Domain Auctions

Internet.com Auction: 9 “Statements of Interest” in Excess of $35M

Internet.com was recently put up for auction, but the auction process did not result in the sale of the domain name. According to a March 22nd update on the Internet.com landing page, there were quite a few parties interested in acquiring the domain name but a deal was not reached.

Here’s an excerpt about the number of interested parties extracted from Internet.com:

GoDaddy Auctions Wins Can Still be Cancelled

In 2017, GoDaddy changed its domain name expiry process. As far as I understood, this change was going to pretty much eliminate the ability for a domain registrant to renew a domain name once it went to auction for domain names registered at GoDaddy. I know this doesn’t apply for domain names registered at auction partner registrars like Enom, but I thought GoDaddy-registered names that went to auction could no longer be renewed post-auction.

It was always frustrating to participate in an auction, submit payment, and then receive the cancelation and refund email. It’s a frustrating experience and a waste of time.

Earlier today on Twitter, I was mentioned in a tweet by the winning bidder of ChicagoPizza.com. Apparently, this person won the auction for ChicagoPizza.com and the auction was cancelled. The winning bid for the domain name was $9,400, as archived by NameBio.

GoDaddy’s Joe Styler responded to the tweet thread:

ROTD Online Auction Extended and More Names Added

I received an email from Right of the Dot yesterday announcing the online portion of their domain name auction has been extended. The auction was originally supposed to conclude this week, but it was extended to March 11th.

In addition to the extension, some new domain names have been added to the auction and at least some of the unsold domain names from the live auction were reopened for bidding.

Below is an extract from the email I received yesterday evening announcing the news. If you have any questions about the auction, you should contact ROTD:

My Favorite Aspect of Domain Investing

Every morning, regardless of whether I am at home or traveling, I spend time reviewing upcoming domain name auctions. Looking at domain names coming up for auction while drinking my coffee is one of the only things in my routine that doesn’t change, and I think it is my favorite aspect of domain investing. It is exciting to discover hidden gem domain names, and it is fun to strategize about bidding strategy.

Each morning, I review several lists of upcoming domain auctions. There are expiry auctions, deleted domain auctions, and some private domain name auctions. Here are the primary sources I use to find domain names of interest that are coming up for auction:

Bird.com Sold for $2.5m; Fish.com for $1.6m at ROTD Auction (Updated)

Bird.com has been sold for $2.5 million at today’s Right of the Dot live domain name auction. Fish.com was the next domain name up for auction, and that domain name was sold for $1.6 million. Based on the location information shown on the bidding page, the winning bidder appears to be the same for both of these auctions.

List of ROTD Live Auction Domain Names

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Right of the Dot is hosting an independent live domain name auction today at 12pm Central (1pm Eastern). The auction is being run on the HiBid.com platform in conjunction with auctioneer Wayne Wheat calling out domain names in a live auction format. Preregistration is a requirement of bidding on the platform.

Right of the Dot founder Monte Cahn shared the final list of 108 domain names that are included in today’s live auction:

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