Announcing First 5 Domain Names Selected for 2012 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Auction.

Eveing Folks!!

Exactly 8 weeks from today the T.R.A.F.F.I.C auction will take place. Tonight I am releasing the first 5 that I have picked to be in the auction to give you an idea of what I am looking for and just how serious you are going to have to be if you want to sell.

I am in no rush to select domains. I am not looking to lock up domains for inventory. That is not our business. My only job is to bring great domains that will sell. Domains that will gather wide interest. Domains that mean something. I explained it all in this post.

I also have 5 names on a secondary list. These are really nice domains but I am still sleeeping on. Considering. Balancing. The only thing I want to do is sell as close to 100% of the inventory as I can. That can only happen one way. Great domains at great prices.

So here are my first 5 selections for the Live Auction:

Lot #101 (No Reserve)
Lot #102 ($1 Reserve)
Lot #103 (Aggressively Priced)
Lot #104 ($1000 Reserve)
Lot #105 (Awaiting Signed Contract)
Lot#106 (No Reserve)

Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz

10 thoughts on “Announcing First 5 Domain Names Selected for 2012 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Auction.

  1. jin

    Great Strategy. Hopefully it will achieve great outcomes as well. Rick you have always been different than other auction houses. Hope this auction yield great results for everyone.

  2. KA

    Good names, no or low reserve, and no end-user buyers in the room won’t work well for the sellers. Don’t take my word for it, we can discuss it after the auction.

  3. Uzoma

    I hope the names following the list above picks up back to the first 2 or 3, because, it started going down towards the end; gtldforum does not belong with the first 3. But, this is a fantastic idea. This is the way auctions should be ran. The promoters must make sure the auction is well promoted in all corners to bring out buyers and bidders for maximum utility. I trust the king.

  4. Rick Schwartz

    KA, it’s true and I have gone out of my way saying there are no end users at our auction for the most part.
    However, each of these domain owners are motivated to go through their emails and contact folks that have expressed interest in that specific domain name over the years. Being on our website and circulating throughout the industry and maybe beyond for 6-8 weeks also helps. End users don’t come with neon signs. It’s true we don’t focus on the end user because to be honest, there was a LOT of time invested by a number of auction outfits to get end users to domain auctions over the years and I can tell you from first had experience, it’s TOUGH and their wallets sometimes prove to be thinner than that of a domainer.

  5. you run a conference??

    There are always people who always have something to say. Fuck them. Solid names for sure

  6. Sasha

    Great names! Can easily see gtld dot coms for those deep pockets who can afford the new extensions. Like the 3dmovie one too! forward thinking.


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