Moniker.Com Hosts Domain Name Auction in Las Vegas

. January 30, 2008

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 30 – Moniker (, an company and the leading provider of Domain Asset Management(TM) services, is bringing two live domain name auctions to T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2008 ( at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

The premium domain name auction will be held on Wednesday, February 20 at 3:30 pm PT. This auction will feature more than 250 premium, marketable domain names.

Additionally, Moniker has introduced a special auction on Monday, February 18 at 8:30 pm PT, prior to the premium auction, specifically for domains with no reserve or low reserve prices. This auction will feature more than 50 domain names of various appraised values.

Some of the top names being considered for auction include: Porn .mobi Introduction .com Naked .mobi /

More than 80,000 domains were submitted for this auction; Moniker will finalize selections for the two live auctions and a corresponding online auction. Only 3,000 premier domains will make the cut.

SnapNames Live(TM), an integrated live and online auction platform developed by SnapNames(R), another company, will power online bidding at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2008. The SnapNames Live system allows the auctioneer to simultaneously recognize bidders in the room and online; a video stream lets bidders and viewers follow the action via the Internet. This is the first Moniker auction powered by SnapNames Live since Moniker joined the Oversee family in January.

“After successful auctions in 2007, Moniker is ready to begin 2008 not only with some of the best inventory available in one place, but also using the exciting SnapNames Live system,” said Monte Cahn, president of “In addition, we are eager to start T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West with a no- and low-reserve auction to help drive participation in our premium auction later in the week.”

Presented by the World Association of Domain Name Developers, Inc. (WADND), T.R.A.F.F.I.C. is the domain industry’s signature conference series. Jim McCann, CEO of 1800-FLOWERS and, will keynote T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2008 in Las Vegas.

Concurrent Online Auction Available At Moniker.Com

Moniker will also be hosting an online auction in conjunction with the live events in Las Vegas with thousands of additional names to bid on. The online auction will begin on February 20 and continue into the week following T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2008.

The online auction provides additional opportunities for individuals to purchase domain names that will support their overall portfolio.

In 2007, Moniker hosted ten live and online domain name auctions at industry and niche events, topping more than $30 million in total sales.

Auction rules and procedures

Only attendees at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West 2008 will be automatically eligible to attend the private live and online auctions. Individuals not attending can participate by purchasing an absentee bidder registration for $499. Interested bidders should contact or call (800) 688-6311.

Official auction dates, rules and procedures for all Moniker live and online auctions can be found by visiting

Domain name financing available

Moniker and its partner Domain Capital will offer financing to leverage domain purchases made at this event or for other transactions. Moniker and Domain Capital have been pioneering the same concept for virtual real-estate for years in a fashion similar to real estate mortgage financing. Please contact a sales representative at for more information.

Listen to the Auction Live!

The Live Auction will also be broadcast live on Webmaster Radio.FM. Tune in by visiting . WebmasterRadio is the premier free online radio network focused on the B2B marketplace. During the auction, listeners will be able to join the chat room and connect with peers in real time.


Moniker the leading provider of Domain Asset Management(TM) services, a complete set of business services that provide companies a single-point-of- access to help manage and maximize the value of their domains. These services include name creation, registration, acquisition, portfolio management, appraisal and escrow services, traffic monetization and after-market sales — all backed by unsurpassed customer service and security.

With more than a decade of experience, Moniker is a top 10 domain registrar, holds the industry’s highest customer retention rate and pioneered the industry’s first domain appraisal formula. It is considered the industry’s premier marketplace to buy and sell domain names.


Founded in 2000 by Lawrence Ng and Fred Hsu, is a technology- driven online marketing solutions company, with two primary divisions – Oversee Domain Services and Oversee Marketing Services. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Portland, Oregon, San Mateo, California, and Pompano Beach, Florida, the company has over 200 employees. Some of Oversee’s key brands include SnapNames(R), Moniker(TM), DomainSponsor(TM), and Oversee has been growing profitably since inception. To learn more, please visit .

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