New Austrian gTLD .WIEN to Launch on Afternic

Afternic Providing Pricing Expertise & Domain Name Launch Strategy for New Premium Name

Afternic is the official launch partner of the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) .WIEN. As announced at the Domain Pulse conference, Afternic has been selected to develop and implement an international, premium domain name strategy.

The .WIEN domain, the German name for Austria’s capital city Vienna, is being launched under the slogan “Our City. Our Domain.” It serves as a strong message for residents, local businesses and those wishing to establish a presence in Vienna, known as one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals with nearly 2 million citizens and a bustling business climate.

Afternic is identifying, appraising and marketing the most valuable domain for the new .WIEN extension. Doing this enables local and regional businesses to promote their services online. Once the gTLD reaches general availability, currently scheduled for July 2014, the .WIEN premium domain name will be listed on the Afternic marketplace and made available to accredited registrars.

punkt.wien CEO Ronald Schwaerzler commented, “We recognize the importance of a solid, premium-pricing domain name strategy supporting the successful launch of a new gTLD. We know Afternic is the right choice and is a true industry leader and highly-regarded brokerage company. With Afternic’s expertise, .WIEN domain names are sure to find their best buyers.”

“This new domain name is exactly what the gTLD expansion is all about, creating something online that is relevant, like .WIEN for Vienna,” said Afternic Chief Revenue Officer Bob Mountain. “With our broad international audience and a firm foothold in the German-speaking world, Afternic can create global demand and ensure appropriate allocation for this valuable asset.”

See full Press Release here.

Additional New TLDs Added to Afternic

Over the past few weeks Afternic has added support for more New TLDs including: .DIAMONDS, .ENTERPRISES, .TIPS, .VOYAGE, .CAREERS, .PHOTOS, .SHOES and .RECIPES.  Afternic customers can now buy and sell domains with these extensions on the world’s largest premium domain aftermarket.

Stay tuned for more extensions coming soon!

Afternic/GoDaddy Weekly Sales: February 24, 2014 – March 2, 2014

Weekly Domain Sales Breakdown
Domain Sales for the week of February 24, 2014 to March2, 2014

Afternic and GoDaddy’s sales totaled $2,046,716.

The top public sale this past week was LaughOutLoud.com which sold for $20,800.

.TIPS and .TODAY  made their debut on the sales report – HorseRacing.tips sold for $8,200 and Pizza.today sold for $4,005.

Below please find the list of highlighted public domain sales.

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Afternic/GoDaddy Weekly Sales: February 10, 2014 – February 16, 2014

Weekly Domain Sales Breakdown
Domain Sales for the week of February 10, 2014 to February 16, 2014

Afternic and GoDaddy’s sales totaled $2,168,125.

The top public sale this past week was GoodNeighbors.com which sold for $25,000.

Six more .GURU domains sold for a combined $11,000, including Tire.guru for $5,250.
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PHOTOGRAPHY and .BIKE also made their debut on the sales report – Street.photography sold for $2,840 and Oregon.bike sold for $1,982.

Below please find the list of highlighted public domain sales.

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Afternic and New TLDs

The domain world as we know it is experiencing a revolution and undergoing the most significant change since the launch of the browser!  After years of planning the next generation of New Top Level Domain Names (New TLDs) is finally available to the general public.  This week Afternic has added support for the first wave of New TLDs, .GURU,  .CLOTHING, .VENTURES, .PLUMBING, .HOLDINGS, .BIKE, and .SINGLES.  Afternic customers can now buy and sell domains with these extensions on the world’s largest premium domain aftermarket.

New extensions will be rolling out on a weekly basis and Afternic will offer our customers a platform to promote their Premium New TLD domains through our global reseller network.  The largest registrars around the world including GoDaddy, Network Solutions, Dotster.com, eNom, Hi China, GMO Japan, 123Reg, Reseller Club, and over 100 others present an audience of millions of potential buyers for Afternic domains of all extensions.

Enrolling Premium New TLD Domains for sale on Afternic is easy.  Just add the domain in your Afternic account, select Network Promotion with a Buy Now price and Afternic will take care of the rest.  All the usual Afternic tools, including Appraisals, Featured Listings and Escrow are also available for New TLD domain names.

We’ll continue enabling support for New TLDs as they reach General Availability, so stay tuned for more extensions in the coming weeks. In the very near future Afternic will also be adding Fast Transfer support for select new TLDs, including .MENU, .BUILD, .BUZZ and .LUXURY. These and many New TLDs will support fully automated transfers between registrars and receive the broadest possible reach on the Afternic reseller network.

These are exciting times and the Afternic team is looking forward to new possibilities for the domain industry.

Afternic/GoDaddy Weekly Sales: February 3, 2014 – February 9, 2014

Weekly Domain Sales Breakdown
Domain Sales for the week of February 3, 2014 to February 9, 2014

Afternic and GoDaddy’s sales totaled $1,965,670.

The top public sales for the past week were outside the .com list – Radiant.org sold for $23,000 and Trees.org sold for $18,500.

On the new gTLD front, a .GURU sold for $2,107Spiritual.guru.

Below please find the list of highlighted public domain sales.

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Afternic/GoDaddy Weekly Sales: January 27, 2014 – February 2, 2014

Weekly Domain Sales Breakdown
Domain Sales for the week of January 27, 2014 to February 2, 2014

Afternic and GoDaddy’s sales totaled $1,954,210.

The top public .com sale for the past week was Spokes.com, which sold for $40,000.

Two .co domains also sold for $9,999 each, Picnic.co and Random.co.

Below please find the list of highlighted public domain sales.

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