Domain Auctions

Perfect 10 vs. Perfect Ten

Two similar domain names expired at Network Solutions and were auctioned at NameJet in the last two weeks. I thought it was worth comparing Perfect10.com and PerfectTen.com to share why I think there was such a substantial difference in the sale prices of these two similar domain names.

Perfect10.com was created in 1998, and PerfectTen.com was created in 1997. Both domain names appear to have been owned by the same entity, an adult publishing company behind the Perfect 10 brand. Perfect10.com sold for nearly 9x the sale price of PerfectTen.com. Interestingly, I do not believe the same entity won both domain name auctions at NameJet.

Own a Piece of History: CambridgeAnalytica.org Auction

I was looking through the NameJet list of “Most Active Pending Delete Backorders” that was emailed to me a few moments ago. One domain name stood out to me among the rest, but not for domain investment purposes. Coming up for auction in less than three days is CambridgeAnalytica.org.

Winner Default: Re-Auction or Offer to Under Bidder?

Every auction venue deals with winning bidders that default and do not pay for auctions they win. I imagine every auction house has tools and processes in place to reduce the number of defaulting bidders, but I do not think it is possible to eliminate bidder defaults for a host of reasons.

Domain industry auction platforms that specialize in expiry domain name auctions have different policies regarding domain names that were not purchased by the high bidder. Here’s how I believe each operates when it comes to expired or deleted domain names:

Results from Sedo’s Keyword Domain Auction

Sedo hosted a keyword domain name auction that ended earlier today, and the full list of sales are below. There were 82 domain names that sold in the auction, and the gross revenue was just north of $30,000 USD.

The largest sale in auction was VirusCleaner.com, which sold for 8100 EUR. Rafting.org sold for 2788 EUR, and PilsBeer.com sold for $2,051.

The full list of sales is below. As usual, the report was sent the same day the auction closed, so these results are not yet confirmed. Once the buyers submit payment and the domain names are transferred to the new registrants, Sedo will report the closed sales to DNJournal and NameBio.

(Update – this was a “Great Domains” monthly auction)

Sedo Keyword Domain Auction – May 2020:

GoDaddy Auctions: Runner Up “Blocked from Bidding” (Updated)

Finlead posted a couple of concerning tweets regarding his bidding account at GoDaddy Auctions. Unless this is a new and concerning policy at GoDaddy that I was not aware of before, my guess is this is some sort of error:

Lifestyle.com Has 2,000,000 GBP Bid on Sedo (Updated)

Could we see the largest public domain name sale of the year in less than a week? Lifestyle.com has a 2,000,000 GBP bid in a Sedo auction, and it shows that the reserve has been met. At today’s exchange rate, that bid is $2,436,600 USD. The auction was first noted yesterday by Logan Flatt:

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