Domain Auctions

MakeMeaning.com Sells for $710

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A couple of months ago, I wanted to check on the hours of Make Meaning, a once popular and growing children’s shop where I previously took our daughter to make custom candles. Unfortunately, my Google searching revealed that the retail chain had shut all of its locations. The company had used MakeMeaning.com for its corporate website when it was operational.

GoDaddy Auctions Message Addresses Glitch

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a GoDaddy Auctions glitch that occurred when a network connection was lost as the time on an auction ran down. I was able to replicate the error by turning off my Internet connection shortly after placing a bid on an auction. Here’s what I wrote about the glitch:

I Replicated the GoDaddy Auctions “Glitch”

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Andrew Allemann wrote about a GoDaddy Auctions “glitch” that caused a bidder to lose an auction that he thought he had won. I can see how he would be upset because the messaging does indicate that he won the auction despite the fact that he lost the auction.

I received the same email from the person who emailed Andrew, and I spoke with Joe Styler about it yesterday. Paul Nicks provided a comment to Andrew about what caused this situation.

Cooking.com Sells for $402,500 via Great Domains Auction

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Sedo’s Great Domains auction concluded a few moments ago, and Cooking.com was sold for $402,500. The auction was extended by over and hour and a half as the high bidder continued to slowly increase the high bid enough to hit the reserve price. In total, there were 39 bids placed in the auction.

NamesCon Europe to Host Domain Auction

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In an email sent to NamesCon newsletter subscribers this morning, conference organizers announced there will be a live domain name auction with concurrent online bidding held during NamesCon Europe. The auction will be held on June 20th at 5pm (WET). The online auction will be held via NameJet.

GoDaddy to Introduce Bidder IDs to Auctions

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Following up on GoDaddy’s pledge to make its auctions more transparent, I was just notified that GoDaddy will be introducing unique bidder IDs for all bidders on GoDaddy Auctions. The plan is to implement this change following the close of auctions tomorrow, April 11th.

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