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By Derek Iwasiuk
October 30, 2006, the first and only provider of Domain Asset Management(TM) services, announced the successful sale of 113 premium domain names for more than $4.75 million during its Live Auction conducted today at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. EAST, an industry conference held in Hollywood, FL. The silent auction for unsold names - including - can still be purchased online until Monday, October 30.

The total dollar value of domain names sold at this auction was more than twice of what was achieved in the most recent auction held May 2006. The $4.75 million in sales represents a 126 percent increase over the previous $2.1 million auction and a 990 percent increase over the $435,000 in domains sold just one year ago in October 2005.

High profile domain names that were auctioned and sold include:

* - $1.5M
* - $200K
* - $149K
* - $130K
* - $120K
* - $120K
* - $115K
* - $100K

The event coincided with a silent action held on Moniker's just-launched MarketPlace Pro, a full-service online domain transaction platform that extends the opportunity for individuals to purchase premium domain names within the same exciting auction environment.

This Live Auction further demonstrates the ever-growing demand for domain names that help build, protect or extend existing brands and can add to the value of their investment portfolios.

To learn more about Moniker and how companies large and small can increase and protect the value of their domain assets, visit

About Moniker

Moniker is the first and only provider of Domain Asset Management(TM), a complete set of business services that provide companies a single-point-of- access to help manage and maximize the value of their domains. These services include name creation, registration, acquisition, portfolio management, appraisal and escrow services, traffic monetization and after-market sales - all backed by unsurpassed customer service and security.

With more than a decade of experience, Moniker is a top 10 domain registrar, holds the industry's highest customer retention rate and pioneered the industry's first domain appraisal formula. It is considered the industry's premier marketplace to buy and sell domain names.

Customers include savvy investors, Web entrepreneurs and forward-thinking global companies, including Marchex, Nokia, AOL, Yahoo, the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Lions Gate Films, Bank of America, Microsoft, Jupitermedia, Geosigns, Mainstream Advertising and many others.

Moniker, with headquarters in Pompano Beach, Florida, is an operating unit of Seevast Corporation, a company of marketing services firms that drive sales, build brands and leverage core assets for their clients.

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