DomainSponsor Closes Highly Successful DOMAINfest Global 2010 Conference

Two Moniker live domain name auctions sell total of 122 names for more than $1 million

Jan 29, 2010, 09:00 ET from

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization division of®, closed a highly successful DOMAINfest Global® conference, highlighted by a focus on the role of domain names in successful marketing efforts.

More than 600 people attended the conference, which was keynoted by Zappos CEO Tony Hseih; this year's event also featured the innovative PITCHfest concept, highlighting competitive presentations on business and technology ideas for the domain name industry.

Last night, Moniker concluded DOMAINfest's annual auction of premium Internet real estate.  Over the course of two live auction events during the week, investors bought 122 names for a gross sales total of just more than $1 million.  Notable name sales included ($65,000), ($50,000), and ($45,000).  The top hammer price for the event was $215,000 for

Sales totals confirm that domain names continue to increase in value as institutions, advertisers and venture capitalists recognize that online real estate is an indispensable business and marketing tool.

Auction continues online

Other high-quality domain names remain open for bidding online until February 4, 2010.  Interested bidders can view the catalog and participate in the extended auction by visiting

About DOMAINfest®

Founded and hosted by DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization division of, the DOMAINfest® conference brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business.  Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors.  For more, visit

About® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names.  The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites.  Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world.  The company's unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company's core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker® and™.  To learn more, please visit