Earlier this week we and some other domain blogs wrote about the .us domains dropping at Go Daddy.
There were some really good names and guess what ? A lot of them got renewed and then sold so Go Daddy missed out on a lot of business.
Cloud.us closed at $8505, some thought over priced and some thought great price. What the bidders did not know was that the domain was already be negotiated for sale.
"The domain acquisition started far before the auction process. I noticed it was expiring awhile back and contacted the owner about it and was told it was not for sale.
After the auction the owner told me they were going to renew the domain, and asked me if I was still interested.
I never bid on the actual GD auction.
I think the price agreed to was fair for both parties.
We posted over one month ago about why we stopped posting auction results, this week was the illustration of why. Brad was on the opposite end of the table when he won Wrestling.us the same day the Cloud.us auction closed.
"Well, I won Wrestling.us and it was just renewed.
It appears a forum member acquired that one and several other domains from the same owner.
An entire other batch of domains has been renewed and sold also.
It seems like letting domains expire is just a great way to attract interest.
So it looks like many people are using Go Daddy the way we and others like Abdu from Domainsville mentioned.
The auction business gets more competitive every day.
Kudos to Ms.Domainer on Namepros for starting a thread that has morphed into an excellent look inside Go Daddy Auctions.