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Premium Auction Announced For DomainFest Plus Stone Temple Pilots Providing Entertainment

DOMAINFest LogoDomainSponsor and NameJet have announced their partnership to run auctions for over 40 premium domain names during the DomainFest conference on 1 and 2 April. Premium names include Stepping.com, Truckers.com, FederalLoan.com, VirusSoftware.com, TaxConsulting.com, InventorySystem.com and GolfCap.com.

Plus full conference attendees will be treated to a private concert with legendary, Grammy award winning rock band Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington at a secret location.

For more information on the auctions, see below:

DomainSponsor and NameJet Partner to Hold DomainFest Premium Auction
–Top Offerings Include Powerful Dot Com Names Offered with Low or No Reserves–

LOS ANGELES, Calif. March 13. DomainSponsor®, the online monetization business of Oversee.net® and organizer of the critically acclaimed DomainFest® series of conferences, announced that it has partnered with NameJet,the leading domain name auction platform, to run auctions for over 40 premium domain names during the conference. Auctions will be held on April 1st and 2nd. No reserve auctions close on April 1st. The low reserve auction closes on April 2nd.

All of the exclusive domainsare being offered with low reserves or no reserves. To place bids above $2,500, simply sign up to become a verified bidder through NameJet. Premium domains in the auction include: Stepping.com;Truckers.com; FederalLoan.com; VirusSoftware.com; TaxConsulting.com; InventorySystem.com; and GolfCap.com.

“The partnership with NameJet allows us to bring high quality, premium domain opportunities to potential customers around the globe, including those attending DomainFest,” said Dwayne Walker, Senior Vice President of Oversee.net. “While the new gTLDs have been in the spotlight, premium dotcom names continue to grow in value as more and more individuals and businesses develop their online brands.”

“NameJet is thrilled to be partnering with DomainSponsor to co-sponsor the DomainFest online auction this year,” noted Matt Overman, General Manager of NameJet. “This has always been a well-attended and well-run conference. Combine that with quality domains and low prices and this auction should be a success.”

DomainFest continues its tradition of providing attendees with the opportunity to hear about the latest trends and focus on essential topics for the domain community. The information shared at DomainFest®, coupled with networking opportunities, covers a broad range of topics that include new gTLDs, Internet traffic monetization, explosive mobile opportunities, advances in real time bidding (RTB) for domain and Internet traffic and affiliate monetization. Also featured are sessions devoted to startups and the investment communities.

Keynoter: Gary Vaynerchuk
New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk will be a keynoter at this year’s DomainFest Hollywood. As a social media trailblazer, Vaynerchuk began video blogging in 2005 and now has nearly 1 million Twitter followers. He has been included on BusinessWeek’s list of the “Top 20 People Every Entrepreneur Should Follow.”

DOMAINFest Registration
Pre-conference registration is $995. This year, a special one-day pass is available for the first day of the conference. Priced at just $295, it encourages a broad range of participants involved in the Southern California technology scene. To register, visit www.domainfest.com.

DomainFest has arranged for discounted hotel room rates at the Loews Hollywood hotel. For reservation details, please visit: www.domainfest.com. The room block expires on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

Get the Latest News and Stay Informed
The DomainFest team will provide updates, information and much more via its Twitter handle @domainfest. DomainFest, DomainSponsor and conference attendees will be tweeting before and during the conference using Twitter hashtag #DomainFest. Videos, pictures, commentary and live news and information will flow on Twitter via hashtag #domainfest. Tweet us using hashtag #DomainFest.

About DomainFest
Founded by DomainSponsor®, a division of Oversee.net, DomainFest is a conference series that brings domain, registrar, hosting, advertising and online marketing professionals together to learn, network and do business. Attendees include domain owners, internet entrepreneurs and a wide range of online business executives and service providers. For more information, please visit www.domainfest.com.

About Oversee.net
Oversee.net® owns and operates a portfolio of domain, online and mobile businesses. Advanced technology and cutting-edge marketing techniques are utilized to optimize each online business. Over 230 million unique users per month visit Oversee’s DomainSponsor.com direct navigation ad network. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Oversee also has an office in New York City. For more information, please visit www.oversee.net.

About NameJet
NameJet is a joint venture between Demand Media, Inc. and Web.com Group, Inc., who together own four leading ICANN-accredited registrars (eNom, Name.com, Network Solutions and Register.com). Launched in 2007 with core auction software and technical infrastructure operating since 2004, NameJet serves domain investors, Fortune 500 companies and their representatives, small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as a diverse and global mix of individual investors. It has processed more than 200,000 domain auctions, establishing itself as a trustworthy and transparent auction platform that is customer-focused and user-friendly. For more information, go to www.namejet.com.

KeyDrive Sells SnapNames to Web.com

KeyDrive logo[news release] KeyDrive S.A., an internet solutions holding company with subsidiaries providing domain registration, monetization and aftermarket services, announced today (3 March) that it has sold the SnapNames business unit to Web.com. KeyDrive acquired the two sister companies SnapNames and Moniker from Oversee.net in 2012. While SnapNames is focused on domain acquisition, brokerage and sales, Moniker is one of the largest US based registrars.

“Moniker now plans to work even more closely together with KeyDrive and its sister company Key-Systems to strengthen its position on the US registrar market and to become an even more powerful international registrar. KeyDrive will be reinvigorating the Moniker brand with new technology, products and commitment to their customer service”, said Alexander Siffrin, Chairman of KeyDrive.

The disposition of SnapNames will have no negative effect on the customer experience of the Moniker clients. The same staff will be taking care of all customer needs and customers will access their accounts as before. Moniker will continue to work with SnapNames as in the past and the usual business will not be interrupted for clients.

In February Bonnie Wittenburg assumed the position as Moniker CEO. Under her leadership the synergies and cooperation that existed between Key-Systems and Moniker will be increased. A series of new service offerings is planned by Moniker in the future through this increased cooperation. Wittenburg plans to focus much attention on the development of Moniker’s customer service as Moniker expands the product offerings.

Among the unique strengths that the parent company KeyDrive and its members bring are the commitment to offer a broad range of domain name extensions including pre-registration for over 700 new top level domains, a large ccTLD offering and a variety of domain-related services such as professional registry services and IT infrastructure services accompanied by a strong costumer focus provided by domain experts.

About KeyDrive S.A.

The KeyDrive S.A. holding located in Luxembourg includes the Key-Systems Group, the NameDrive Group as well as Moniker. The subsidiaries offer different internet related services. Among the core business areas are domain registration, monetization and aftermarket services. With the takeover of Moniker in January 2012 the group has more than 6 million domains under management. To learn more, please visit www.KeyDrive.lu.


Oversee.Net Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

Oversee.net logoOversee.net has appointed Gene Chuang as its Chief Technology Officer the company announced this week. Their new CTO is, Oversee notes, is known for his expertise in mobile, social and search marketing platforms. He is an experienced technology development professional and team leader.

For more information, see the news release below:

Oversee.Net Names Gene Chuang Chief Technology Officer
–New CTO Brings Business and Engineering Leadership Experience in Mobile, Social and Large-Scale Search Marketing Platforms–

Oversee.net®, which operates a global online performance marketing network with over 250 million unique visitors per month, announced today the appointment of Gene Chuang as its Chief Technology Officer. Chuang will be responsible for identifying and building technology platforms that support the growth of Oversee’s current and future business initiatives.

Known for his expertise in mobile, social and search marketing platforms, Chuang is an experienced technology development professional and team leader. He was Executive Director of AT&T Interactive, leading teams of engineers in Data Systems and Mobile Engineering. He also served as Director of Engineering at Yahoo Search Marketing where he led the development of large-scale search platforms. Most recently, he was Director of Engineering at Chegg, an online network for college students that offers assistance with homework, course selection and textbook rentals, purchases and resale.

“We’re delighted to welcome Gene to the Oversee management team,” said Oversee CEO Debra Domeyer. “Technology has been and will continue to be the foundation for Oversee’s success. Gene’s appointment reaffirms our commitment to being at the cutting edge of technology. He is that rare technologist with business savvy and product vision who also excels at building teams and recruiting the best of the best.”

“Oversee is a company that has tremendous growth potential,” noted Chuang. “My goal is to develop and scale technology solutions at Oversee that add value to the company’s businesses. I’m excited to work with the strong tech team we have on board.”

Chuang is a frequent speaker at tech industry events and has received numerous industry awards. He graduated Magna cum Laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Chuang will report to Domeyer and work as part of the senior management team at Oversee’s headquarters office in Los Angeles.

About Oversee.net
Oversee.net® is a leader in online performance marketing. Using proprietary technology, it helps advertisers acquire valuable, pre-qualified leads. Its DomainSponsor® business unit pioneered the monetization of direct navigation traffic in 2002 and now operates one of the largest PPC and CPV traffic networks in the world with over 250 million unique visitors per month. Oversee’s owned and operated lead generation websites in the travel, retail and consumer finance verticals produce over 14 million high-converting leads per month for advertisers by providing users with the information they need to make smart purchase decisions. Oversee also owns DOMAINfest®, a conference series for domain investors and online marketing professionals. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Oversee has offices in New York City and Frankfurt, Germany.

Oversee Ends Dual CEO Role, Appinting Appoints Domeyer Sole CEO

Debra Domeyer imageOversee.net has appointed its co-CEO Debra Domeyer as Chief Executive Officer following the departure of Scott Morrow. The CEO sharing role last around seven months and followed the departure of Jeff Kupietzky last year.

When asked about the co-sharing role at the DOMAINfest Global conference at the end of January, both of the co-CEOs said they were happy with the role with both having complementary skills. Six weeks later though that may not have been the case.

To facilitate the transition into her expanded role as sole CEO, Domeyer will be handing over her duties as Oversee.net’s Chief Technology Officer to an executive yet to be hired. She became CTO of Oversee.net in 2008 and continued to hold the position after recently stepping into the role of Co-CEO.

Debra has over twenty five years of experience in technology. Prior to joining Oversee, she was the Chief Technology Officer at Internet Brands (INET). She has served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Pacific Gas & Electric Energy Services and was Vice President of Information Systems for the Times Mirror Company. Debra was named one of the top 25 CTOs by InfoWorld Magazine and listed in the ComputerWorld Premier 100 IT leaders.

“Debra’s appointment as CEO reaffirms the company’s commitment to technology and innovation,” said Lawrence Ng, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of Oversee.net. “Technology has been a key competitive advantage in helping Oversee become a leader in traffic monetization and online consumer lead generation. And it will continue to be an essential part of Oversee’s plans to expand its traffic network and grow its lead generation businesses in the travel, consumer finance and online shopping verticals.”

In their statement on the announcement, Oversee.net said Scott Morrow has decided to leave the company to pursue other interests.

KeyDrive Acquires Moniker and SnapNames from Oversee.net

KeyDrive logoKeyDrive, a Luxembourg- and German-based company providing domain registration, monetisation and aftermarket services has acquired the Moniker and SnapNames business units of Oversee.net.

Moniker and SnapNames offer businesses and individuals an array of services for domain name registration, acquisition, brokerage and sales. Moniker introduced the live domain name auction concept. SnapNames operates the largest online auction of expired and deleting domain names, giving its customers access to valuable names.

“The purchase of these two leaders in the domain aftermarket perfectly fits our global growth strategy”, said Alexander Siffrin, Chairman of the KeyDrive S.A., and CEO and founder of Key-Systems. “We now have the opportunity to extend our global outreach, target a broader customer base and cross-sell our services. Furthermore, our European clients will gain access to US buyers and sellers of domain names. We’re delighted to welcome the Moniker and SnapNames teams to KeyDrive S.A.”

“The sale of these assets allows us to focus more on our core monetisation and vertical markets divisions which are the fundamental building blocks of our global performance marketing network,” noted Debra Domeyer, Co-CEO of Oversee.

“As the domain industry landscape changes, it is essential that we invest in new technologies that leverage our existing platform and unlock the potential of domain traffic. Our focus is on developing new monetisation alternatives for both publishers and advertisers. We also want to thank Craig Snyder and the Moniker and SnapNames teams for their years of dedicated service.”

With the takeover of Moniker the group has more than 6 million domains under management and more than 160 employees.

Jeff Kupietzky, CEO and President of Oversee, Leaves

Jeff Kupietzky, CEO and President of Oversee is leaving the organisation at the end of August the company announced.

Kupietzky who has been with the company for five years, the last two and a half as CEO and President, has elected for personal reasons to relocate his family to Israel.

The day-to-day operations and strategic vision for Oversee will be led by the company’s Co-Presidents, Debra Domeyer and Scott Morrow. They are supported by an operating committee which includes CFO Liz Murray, and General Counsel Todd Greene.

“On behalf of the Board and all Oversee employees, I thank Jeff for his service to the company,” said Board Chairman and Oversee co-founder Lawrence Ng. “He successfully navigated the company through some difficult challenges and positioned it as an industry leader.  We all wish him the best of luck in his new home and as he continues his successful career.”

Mr. Ng also expressed his confidence in the company’s leadership: “We feel extremely fortunate to have such a talented team of executives who are well respected throughout the industry.  We are extremely confident in their knowledge and capabilities, as well as their passion to lead us to our next chapter of growth.”

DOMAINfest Barcelona Live Auction Catalogue Released

The preliminary auction catalogue and opened pre-bidding for the DOMAINfest Barcelona live auction on 8 June has been released.

According to the Oversee/Moniker/SnapNames news release below, the one-day live auction event will be followed by an online extended auction, which includes an expanded catalogue of sought-after domain names. The extended auction will end June 22.

For more information, see the news release below:

Premium Domain Names and Web Sites Available At DOMAINfest Barcelona Auction Series [news release]

Moniker and SnapNames Release Preliminary Catalog Featuring Premium Internet Real Estate for Businesses and Investors, Including Social.com, Data.com, Airports.com and Fares.com

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 18, 2011) —Moniker® and SnapNames®, both Oversee.net® companies, released the preliminary auction catalogue and opened pre-bidding for the DOMAINfest Barcelona live auction on June 8.

The one-day live auction event will be followed by an online extended auction, which includes an expanded catalogue of sought-after domain names. The extended auction will end June 22.

The auction catalogue reflects the digital world’s most compelling industry sectors, with inventory available across all price points. The auction will include brandable and rare domain names representative of social media, financial, e-commerce, gaming, education and travel. Featured premium names and income-generating Web sites include:

  • Airports.com
  • AutoRacing.com
  • Bolt.com
  • Data.com
  • Fares.com
  • HorseRacing.com
  • Houses.co.uk
  • Languages.com
  • PreMed.com
  • Renta.com (Spanish translation for Rent)
  • Skills.com
  • Social.com
  • SpamFilters.com
  • TireStores.com
  • CheckCashing.com (Web site)
  • EyeCream.com and EyeCreams.com (Web sites)

To view the catalogue and participate in the auction, visit:

Interested parties can bid in real-time online, submit an absentee bid form to the auctioneer, or sign up for telephone proxy bidding. To register for absentee or proxy bidding, contact sales@moniker.com.

Registered DOMAINfest Barcelona attendees are automatically eligible to attend the private live auction in-person.

Auction Series Calendar
Live Auction featuring pre-bidding and real-time online bidding:

  • Wednesday, June 8 at 16:00 in Barcelona (10:00 US Eastern time, 07:00 US Pacific time)
  • Pre-bids for this auction can be placed online through Tuesday, June 7 at 10:00 US Eastern time. The highest bid for each domain will then become the starting bid in the live auction. All live auction pre-bidders will be notified via email of their position in the auction along with instructions for joining the live and extended auction.
  • Bidders not attending the live auction can watch the auction and submit bids in real-time via a free online live auction system powered by SnapNames Live™ technology.

Online Extended Auction:

  • Begins Wednesday, June 8 at noon US Eastern time (09:00 US Pacific time)
  • Ends Wednesday, June 22 at 15:15 US Eastern time (12:15 US Pacific time)

For details and catalogue, visit: domainauctions.moniker.com/2011/DOMAINfest-Barcelona

About DOMAINfest®
Founded and hosted by DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization division of Oversee.net, the DOMAINfest® conference brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business. Attendees include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO and SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers and trademark/legal advisors. Visit www.domainfest.com to review the agenda and register for the DOMAINfest Power Networking Event.

About Oversee.net
Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world—more than 1 million names. The company’s unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Portland, Oregon, Pompano Beach, Florida, New York City and Frankfurt, Germany, the company’s core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker®, DOMAINfest®, LowFares.comTM, AboutAirportParking.com®, ShopWiki and CreditCards.org. To learn more, please visit www.oversee.net

Oversee.net Taps Morrow To Lead Vertical Markets Strategy

oversee.net logoCompany builds on expertise and success in the travel and financial services categories, providing contextual search results to help consumers make purchase decisions

[news release] LOS ANGELES (January 13) — Oversee.net® has named Scott Morrow as Senior Vice President / GM of its Vertical Markets division, the company said today. Morrow will lead Oversee’s effort to rapidly build on its contextual search and comparative results capability, expanding on its success in financial services and travel to move into new marketplaces.

The company, which operates well-established comparison sites like LowFares.com™ and CreditCards.org, is focusing development efforts on creating site experiences that help consumers make purchase decisions. Oversee’s performance marketing strategy—connecting consumers and advertisers—will provide consumers with immediately relevant information and move them closer to the actions they want to take.

Oversee CEO and President Jeff Kupietzky says the move to expand its vertical markets strategy is a natural fit to its domain name monetization operations and its already successful vertical properties. “We’re taking what we’ve learned in acquiring and managing Internet traffic and applying it to new markets,” he said. “The insight we have from managing more than ten million domain names puts us in a unique position to improve comparison and buying decisions for consumers.”

Kupietzky also underscored the company’s continuing investment in the domain name side of the business. “Oversee has achieved a leadership position in Internet real estate,” he said. “We’re continuing to invest in and advance that business even as we expand in other areas.”

Morrow is well prepared for role
Morrow, who will lead the expansion effort, joins Oversee after his tenure as CEO and President of ThisNext, a venture-backed company that operates multiple social shopping sites. Immediately prior, he was Executive Vice President at Citysearch, where he developed a strategic vision for the unit of IAC and scaled the business.

“Oversee has an exceptional reputation in the online world and broader business community as a company that knows how to connect consumers and advertisers,” Morrow said. “We have the assets and expertise to expand our leadership position in performance marketing and help consumers find the information they’re looking for and deliver qualified leads for advertisers. I’m very happy to be joining this team and leading this effort.”

Kupietzky added, “Scott has deep experience and brings to Oversee a very strong and relevant skill set. The vertical markets strategy is important to our company, and we’re fortunate to have a leader like Scott driving it.”

About Oversee.net
Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world—more than 1 million names. The company’s unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Portland, Oregon, Pompano Beach, Florida and Frankfurt, Germany, the company’s core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker®, DOMAINfest®, LowFares.comTM, Creditcards.org, and AboutAirportParking.com®. To learn more, please visit www.oversee.net.

SnapNames Shill Bidding Halvarez Case Settled

The shill bidding case involving former SnapNames Vice President Nelson Brady, aka “Halvarez”, bid up the prices for domain names with false bids has come to a conclusion. The class action settlement, filed by those who thought their domain name prices were artificially inflated, will see claimants offered the same settlement terms and amounts as those offered to affected bidders in the rebate offer last November.

Under the settlement class members (which are United States residents who were extended the rebate offer but have not yet accepted) have been or shortly will be notified of the settlement terms and amounts (which are identical to the amounts affected bidders were offered in the rebate offer we extended last November).

“Halvarez” was the bidding name of a SnapNames.com domain name auction bidder who bid in approximately 50,000 auctions between 2005 and 2009.

“While this has been an unfortunate situation for SnapNames and its customers and employees, we’re proud of the faith our customers have shown us in the past year. We’re pleased to have these matters settled and are moving on with our business and our focus on serving customers,” said Jeff Kupietzky, CEO of Oversee.net.

SnapNames have advised that unless a class member opts out of the settlement, that member is bound by the settlement terms, which include a release of all further claims against SnapNames and Oversee relating to the “Halvarez” matter.

As a result of the case, SnapNames has created and adopted a formal policy regarding inappropriate bidding activity, and will make annual reports available to SnapNames customers regarding any reports or investigations of inappropriate bidding.

Separately, SnapNames advised they have also resolved their outstanding claim against Nelson Brady. While terms of the settlement are not public and will not be disclosed, Oversee believes the financial penalty is appropriate considering the seriousness of the improper activity.

More details on the settlement are available from:

Oversee.net To Offer Exclusive One and Two-Character .BIZ Domain Names At Moniker.com Live Auction Event

oversee.net logo–Short, Memorable .BIZ Names Add to Inventory of Prime Internet Real Estate for Sale–

[news release] Oversee.net®, the leader in Internet Real Estate, announced today that it has been selected by Neustar, Inc., the global registry operator for the .BIZ Internet domain, to exclusively offer previously unreleased  one and  two-character .BIZ domain names at its Moniker.com® live auction to be held at the 2009 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. New York Conference.

The live auction takes place on Wednesday, October 28, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern time (1:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m. Pacific time) at the New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge Hotel in Brooklyn, N.Y.   Free downloadable software allows anyone to watch the auction online and submit bids in real time.

For more information, visit: domainauctions.moniker.com/2009/T.R.A.F.F.I.C.-NY-Auctions.

The extended online auction will be held from Thursday, October 29 through Wednesday, November 4.

.BIZ names in the Moniker live auction include:

  • i.biz
  • ny.biz
  • ez.biz
  • ok.biz
  • hd.biz

.BIZ names in the Moniker extended online auction include:

  • tx.biz
  • hi.biz
  • ha.biz
  • ur.biz
  • lo.biz
  • kc.biz

.BIZ domain names are for growing, innovative, entrepreneurial businesses around the world that sell products or services to other businesses. These distinctive one and two-character .BIZ domain names provide a rare opportunity for businesses to build brands  by owning  a short, memorable, “search-engine- friendly” domain name.

The Moniker live auction will feature nearly 200 category leading domains such as Photo.com, QB.com, Arbitration.com, Feature.com/Features.com, Fiction.com, Stuff.com, Tube.com, CollegeEducation.com, OfficeSupply.com and WineCellar.com.  The complete catalog can be found at: domainauctions.moniker.com/viewCatalog?id=202&x=76&y=8

About Oversee.net
Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations and individuals across more than ten million web sites. Oversee owns one of the largest portfolios of domain names in the world. The company’s unique optimized technology connects consumers and advertisers with highly relevant advertisements. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company’s core brands include DomainSponsor®, SnapNames®, Moniker®, and LowFares.com TM. To learn more, please visit www.oversee.net.

About Neustar, Inc. and Neustar Domain Registry Services
Neustar, Inc. provides market-leading and innovative services that enable trusted communication across networks, applications, and enterprises around the world.  Neustar Domain Registry Services operates the global registry for .BIZ and .US; in addition, it provides back-end registry services for .tel and.travel gateway services to country code top level domains, internationalized domain names (IDNs), and full registry services to new top level domains.  Neustar`s registry is connected to over 250 domain name registrars worldwide. For more information, visit www.neustar.biz and www.neustarregistry.biz.