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12|17|2007 07:57 pm EDT

Sedo to repeat .mobi auction

by Frank Michlick in Categories: News

As reported earlier, there were controversies during Sedo’s latest .mobi auction. Apparently those have now led to a re-scheduling of the entire auction, as per an email received from Sedo today:

While Sedo takes steps to ensure the stability and security of our services, the crash that occurred could not have been predicted given traffic spikes more than ten times higher than anticipated by previous high-traffic auctions. Decisions were made with the intention of protecting all parties involved, but as we have learned from investigating the crash more carefully since December 5th, the auction was compromised and as such, DotMobi has exercised its right to declare the auction results void and will conduct a new auction at Sedo.com beginning on January 23rd, 2008. Sedo will be contacting everyone who participated in the auction to inform them of this decision.

This is causing additional confusion for the participants in the auction, since some of them have already paid for and completed their sales. The author also was able to confirm that several buyers have already been provided with the authorization code for their purchases, enabling them to transfer the domains.

Another point to note is that Sedo has chosen for the auction to coincide with the SnapNames live auction at Domainfest.

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