The expiry auction for Fanbase.com ended today at GoDaddy Auctions, and the domain name sold for $151,000. There were 229 bids placed from 29 bidders in the three day expiry auction.
The sale of Fanbase.com is the largest expiry auction at GoDaddy Auctions that I can recall. In looking at NameBio, the next three highest value expiry auctions at GoDaddy in the last 5 years include:
Prior to its expiry, Fanbase.com had been privately registered since 2014. Prior to that, the domain name was registered to a registrant in California. The domain name had previously been developed, according to Archive.org.
Because the domain name is registered at GoDaddy, I do not believe the former registrant will have the opportunity to renew the domain name.
My guess is the winning bidder is an end user buyer, but that remains to be seen.