OKR.org was left to expire and closed at $20,850. The interesting thing here is who owned it. GoDaddy’s own Namefind.
Before NameFind the domain name was owned by Future Media Architects.
NameFind shows up in the whois history according to DomainIQ in 2016
Referral URL: http://www.godaddy.com Updated Date: 2016-04-08T16:16:28Z Creation Date: 2003-11-13T15:35:39Z Registry Expiry Date: 2016-11-13T15:35:39Z Sponsoring Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 146 Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited Registrant ID: CR236906486 Registrant Name: Domain Administrator Registrant Organization: NameFind LLC
Will GoDaddy collect the money and allow the new buyer to own it, I mean they benefit either way. This could be a new strategy, many believe expired auctions go for a lot more due to the bidding frenzy.
This is the highest price for a LLL.org since 2018. So maybe this was a brilliant plan by GoDaddy.
It’s good to be GoDaddy, they got it covered from all sides.