RightOfTheDot was planning to have completed the final selections for the NamesCon domain auction by the end of last week, but due to an overwhelming submission response, the submission selection has been delayed by a little bit.
I have submitted 4 domains and I wonder if these will make the list. I have submitted 2 New gTLDs (one of them is a NNN) and 2 LLL.org. I wonder if these will make the final list.
RightOfTheDot contacted today all people that have submitted a domain name to let them know that they are almost done selecting domain names for the auction and they will be informing everybody shortly with what domain name submission(s) of theirs have made the auction and what may not have.
“Sorry for the short delay and we didn’t forget about you! You will hear from us again shortly.”
RightOfTheDot.com and NameJet have partnered to launch the premium domain name auction that will occur online on NameJet.com, in conjunction with the live domain name auction that will be held at NamesCon 2016 in Las Vegas from January 10th – January 13, 2016.
There will be 400+ names expected to be included in the auction with 100-125 being offered at the live auction and many will be priced at no and low reserve.
Accepted names will be added continually before the start of NamesCon so you will want to check the auction page often for new additions and bidding activity. There are now 130 on the auction.
A NameJet account is required to participate in the online and live auctions.
Bids for domains may be placed now on the NameJet website, but domains will continued to be added.
RightOfTheDot will conduct the live auction on January 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time at the NamesCon Domain Industry Event at the New Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Following the live auction, the online auction will continue on NameJet for an additional 10 days, closing on January 21, 2016.
I sold a couple of domains thru them but now I prefer to sell them by myself,,,less $$$ taken out .
Does anyone remember last year when during the Sherpa taped interview you had one of the founders of ROTD look disgusted and annoyed when informed that bidding and participating in their own hosted NamesCon auctions when you know hidden reserves should be a massive conflict of interest? His flippant answer pretty much summed up everything one needs to know about the reality of insider BS, preferential name allocations, and a tight circle of people potentially feeding off others.
This is designed to only appear to be an open submission platform. If the hundreds of portfolio owners who are never even contacted back could have a voice, the industry would weep.
At a minimum – I think it is time for open disclosure. If the industry is going to adopt and support this for networking and the ability to reach out with new opportunities, then if you stack the deck with 80%+ names you have a pre-existing vested interest in, then it should be declared.
I’ve got the same email, hoping the couple domains I submitted will make the final list.
Ya, the ROTD had a lot of their own names in it. I know for sure they had a bunch of crammy .nyc domain names, that belonged to the auction runners. Some names i submitted were allocated to after auction auctions, though quality wise they were much better then actual live auction names. Which was a red flag to me, why add much crappier names to live auction, when you have a stronger ones…. unless it is a self interest.
Shortlisted selected new gTLDs @ NamesCon Domains Auction
To the splash page – http://www.namejet.com/liveauction.aspx
To the specific domain – http://www.namejet.com/Pages/Auctions/BackorderDetails.aspx?domainname=domainhere.com