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Did We Just Miss A Release of 2-Letter Names ?

Labeled as .tv in ccTLD Discussion, started by GoneWalkabout, Apr 26, 2017

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  1. GoneWalkabout

    GoneWalkabout Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Seems that a selection of names held back by the registry just got acquired.

    They include
    HQ.tv
    FW.tv
    VT.tv
    SO.tv

    What happened? Was their an auction? or was this some direct private sale?

    And, of course, does this mean the release of some more 2-letter names some time soon?
     
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  2. dordomai

    dordomai Top Contributor VIP

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    drop maybe?
     
  3. MasterOfMyDomains

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    hq.tv 54 records have been archived since 2008-03-14
    Created on 2017-04-21

    Looks like hq was snagged by chinese. According to domaintools anyways
    same as so.tv
     
  4. Embrand

    Embrand Top Contributor VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    sn.tv seems to have expired over at Dynadot:

    https://www.dynadot.com/market/auction/sn.tv

    But keep in mind Dynadot's stupid rule that the original registrant still have some days to renew ever after the auction is over...
     
  5. dordomai

    dordomai Top Contributor VIP

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    i don't see a reason for that. not all 2L are reserved and many are still reserved. maybe they just expired?

    why would they release only a few? makes no sense.
     
  6. Ammudamus

    Ammudamus Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    This occurred with FA.tv and BJ.TV. Some of these are registry held names and others are ex drops. Lot of crazy stuff going with Chinese registrars.....
     
  7. Ammudamus

    Ammudamus Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I have received confirmation that this was not a glitch. These sales were from Verisign through ROTD as an exclusive broker. Prices are not wholesale level.

    Thanks,
    A
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
  8. Nick

    Nick TLD.PARTNERS VIP

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    One 2L TV did drop at the beginning of the month and was caught at names.plus.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2017
  9. Ammudamus

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    Nick,
    Different scenario my friend.

    A
     
  10. GoneWalkabout

    GoneWalkabout Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks for the info Ammar

    So, does this mean people can now simple go to ROTD and buy the 2-letter .tv names direct?
     
  11. Ammudamus

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    No, only when Verisign gives the go ahead to release names. It is at the discretion of what ROTD would like to do. Even then, the sales prices that the registry will ask for will not be deemed cost effective for most domainers. Remember, ROTD is representing Verisign, so it's in the best interest to maximize price so they can continue to broker the inventory.
     
  12. GoneWalkabout

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    Thanks again Ammar.

    There would be quite the rush if verisign did release a batch of 2-letter names - the buzz for SN.tv this week showed that.
     
  13. Ammudamus

    Ammudamus Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    They won't because they have no plan for anything with .TV. Marketing is the #1 issue. Either way, .TV stands on it's own. The sales occurring are fantastic.
     
  14. Want2learn

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    As funny, sad, lame, smart as this may sound . . . I had never heard of HQTV. Naturally I googled it. I saw over and over watch HQTV ONLINE. The first page was HQTV.BIZ So I went crazy trying various combinations . . .

    I saw another thread talking about what domains sound awesome outside the dotcom realm.



    HQTV.ONLINE was available. :)
     

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