Results From The First .Shop Domain Name Auction

Yesterday, GMO Registry partnered with Alibaba Group to hold the first ever auction of .shop domain names. That was the first opportunity to bid for .shop premium names.

Around 20 names were put up for auction, under the theme of “shopping”. The auction targeted the Chinese market and featured numbers that are considered lucky in addition to Chinese words. All 20 names were sold for a total of RMB 391,131 (US$58,583).

.Shop domains launch tomorrow Thursday September 1 at 15:00 UTC with the Early Access Program (EAP). Registration prices for day 1 of the EAP start at about $30,000. The .shop General Availability starts on September 26.

Here are the top 5 sellers from the .shop auction:

Domain Name
Winning Bid
Meaning
168.shop
RMB 70,000 (US$10,480)
To be continuously profitable
98.shop
RMB 66,000 (US$9,881)
Bar
55.shop
RMB 59,222 (US$8,866)
Perfect
liwu.shop
RMB 24,001 (US$3,593)
Present, Gift
muying.shop
RMB 24,000 (US$3,590)
Mother and child

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

3 comments

  1. pretty lack luster for the gltiz and glam of the China market

  2. So it is ok to have a vowel …… but only in the extension LOL

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