The RapidFire Domain Auction takes place on Day 1 of NamesCon Online (September 22). There will be no pre-bidding and no extended auction. This means you have to be in the (virtual) room to take part.
Our goal is to sell the entire roster of names during the NamesCon Online RapidFire Domain Auction. This means names will be priced accessibly.
You must be a registered NamesCon Online attendee and register as an attendee with RapidFire to bid on names for this auction.Register for NamesCon Online here if you don’t have your ticket yet.
How do I take part?
Submission are now closed.
You must register as an attendee with RapidFire using your Namescon ticket number to bid.
Please make sure your Zoom name is set to the name you registered with before joining to avoid any buyer identification issues!
The maximum reserve is $500, but many of the approved names have lower reserves than this (or no reserve at all).
Is there a commission fee when my domain is sold?
RapidFire Domaining will charge a total commission of 15% payable by the seller on a successful sale, one third of this commission will be donated to charity.
How is the payment/transfer of domains organised?
All transactions will be completed through RapidFire’s escrow partner Dan.com (at no extra cost) to ensure the safe and secure transfer of funds and domain names
How do I know if my domains have been approved or not?
Thank you for all of your submissions. All sellers have been notified by email.
RightOfTheDot Premium Domain Auction
Big Names, Big Numbers
This high-stakes, high-reward auction is for those who are truly ready to bring their A-game… the high-rollers of the domaining world!
Coming at us live from a broadcast studio, world champion auctioneer Wayne Wheat will run this show at a rapid pace as he and RightOfTheDot President Monte Cahn auction off a hand-picked selection of super-premium names. This is the auction where you make power moves that add mega-value to your digital asset portfolio. The numbers in play are no joke: NamesCon has seen names sell for well over $1,000,000 before our very eyes, while eagle-eyed investors have pounced on hidden gems for just a few grand.
The auction takes place on Day 2 of NamesCon Online (Thu, Sep 23 at 7 pm UTC) on rotd.hibid.com.
Pre-bidding is now live with new domains being added daily.
This auction requires separate bidder account verification through RightOfTheDot.
Submissions remain open, so if you have super-high quality names to sell at auction, you can submit them here. ROTD is meticulous in its appraisal process—only the creme de la creme of names will make it to the auction!
Everything you know about domain names comes into play when you bid for a name, as you test your nerves against your peers in the room—and, in the premium auction, against colleagues and new investors around the world through live online bidding.
Do I have to register separately for the RightOfTheDot Premium Domain Auction?
Yes, bidders must pre-register with RightOfTheDot before the auction begins.
How does bidding work in an online auction? We won’t have paddles…
Since you’ll already be participating in NamesCon Online, the process will feel familiar! Exact details how bidding works will be clearly posted in the auction livestream. Make sure you have a stable internet connection, since world champion auctioneer Wayne Wheat will be running the show via video, and he talks VERY fast! (He wouldn’t be very good at his job if he didn’t, right?)
What names can I submit for this auction?
This auction is for premium names only: only the best will make the cut.
Is there a minimum/maximum ask price?
There is no minimum or maximum, but be sure to value your names realistically when you submit them for evaluation. There’s a difference between “premium” and “fantastical”, after all.
How is the payment/transfer of domains organised?
All transactions will be completed through ROTD’s escrow partner at no extra cost to you, to ensure the safe and secure transfer of funds and domain names.
Flamingo Handshake Auction
Jumpstart your decentralized portfolio with high-quality Handshake TLDs—especially emoji domains— in the Flamingo Handshake Auction. This is your chance to get instantly-recognizable emoji and single-word TLDs destinations on the decentralized internet, while seeing just how hot these names are getting.
When do submissions start and close? What about escrow deadlines?
Submissions open Friday, August 20. Submissions close September 17, one week before the auction begins. Names must be received in Flamingo’s escrow account 5 days before the auction starts, or they will be delisted.
This auction focuses on and prefers emoji names, but will accept other premium non-emoji Handshake domains as well. When submitting emoji domains, keep in mind that only IDNA official emoji will be accepted—Flamingo uses this verification method: https://flamingohandshake.com/verify/
What does a Handshake name look like?
A single-word Handshake TLD would be commissions/
What does an emoji name look like?
For example, Party Popper (🎉): punycode: xn--dk8h status: Real/IDNA Codepoints:
We focus on quality names over quantity: you can expect between 15 to 20 names in total.
How long will the auction run?
We estimate the auction will run for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
Can I use my credit card to bid, or do I need to use the $HNS cryptocurrency?
While we would like to make it easier for payment – but keep in mind transfers of Handshake TLDs are irreversible on the blockchain. So credit cards could create chargebacks, while the TLD transfer is irreversible