I think this is the first public auction in years that has attracted the quality of domain names listed here. I have to congratulate Monte and Moniker on putting this list together.
Here is the press release. Please comment below:

Premium Names Available for Bidding

The Moniker live auction includes a broad selection of premium domains as well as names across all price points. Following the Moniker auction, SnapNames will host an online auction that will run through Wednesday, August 25 at 5 p.m. US Eastern time.

The complete catalog can be found at:

Premium domains include:

ByOwner.com 1-800-ByOwner®

“Recent domain name sales, such as Slots.com, Photo.com, and Dating.com, demonstrate that businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to mature corporations, are now embracing keyword-rich domain names as a core strategy to build their brands,” said Monte Cahn, founder of Moniker. “In fact, most of these recent premium domain names were acquired by businesses for the purpose of developing and increasing the value of their e-commerce sites.”

“These successes were enabled partly by the enhanced SnapNames and Moniker platform,” said Craig Snyder, General Manager of the SnapNames and Moniker. “We’re able to reach global buyers and sellers in a fast, safe and easy way.”

Pre-Bidding for Moniker Live Auction
Pre-bids may be submitted on any domain listed in the auction until Aug 18, 11:00 am 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.

To participate in the pre-bidding process and learn more about the auction, please visit http://www.moniker.com/dfauction

SnapNames Online 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. Interested bidders may also submit an absentee bid form to the auctioneer or sign up for telephone proxy bidding.

The online auction will run for a full week, starting Wednesday, August 18 at 3:15 p.m. US Eastern time to Wednesday, August 25 at 5 p.m. US Eastern time. For more information, including details on how to submit an absentee bid or bid via telephone proxy, visit:

DOMAINfest NYC Power Networking Event
The Moniker Live Auction on August 18th is part of DOMAINfest’s NYC Power Networking Day event. This event offers attendees the opportunity to build relationships with motivated professionals sharing similar interests. Experts will facilitate free-flowing networking discussions on the following subjects:

• Local Search Trends—Is it Time to Invest?
• How to Get the Most Out of Affiliate Marketing
• Online Advertising Trends
• Legal Q&A

To view agenda, sponsorship and registration details for DOMAINfest NYC, visit http://www.domainfest.com. The registration fee is $175 and includes all sessions, lunch, the auction, and dinner cocktail party.