SOURCE: AVN Media Network

November 29, 2006 19:00 ET

Moniker Teams Up With Internext for Live Domain Auction

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 29, 2006 -- Internext announced today that it has partnered with Moniker to host the first ever live adult domain auction at its next show in Las Vegas. This exciting and high energy event is scheduled for the last day of the three-day show on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 from 3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Planned for the event will be a silent domain auction hosted online and a live domain auction, conducted by Monte Cahn, CEO of Moniker.com, and a professional auctioneer. Interested attendees should register with Internext Expo early and get access to domain names available for purchase.

"Moniker is pleased to bring our live and silent domain auctions to domain professionals and Web savvy investors at Internext Las Vegas and to build upon the success of our past auctions," said Cahn. "Bringing buyers and sellers together in one place is the perfect way to establish true valuations of domains. We have now transacted close to $9 million in domain sales in our last three auctions. Many of those buyers have been adult industry professionals looking to diversify their future investments."

The deadline to submit domain names to Moniker for consideration in both the live and silent online auction is Monday, Dec. 18. Domains of both an adult and mainstream nature will be considered. If you're interested in selling your domains, contact Moniker at sales@moniker.com.

Internext attendees will be able to bid on more than 250 domains in the live auction. They will also be given the opportunity to watch history unfold, as prices on some of the highest profile domains in the industry go up for auction. In addition, the conference registration entitles attendees to access the online silent auction at www.moniker.com/liveauction, where another several thousand domains will be up for bid. The live auction interface is a specially designed section of Moniker's new Marketplace system, a supercharged negotiation platform that brings domain buyers and sellers together.

"We are extremely excited to bring this exclusive new feature to our bi-annual Internext shows premiering at the January show. I've personally participated in previous Moniker auctions and the vibe is amazing," said Farley Cahen, Publisher of AVN Online Magazine.

"The domain marketplace is really heating up again and adult specific domains are among the most highly valued. By adding the live and silent auctions to world's largest adult B2B webmaster shows, we will be offering an innovative and valuable feature to our attendees and exhibitors. Everyone from site owners, domain investors, and speculators will enjoy this unique opportunity to acquire top-tier domains. Look for domains to sell between a few hundred to possibly a few million dollars," said Cahen.

The three-day conference, January 15-17, 2007, includes a keynote presentation by Joe Lakey, Executive Vice President at Playboy Entertainment, Inc., on the first day, Jan. 15 and a closing session with Marty Klein, author of "America's War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty" on the last day, Jan. 17. Also as part of the show, there is a comprehensive three day educational program "Business Building Blocks," which includes seminars, intensive workshops and classroom sessions.

At the show, attendees can participate in the Porn Party Poker tournament sponsored by Eroticy, Sammysmack, CamZ, Netbilling, MPA3, Capitalbucks, & Dating Gold. Go to PornPokerTour.com for more information.

Registration for the all-access pass is $250 per person before November 30, 2007 and $300 thereafter and comes complete with a daily complimentary brunch and special happy hours. Register at Internext-Expo.com and reserve your room at Mandalay Bay with Rose Travel & Tours at (888) 491-7673 or (215) 533-5700.

Premier sponsors for Internext Las Vegas 2007 are P*ssyCash and Epoch. Contact your account executive for information on available sponsorship and advertising opportunities at (818) 718-5788 or Sales@Internext-Expo.com.

Planning an event or party for Internext Las Vegas? Email phi@Internext-Expo.com with details and we'll post your information on Internext-Expo.com.

About Moniker.com

Moniker is the first and only provider of Domain Asset Management™, a complete set of business services that provide companies and individuals a single-point-of-access to help manage and maximize the value of their domains. These services include name creation, registration, acquisition, portfolio management, appraisal and escrow services, monetization, live auctions and after-market sales -- all backed by unsurpassed customer service and security. With more than a decade of experience, Moniker is a top 10 domain registrar, holds the industry's highest customer retention rate and generates the highest average price for aftermarket name sales.

Moniker, with headquarters in Pompano Beach, Florida, is an operating unit of Seevast Corporation, a company of marketing services firms that drive sales, build brands and leverage core assets for their clients.

About Internext

Internext is the world's largest business-to-business online and digital media adult conference. Since 1999, the bi-annual trade show has been held in Las Vegas each January and in Hollywood, Florida, each August. Internext originally was created to provide networking and new business opportunities for the adult online market. The goal is to provide the optimum forum to network and access to support products, services, information, and education for webmasters to succeed online.

About AVN Media Network

AVN Media Network has become a global leader in the adult entertainment community. AVN's portfolio of business includes the widely-recognized industry journals: AVN, AVN Online, GAYVN, and AVN Novelty Business. In addition, AVN hosts the leading industry conventions: AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, Internext Las Vegas, Internext Summer, AVN Adult Novelty Expo, the GAYVN Expo, GAYVN Summit; and the consumer show Erotica LA. It also provides online news coverage through AVN.com, along with cutting-edge industry e-newsletters. AVN also hosts the annual AVN Awards and GAYVN Awards ceremonies. For more information, visit the web site at avn.com.

Contact Information

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