Tema.com was sold at DropCatch.com for $128,938 on May 13th. The winning bidder apparently did not pay for the auction, and the domain name was reauctioned on DropCatch.com. The auction concluded this afternoon, and the closing price this time around was $43,805. The difference between the original auction and the second auction was a whopping $85,133. Quite a haircut for the auction house.
On May 13th of this year, the DropCatch.com auction for the Tema.com domain name closed at $128,938, as reported by NameBio. According to a tweet I saw this afternoon, Tema.com is being re-auctioned on DropCatch.com:
DropCatch is re-auctioning Tema .com due to non-payment.
— Bill Patterson (@billp3) May 18, 2020
I was looking at NamePros this morning when I saw a thread started by Raymond Hackney that discussed changing GoDaddy Appraisals. You should have a look at Raymond’s article and the entire NamePros thread to get some background. Personally, I think automated appraisals should regularly change as comparable sales are indexed. Domain name values are dynamic in nature.
I noticed a high profile domain name hit the expiry stream recently. The domain name is owned by a pretty big company, and if it is not renewed within the next several days, it will be auctioned to the highest bidder. When I saw the domain name in auction, I started to wonder if we will see more high profile domain name expiries due to corporate layoffs and furloughs at companies throughout the world.
I was looking through GoDaddy Auctions this morning when I came across a domain name with estimated traffic statistics that stood out to me. According to the GoDaddy Auctions listing, SabaMovie.com reportedly has 5,068,713 “Estimated monthly pageviews.” The “Estimated monthly revenue” is listed at $4.00 USD. There have been over 600 visits to the auction listing, and it has a high bid of $510.
CodingSchool.com recently expired, and the auction for the domain name at GoDaddy Auctions concluded early this afternoon. The domain name sold for $43,000. There were a total of 164 bids were placed by 23 bidders during the course of the auction. A couple of weeks ago, Peter Askew mention this domain auction in a tweet, which is what drew my attention to the domain name:
💥Expiring Domain Development Opportunity💥
Want to buy an expiring domain & build a project?
Build marketplace of coding schools
Teach your own coding school
— Peter Askew (@searchbound) April 26, 2020