loss + commission, so it is even worse. Unlucky 8 😕

    Penis.com sold for only $110k. Wow! Another surprise.

    Tuscany.com sold also very low ($157,500) IMO. This is a strong geo name. I hope all sellers get lesson that “no reserve” is not a good model for valuable names. Don’t do it. Never!

    All LL.com names end unsold. What more to say: 4Q/2015 was a right time to sell, …now it’s 2016 and the best (.com) time may be over. Or not?

    January 13th, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Tony

    The hype over gTLDs definitely showed in the results. Not as great as Flowers.mobi for $200K but relative to what the 2-word .com’s went for. The prices for those .com’s are bigger bargains than they would’ve gotten on an average day at Godaddy auctions. That’s just crazy. I expected much more competition.

    I bid online and won one of the domains. The web interface showed SOLD and I briefly celebrated and then a few seconds later it was back on and I had to bid once more and win it a second and final time. A $400 difference so not the end of the world. Luckily I was paying attention. Maybe, I’m the only one that happened to. This was in the final 1/3 of the auction. Regardless, I’m still pretty happy with the price and the domain. Still awaiting payment instructions.

    January 13th, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Tony

      I wanted to add about these sold .com prices: If someone told me these were results from a 2002 auction, I would not have batted an eye. The explosion of gTLDs gives everyone a second opportunity. The question is whether that opportunity is in the new gTLDs or the old school .com’s. I’m betting on the latter.

      In reply to Tony | January 13th, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Jay

      Several .com buyers made lots of money because the prices were wholesale for many many .com domains at this auction.

      In reply to Tony | January 13th, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Tony

      How many people were actually at the live auction? They either didn’t do their homework, were hungover, focused on gTLD’s or just don’t know any better given these prices.

      In reply to Jay | January 13th, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Fatih

    i am in istanbul and i could not bid. the online ringman page did not load. anyone experienced this?

    January 13th, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Jay

    NEVER list one word domains with NO RESERVE.

    Kicking myself that I missed out on buying some of the .com’s which sold for ridiculously low prices because I was living vegas life on Monday (Hakkasan Sundays are really good).

    The live auction list should have been finalized 7 days before auction so buyers could have gone through it before starting travel to vegas and every attendee should have also been given this list at registration desk with the reserves or the lack of them listed prominently.

    The live auction list was published way too late and the fact that every attendee was not given this list at registration is a fail.

    For next year incorporate bidder registrations into namescon registration so the other side of the namescon lanyard doubles as a bidding paddle for up to 10k and over that with further verifications.

    January 13th, 2016 at 11:01 am

      carledgar

      Well thought-out analysis.

      In reply to Jay | January 13th, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Jijo Pappachan

    88.xyz goes for 70k. I have 88.cash. If any one has an offer, mail me at the whois email. Thanks.

    January 13th, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    DNSal.es

    Wasn’t paleo.diet given away by Frank during his new marketplace presentation?

    January 13th, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Anon

    The seller of Penis.com got shafted.

    January 13th, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    DNSal.es

    Also another question, what about imk.com?

    January 13th, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    sadia

    I have few very good domains,If any one is interested email me

    1:broche.com
    2:sarbanesoxley.com
    3:whisp.com
    4:apprehensive.co
    5:quet.com
    6:pvdc.com

    I wil sale at very reasonable price

    January 14th, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Michael

    Erotica.com was the best deal from a buyer perspective, in my opinion.

    Sure, the non-.com sales were good, but as Tony pointed out, flowers.mobi went for $200K, and many big sales were made the first year of .co, .me and so on.

    Penis.com? I wouldn’t touch it…

    January 14th, 2016 at 7:09 am

      Marek

      Michael, what could be a better buy than Penis.com for feminine domain investors? 😉

      In reply to Michael | January 14th, 2016 at 8:28 am

      Michael

      I could come up with a suggestion, but better not 😉

      In reply to Marek | January 14th, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Wayne

    G’day, So how do you put this all into perspective? I look at these sale values and try to relate them to the domain names I made up and registered. Eg: Wedding.gift sold for $8,500 – Consignment.com $34,000 – ToyTrucks.com $2,750 etc. Most of mine value online between $1 and $250. Eg: TwenT1.com – FreightAhead.com – GreenTshop.com …. I think they are interesting and commercially viable but the valuations tell me otherwise. So how does it all work?

    January 15th, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Elliot Silver

      Think of it this way. If you ask 100 people in the consignment business (ie owners of consignment shops) if they would take Consignment.com for free, nearly all of them would say yes. With your domain names, who would you even target? Yours are way more specific and may be valuable to someone at some point in time down the road (or maybe not). Most of the names that sold are highly desired.

      January 15th, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Wayne

      G’day Elliot,
      Understand 100% what you’re saying. I still have problems working out the relative value between some of these Domain Names. As you say Consignment.com $34,000 was very popular and valuable (job done – sold)- so what is the actual value of a similar typo site such as Consignmnt.com? Penis.com sold for $110,000 – so what would the plural Penisis.com be worth? I guess it all depends on what a potential buyer thinks, which is actually how all markets work. It’s a challenge but I’m having fun trying to work it out.
      All the best, Wayne.

      In reply to Elliot Silver | January 15th, 2016 at 10:49 am

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