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Dot Vegas sells $2m of premiums

Kevin Murphy, January 28, 2015, 21:13:25 (UTC), Domain Sales

New gTLD registry operator Dot Vegas says it has sold over $2 million worth of “premium” .vegas domain names to date.

The registry, which went to general availability in September, has also registered 1,000 additional premiums to itself in an effort to drum up more sales.

The list is available at the registry’s web site (pdf).

As you might expect, gambling and tourism related keywords feature heavily, but there are also names geared towards locals.

The names don’t appear to have buy-now prices. Rather, Dot Vegas is soliciting interested potential buyers via the reserved sites.

.vegas zone files show just over 12,000 names currently. That number will include the registry-reserved ones. According to DomainTools, Dot Vegas owns about 2,200 names across all TLDs.

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Comments (2)

  1. Rubens Kuhl says:

    Registry-reserved names do not need to make to zonefiles. Even registered domains do not either, as they might not have DNS servers or, if the registry validates against lame delegation, the servers might not be responding yet.

    Some registry activated registry-reserved names in other to either get traffic monetisation or promote the sale of those domains, but that’s not required and either is limited to 100 domains or needs to go thru a registrar, increasing the cost.

  2. Reality says:

    May as well burn your money. You’ll get more value out of it.

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