dotMobi to Launch Special Premium Name Auction Series
Highly desired domain names, including ask.mobi, atm.mobi, cars.mobi, love.mobi and moto.mobi to be made available.
September 14, 2007; 12:50 AM
Wednesday, September 26 – the first anniversary of .mobi's general
availability – 100 "Premium Names" will be auctioned
through Sedo.com with other auctions to follow in October and
dotMobi Premium Names list is a set of more
than 5,500 commonly used words that the dotMobi domain name registry
set aside during its formation. dotMobi is the first domain company
to offer selected names directly to the market via an auction process
rather than a traditional "first come, first served"
mobile web is bigger than the PC-based, wired web with more than 1.6
billion Internet-enabled consumers walking around the world. Brands
need an easy-to-remember way to attract consumers on the go. dotMobi
has one of the highest sought-after list of in-demand domain names in
the world," said Trey Harvin, CEO of dotMobi. “dotMobi is
selling these highly-sought after names through Sedo because they are
one of the main places on the internet where brand managers search
for domain names.”
Schumacher, CEO of Sedo, said, "dotMobi’s premium names are
specifically designed for people wanting to reach a mobile audience.
Sedo’s buyers have been lining up for more than a year now to get a
chance to buy these dotMobi names. We are excited that dotMobi will
use us as their first online auction. "
company or individual will be able to bid on the Premium Names
offered by Sedo. The auction rules will follow Sedo’s standard
auction terms and conditions. dotMobi does have some minimal
requirements for the buyer, such as:
information, including the list of auction names, is located on the
dotMobi web site at http://premiumauction.mobi.
dotMobi (the informal name of mTLD Top Level Domain, Ltd.), a consortium based in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Washington, DC and Beijing, is leading the growth of Internet use from mobile phones with the .mobi domain name. Unique among domain name providers, dotMobi ensures that services and sites developed around .mobi are optimized for use by mobile devices. On-the-go consumers can have confidence that an Internet site or service will work on their mobile phones when using a .mobi address.
dotMobi is backed by leading mobile operators, network & device manufacturers, and internet content providers, including Ericsson, GSM Association, Hutchison 3, Microsoft, Nokia, Orascom Telecom, Samsung Electronics, Syniverse, T-Mobile, Telefonica Moviles, TIM, Visa and Vodafone. dotMobi is also a sponsor of W3C's Mobile Web Initiative.
Sedo, an acronym for "Search Engine for Domain Offers," is the leading online marketplace for buying and selling domain names and websites. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Sedo has assembled the world's largest database of domain names for sale, with more than seven million listings. The success of Sedo's model has attracted a global membership base of more than 350,000 domain professionals. Sedo is majority-owned by AdLINK Group (ISIN DE0005490155 / German WKN: 549015), which is part of the German United Internet AG (ISIN DE0005089031/ WKN 508903). Sedo offers regional versions of its site for the UK (Sedo.co.uk), France (Sedo.fr), Germany (Sedo.de), and Spain (Sedo.com).
For additional information, please visit www.sedo.com.
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