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Even in uncertain financial times Moniker has in the last few minutes just completed a live auction with 101 names selling ro $2,966,000
“Two years ago Mark Richards noticed that no one had registered the .com and .co.uk addresses for “latelicence” and “latelicense”. He bought the domains for £20 and sold all four as a package one month later for £6,000.
“And Peter Savage whose best return was http://www.fastpizzapizza.com. He registered the address for $20 after watching the success of Pizza.com, which sold in April for a record $2.6 million. A month later he sold his address on Sedo.co.uk, the website marketplace, for $5,600, earning him £3,122.
ICANN has written back to Afilias confirming it does not see any signifcant competition or security and stability issues with Afilias’ request for a Phased Equitable Reallocation of Non-Compliant .INFO sunrise Domain Names and has requested Afilias submit a proposal for Public Comment. The Proposal and the Public submission will then be submitted to the Board for consideration.
ICANN letter to Afilias
Re: Proposal #2008008, Phased Equitable Rellocation of Non-Compliant .INFO Sunrise Domain Names (.pdf)