TRAFFIC Vancouver is getting good reviews from all the domain bloggers who've been reporting back on the show. I am looking forward to reading the post-show review that will be at DNJournal.com.
Yesterday they held the .ca auction, and today will be the main auction, followed by the online auction that occurs after each show.
Here are the domains that sold in the .ca auction yesterday:
Vehicles.ca - $9,000
Denim.ca - $500
Diet.ca - $20,000
SurreyRealty.ca - $400
HL.ca - $2,800
Jazz.ca - $1,500
(1) Lot of 50 LLL.ca's - $1,300
(2) Lot of 50 LLL.ca's - $1,200
(3) Lot of 50 LLL.ca's - $1,100
Lot of 500 LLL.ca's - $4,500
HL.ca and Jazz.ca went for lower prices than I would have expected, so good deals for the buyers. The LLL.ca's were also good deals, although when the domains are transferred to the new owners, they will have to pay a registrant fee of about $10 per domain (which also extends the renewal period by one year). For a 50 domain lot this is an extra $500, for a 500 domain lot it's an extra $5,000.
There were a few non-.ca domains listed in the auction, mostly with Vancouver or Canada related keywords. Surrey is a city located beside Vancouver that is large and growing in population (over 400,000 people), so it was not surprising to see this .com domain sell. Perhaps it was bought by Kevin Ham, who owns the Vancouver.com city portal website. Owning Surrey.com would give him the second largest city Geo .com domain in the Lower Mainland of BC.
Surrey.com - $195,000
NovaScotiaJobs.com - $1,000
Ron Jackson at DNJournal has a nice write up on day 2 of the TRAFFIC show, including comments on CIRA and the .ca auction:
The main TRAFFIC auction starts at 3:45 PST today, and there will be more .ca domains in that auction.