Featured in the  Wall Street Journal · Forbes ·  Bloomberg · Investors Business Daily ·  ABC News · BBC News ·  CNN/Money · MSNBC · USA Today · New York Times 







to our 
RSS Feed

The Lowdown

Welcome to the 
DN Journal
- your source
for notable news and information from all 
corners of the global 
domain name industry! 

The Lowdown is 
compiled by DN Journal 
Editor & Publisher 
Ron Jackson

NamesCon Global Accepting Domain and NFT Submissions for Live Digital Asset Auction September 1, 2022

When the NamesCon Global conference returns this summer with an in person format for the first time in over two and half years, a major highlight will be the long awaited return of the show's premium domain auction in front of a live audience. The big event will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022 starting at 3PM (CDT) at the Omni Hotel in Austin, Texas. The conference itself will begin there on August 31 and continue through Sept 3

A lot of things have changed since the last auction event of this kind (also held at the Omni in Austin, on January 30, 2020). One of the biggest changes has been the emergence of NFT collectibles. NamesCon is recognizing that development by expanding their traditional domain sale into a Digital Asset Auction that will feature select NFTs (appraised at $5,000 and up) alongside about 150 premium domain names

Auctioneer Wayne Wheat (left) and RightOfTheDot 
President Monte Cahn
conducting the NamesCon Global 
Live Domain Auction
in Austin, Texas January 30, 2020.

Above: Part of the crowd at the 2020 NamesCon Global live domain auction.

Below: World Champion auctioneer Wayne Wheat directing the fast-paced 2020 auction.

One thing that won't change this year that RightOfTheDot.com will again conduct the big event with ROTD President Monte Cahn at the helm and World Champion auctioneer Wayne Wheat calling the action. ROTD has now opened submissions for the auction so, if you have top tier assets you would like to have considered for the sale, now is the time to send them in. Keep in mind, quality is going to be the over-riding factor in what gets selected for the auction catalog. ROTD provided this submission criteria:

  • 1 to 4 number (such as 123·com)

  • 1 to 4 letter (such as abc·com)

  • 1 word (with meaning)

  • Keyword and high-traffic English terms/words

  • .com, .net, .org (the auction will focus on .com premium names, but other TLD extensions will be considered)

  • Standard renewal-priced domains (no premium or tiered renewal fees over $100 per year)

The submission deadline is August 12, 2022.

You will find all of the details about the auction and submission process here.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Austin this summer (registration is open now) and if you can't be there this is the place to come for wall to wall coverage of the show!

(Posted June 9, 2022)  


See all of our recent posts in the full Lowdown section.
If you've been out of the loop longer, catch up in the Lowdown Archive!

We need your help to keep giving domainers The Lowdown, so please email editor@dnjournal.com with any interesting information you might have. If possible, include the source of your information so we can check it out (for example a URL if you read it in a forum or on a site elsewhere). 

Follow us on 
Like us on 
Subscribe to our 
RSS Feed

 SITE LINKS: Home Page | Weekly Domain Sales Report | YTD Sales Charts | The Lowdown
 News Headlines | Get Email Alerts | Site Archives | Classified Ads | About Us | Email Us

No photos, text or content of any kind may be copied from this site without expressed written consent ©Copyright 2022 DNJournal.com - An Internet Edge, Inc. company.