Some of the most valuable snow skiing and water skiing domain names are being made available for the first time by the .Ski Registry, in the RightOfTheDot / NamesCon live domain Auction being held on January 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time at the NamesCon conference at the New Tropicana Hotel & Casino, online bidding will be available.
Names such as Rentals.ski, Water.ski, Jet.ski and the powerful one letter domain, i.ski are now opened for prebidding on Namejet.com. Those domain names were reserved by the registry and are being made available for the first time with normal renewal fees.
Stephane Van Gelder, StartingDot EVP the registry for the new gTLD .Ski is quoted as saying:
“These are some of the most valuable .ski domain names being released, we’re delighted the experts at RightofTheDot have agreed to help us market, sell, auction and place these valuable assets in the right hands.
The popularity of premium .ski domains has already been proven in the market with a number of recent generic name sales.”
Monte Cahn President, RightofTheDot is quoted as saying:
“Easily recognizable, highly valued by its community, .ski is the most exciting sports new gTLD to launch on the Internet,” said . “The worldwide popularity of skiing, traveling to and vacationing at ski resorts, shopping for ski gear, attending ski events and competitions, etc. makes these .ski premium names a great investment for the future.
There are more than 115 million skiers globally and ski areas had over 400 million visits during the 2013/14 season.
There are approximately 2,000 ski resorts with a total of 5,000 designated ski areas worldwide.
Early adopters of .ski domain names include professional skiers, ski resorts, makers and sellers of ski gear, and many others in the travel & ski industry.
This is going to be an exciting time.”
StartingDot’s launched the .ski new gTLD in September 2015, to provide a dedicated domain space for those involved with and passionate about snow and ski sports.
As the biggest selling first day launch of any sports related new gTLD launched to-date, .ski currently has over 6,500 domains registered globally.