Well the initial auction has closed on Bido. Of the 40 lots, 2 hit reserve in the prebidding stage. Two were sold in the live auction. We also have two "accept high offer" sales to report. The best results were the sales of BrandingStrategy.com for $3823 and Deposit.org for $2100.Find results of all 6 sales at www.Urlbrokers.co.uk
But just like that Universal school report "Your child has done ok but they could do much better!" We did do ok (for a first attempt) but you can bet your best domains that we will indeed do much better! Frustratingly CarBrakes.com finished just $500 shy of it’s reserve/bido price of $3.5k. As you will notice below we have already extended the auction for it.
All in all we are pretty happy,but we could be much happier. I said a few posts back that our partnered auction was "an experiment". We worked hard putting it out there, we’re going to work even harder to put it out there some more. I have nothing but praise for the effort and ideas put into this auction by Bido. As I said a few posts back also, Domainers have to be marketing gurus too if they ever wish to make that quantum leap from "getting by" to "hitting the BIG time" If you’re going to do something give it your all, I’m very much "an all or nothing" kind of person, some would say I’m also "a stubborn,unrelenting Irish git" too.
At the time of writing we have relisted the following and as such all six are in extended auction right now!
All Close Wednesday Afternoon E.S.T April 20th!
A package of 9! Premium .Me (incl. Mature.me~ Staff.me~ Condos.me)
We are very happy with the effort levels put in by ourselves and by Bido. Like the old addage "Build it and they will come" I believe Bido have pretty much built it. Tweaks are required to their platform (as they know) but my gut feeling that Bido can become a major player in the domain auction aftermarket is only reaffirmed having now worked with them closely.
Will I work with them again? You betcha. We are already in the preliminary stages of bringing another UpMakretURLs/Bido Premium Domain Auction into being. But first we want to rerun some currently unsold gems from the last one.
Watch this space!
thanks for reading,