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11|20|2008 12:03 am EDT

After Late Start, Rick Rolls Through Full Auction List

by Adam Strong in Categories: Domain Auction

Technical difficulties continued to plague the auctions in Australia this evening (afternoon in Australia). Rick Latona’s auction experienced similar audio/video issues that experienced earlier in the day at their TRAFFIC Down Under auction. When the audio and video feed came in, it was quite clear Latona was agitated by the over 1 hour delay.   He was heard saying before the event “Let’s go. We’ve got business to do.”  He managed to knock out the list of 69 names in around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The auction moved along smoothly after the late start and only had one minor hiccup between the bidding of and  It was hard to follow what exactly happened and we might not have this right. It seems that an onsite bidder was still wanting to bid on, which was displaying on the screen at the event,  but the auctioneer had already closed bidding and moved to another name.  That being the only minor problem in the technical side of things, the auction moved on smoothly.  Latona sold a total of 40 names, many coming in from the large pool of no reserve names he had included. The lots also attracted a lot of on-site bidding, as was the case in the earlier auction as well.  Latona netted a total of $413,640 in sales.  The top position went to and tied with a top bid of $150,000 for both of these names.

(Yeah I said Rick Rolls in the title . . . clever eh? )

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November 20, 2008 @ 12:32 am EDT

Thanks for the auction coverage.

Really, really could have done without that video to end the evening!

Adam Strong

November 20, 2008 @ 12:53 am EDT

ha ha ha. gotcha. thanks !

John Motson

November 20, 2008 @ 5:05 am EDT

ROFL, I knew there was going to be a RickRolling in there somewhere. Clever, clever title my friend :)!

Sammy Ashouri

November 20, 2008 @ 9:09 am EDT

You just had to post the Youtube video link, huh? :)

Will give you a backlink on these auction results a little later today…!

Christian H

November 20, 2008 @ 9:57 am EDT

Great….now I’ll have that song in my head all day.

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Steve M

November 20, 2008 @ 7:09 pm EDT

Look; Opie’s is all grown up…an’ he can sing (er, lip sync), too!


November 26, 2008 @ 7:27 am EDT

I was the on-site bidder for
Your explanation of the events are very accurate, considering you weren’t able to attend in person Adam :)
I think in all, Rick and his team did a good job.


December 7, 2008 @ 11:42 am EDT

All ya peeps get down to, best rickroll on the planet!

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