No-Reserve Steals, Unrealized Opportunities, and Logistics for the NamesCon Domain Auction

Whether you’re attending the NamesCon domain name auction in person, watching via the live web feed, or bidding by telephone, this show will walk you through domain names that you might have missed – presenting opportunities for either undervalued or no-reserve purchases.

This show also contains tactics for understanding and successfully navigating most live domain name auctions that may occur at a future date, so don’t disregard watching this interview just because you missed the auction on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

Auction organizers Michael Berkens and Monte Cahn share some important tips on this interview.

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About the Interviewees

Michael Berkens, Right of the DotMichael H. Berkens, Esq. is co-founder and managing director at Right of the Dot, LLC, an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategy, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales and services.

Berkens founded Worldwide Media Inc. in 1997, which owns and manages an investment portfolio of more than 75,000 domains. In 1999, Worldwide Media launched its retail site,, which is responsible for tens of millions in domain sales among the business and domain community.

Berkens holds a law degree (JD) as well as an LLM degree in Taxation from the University of Florida. Since 2007, he has published a widely-read blog call TheDomains where thousands of posts that have generated well over 35,000 comments from close to 2 million visitors.

Monte Cahn: How to Resolve Multiple Applications for the Same gTLDMonte Cahn is co-founder and president of Right of the Dot, LLC, an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategy, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales and services.

Cahn has been pioneering domain name and virtual property aftermarket services since 1995. He is founder and former president of and former president of, which together made up the Aftermarket & Registrar division of, where he also managed more than 6 million domains and 117 ICANN accredited registrars.

Cahn helped start one of the first domain name brokerages in 1996, contributing to or leading the sales of more than $300 million, including the first domain name sale for over $1 million – – and the sale of for $2 million.

Cahn is also Executive in Residence and Advisor to the Board of Domain Holdings.

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4 Responses to “No-Reserve Steals, Unrealized Opportunities, and Logistics for the NamesCon Domain Auction”

  1. Michael……

    Great interview….Thanks!!

    The best of luck with the auction Michael Berkens and Monte Cahn.

    Congratulations Michael Berkens on the sale of If possible could you give some history about the domain….How you acquired it and how long you owned it? Congratulations again… awesome, awesome sale of an outstanding domain.

    Eric Jenkins

  2. Zac Zarev says:

    Thanks for explaining the reason behind the three auctions! Would help many I’m sure to have some sort of flow chart, including the culling from first to second auctions, to avoid the possibility of disappointed attendees, whom were expecting the names at the live auction. Great interview! Thanks to both Michaels and Monte!

  3. albert says:

    Good one guys.
    Even though I bought my ticket, I will not be able to attend.

    Have fun.

  4. Noor Manji says:

    Great show again MIke,MIke and Monte.

    Hopefully will see you guys at the next conference.

    Noor Manji

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