The auction for Social.org closed at a price of $228,600 on NameJet this afternoon. Bidding during the final minutes of the auction extended it more than three hours past its scheduled ending time. The winning bidder was “qgpfexzorg,” and there were five active bidders above the $50,000 mark (three above $200,000).
Late last year, Social.com was sold for $2,600,000 in a deal co-brokered by Moniker and Marksmen. Fusible reported that SalesForce.com acquired Social.com, although I don’t believe the company has publicly confirmed the acquisition.
Last week, I ran a contest on my blog to see who could guess the sale price of the domain name, and the person who guessed the closest would receive a $200 NameJet bidding credit from me. There were guesses that ranged from a low of $8,500 to a high of $1.2 million.
The person who guessed the closest number to the actual sale was Bruce Tedeschi, who guessed a sale price of $230,000, off by $1,400. Congratulations on making the best guess. I will be in touch with you soon to ensure that the bidding credit is delivered to the proper account.
Congratulations to the seller and to NameJet on this successful domain sale. It will be interesting to see who bought the domain name. I am a frequent NameJet bidder, and I did not recognize the winning bidder’s user name, so perhaps it was created specifically for this auction.