NamesCon Adds Premium Domain Auction Conducted by Right of the Dot

NamesConNamesCon announced the addition of a live domain auction to its Conference being held January 11-14th 2015 in Las Vegas that will be conducted by Right of the Dot.

The Auction will include a mixture of premium .com domain names and select premium names from new gTLDs with a range of price reserves.

The combination live/internet auction will be conducted by RightOfTheDot, LLC (ROTD) under a multi-year, exclusive partnership with NamesCon.

“We were initially reluctant to offer a domain auction, but the 15 years of domain auction experience, strength, reputation, and relationships that ROTD presented convinced us that their auction will contribute to the distinct and diverse activities and sessions that NamesCon is known and respected for” said Richard Lau, NamesCon Co-Founder and Executive Producer.

“Michael Berkens and Monte Cahn of Right of the Dot have demonstrated to me on numerous occasions that they are invested in their relationships with the new and established registries in ways that extend beyond the sale” said Jothan Frakes, Co-Founder and Content Producer of NamesCon. Jothan added: “Right of the Dot has the important pre and post-sale follow-up and quality assurance to ensure things operate smoothly. This was a crucial consideration in the auction vendor process.”

“We are excited to work with NamesCon in establishing premium domain prices and sales for new and existing Top Level Domains,” said Monte Cahn, Director and President of RightOfTheDot. “We have worked with more than 20 new registries over several years in premium name strategies and sales which increased the value of their registry, the end user / buyer experience, and this really raises overall domain values for the industry. Our experience in conducting many successful domain auctions is unmatched in the industry and we are honored to have been selected by NamesCon to conduct the live and online auction at their events.”

NamesCon, the Domain Name Industry Conference held annually in January in Las Vegas, gathers the industry for amazing content, business networking, and activities with a focus on opportunity. With over 7 keynote speakers, 30 breakout sessions, and feature material for anyone with an interest in domain names, the NamesCon producers are anticipating over 800 attendees in Las Vegas this January 11-14, 2015.
The Live and Online Domain Auction conducted by RightOfTheDot, LLC will take place on Tuesday January 13, 2015.

There will be both pre-bidding on names listed in the auction as well as an extended auction after the event that will run for several weeks.

Registries and premium domain owners interested in submitting domains for consideration should send an email to

More details will also be announced over the next several weeks leading up to the event.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.


  1. “Registries and premium domain owners interested in submitting domains for consideration should send an email to”

    If they accept my domain/s, they will ask google to remove the banned or deindexed status? Because it seems to me 90% or even more of new gTLDs registered by investors (not registry investors…), are banned or deindexed by google.

    I’d like to ask you, all readers: how many domains – even on traditional TLDs – do you have banned/deindexed by google?

    • No they will not. Why should they?

      I don’t see any of my New gTLDs banned from google. Give me a couple of yours to check them out.

      • He seems to be correct… is a few of mine that are banned..

        I could go on…Any explanation would be appreciated as this is a troubling development…

      • Computer.Technology Not Banned
        Internet.Systems BANNED or not indexed by Google
        Drone.Technology BANNED or not indexed by Google
        Healthcare.Management BANNED or not indexed by Google

        “not indexed by Google” does not mean banned.

  2. none of mine have been banned or deindexed infact many are ranking well

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