There’s been a lot of chatter on blogs and forums about the live auction that took place at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Conference yesterday in Fort Lauderdale. I put together a list of names that did sell (thanks to DomainNameNews.com for live blogging the auction results). Keep in mind the sales below are unconfirmed and some still subject to approval by the sellers.
So much of the commentary I’m seeing about the auction results are calling it a failure and disappointment. I watched about half of the live feed and participated in the phone bidding, which was run professionally with no problems. I thought that overall the auction was run quite efficiently. The results were interesting, there were definitely some good deals, some disappointing max bids and even some surprising sales.
As I mentioned in my last post about the live auction – it was a domainers auction! I’ve seen folks who had domains in the auction complaining about not getting bids as high as past offers on their names. Well, did you expect a domain investor to offer more than an end user would for your domain? So, was this auction a failure? Let’s look at the numbers… almost 50% of the lots sold and over $100k in domain sales in less than two hours. Many of the passed lots (not published here) did receive decent bids, some of which were close to the reserve prices.
My biggest problem with yesterday’s auction is that some of the no reserve lots (particularly a couple I was bidding on) were marked as ‘passed’ on the DNN report. Of course, these are unofficial results so these may have in fact sold. I’m sure we’ll hear more from the organizers once the conference has ended.
Sold Lots From the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Live Auction 9/8/2012
Total lots sold: 48
Total $ sold: $102,400
*Unofficial sales data courtesy of DomainNameNews.com
that is sad. rick wouldn’t even sell a handreg for 102,000.
Just 102k I cannot believe.It was not worth all that work.. I sold domains for about 60k for the last two months. Those domains were not even .com`s.
I think Schwartz really should retire.
The most sad picture was when he won saveme.com dispute.
He was happy as child and proud of it- probably did not take into account that it was difficult to lose – he registered domain decade before saveme.com.br and those guys even did not have a trademark. Not to mention that Schwartz needed help of attorney to reply to UDRP.
I think these numbers are low. gtldforum.com sold for 1,750 and 3dmovie.com went as high as 13,000 at least those were the ones I was following on the live auction.
Thanks for the correction/update @prodomains
What happened to tumors.com and tumors.net … both had NO Reserve…
Was this just a scam???
Dicker probably got scared and pulled the plug…
Or sold it privately…
Whatever happened, it was wrong!!!
don’t quote me but tumors was like 5,500 bucks or something like that.
tumors.net was less.
Rick Schwartz just announced that saws.com sold for $60k in the second bite program http://www.ricksblog.com/my_weblog/2012/10/sawscom-sells-for-60000-from-traffic-2nd-bite-program.html