Hits $500k on NameJet
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Update: Hits $500k on NameJet


The NameJet auction for the domain name has surpassed half a million dollars, and it is continuing as I write this (each bid adds an additional four minutes to the auction). The auction has met its reserve price, and it will sell to the highest bidder. The auction is a private auction, so only bidders who placed a backorder can participate.

As of the time of this posting, the current high bid is $506,600, with the bidder handle “freedotcom” leading the auction. The underbidder in this auction goes by userid “winters.” Assuming the leading bidder is someone associated with the domain name, it’s almost certain they are legit. I also recognize the second place bidder’s nickname, and that person is also a legitimate buyer.

Assuming the sale is completed, it will be the largest publicly disclosed sale of 2013. It will also be one of the largest .org domain name sales of all time. I believe the 2010 sale of stands as the highest .org sale at $1 million. is registered under Whois privacy at Moniker.

I will update this post once the auction concludes.

Thanks to Domain Agents for the update.

*** Update ***

Auction has ended at $555,650, with “winters” winning the auction.

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Comments (13)

    Andrew Rosener

    Just when people were doubting the health of the domain market, a great name like proves everybody wrong!

    Great names still sell for great prices, although I have to admit I didn’t see this one coming!

    April 12th, 2013 at 4:13 pm


    Here is the reason why you don’t have an alias attached to the account.

    If you see that you are familiar with a bidder or know that a bidder has deep pockets why not just create an alias and bid up the name.

    What is the worst that will happen hen the the alias guy or gal that wins. Account shut down. Woooohhh big deal. Also very easy to put fake debit card, and license to get verified.

    Now what happens to the real person that actually wins the bid but would of got it at around 30k if that original bidder had no intention at all of ever buying. That price got jacked up 470k for nothing.

    They need to remove names of bidders it serves no purpose why do I need to know other peoples names that are buying. In fact I don’t think it is anyone’s business. Godaddy does not do it.

    Donny ?

    April 12th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I assume the company would sue the winning bidder who didn’t pay.

      April 12th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Prakhar Bindal

      For suing, you would have to know the real identity right?

      April 12th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I would assume that can be tracked. It would take quite a bit of effort to sign up without leaving any footprints, and what’s the point?

      April 12th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Elliot Silver

    Bidding has exceeded $550,000

    April 12th, 2013 at 4:48 pm


    On the other side if these are two real bidders then that is just beautiful.

    I hope the owner cashes in if all is on the up an up. Since ACA [passed, Health names and exchange names are starting to boil. This would be just off the charts.

    Still I hate who knows who is bidding.


    April 12th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I know who the bidder is, and although I haven’t discussed this name with him, I am very confident the deal will close.

      April 12th, 2013 at 5:19 pm


    A very big .org sale, .org has really been picking up steam in the commercial uses as of late in my opinion .
    The last big .org sale I remember was only a year ago and was only half that amount $226,000.

    I can also see how MD would be a big seller.

    April 12th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Yinan W

    I own AB.ORG and awaiting my lifetime opportunity. If the .com owner bought .org, it makes sense.

    April 12th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Irfan Sells for $555,655 in an All Time Record For reports

    April 13th, 2013 at 3:37 am

    DNM also sold at a high price. I believe the domain sold at $440k in 2011.

    The MD name is a huge domain. Hopefully, the buyer made a good investment because $555K would be a hug sum of money to lose out on.

    April 14th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

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