Back in July iis.se announced that 349 blocked .se domain names were going to be released. One of them was TV.se and the auction closed at $288,162. (tip of the cap to Namepros member Vivaldi) To be clear this is a registry sale.
.SE releases blocked domain names by auction in the autumn
This autumn, .SE will conduct an auction to release more of the .se domain names that are not currently possible to register. The domain names are two-character country codes, such as no.se, tv.se and pr.se as well as the names of other countries, for example, thailand.se and spanien.se.
.SE is currently planning the auction process and will have more information available autumn 2014.
Background to the auction
.SE’s list of blocked and reserved domain names was created in 2003 when it was made possible for anyone to register a .se domain. Over the years, the majority of the domain names on the list have been made available for registration. It is worth mentioning that these have included the numerical domains in 2006, geographical place names in 2008 and the Swedish Royal Court’s domains in 2010 – were several thousand domain names in total. With these previous releases, the domains were released on a first-come, first-serve basis, which means that those domain names were released concurrently and went to the first to register them.
Following a referral procedure in 2013, the Board of .SE decided to release the current domain names by way of an auction procedure.
The surplus generated by .SE through the auctions will go to our various initiatives, which aim to develop the internet in Sweden.
Here is a screenshot in English: