.Global Event At ICANN Set For June 24th; Networking, Food, Drink, WorldCup & Live Auction

As we hinted at the other day, .Global is having an event at the 50th ICANN meeting in London next week Tuesday June 24th.

The event will be held at Hilton London Paddington, 146 Praed Street, London which is just blocks from the hotel the ICANN meeting will be held and is one of the recommended ICANN hotels for the meeting so many of you will be staying there are well

If your going to be at ICANN you can register for the event by clicking here.

Registration is limited to 350 people and with some 2,500 or more expected to attend ICANN  you should register quickly as possible.

As you can see below there will be drinks and food and networking starting at 4pm local time.

There will be a big screen TV showing the  World Cup game as well.

Finally at 5:30 Local time, there will be a live auction of premium .Global domain names.

Online Bidding for the auction will be allowed, you can sign up to bid remotely for the auction here

As of publication 41 domain names already have bids.

Reserve prices are set as low as $250 with the majority of the domain names having a reserve under $5,000

Here are all the domain names that have bids at Namejet:

banking.global Bids: 4
call.global Bids: 4
cloud.global Bids: 4
app.global Bids: 4
news.global Bids: 4
shipping.global Bids: 4
trading.global Bids: 4
transport.global Bids: 4
x.global Bids: 4
shopping.global Bids: 3
search.global Bids: 3
invest.global Bids: 3
media.global Bids: 3
health.global Bids: 3
hotel.global Bids: 3
flights.global Bids: 3
food.global Bids: 3
9.global Bids: 3
club.global Bids: 2
currency.global Bids: 2
finance.global Bids: 2
online.global Bids: 2
insurance.global Bids: 2
mobile.global Bids: 2
passport.global Bids: 2
patents.global Bids: 2
politics.global Bids: 2
property.global Bids: 2
radio.global Bids: 2
soccer.global Bids: 2
traveling.global Bids: 2
video.global Bids: 2
weather.global Bids: 2
wiki.global Bids: 1
wine.global Bids: 1
seo.global Bids: 1
markets.global Bids: 1
tickets.global Bids: 1
racing.global Bids: 1
ads.global Bids: 1

Here are the details about the event.

Again if you would like to attend in person you need to register as it strictly limited to 350 people and at last count there are only about 50 spots left.

You can register for the live event here

If you would like to bid online in real time during the auction you will have to register here.

You will NOT be able to bid live on NameJet.com during the auction.

You can also register for proxy bidding or live phone bidding by sending an email to nic@dotglobal.info.

This event is being put together by .Global, RightoftheDot.com and Namejet.com

I will be live blogging and Tweeting on the auction.

If your are not following us on Tweeter you can do so by following us @thedomains

Here is the official announcement:

 

.GLOBAL
.GLOBAL Live Auction Event in London
Networking, drinks / canapes
London - 24th June 2014
Register Today »
Dear guest,
Join us during ICANN 50 In London for the live .GLOBAL premium domain auction. We are auctioning 70-80 .GLOBAL super premium domains, such as BANKING.GLOBAL and AIRLINE.GLOBAL. The auction event is open to all and drinks and canapes will be served and you can even watch the World Cup games at the auction.
A live online auction will run concurrently with the physical auction allowing both international and local investors to participate. We expect a good mix of interested parties to the auction as we are inviting domain name industry investors, together with local investors and traditional London based luxury-goods investors. The vast amount of the domains in this auction will carry a reserve of $5,000 or less (USD) and are subject to regular registration and renewal rates.
Names
View a full list of names to be auctioned »
24
June 2014
When
16:00 – 17:15 : Networking and drinks & canapes
17:15 – 17:30 : Short presentation of .GLOBAL
17:30 – 19:15 : Auctioning of .GLOBAL premium names
Where
Hilton London Paddington, 146 Praed street, LONDON W2 1EE, UK
The ballroom on 1st floor. Accommodation for up to 350.
Hilton London Padddington »
Who
Dot GLOBAL is the registry operator and owner of the new top-level domain .GLOBAL. This new top level domain will be commercially launched worldwide on June 25.
Find out more about .GLOBAL »
Register Today »
Premium Names
Premium Names
Premium domains are similar to valuable pieces of land and their value can be developed and grown over time. In this context, the premium domains auctioned at this event can be described as exclusive beach-front properties.
The premium domains that will be auctioned in this round, include domains relevant to the host city London, as well as premium domain names in the financial sectors, international business, tourism, media and more.
A list of some historical premium domain trades can be viewed here
Register Today »
Event Details 
Premium names auction
The Auction
from 17.30 – 19.15
A live online auction will run concurrently with the physical auction allowing both international and local domain investors to participate.
Pre-Bidding
Pre-bidding is possible on the NameJets platform prior to June 24, on-site bidding with online access on June 24 and post-bidding on unsold domains on the NameJet platform from June 25 to July 5 2014.
Premium names auction
The Timing
24th June 2014
The reason for this timing, is the fact that .GLOBAL is commercially available from June 25. The Internet governance organization ICANN is having a London meeting June 22 – 26, that is expected to pull between 2,000-3,500 domain industry participants to London. Many of these are domain investors who may be interested in acquiring premium quality domains in the .GLOBAL namespace.
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Auction Partners
Burson Marsteller London
Right Of The Dot (ROTD)
NameJet
Premium names auction
Register before June 18th 2014
Kindly register for this event by clicking here. Numbers will be limited, so to ensure your place, please register before June 18th, 2014.
Register Today »
For more information about .GLOBAL visit www.dotglobal.info

RightoftheDot.com Resolves Contention On New gTLD .One In Single Sealed Bid Auction

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RightOfTheDot™, LLC, one of the most well-known domain industry auction Internet consulting and advisement firms, announced today that they and their partner Escrow.com, have facilitated the contention set auction of the new gTLD Web address “.One,” which is expected to be one of the most sought-after new TLD (Top Level Domain) properties on the Internet.

The winning bidder for the new TLD extension is One.com, which will act as the worldwide registry for .One domains.  They will be offering such super premium names as “number.one,” “the.one,” “only.one” “best.one” and countless others to individuals, retailers and e-commerce sites throughout the world.

The .One TLD auction marks the first time the “Single Sealed Bid Second Price” auction method was used to resolve contention between competing applicants wanting to run a new top level domain extension.

The new method, developed by RightOfTheDot™, is unlike the traditional ascending clock auction in that it provides complete customization and flexibility in when the auction will be held, how the funds will be disbursed, payment timing, application withdrawal, auction timing, auction type, and more.

The results from a Single Sealed Second Price Auction generally yield fairer and lower winning bid prices, less bid rigging, less confusion, and less time to determine a winning applicant.

“Our Single Sealed Bid Second Price auction method protects the participants from `auction fever,’ which often causes over-bidding as people get emotionally tied to the process of winning at any cost due to time committed and sometimes throw their budgets out the window,” said Monte Cahn, President of RightOfTheDot™.  “This potentially results in less money and resources to successfully launch and market the new TLD participants are bidding for.”

“We also believe the flexibility of our solution completely sets us apart from other auction methods and companies currently available,” added Cahn.  “It’s our philosophy that the applicants in each contention set should be the ones to determine when, where and how the auction should be held; and how funds are disbursed, whether to the non-winning bidders, a third-party charity or industry association, or a combination of all. These decisions will vary by contention set depending on the TLD and the participants in each contending set.”

”We choose to use RightOfTheDot’ Single Sealed Bid Second Price auction and received a trustworthy and transparent service in the contention of .One,” said Ronni Engelhardt Andersen, the CFO of One.com. “This was the right auction model for us, as the time and efforts needed to do the auction were balanced, and the contention was solved in a fair way.”

Ultimately, the flexibility of RightOfTheDot™ in conducting an auction that satisfied all parties’ needs within the contention, rather than sticking to predefined rules, is the main reason why we continue to engage with Monte and Michael,” said Ben Anderson, Product Director and Head of New gTLD Services at NetNames. “With the resolution of contention being, in some cases, more complex than the application process itself, applicants need a partner they can trust and one that is willing to make changes to their own process to accommodate nervous applicants.”

We are extremely satisfied with both the outcome and the path taken to achieve it,” said Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head of Radix, one of the applicants for .One.“Monte and Mike from RightOfTheDot™ were great to work with. They demonstrated tremendous patience and flexibility in designing and executing an auction that met the specific expectations of both parties. We would like to congratulate the One.com group on winning the .One contention set.”

RightOfTheDot™ also recently announced through its exclusive partnership with Heritage Auctions, RightOfTheDot™ will offer additional Contention Resolution Auction Services, such as online customized ascending clock and traditional step auction services to help competing applicants for new TLDs resolve their contention prior to last resort auctions being offered by ICANN.  Heritage and RightOfTheDot™ also have an exclusive relationship to auction premium and super premium new TLDs and existing domains through live and live online auctions.

About RightOfTheDot, LLC:

RightOfTheDot™, LLC is an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategies, contention resolution and private auction services, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales and services.

Monte Cahn and Michael H. Berkens, Esq founded the Company in 2012 with a combined 30 years of experience. They have participated in more than $350 Million in domain sales, brokerage and domain auctions

They advised and assisted in launching 15 sTLDs and gTLDs, in addition to several TLDs available today, and pioneered many domain industry products and services currently used as standards.

RightOfTheDot™ is a licensed Business Auction Corporation in the state of Florida, with the exact purpose and description for conducting contention resolution auctions between competing TLD applicants.

Both Monte and Michael are members of the prestigious Domain Hall Of Fame.

For more information, please contact:

Monte Cahn President / Director RightOfTheDot™ LLC

Monte@RightOfTheDot.com

Heritage Auctions and RightOfTheDot.com Partner On Live Auctions Of New gTLD Domains & Contention Auctions

Heritage Auctions and RightOfTheDot, LLC announced today an exclusive joint partnership to provide live and online auction services for premium domains in new gTLD extensions that are being launched over the next several years.

Examples of premium domain names that may potentially be for sale via this new offering could include names like Night.Club, Tour.London, Hotels.NYC, Divorce.Law, Poker.Vegas, Concert.Tickets, and on, across the spectrum of recently created new domain space. The partnership will also continue to provide auctions of existing, established TLDs such as premium .Com domains.

Heritage Auctions recently completed its first Live domain name auction in its New York office and including online bidding, sales topped $1.5 Million dollars.

Heritage Auctions and RightOfTheDot also announced today they have partnered up to offer Contention Resolution Auction Services, such as a customized ascending clock auctions,  to help competing applicants for new TLDs resolve their contention prior to last resort auctions being offered by ICANN.

“This joint venture with Heritage exponentially expands our footprint for live auction and live online auction services for the domain industry,” said Cahn, President of RightOfTheDot, LLC.  “Our exclusive partnership provides the industry with a unique, worldwide live auction platform that hasn’t existed until now. Heritage’s leading technology and long history combined with our industry experience and success is custom made to offer the very best service to the entire domain name industry for years to come.”

Heritage Auctions has completed more than $8 Billion in auction transactions since 1976, is the world largest collectibles auctioneer and the third largest auction house in the world.

Heritage’s website is among the most-trafficked websites on the web and it has offices and buying capability all over the world.

The company is licensed in all 50 States and has clients in 186 countries, holding more than 500 auctions in 38 unique categories per year.

The Intellectual Property Division is headed up by another domain industry pioneer, Aron Meystedt.

“Heritage thinks that this partnership with RightOfTheDot is a win-win for all involved,” said Meystedt. “Right of the Dot is well-connected and has tremendous experience navigating the domain industry. Both sides in this partnership bring valuable expertise and services.”

Meystedt has 10 years of experience in domain name valuations, sales and development. He is credited with owning the first domain name registered on the Internet: Symbolics.com.

RightOfTheDot, LLC was founded in 2010 by Monte Cahn and Michael H. Berkens, Esq., two well-known domain industry veterans.  With a combined 30 years of experience, Michael and Monte have participated in more than $350,000,000 in domain sales, advised and assisted in launching many of the existing 22 gTLDs, and pioneered many domain industry products and services.

For more info on Premium TLD and Contention Resolution Auctions, Contact Info@RightOfTheDot.com +1954-288-6810.

.CLUB Partners with RightOfTheDot.com for “Category Killer” Premium & Founder Program Domain Sales and Strategy

Although I rarely write about projects I’m personally working on, I’m delighted to announced that .CLUB Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new “.CLUB” generic top-level domain name (gTLD), has partnered with Internet consulting and advisement firm RightOfTheDot, LLC to help facilitate and manage the release, placement and auction of certain super premium and Founder .CLUB domain names.

Super premium names may include such “category killers” as a.club, e.club, 888.club, chess.club, poker.club, insurance.club, golf.club, country.club, wine.club and car.club, just to names a few of the natural terms on the left of the dot that go perfectly with the right of the dot.

Premium sales of .Club domain names are expected to begin in early 2014, after companies have had a chance to secure trademark names through a sunrise period.

As most of you know, the publisher and editor of TheDomains.com,  Michael Berkens, is a Director, Partner and Founder of RightoftheDot.com.

New web addresses with the .CLUB extension are expected to be among the most popular new gTLDs to hit the market in early 2014, and is ranked in the top 30 of all new gTLD pre-reservations on 1and1.com which has received over 4 Million pre-reservations

The word “CLUB” is recognized in nearly every language and appeals to many different categories of people, including membership organizations, affinity groups, loyalty clubs, athletic organizations, country clubs, social clubs and many more.

“The word `club’ is a great choice for a web extension because it’s recognizable, short, memorable and meaningful, which are all vital components for websites that want to attract visitors and create communities,” said Monte Cahn, co-founder and president of Right of the Dot, LLC. “We expect tremendous interest around .CLUB from all over the world and are excited to be part of the launch.”

RightOfTheDot, LLC was founded in 2010 by two well known domain industry veterans, Monte Cahn and Michael H. Berkens, Esq. who have a combined 29 years of domain industry experience and have participated in more than $350,000,000 in domain sales.

Monte has advised and assisted in launching many of the existing 22 gTLDs, and pioneered many domain industry products and services such as: domain appraisals & escrow; live and online domain auctions; WHOIS privacy; and domain theft protection.

“No firm has more experience, network and knowledge to showcase some of our top names,” said Colin Campbell, chairman and CEO of .CLUB Domains. “When it comes to finding the right buyers and partners for super premium names, Monte and Michael were a clear choice. We’re expecting the premium name sales to be robust and exciting, as organizations understand the power of the word `club” for bringing people together around shared passions, common interests and exciting destinations. RightOfTheDot has also advised us on strategy and has made great industry introductions that will help with the success of our company long term.”

Formed in 2012 and backed by $8.2 million from private investors, .CLUB will enable clubs, membership organizations or others sharing a common interest to establish memorable “yourname.club” Web addresses.

Every day, people form communities and groups around every imaginable interest, and .CLUB makes it easier than ever for them to acquire a Web address that is convenient, holds meaning and has marketing value.

About .CLUB Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, and GeeksforLess.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry. Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.

.CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs. By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.” More information and pre-registration of .CLUB domains is available now at dotclub.com.

About RightOfTheDot, LLC

RightOfTheDot, LLC is an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategies, contention resolution and private auction services, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales and services. The new venture is the brainchild of two successful domain and Internet industry veterans, Monte Cahn and Michael H. Berkens, Esq., who posses a unique combination of vision, leadership and domain expertise.

This highly qualified consulting group gives you access to the most experienced domain sales and marketing strategists in the industry.

Both principals of RightOfTheDot are members of the prestigious Domain Hall Of Fame and combined have sold more than $350,000,000 in domain names.

The Domain Name Association (DNA) Launches Today & RightOfTheDot.com Is a Founding Member

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I wanted to share with you a Press Release from the The Domain Name Association (DNA), which officially launched today.

As a Director of RightoftheDot.com we are proud to be a Founding Member of the Organization.  Other Founding members are: ARI Registry Services, Demand Media, Donuts, FairWinds Partners, Go Daddy, Google, Momentous, United TLD, and WhatBox?. DomainsBot Inc. and Minds + Machines

“The association will promote the interests of the domain name industry by advocating the use, adoption, and expansion of domain names as the primary tool for users to navigate the Internet.”

So it should benefit domain holders as well (except serial trademark infringers)

My other company, Worldwide Media, Inc, continues to be a Silver member of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA)

Here is the press release:

As the Internet faces a historic transformation with hundreds of new domain names coming online, an international nonprofit organization has been created to promote the interests of the domain name industry by advocating the use, adoption, and expansion of domain names as the primary tool for users to navigate the Internet.

“The domain name industry sorely lacks a vocal advocacy body that is prepared to fight for our commercial interests, and this is the gap the Domain Name Association is going to fill as the first-ever domain name industry trade group”

The Domain Name Association (DNA), launched today by companies active in the Internet sector, will educate Internet users around the world about the benefits of domain names, with a specific focus on the imminent introduction of new Top-Level Domains which will revolutionize the way we navigate the Internet. The DNA will develop educational resources and campaigns to prepare users for these changes and support the success of the new domains.

Membership is open to organizations involved in all aspects of managing domain names, including domain name registries, registrars, resellers, and registry service providers. Founding members serving on an Interim Board include ARI Registry Services, Demand Media, Donuts, FairWinds Partners, Go Daddy, Google, Momentous, United TLD, and WhatBox?. DomainsBot Inc., Minds + Machines, and RightOfTheDot, LLC are also Founding members.

The DNA aims to play a key role in helping individuals, businesses, and public-benefit organizations understand the benefits and take advantage of the upcoming expansion of Internet domains. It will also promote, advance, and support the common interests of the domain name industry with respect to provisioning, expanded adoption, and use of domain names.

“The domain name industry sorely lacks a vocal advocacy body that is prepared to fight for our commercial interests, and this is the gap the Domain Name Association is going to fill as the first-ever domain name industry trade group,” said Adrian Kinderis, Chair of the Interim Board of the DNA.

“As such, we are ideally placed to help Internet users learn about the upcoming new Top-Level Domains and to help them navigate the changing Internet landscape. We will also work to build trust, exchange ideas, educate, and raise awareness of domain related issues within the industry, and we invite all stakeholders in the domain name industry to join the DNA and work together in support of our shared objectives.”

The DNA’s first priority will be to educate Internet users around the world about new Top-Level Domains. Many Internet users are unaware that these changes are coming and they may be confused when they first arrive. The DNA is already working to develop educational resources and campaigns to prepare end users for these changes and ensure the success of the new domains. An example of the group’s efforts is the informative website whatdomain.org, an educational resource about the new Top-Level Domain program.

DNA membership is organized as a multi-tiered structure that accommodates various levels of interest and desire for participation in the work of the DNA. More information is available on the DNA website.

Industry participants are invited to join the DNA to collaborate with peers to promote and ensure mutual success through a period of major change. DNA membership will solidify a company’s role as a critical player in the next phase of the growth of the Internet, with the opportunity to influence important industry policy decisions. Members can also leverage the DNA’s marketing and education programs in their own activities, and they will receive exclusive information via newsletters and bulletins, as well as access to research results.

About the DNA

The Domain Name Association (the DNA) is a non-profit business association that represents the interests of the domain name industry. It is independent and global in scope, and its membership is open to organizations involved in the provision, support, and sale of domain names, such as domain name registries, registrars, resellers, and registry service providers.

Founding members serving on an Interim Board include ARI Registry Services, Demand Media, Donuts, FairWinds Partners, Go Daddy, Google, Momentous, United TLD, and WhatBox?. DomainsBot Inc., Minds + Machines, and RightOfTheDot, LLC are also Founding members.

The DNA’s mission is to promote the best interests of the domain name industry by advocating the use, adoption, and expansion of domain names as the primary tool for users to navigate the Internet. More information is available at www.thedna.org.