Sedo to Auction Majority of One-Character .Biz Domains

Sedo logoSedo has announced they have been exclusively been selected to auction the majority of the available internet catalogue of one-character .BIZ domain names in cooperation with Neustar Registry Services, the global registry for .BIZ and .US.

This is the first time that a generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry has released nearly all of its one-character names, creating an exciting opportunity for corporations, business owners and related associations.

While five of the one character domains have already been taken, interested parties will have an opportunity to acquire the remaining 31 highly valuable domains through Sedo’s  .BIZ One-Character Auction. The auction runs from September 23 until September 30, beginning and ending at 5p.m. GMT.

The .Biz Registry has now released all 36 one-character .BIZ names, including the 26 letters in the Roman alphabet and digits 0 through 9.  Domain names of this nature are in huge demand because they are short and memorable, yet extremely rare – only three one-character .com domain names exist and few one-character domains have ever been sold publicly.  Two-character domain names, which are more common but share the same beneficial characteristics as one-character names, are otherwise the most valuable type of domain name, with an average value of more than $13,000 according to DomainsBot research.

“These single-character .BIZ domain names offer an incredible branding opportunity to B2B organizations looking to differentiate themselves,” said Jeremiah Johnston, chief operating officer, Sedo.  “We are thrilled to collaborate with Neustar to introduce such an exceptional collection of premium domain names to businesses and members of the Sedo community.  As the leading domain marketplace, Sedo continues to build one-on-one partnerships with the best registries to bring new categories of premium domain names to the public.”

With more than two million domains currently registered, .BIZ is the first and only Internet domain designed to meet the needs of high-performance businesses of all sizes everywhere in the world.  The .BIZ domain names offer a unique extension that enables businesses to get the short, memorable domain name they desire while still benefiting from search traffic through optimization and promotion.

“Our release of all one-character .BIZ domains and the corresponding auction at Sedo provides businesses with a scope of online branding possibilities never before offered in the domain industry,” said Ken Hansen, senior director, Internet Infrastructure Services, Neustar, Inc.  “While any .BIZ domain name offers organizations the opportunity to stand out with a unique extension geared towards high-performance business, many of these one-character domains up for auction are simply not available in the same iteration on any other gTLD.”

The complete list of one-character .BIZ domain names available for auction at Sedo can be found at: www.sedo.biz.

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