The Rick Latona auction, for the pre-land rush .cm domains, opens for online bidding, right now, at 8PM EST, July 7 and closes on July 14th.
In this exclusive auction, there are 46 .CM domains that will not be available in the landrush and will only available through this auction
Here is a complete list of the domains including reserve price:
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My thoughts on this auction are as follows:
If you have operating sites, isome of these domains seem like no-brainers, like poker.cm & casino.cm, if your operating a gambling site, both are well worth the $20K. Domains like forex.cm, loan.cm and creditcards.cm as you know are valuable, high paying traffic and I think worth the money if you have operating sites in these areas.
I also like cars.cm, games.cm, maps.cm, date.cm and bodybuilding.cm (I wrote a post on bodybuilding.com last week, huge site with huge traffic)
However some of these domains seem like trademark nightmares, with plenty of legal bills to follow, including abc.cm, aaa.cm, coach.cm, playboy.cm and gap.cm, to name a few.
If the term is trademarked and the .com is going to the trademark holder, I would not be a buyer of the .cm version.
Of course for the trademark holder it would be well worth $1k to buy, say playboy.cm, and avoid the hassle and expense of getting the domain.
All other .cm will be available through the landrush that starts the day after this auction ends, July 15th, and for more info on that, read this post.