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Moniker Auction Results: 30 .Us Domain Name Sell

July 8, 2010.us, Domain Sales, Domaining, Domainnamewire, Moniker, SnapNamesComments Off on Moniker Auction Results: 30 .Us Domain Name Sell

US country code auction sells over $40,000 worth of domain names.

[Updated: the official tally is 30 domains sold. I originally reported 29 domains sold.] Moniker‘s .us domain name auction sold 29 30 of 86 domain names, or 35%. That’s a much stronger showing than recent online auctions held by the company. The key to success was a lot of good keyword domain names with low reserves. Having them at prices most people can afford helped, too.

In total over $40,000 worth of .us domain names sold. The top sale was Flights.us at $11,770.

Below is my unofficial recording of the results. At the time of posting, the auction for Psychics.us is still ongoing due to multiple 5 minute extensions. (updated)

flights.us 11770
airlinetickets.us 3600
creditreports.us 3600
psychics.us 2915
gadgets.us 2050
dayspas.us 1756
debtconsolidation.us 1600
vegashotels.us 1551
therapists.us 1280
personalloans.us 1265
detox.us 1230
carpenter.us 1180
now.us 1050
upgrade.us 890
recalls.us 605
scooters.us 600
luxuryhotels.us 590
surveillance.us $590
eagle.us 480
abs.us 400
giant.us 375
login.us 325
amo.us 325
spamblocker.us 325
collegeeducation.us 300
heatingandair.us 300
seat.us 300
weightlosspills.us 300
wirelessprinters.us 300
flushots.us 300


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Champagne.us: Interesting Use of .US Domain Name

January 6, 2010.us, Domaining, Domainnamewire, Policy & LawComments Off on Champagne.us: Interesting Use of .US Domain Name

Champagne Bureau uses .us domain for Champagne petition call-to-action.

An ad on the back of this week’s The New Yorker includes an interesting use of a .us domain name: Champagne.us.

The ad is a call to action to sign a petition asking congress to crack down on companies labeling sparkling wine as “Champagne” when it isn’t from the Champagne region of France. There’s a legal loophole that allows American U.S. sparkling wine producers to label their wines as “champagne” under a grandfathering scheme to a 2006 law.

I enjoy a nice glass of champagne as much as the next guy, but I find the use of .us here a bit ironic. After all, if true champagne only comes from Champagne, France, then what is Champagne.us? To be fair, the ad was placed by U.S.-based Champagne Bureau, a Washington D.C. lobbying group.

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