Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, and RightOfTheDot (“ROTD”), a leader in Internet domain name auctions, sales and consulting, have partnered to offer Super Premium .Poker (“dotPoker”) Internet addresses during the NamesCon 2016 auction in Las Vegas on January 11.
Internet Domains to be auctioned include:
.POKER, a new top level domain launched in 2015, was created to establish an entire Internet domain dedicated to everything poker! With over 180 million players worldwide, Poker is played everywhere and is especially popular online, where it is estimated to account for 20% of all online gaming! WorldPokerTour.com estimates that there are over 180 million poker players worldwide1 supporting the multi-billion dollar online Poker industry. Additionally it is estimated that online Poker gaming companies must spend a minimum of $30-50,000 a month in marketing dollars just to compete, and that larger gaming operators are spending up to $1,000,000 per month1. Poker.org was reported to be one of the most expensive .org domains ever sold at $1,000,000.
A .POKER address immediately connotes the purpose of a site, and should enhance poker industry marketing by helping consumers more easily find serious poker content. Great uses of this domain already include: The World Poker Tour using wpt.poker; Amazon’s specialty poker products store at Amazon.poker; and a wide range of premium poker products at leading provider Supplies.Poker.
“Every poker-focused supplier, tournament, gaming establishment and serious player should have a .POKER address,” said Roland LaPlante, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Afilias. “Afilias is proud to partner with RightOfTheDot and NamesCon to exclusively offer these excellent .POKER names at the industry’s premier domain auction event.”
The RightOfTheDot live auction will begin on January 11, 2016 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time at the NamesCon Conference at the New Tropicana Las Vegas. Pre-bidding is now open at NameJet.com.
“Getting a super-premium .POKER domain may be the biggest win in Las Vegas,” said Monte Cahn, President and Director of RightOfTheDot, LLC. “This is a great opportunity for the local and international gaming industry. We believe that these premium Internet addresses will help us set new sales records for this event.”