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TV.de Auction Ends Over $400,000

October 22, 2009denic, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, sedoComments Off on TV.de Auction Ends Over $400,000

TV.de leads .de domain name pre-auction.

When .de registry DENIC starts releasing previously unavailable domain names tomorrow, you can bet a lot of Sedo’s partner registrars will be hammering the registry for TV.de.

A “pre-auction” for TV.de closed at 279,499 EUR, which is about $419,000 USD at today’s exchange rates.

The auction is still ongoing as I write this (thanks to Sedo’s web site failing under the bidding activity), but only one character .de domain names remain open for bidding. And, in what may be a lesson to other registries planning to release one character domain names, the one character domains aren’t selling for as much as many of the two character domains.

This morning I started tracking the top couple dozen domains in terms of current bid price. They’re below, with the first number in Euros and the second in US dollars. I suspect bidding would have gone even higher had the domains been guaranteed to the winner; but right now bidders are counting on Sedo to acquire the domains for them.

(unofficial results)

tv.de 279,499 $419,249
pc.de 158,700 $238,050
com.de 135,623 $203,435
bad.de 52,000 $78,000
net.de 44,111 $66,167
co.de 41,000 $61,500
öl.de 40,000 $60,000
it.de 36,100 $54,150
hp.de 31,000 $46,500
iq.de 31,000 $46,500
hm.de 30,500 $45,750
pr.de 30,000 $45,000
123.de 28,800 $43,200
dm.de 27,000 $40,500
24.de 26,100 $39,150
los.de 24,500 $36,750
bar.de 22,500 $33,750
ok.de 21,956 $32,934
dj.de 20,600 $30,900
ey.de 20,500 $30,750
tm.de 13,500 $20,250
888.de 12,100 $18,150
030.de 10,099 $15,149
666.de 10,000 $15,000


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Sedo 1 and 2 Character .De Domain Name Auction Ends Today

October 22, 2009.de, denic, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, sedoComments Off on Sedo 1 and 2 Character .De Domain Name Auction Ends Today

.De auction ends today.

Sedo’s one and two character .de domain name “pre-auction” ends at noon Eastern today. .De is the country code for Germany, and is arguably the most successful country code domain name on the web.

.De registry DENIC is releasing one and two character domains, as well as other domains that previously were not allowed to be registered (such as those containing only digits). It announced the change on October 15, leaving just a week for organizations to work on plans to acquire the domains as they become available on October 23.

Instead of auctioning the domains off, DENIC is releasing them on a first-come, first-served basis. That’s where Sedo comes in. The company, which is based in Germany, is holding an auction before the release of the domains. It has then teamed up with a number of registrars to try to grab the names that receive bids as they become available. If Sedo’s partner registrars are unsuccessful during the “drop”, Sedo will attempt to acquire the domain name in the secondary market on the high bidder’s behalf.

As of late last night, many domains had already crossed into the five figure (EUR) range in the auction.

Bidding is available here.


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