Howard Neu announced via email that the offer of a reduced price for THE Domain Conference has been extended a couple of days. THE Domain Conference will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from September 26-29, 2015.
Here’s the bulk of the email sent by Howard to email subscribers this morning:
“I have recently sold IrishWhiskey.com to Jamesons Irish Whiskey. So to honor the Irish, our $349.00 Introductory Special has been extended two more days through St. Patrick’s Day. Just go to http://THEDomainConference.club to register before the price goes back up to $499.00. Just use the code MARCH15 and don’t forget to reserve your room at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at only $109.00 per night. It’s the biggest bargain in South Florida, but there are only a limited number, so act NOW!”
In case you are wondering, the sale of IrishWhiskey.com made Ron Jackson’s weekly sales report at â‚¬10,000 (approximately $10,600 at the time of the sale). The domain name had previously sold for $8,000 in Moniker’s TRAFFIC Auction in New York City in 2007.
It sold for $8,000 plus 15% commission. So after a very lengthy 8 years he walked away with $1,400. 2007 was when you had to have a personal invitation to go to the auction and now that can’t give tickets away to these auctions.
I don’t think the buyer paid a commission.
Also, I don’t know if Howard was the buyer in 2007.
I’ve been involved in a lot of high end car deals at Barrett Jackson and the buyer and the seller both payed a commission. I assumed it was the same for high end domain auctions also.
I could be wrong, but I think Heritage Auctions was the first to introduce a commission to domain buyers at auction.