Cats.com, Hipsters.com, Haggler.com and Teaching.com Featured in New Domain Auction with Afternic

WALTHAM, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Afternic, Moniker® and SnapNames® today released the full catalog of premium domain names that will be featured in their joint Summer Kick-off Auction that will run from May 24 through 3:15 pm ET on June 19, 2012. Included in this online auction will be a select list of premium names with potential to dominate search results in their respective markets.

“We are excited to be partnering with Moniker and SnapNames leveraging their auction platform to bring these premium domains to the market,” said Jason Miner, Chief Operating Officer of Afternic and its Domain Listing Service (DLS). “The interest we are generating in this auction underlies the growing value of premium domain names that have become invaluable assets for their owners.”

Domain names were selected for this online auction due to their strong keyword search value and ability to propel companies to the top of their respective search categories. Premium domains are valued for their ability to increase site traffic, create instant brandability, and increase revenue derived from search visibility.

A partial list of domain names are listed here:
Cats.com
Hipsters.com
ZipDrive.com
Teaching.com
Telecasts.com
Haggler.com
PostDoctoral.com
Throat.com
PhonePlan.com
HealthyMeals.com
Paranormal.com
Proprietary.com
SportsCamps.com
Hikers.com
Dairies.com
Projected.com
SecureBanking.com

… and many more.

The complete catalog and online auction details can be found at: https://www.snapnames.com/store/event.action?ig=1066
About Moniker and SnapNames

KeyDrive companies Moniker® and SnapNames® offer businesses and individuals an array of services for domain name registration, acquisition, management, appraisal, brokerage and sales. Moniker introduced the live domain name auction concept. SnapNames operates the largest online auction of expired and deleting domain names, giving its customers access to the world’s most valuable names every day. For more information, visit http://www.moniker.com and http://www.snapnames.com.

About Afternic

Afternic’s Domain Listing Service (DLS) is the world’s largest domain marketplace, offering millions of currently registered domains for sale through leading registrars worldwide. Through DLS, domains are promoted for sale to millions of active domain buyers worldwide. Afternic is part of NameMedia, a leader in the acquisition, development and trading of digital real estate through a network of highly targeted websites and a marketplace for premium domain names. The company’s website development focuses on creating compelling online communities in niche categories. The company’s marketplace allows owners of premium domain names to list their domain properties for sale, and for domain buyers to review the largest available inventory. Through its ownership of one of the largest domain portfolios in the world, its innovative website development platform, and its broad distribution, NameMedia now serves more than 50 million visitors to its network of websites and sells domains to customers in more than 100 countries. Headquartered outside Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts, more information is available at www.namemedia.com.

Contacts

Moniker & SnapNames Media Contact:
Michele Van Tilborg, 954-861-3534
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or
Afternic Media Contact:
Karen Dixon, 781-839-2873
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Moniker and SnapNames Offer Domain Name FreeSex.com For Sale

POMPANO BEACH, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Moniker® and SnapNames®, both KeyDrive S. A. companies, announced today that they will exclusively broker the domain name ‘FreeSex.com’ beginning May 15, 2012. Furthermore, this premium domain name will be available for online bids in the Moniker and SnapNames Premium International & ccTLD Domain Name Auction starting June 21 and ending July 19, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. Eastern.

Given this domain’s usage of the popular keywords ‘Free’ and ‘Sex’, this highly-recognizable asset will provide the buyer with a means to reach a broad and international online audience in a relevant and targeted manner.

As evidenced from the $13 million USD selling price of ‘Sex.com’ in late 2010, ‘Porn.com’ for $9.5 million USD in 2007 and ‘FreePorn.com’ for $4 million USD in 2008, the market demand for rare premium adult names is strong - although seldom available for sale in an open market forum.

“We are pleased to announce the selection of Moniker as the exclusive brokerage firm for ‘FreeSex.com’,” said the current owners. “This decision was based on their track record and ability to reach qualified buyers globally. We look forward to offering this valuable domain name to the market in partnership with Moniker and SnapNames the premium domain name brokerage and auction house.”

For assistance and inquiries regarding this domain name, please contact Howard Kopp at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call +1.800.688.6311 option 4.

Auction details can be found at: http://domainauctions.moniker.com/2012/Moniker-and-Key-Systems-Premium-International-and-ccTLD-Auction

About Moniker and SnapNames

Moniker® and SnapNames® offer businesses and individuals an array of services for domain name registration, acquisition, management, appraisal, brokerage and sales. Moniker introduced the live domain name auction concept. SnapNames operates the largest online auction of expired and deleting domain names, giving its customers access to the world’s best selection and most valuable names every day. For more information, visit http://www.moniker.com and http://www.snapnames.com.

About KeyDrive

KeyDrive S.A. companies are leaders in internet services specializing in registering, monetizing, hosting, selling and developing domain names. The company connects buyers, sellers, consumers and advertisers with unique optimized technology. With more than six million internet addresses under management, KeyDrive provides an array of managed services to corporations, domain investors and individuals. Headquartered in Luxemburg, the company’s core brands include Moniker®, SnapNames®, Key-Systems™, KS Registry, AZ.pl, RRPproxy™, SKYWAY DataCenter and NameDrive. To learn more, please visit http://www.KeyDrive.lu.

Contacts

Moniker, SnapNames, KeyDrive
Michele Van Tilborg, 954-861-3534
Director Marketing
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Rare Domain Name Mama.com and Mama.ca Available in Online Auction

RARE DOMAIN NAME MAMA.COM AND MAMA.CA AVAILABLE IN ONLINE AUCTION

Offering an Opportunity to Acquire a Category Defining Domain Name

[ClickPress, Thu May 03 2012] Moniker® and SnapNames® announced today that MAMA.COM and MAMA.CA are available in an online auction. The auction of the domain names MAMA.COM and MAMA.CA mark an opportunity to bid on a rare e-commerce .COM domain name previously unavailable in a public sale. Furthermore, the buyer will also receive the Twitter® handle @MAMA upon completion of a successful transaction.

With buying power of $2.4 trillion, according to BSM Media (June 2011), mom’s are at the forefront of online shopping. This spending power, specifically leveraging online methods, is furthermore demonstrated in an eMarketer 2011 article, Moms’ Digital Media Usage, 94.5% (33.5 million) moms are internet users of which 76.2% 27.5 million) are social network users.

The auction is now in-progress and ends May 17, 2012 at 3:15 PM Eastern. To view auction details visit: http://domainauctions.moniker.com/2012/Moniker-Premium-Spring-Auction.

For further inquiries about this domain name auction, please contact Kevin Kopas at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call +1.800.688.6311 option 4.

About Moniker and SnapNames
Moniker® and SnapNames® offer businesses and individuals an array of services for domain name registration, acquisition, management, appraisal, brokerage and sales. Moniker introduced the live domain name auction concept. SnapNames operates the largest online auction of expired and deleting domain names, giving its customers access to the world’s best selection and most valuable names every day. For more information, visit: http://www.moniker.com and http://www.snapnames.com.

About KeyDrive
KeyDrive S.A. companies are leaders in internet services specializing in registering, monetizing, hosting, selling and developing domain names. The company connects buyers, sellers, consumers and advertisers with unique optimized technology. KeyDrive administers more than six million internet addresses on its servers and provides an array of managed services to corporations, domain investors and individuals.

Headquartered in Luxemburg, the company’s core brands include Moniker®, SnapNames®, Key-Systems™, KS Registry, AZ.pl, RRPproxy™, SKYWAY DataCenter and NameDrive. To learn more, please visit: http://www.KeyDrive.lu.

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