SEDO TO HOST AROUND THE WORLD IN SEVEN DAYS ONLINE AUCTION

Reading, UK – Sedo, the leading online marketplace for the buying and selling of domain names, today announced it is to host an online auction of travel related Internet domain names.

The Sedo auction, which is themed “Around the World in Seven Days” will feature sought after names including Arabia.com, Breaks.com, Glasgow.com and Tourism.co.uk. The auction will run from 2:00 pm EST (8 pm CET) on February 13th to approximately 2:00 pm EST (8 pm CET) on February 20th. The full list of names can be viewed by visiting www.sedo.co.uk.

As travel related Internet domain names continue to rise in value, the auction is expected to attract the attention from companies across the travel, leisure and hospitality sector as well as Internet domain investors. Last week, cruises.co.uk smashed the highest reported value paid for a co.uk Internet domain name, selling for £560,000.

Nora Nanayakkara, director, business development and sales, Sedo UK, commented: “The interest in geographic and travel domains is growing significantly in the UK. With the online travel market becoming increasingly competitive, companies can use generic Internet domain names to develop new online revenue streams and expand their online presence. It also enables them to boost their search engine rankings and reduce spend on advertising. We expect the auction to attract global interest especially for the co.uk top level domains.”

Sedo’s trusted online marketplace now lists over 10.5 million Internet domain names. It holds regular auctions for buyers and sellers and provides services ranging from domain buying, selling and monetisation to brokerage services and Internet domain appraisals. These can all be found through www.sedo.co.uk.

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