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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.