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Half of the domains in the Extended T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Miami Auction are .co

It was a little bit surprising to me to see 423 out of 796 domains (768 separate lots) listed in the Extended T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Miami Auction to be .co names. It will be interesting to see how many of them will sell.

Three .co names were sold in live auction in Miami ( $1,000, $1,200, $15,000) out of 37 that were listed for sale (I don’t count combos .com + .co).

More statistics of TLDs in the extended Rick Latona auction:

.co – 423 (53,1%)
.com – 131 (16,5%)
.cm – 73 (9,2%)
.tv – 56 (7,0%)
.net – 35 (4,4%) – 13 (1,6%)
.org – 10 (1,3%)
.us – 9 (1,1%) – 7
.info – 4
.in – 4
.mobi – 4
.pl – 4
.cz – 3
.de – 3
.me – 2
.tw – 2 – 2
.hn – 1
.sg – 1
.se – 1
.tc – 1
.dk – 1
.my – 1
.pe – 1
.gs – 1
.ca – 1
.ht – 1 – 1

Numbers courtesy of Tomasz Chytkowski.

More information about the extended auction can be found at Rick Latona’s blogpost.

Disclaimer: author of this post has no domains listed in the extended auction nor has any .co domains registered by himself.

Daniel Dryzek

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NameDrive – A New Player On The European Domain Auction Market

Looks like we have a new player on the Pan-European domain auction market. NDX Market auction of 3 letter .eu domains will end in the next 21 hours. Only one company was so far on this market and it was Sedo. Will NameDrive grow as a big domain auction and aftermarket Sedo competitor in Europe? Time will tell.

You need to be a certified member to bid on the auction and first you need to open an account too. Auction ends on 17 June 2010 at approximately 5pm CET.

All of the names have some bids, the minimum now is 20 EUR and most popular 3-letter .eu are now: 81 EUR, 73 EUR and 66 EUR – not that much..

I am really happy to see some initiative from NameDrive in domain auctions field. Domaining (especially ccTLDs) needs new marketplaces to boost business and make it more live and vibrant. Good luck NDX Market and I am looking forward to new auctions coming soon! Maybe the first Central and Eastern European domain auction..?

Daniel Dryzek

Comments (1) For Sale! Make Your Offer

So here it is: the TOP story of the day – “Bido is ceasing operation as of May 5, 2010. All transactions and accounts will be gracefully finalized and closed.” End of quote from Bido website.

I will not deliberate on why Bido failed and if I liked it or not – you can read other domainers opinions on other websites like DomainNameWire or you can just think for a moment on your own attitude to Bido auction platform. The only thing I really see popping out everywhere in comments to this news is that Bido was to complex. I have similar feeling about it.

But let’s get back to my post title.. I found an interesting comment on made by Jarred Cohen, COO of”[…] Since we made the announcement this morning, we had some significant offers come in. If anyone else reading would like to explore acquiring the brand, list, and technology, get in touch with me soon. This is a time sensitive opportunity.[…]”.

So it looks like there’s one and only chance to acquire and the price is probably not so high taking into account the fact that they just wanted to close it down and didn’t even think of selling Bido. I believe there are at least couple of companies that may be interested in acquiring Bido. Let’s see what future brings. If you would like to contact Jarred Cohen please email him:

I wish all the best to Sahar and the Team, and I am sure they will surprise us with new interesting stuff in coming future!

Daniel Dryzek

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T.R.A.F.F.I.C. NY 2009 auctions results

Rick Latona Auctions

  • Live auction result: $1,295,000
  • Number of domains sold: 77

    TOP SALES: $450,000 $185,000 $137,500 $50,000 $45,000 $45,000 $42,500 $40,000 $35,000 $26,000 $25,000 $21,000

  • Extended auction results: $124,260
  • Number of domains sold: 8

    TOP SALES: $65,000
    StateFlag & $25,500

    Rick Latona Auctions TOTAL result: $1,419,260 (85 domains)


    Moniker / SnapNames

  • Live auction results: $412,150
  • Number of domains sold: 46

    TOP SALES: $45,000 $37,500 $27,500 $25,000 $24,000 $22,500 $21,000 $21,000

  • Extended auction results: $278,338
  • Number of domains sold: 139

    TOP SALES: $26,000

    Moniker / SnapNames TOTAL result: $690,488 (185 domains)


    T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York Auctions TOTAL: $2,109,748 (270 domains)

    Source: DomainNameNews,, TheDomains, Domain Name Wire, Blogtrepreneur

    Disclaimer: Figures presented by me may be slightly different from the real ones. Although I tried to be as accurate as possible.

    Daniel Dryzek

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