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The recent Sedo premium auction

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  1. Brassneck United Kingdom

    Brassneck Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know how to find out what domains sold and didn't sell in the recent premium domain auction. When I looked with a few minutes to go I did notice that a lot of names (including 2 of my own) hadn't reached reserve. It would be good to get details of the final outcome.

    Stephen.
     
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    jwm Active Member

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    Don't know how to find that info directly on sedo but domainlore has some of them. Click on the tab "uk auctions on Sedo" and have a look at the last 20 finished auctions about half way down the front page

    DomainLore: .uk resource and auctions

    its not all of the premium auction names but does have some of them from the auction and lists whether they sold or not
     
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    Brassneck Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - doesn't make pretty reading. 3 of the domains that actually sold went for less than £100. 4 with no bids at all.

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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    It's interesting that they were even accepted into the so-called "premium" auction.

    It's the same problem I see in Sedo's travel auction (actually, mainly a geo auction) - they have domains from $2 million all the way down to $100.

    That's like going into an upmarket car dealership filled with Porsches, Ferraris and the odd Bugatti Veyron, and finding a display of broken plastic toy cars in one corner of the showroom, given near-equal prominence to the prestige cars. Makes zero sense!

    If you're going to run a premium auction, then set a sensible floor (e.g. $10K) - if a domain's not worth that much, it's got no business being there. And not, (in Sedo's own words) "With domains ranging in price from $100 to $2 million, Sedo.com/travel is your source for the best travel and geo domains available for any budget."

    Again, cast your eye down the list of domains for sale in their Travel auction - imagine how much more impactful that list would be if it were cut off at Kiev.com (and if all the ridiculously overpriced foreigncountry.co.uk names were stripped out). But no, it's about 25% good stuff, and 75% filler - some of it very, very bad filler indeed.
     
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    They seem unsure of how to approach the whole business of selling/organising/displaying domains names (especially .co.uk's), which is preposterous considering that's their business.
     
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