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What Happens in Vegas Pays in Vegas – .POKER Premium Domain Name Auction

Afilias and RightOfTheDot Partner at NamesCon 2016

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

Get Your .POKER Premium Domain Name – Auction Jan 11 – What Happens in Vegas Pays in Vegas @RIGHToftheDOT @NamesCon

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Internet Domains to be auctioned include:

• TexasHoldem.Poker




.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! 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. 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 @; Amazon’s specialty poker products store at; 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 2:00 PM Pacific Time at the NamesCon Conference at the New Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Pre-bidding is now open at

“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.”

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1The Global Business of Poker –iGaming Business

About Right Of the Dot LLC

RIGHT OF THE DOT is an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategy, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales and services. The venture is the brainchild of two successful domain and Internet industry veterans, Monte Cahn and Michael H. Berkens, Esq., who possess a unique combination of vision, leadership and domain expertise. Cahn was the original founder of, a top 7 ICANN Accredited Registrar, who went on to head the Aftermarket and Sales Division of Among other pioneering services, Cahn introduced the concept of Live Domain Auctions to the industry. Berkens, a domain investor owned more than 75,000 domains before recently selling his portfolio to He founded and contributes to the widely read blog, Both principals of RIGHT OF THE DOT are members of the prestigious Domain Hall Of Fame, and are two of only 12 members. This highly qualified consulting group gives you access to the most experienced domain sales and marketing strategists in the industry. They are the only domain industry firm specializing in the many of the critical service offerings required to be successful in the ever-expanding domain industry.

About Afilias

Afilias is the world’s second largest domain registry, with millions of domain names under management. Afilias powers a wide variety of top-level domains, including TLDs for countries, cities, brands, communities and generic terms. Afilias’ specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a broad range of applications, including Internet domain registry services,managed DNS, and mobile Web services. For more information on Afilias services, visit

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Alan Wallace, +1-215-706-5716

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