In the game Monopoly, the person with the most properties usually wins. In this virtual age, whoever owns a list of highly valued and trafficked domain names owns the internet
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 9, 2008
Noted Los Angeles photographer Fernando Escovar is auctioning off what may be the world's largest collection of premium domain name portfolio valued at $1.5 million. The portfolio contains 1500 English, Spanish, technology, TV and geo-centric domain names including premium Las Vegas names.
The auction goes live at 9 a.m. on June 10, 2008 and will run for 30 days. Ten percent of the auction's proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, the world's largest wish-granting charity in the world.
According to Escovar, these domain names represent highly coveted Internet real estate. "In the game Monopoly, the person with the most properties usually wins. In this virtual age, whoever owns a list of highly valued and trafficked domain names owns the internet," Escovar explains. "In this portfolio, the virtual world closely reflects the real world," Escovar says, noting that approximately 80 towers are currently under construction in Las Vegas. "The portfolio includes highly desirable names such as LasVegasTowers.com, LasVegasTower.com, Share-Holder.com, Comision.com, Vegasi.com and ReportTV.com, which should be of great interest to real estate investors and developers."
The online auction is targeting individuals or groups who will buy the portfolio in one lot. Brokers are welcome, with commission terms to be discussed on an individual basis. The domain names will not be sold separately, as the portfolio will not be broken up. Escovar notes that because the portfolio contains a large quantity of Spanish domain names, he has been receiving some pre-sale interest from international buyers.
About Fernando Escovar:
Born in Los Angeles of Colombian descent, Fernando Escovar is one of Hollywood's premiere celebrity photographers with a client list that includes David Beckham, Eva Longoria, Carmen Electra, Eva Mendes, Pamela Anderson, Traci Bingham, Lisa Guerrero, Brooke Burke, Tom Green, and George Lopez. Escovar studied fashion design at Otis-Parsons College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and went on to establish his own photography studio. In addition to celebrity portraits, Escovar's work includes shooting for magazines such as Las Vegas, Player, Silver and Fairways and Greens, and numerous videos. He has been featured on TLC, NBC Nightly News, KCAL 9 and Steel Dreams TV. Escovar is currently in development for his own reality TV show, based on his adventures in photography. Online at http://www.fotographer.com.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation®:
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® is the nation's largest wish-granting organization. Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors, and entire communities. Find out how you can share the power of a wish at http://www.wish.org.