06|08|2011 09:33 am EDT
will be live blogging was planning to live blog the results for the DomainFest Barcelona auction today. Oversee has been having some technical difficulties this morning (US time), with all of their network offline including their core sites like Snapnames.com, Moniker.com, and Oversee.net being offline. Let’s hope they get things back up and running before the live event broadcast in roughly 30 minutes.
The auction has been canceled for today. To me the slow/lack of response of the servers looks like some serious network problems or a potential denial of service attack. According to a statement we received from an Oversee.net spokesperson, the auction has been moved to next week:
Due to a technical issue, the Moniker Live auction in Barcelona slated for today will not be conducted as scheduled. Our tech team is working to identify and resolve the problem as soon as possible.
Moniker and SnapNames very much regret the inconvenience this has caused our customers. The difficult decision was made in order to protect the integrity of our auctions for both buyers and sellers.
I will have an update for you as soon as possible regarding the auction inventory and rescheduled auction activity.
[Update] We received further information regarding the new auctions: The live auction lots have been transfered to a discrete online auction. This auction was opened today and will conclude on Wednesday, June 15 at 3:15 p.m. U.S. Eastern time.
The extended online auction for additional seller-submitted names has also begun. This auction will conclude on Wednesday, June 22, at 3:15 p.m. U.S. Eastern time.