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10|25|2012 08:48 am EDT

Sedo’s Greatdomains Auction ends today

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction, Miscellaneous

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Sedo’s monthly Greatdomains auction ends in about four hours at noon EDT today on October 25th, 2012. See the current bids below. Click here to bid on any of the names.

DomainPriceBidsTrafficBid now
pug.com25,000 USD40Bid Now
pathology.com12,000 USD40Bid Now
valuable.com12,000 USD30Bid Now
prosecco.de11,500 EUR50Bid Now
sharedhosting.com10,000 USD10Bid Now
bxi.com7,850 USD30Bid Now
hs.net7,600 USD7736Bid Now
prescriptionsunglasses.com6,666 USD100Bid Now
ytl.com5,000 USD41Bid Now
premi.it4,999 EUR20Bid Now
freestyles.com4,888 EUR2160Bid Now
fly.tv4,000 USD20Bid Now
states.net4,000 USD117Bid Now
feps.com3,900 USD40Bid Now
tld.de3,500 EUR10Bid Now
irlanda.com3,500 EUR30Bid Now
owq.com3,100 USD30Bid Now
exb.com3,100 USD4123Bid Now
goq.com3,000 USD1127Bid Now
chinafashion.com2,999 USD70Bid Now
tzc.com2,700 USD30Bid Now
memory.co.uk2,500 GBP5309Bid Now
loans.de2,500 EUR210Bid Now
weterynarz.pl2,050 EUR50Bid Now
leggings.co.uk2,001 GBP20Bid Now
sushi.pl2,000 EUR50Bid Now
blender.co.uk2,000 USD10Bid Now
arithmetic.com2,000 USD60Bid Now
possum.com2,000 USD10Bid Now
hypotheekadviseurs.nl1,750 EUR40Bid Now
dis.net1,750 USD50Bid Now
kousen.nl1,650 EUR645Bid Now
comparemobiles.com1,650 GBP100Bid Now
satay.com1,550 USD20Bid Now
coches.com.ar1,500 EUR10Bid Now
dentonhomes.com1,500 USD10Bid Now
whistle.co.uk1,300 GBP10Bid Now
fahrräder.com1,250 EUR20Bid Now
wineandcheese.com1,234 USD30Bid Now
honored.com1,111 USD10Bid Now
duster.com1,100 USD21221Bid Now
bvn.com1,100 USD30Bid Now
completo.com1,050 USD10Bid Now
mc.co.uk1,001 GBP3195Bid Now
strasse.de1,000 EUR10Bid Now
internetstores.com1,000 EUR10Bid Now
sitio.com1,000 USD10Bid Now
domainlistings.com1,000 USD18Bid Now
cine.com.ar1,000 EUR10Bid Now
homeopatia.com.br1,000 EUR10Bid Now
desktop.org999 USD2144Bid Now
1740.com938 USD160Bid Now
7581.com812 USD170Bid Now
rewardscreditcard.com810 USD74Bid Now
ovulatietest.nl800 EUR283Bid Now
groucho.com751 USD457Bid Now
honkbal.nl750 EUR2104Bid Now
formel1.com678 EUR40Bid Now
lubricant.net555 USD30Bid Now
latin.co.uk500 GBP19Bid Now
brazilrealestate.com.br500 USD10Bid Now
paymentoptions.com500 USD30Bid Now
blackorange.com500 USD10Bid Now
rom.co450 EUR241Bid Now
myballs.com444 USD20Bid Now
bno.net410 EUR140Bid Now
greeceguide.com388 USD23Bid Now
savings.net375 EUR442Bid Now
examples.net350 USD30Bid Now
babystore.ru345 EUR10Bid Now
msg.ru345 EUR1165Bid Now
nomer.ru345 EUR1890Bid Now
drinks.eu333 USD30Bid Now
sellwebsite.com300 USD20Bid Now
umwelt.de270 EUR4326Bid Now
edictionary.com250 USD10Bid Now
brazi.com210 USD11114Bid Now
mgl.co.uk200 GBP30Bid Now
koi.nl200 EUR40Bid Now
wsuv.com200 USD30Bid Now
snorkelen.nl150 EUR125Bid Now
refinancer.com150 USD25Bid Now
caliber.net120 USD30Bid Now
bau.co.uk120 GBP130Bid Now
airplanes.net110 USD20Bid Now
biotechnology.co.uk110 GBP20Bid Now
deckenlampen.de100 EUR10Bid Now
bodydress.com100 USD142Bid Now
cvr.co.uk100 GBP10Bid Now
leaf.co.uk100 GBP10Bid Now
filles.biz100 USD10Bid Now
teenager.biz100 USD10Bid Now
limits.biz100 USD10Bid Now
handmade.biz100 USD10Bid Now
actor.biz100 USD10Bid Now
pilarka.pl100 EUR1174Bid Now
carhire.biz100 USD12Bid Now
bombay.co.uk100 USD138Bid Now
yae.co.uk100 GBP12Bid Now
ybc.co.uk100 GBP1112Bid Now
ycs.co.uk100 GBP113Bid Now
ymg.co.uk100 GBP13Bid Now
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xdo.co.uk100 GBP115Bid Now
xga.co.uk100 GBP11Bid Now
nwa.net100 USD10Bid Now
prof.biz100 EUR14Bid Now
filminstitute.com100 USD10Bid Now
slick.net100 EUR1124Bid Now
lay.co100 USD18Bid Now
converted.com100 USD10Bid Now
mylovelife.com100 USD10Bid Now
publication.net100 USD113Bid Now
cels.com100 USD174Bid Now
damenrad.de100 EUR10Bid Now
midwifery.co.uk85 GBP18Bid Now
whistle.biz85 GBP10Bid Now
incubator.co.uk85 GBP19Bid Now
badehandtuch.de0Bid Now
marketingchannel.de1Bid Now
testprodukte.de12Bid Now
rekordverdächtig.de0Bid Now
schärfer.de5Bid Now
hdmovie.net424Bid Now
minigolfplätze.net0Bid Now
damenfahrräder.com0Bid Now
groove.co.uk72Bid Now
blogmaster.net0Bid Now
3d-fernseher.com469Bid Now
ict.pl0Bid Now
mal.co.uk57Bid Now
mensoutlet.com21Bid Now
carchargers.com18Bid Now
danish.org26Bid Now
finnish.org1Bid Now
shrimping.com20Bid Now
sportingequipment.com3Bid Now
countrymusicians.com3Bid Now
sham.com1073Bid Now
president2012.com0Bid Now
ansprüche.com2Bid Now
unpoked.com0Bid Now
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shire.info0Bid Now
problem.me13Bid Now
chats.me8Bid Now
dvdwriter.co.uk0Bid Now
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polski.org10Bid Now
bellas.es24Bid Now
explosivo.es12Bid Now
paquete.net9Bid Now
editor.info0Bid Now
carsharing.it0Bid Now
tvonline.it116Bid Now
mp3download.it0Bid Now
granbretagna.it10Bid Now
thepoker.it2Bid Now
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classphotograph.co.uk0Bid Now
fiumicino.org4Bid Now
follajes.com0Bid Now
relojes.co4Bid Now
ciclismo.co0Bid Now
dolar.mx0Bid Now
mp3.com.mx0Bid Now
baycounty.com0Bid Now
contends.net0Bid Now
effeminate.net0Bid Now
mardigras.net5Bid Now
tories.com95Bid Now
trainingseminar.co.uk0Bid Now
fenb.com0Bid Now
toronto.org0Bid Now
judaism.co.uk0Bid Now
juicer.eu0Bid Now
commercialize.me5Bid Now
censorship.tv0Bid Now
lounges.info0Bid Now
adverts.me3Bid Now
cuckoos.org0Bid Now
ringtone.de28Bid Now
advertisements.me0Bid Now
gayforum.com0Bid Now
gagnants.net4Bid Now
reservarhoteles.net0Bid Now
islands.com.br3Bid Now
bananaboat.com.br120Bid Now
voter.me0Bid Now
buyer.me2Bid Now
sociales.es0Bid Now
portable.es0Bid Now
tansania.net0Bid Now
uol.de0Bid Now
siatkowka.pl267Bid Now
imprints.net5Bid Now
unek.com0Bid Now
e-chat.com0Bid Now
e-capital.com0Bid Now
abut.com0Bid Now
bvn.com1,100 USD30Bid Now
completo.com1,050 USD10Bid Now
mc.co.uk1,001 GBP3195Bid Now
strasse.de1,000 EUR10Bid Now
internetstores.com1,000 EUR10Bid Now
sitio.com1,000 USD10Bid Now
domainlistings.com1,000 USD18Bid Now
cine.com.ar1,000 EUR10Bid Now
homeopatia.com.br1,000 EUR10Bid Now
desktop.org999 USD2144Bid Now
1740.com938 USD160Bid Now
7581.com812 USD170Bid Now
rewardscreditcard.com810 USD74Bid Now
ovulatietest.nl800 EUR283Bid Now
groucho.com751 USD457Bid Now
honkbal.nl750 EUR2104Bid Now
formel1.com678 EUR40Bid Now
lubricant.net555 USD30Bid Now
latin.co.uk500 GBP19Bid Now
brazilrealestate.com.br500 USD10Bid Now
paymentoptions.com500 USD30Bid Now
blackorange.com500 USD10Bid Now
rom.co450 EUR241Bid Now
myballs.com444 USD20Bid Now
bno.net410 EUR140Bid Now
greeceguide.com388 USD23Bid Now
savings.net375 EUR442Bid Now
examples.net350 USD30Bid Now
babystore.ru345 EUR10Bid Now
msg.ru345 EUR1165Bid Now
nomer.ru345 EUR1890Bid Now
drinks.eu333 USD30Bid Now
sellwebsite.com300 USD20Bid Now
umwelt.de270 EUR4326Bid Now
edictionary.com250 USD10Bid Now
brazi.com210 USD11114Bid Now
mgl.co.uk200 GBP30Bid Now
koi.nl200 EUR40Bid Now
wsuv.com200 USD30Bid Now
snorkelen.nl150 EUR125Bid Now
refinancer.com150 USD25Bid Now

07|26|2012 08:59 am EDT

Sedo’s Monthly GreatDomains Auction ends today

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction

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Sedo’s monthly Greatdomains auction ends today in 3 hours. At the time of this post, 73 of the 228 domains listed in the auction have received bids so far and 24 have meet their reserve.

See a list of the domains and their current bids after the jump.

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06|21|2012 09:20 am EDT

First Snapnames/Moniker and Afternic Auction ends today

by NewsDesk Editor in Categories: Domain Auction, Up to the Minute

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The first joint Snapnames/Moniker and Afternic auction ends today at 3:15pm EDT. Here are the current domains & bids.

Domain NameBiddersCurrent BidReserveRangeReserveStatus
citytrade.com7725$201 - $500Reserve Met
hipsters.com416500$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Met
throat.com38000$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
cookinghealthy.com32000$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Met
hikers.com211000$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
microsurgeon.com12550$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
quotesoftheday.com11001$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
dogdoctor.com11000$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
forbiddenapple.com1300No ReserveReserve Met
worldstatistics.com1300No ReserveReserve Met
airportsolutions.com00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
ambitious.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
audiomix.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
authorization.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
beachspa.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
bookflights.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
brandnewcars.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
callcentersystems.com00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
cats.com00$750,001 - $1MMReserve Not Met
cheerleadertraining.com00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
composed.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
computerclinics.com00$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
customanimation.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
dairies.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
delicacies.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
dentureinsurance.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
directgames.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
fastbanner.com00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
filmcareers.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
freewebservices.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
funvideo.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
gametraders.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
gangstamusic.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
geographers.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
greatfilms.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
gunslingers.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
haggler.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
healthymeals.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
housefinancing.com00$100,001 - $250,000Reserve Not Met
hybridforums.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
lappad.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
logoapparel.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
martinilounge.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
mexicanradio.com00$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
mixingmachines.com00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
movieexperts.com00$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
naturesremedies.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
networkupdate.com00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
officecomputer.net00$201 - $500Reserve Not Met
paranormal.com00$50,001 - $100,000Reserve Not Met
patiofirepits.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
pensionsecurity.com00No ReserveReserve Not Met
petbreeders.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
phoneplan.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
postdoctoral.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
postgraduates.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
powerstrip.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
pregnancycare.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
projected.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
proprietary.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
qualityshoes.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
rentalequipment.com00$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
retailservice.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
schmoozing.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
securebanking.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
skatecamp.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
sportscamps.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
sportsforkids.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
stilettoshoes.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
subcontracts.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
supportcentersoftware.com00No ReserveReserve Not Met
surplusfurniture.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
taxdebtrelief.com00$25,001 - $50,000Reserve Not Met
teaching.com00$250,001 - $500,000Reserve Not Met
teaguide.com00$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
techchannel.net00No ReserveReserve Not Met
techfaq.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
techinvestment.com00$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
telecasts.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
therapyservices.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
thermalwear.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
ticketdiscounts.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
ukcareers.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
ultraserver.com00$501 - $1,000Reserve Not Met
vacationsales.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
vehiclesecurity.net00No ReserveReserve Not Met
vintagesofas.com00$2,501 - $5,000Reserve Not Met
wineguides.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
wirecash.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met
wirelessamplifier.com00No ReserveReserve Not Met
womenscollege.com00$1,001 - $2,500Reserve Not Met
workdesigns.com00No ReserveReserve Not Met
younglovers.com00$5,001 - $10,000Reserve Not Met
zipdrive.com00$10,001 - $25,000Reserve Not Met

06|21|2012 09:10 am EDT

Sedo’s no Reserve auction ends today

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction, Up to the Minute

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Sedo’s no reserve auction ends today at noon EDT. Here are  the current bids and domains:

DomainPriceBidsCategory
watchlivesoccer.com330 EUR13Sports/Soccer
dubaitrips.com310 EUR21Recreation/Outdoors/Other
golddubai.com120 EUR3Science/Technology/Mining
einzelgaragen.de110 EUR2Business/Human Resources/Outplacement
zinssatz.org110 EUR2Business/Financial Services/Mortgages
vacancyscanner.com110 EUR2Recreation/Radio
marvin.de110 EUR2Computers/History
saunatuch.de100 EUR1Shopping/Home and Garden/Swimming Pools and Spas
fahrradnaben.de100 EUR1Sports/Cycling/Other
motorradlampen.de100 EUR1Recreation/Motorcycles
vierfarbendruck.de100 EUR1Business/Publishing and Printing
einweggrills.de100 EUR1Shopping/Home and Garden/Barbecues
zigarrenbinden.de100 EUR1Business/Automotive/Car Rentals
norwegenurlaub.net100 EUR1Recreation/Travel/Other
sportsuppliers.com100 EUR1Sports/Resources
elektrolocher.deBusiness/Electronics and Electrical/Other
lederkrawatte.deShopping/Clothing/Leather
plastikperlen.deShopping/Jewelry
demenzerkrankungen.deHealth/Conditions and Diseases/Neurological Disorders
radfahrerkleidung.deShopping/Clothing/Other
hantelablage.deShopping/Sports/Fitness
perlweine.deBusiness/Customer Service
toreinfahrt.deSports/Equestrian
handscheren.deShopping/Health/Beauty
kaminroste.deBusiness/Electronics and Electrical/Engineering
schufaeintrag.comBusiness/Financial Services/Loans
kfzankauf.orgRecreation/Autos/Other
darlehen-rechner.comBusiness/Financial Services/Loans
pcschrank.comComputers/Hardware
pokerkarten.orgGames/Gambling/Poker
schindeln.netRecreation/Collecting/Other
gesundheitsreisen.orgRecreation/Travel/Other
eventplanung.netBusiness/Business Services/Event Planning and Production
autotelefon.orgRecreation/Autos/Other
uhren-damen.comShopping/Jewelry
atomkatastrophe.comSociety/History/Other
pvc-banner.netComputers/Graphics
securityprotection.orgComputers/Security
kirstin.infoArts/Visual Arts/Other
newtalent.orgBusiness/Arts and Entertainment/Other
log-cabins.infoArts/Architecture/Building Types
thehospital.netHealth/Medicine/Facilities
perfectcare.netBusiness/Healthcare/Other
powerplatestudios.netBusiness/Electronics and Electrical/Power Supplies
powerplatestudios.comBusiness/Electronics and Electrical/Power Supplies
oakchips.comBusiness/Food and Related Products/Snack Foods
budget-wedding.netSociety/Dating and Relationships/Weddings
princessbedroom.comShopping/Home and Garden/Furniture
hotelstorquay.netRecreation/Travel/Lodging
caravan-aerials.comRecreation/Outdoors/Camping
angkor-wat.net
penthaus.orgShopping/Home and Garden/Other
appcards.comGames/Trading Card Games

02|16|2012 06:01 pm EDT

DOMAINfest Global Silent Auction Nets $50,715 USD

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Auction

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The silent DOMAINfest Auction by Moniker & SnapNames concluded today, selling another 21 out of the 323 listed domains for a total of $50,715 USD. The live auction during the event 23 sold domains out of 61 domains for $393,450 USD. Both results are unofficial and according to our own tally.

After Oversee.net sold Moniker and Snapnames to Keydrive (DNN broke the news) at the end of January, it will be interesting to see if Oversee.net will continue to partner with another partner for the DOMAINfest live auctions. Results for many of the last live auctions at conferences have been rather disappointing.

See the unofficial silent auction results after the jump.
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09|21|2011 12:40 pm EDT

DomainFest NYC Online Auction Ends with $120,000 Total Sales

by Adam Strong in Categories: Domain Auction

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The DomainFest New York auction ended yesterday with little fanfare and a paltry $120,289 in sales. The top sale went to FijiIslands.com for $58,830.

The 2011 Domain Fest event did not have a live auction event like in 2010, rather they chose to run an online-only auction. It is interesting to note these changes, but debatable if the format has anything to do with the results as there are a variety of factors in the success of an auction.  It will also be interesting to compare these results with the upcoming TRAFFIC auction where the promoters have announced that there will be no online bidding at the live-only auction event.

The results haven’t been “officially” released by Oversee but the Moniker/Snapnames site has posted the results. They have been copied below.

 

fijiislands.com$58,830.00
propertyappraisal.com$23,530.00
organictea.com$17,650.00
teeb.com$5,250.00
brassieres.com$3,112.00
dialectic.com$2,500.00
cables.info$1,315.00
staff.me$1,250.00
wirelesssecuritycamera.com$830.00
cyberbargains.com$750.00
newskis.com$675.00
ionbattery.com$590.00
kaxy.com$525.00
menaces.com$501.00
qse.net$431.00
fixhomes.com$400.00
creditrepairtips.com$325.00
creditcardforstudents.com$325.00
ggmd.com$300.00
airportsecurityscanners.com$300.00
pxny.com$300.00
affordableautomobiles.com$300.00
sundayevenings.com$300.00

 

06|15|2011 04:11 pm EDT

DomainFest Barcelona Auction Flops Again, Few Domains Sold

by Adam Strong in Categories: Domain Auction

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After the disappointment of the DomainFest Barcelona live auction cancellation, the SnapNames.com re-do auction has ended with what most would consider to be more disappointment, only 4 5 domains sold for a total of $55,670. (Note this is an unofficial total).

The highest priced sale, Houses.co.uk at $50,870,  received the most activity on bidding with 19 bidders and at least 3 bidders battling for the name at over $20k.  The auction extended 30 minutes past the end time. It’s noteworthy to mention this sale was for one of the best names on this list started with a No Reserve price.

A few other domains appeared to receive bids that were seemingly near the reserve prices including worldclock.com, bodysculpting.com, duffelbag.com and premed.com.

One bidder with the alias “buyitfromme” chipped away at the price on WorldClock.com over the course of over 30 minutes, essentially outbidding themselves.  The initial bid came in at $25,001 and the bidder kept upping their bid at the >1 minute mark. As I watched I kept thinking “Just keep bidding right away. Let’s get this over with. Why are you waiting until there’s >1 minute left”  Their bid amount reached $41,000.  After all that effort, the domain still didn’t meet the reserve.

Notably, Social.com received a bid of $2.5 million today, which means there is some high-level interest in the domain, but the offer failed to meet the reserve.

pilsners.co.uk  – $300
houses.co.uk – $50,870
gado.com – $3000
seoagencies.com – $900
semexpert.com – $600

All domains from the “live” auction will be entered in to the extended auction along with many other domains. The extended auction can be viewed online here.

As pointed out elsewhere, Moniker did broker Data.com for over the $1.5 million mark. The domain was on this list and removed before the auction, and it was not part of this auction or the results from today.

 

11|09|2010 10:20 am EDT

.MX ccTLD Auction Ends Today With No Bids So Far

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

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The SnapNames .MX ccTLD domain auction in cooperation with sales.mx is ending in less than five hours. To date none of the domains in the auction has received any bids despite some no reserve listings that are included in the auction. The list contains many second level .MX domains which were released by the registry last year in September in a Dutch auction format.

Disclaimer: Three of the domains (pascua.mx, quintas.mx and sofa.mx) listed in the auction are owned by the author of this article, Frank Michlick.

10|25|2010 03:07 pm EDT

GoDaddy Business Auction Cancelled

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Registrars

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As WSJ reports, the private auction for domain registrar and hosting company GoDaddy was broken off last week while some potential buyers were performing due diligence.

Potential bidders, including private-equity firms General Atlantic and TPG, were called last week and told the auction was off, the people said, leaving the interested parties hanging in the middle of due diligence. General Atlantic, which owns GoDaddy.com’s smaller competitor, Network Solutions, may have partnered with a couple of other buyout shops to make an offer, one of the people said. Now those efforts are over

The bidders in the second round of the auction were well enough equipped to meet GoDaddy’s asking price tag of 1.5 to 2 Billion USD. None of the bidders was informed as to the reasons why the auction was pulled.

Editor’s Note: The pulling of the auction seems similar to the withdrawal of the IPO the company in 2006.

[via Wall Street Journal]

09|10|2010 07:52 pm EDT

GoDaddy Puts Itself Up for Private Auction?

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Registrars

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Remember when GoDaddy filed to go public? And then canceled their IPO? According to what the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) writes today, they are giving it another go: Apparently Qatalyst Partners, the boutique firm run by veteran technology banker Frank Quattrone has been retained by GoDaddy to offer the company in an auction that private equity firms are expected to bid in. According to “people familiar with the matter” quoted in the WSJ the auction could fetch as much as $1 Billion USD.

Two smaller competitors, Register.com and Network Solutions, have both been in private-equity’s hands. Earlier this year, technology-focused buyout firm Vector Capital sold Register.com to another web registration and design provider , Web.com Inc., for $135 million. Network Solutions is owned by General Atlantic Partners.