Internext and domain registrar Moniker have have partnered to host the first-ever, live adult domain auction during Internext Las Vegas. The event is scheduled for 3-7 p.m. on the final day of the three-day trade show, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.
The live auction, to be conducted by Moniker Chief Executive Officer and professional aucitoneer Monte Cahn, will be complemented by event a silent domain auction hosted online. Interested bidders are encouraged to register with Internext Expo early in order to get access to the list of domain names that will be available.
“Moniker is pleased to bring our live and silent domain auctions to domain professionals and Web-savvy investors at Internext Las Vegas and to build upon the success of our past auctions,” said Cahn. “Bringing buyers and sellers together in one place is the perfect way to establish true valuations of domains. We have now transacted close to $9 million in domain sales in our last three auctions. Many of those buyers have been adult industry professionals looking to diversify their future investments.”
The deadline to submit domain names to Moniker for inclusion in both the live and silent online auctions is Monday, Dec. 18. Both adult and mainstream domains will be considered. Owners interested in selling their domains may contact Moniker at [email protected].
Internext attendees will be able to bid on more than 250 domains in the live auction. They also will be given the opportunity to watch history unfold, as some of the highest profile domains in the industry are expected to be auctioned.
In addition, Internext conference registration entitles attendees to access the online silent auction at Moniker.com/liveauction, where several thousand other domains will be up for bid. The live auction interface is a specially designed section of Moniker’s new Marketplace system, a supercharged negotiation platform that brings domain buyers and sellers together.
“We are extremely excited to bring this exclusive new feature to our bi-annual Internext shows, premiering at the January show," said Farley Cahen, publisher of AVN Online magazine. "I’ve personally participated in previous Moniker auctions, and the vibe is amazing.
“The domain marketplace is really heating up again, and adult-specific domains are among the most highly valued," Cahen continued. "By adding the live and silent auctions to world’s largest adult B2B webmaster shows, we will be offering an innovative and valuable feature to our attendees and exhibitors. Everyone from site owners to domain investors and speculators will enjoy this unique opportunity to acquire top-tier domains. Look for domains to sell for between a few hundred to possibly a few million dollars."
The conference includes a keynote presentation by Joe Lakey, executive vice president of Playboy Entertainment Inc., on the first day (Jan. 15) and a closing presentation by Marty Klein, author of America’s War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty, on the last day (Jan. 17). A comprehensive three-day educational program entitled Business Building Blocks, which includes seminars, intensive workshops, and classroom sessions, also is part of the show.
In addition, Internext attendees can participate in the Porn Poker Tour sponsored by Eroticy, Sammysmack, CamZ, Netbilling, MPA3, Capitalbucks, and Dating Gold.
Registration for the all-access pass is $250 per person before Nov. 30 and $300 thereafter. All-access passes include a daily complimentary brunch and special happy hours. Register at Internext-Expo.com and reserve rooms at Mandalay Bay with Rose Travel & Tours at (888) 491-7673 or (215) 533-5700.
Premier sponsors for Internext Las Vegas 2007 are PussyCash and Epoch. Information about sponsorship and advertising opportunities is available by calling (818) 718-5788 or emailing [email protected].
Planning an event or party during Internext Las Vegas? Email [email protected] with details in order to get the details posted on the conference website.