Stop the press – it looks like I was wrong about FanBase.com, it did sell for $151,000

Oops

So…it looks like I read a tweet earlier today from Paul Nick at Go Daddy and misunderstood what he said in the tweet. That inspired this post, which will be updated by the time you read this.

Here’s the tweet I read, I guess a bit too quickly!

When I read this tweet, I read it as Vito saying that the final bidder didn’t show and asking if the next bidding up would be the high bid, which in this case would be $60k.

So when I read Paul’s response that yes, it rolls back, I thought he was referring to FanBase.com. It looks like I read this wrong as Paul quickly corrected me.

If you continue to read the thread you’ll see Paul confirming the sale price at $151,000. Phew, sorry for the confusion folks and now, going back to what I was saying in my previous post – holy moly this seems like a lot for this name to sell for in an expired domain auction.

My only thinking is this had to be an end-user buyer. What do you think?

Special thanks to Paul for correcting me and sorry for reading that tweet wrong, yowza!

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  • Scott August 21, 2020, 9:17 pm

    Interesting to see active trademarks on “Fanbase”, primarily by an entity called “Fanbase Exchange”.

    Domain investor or individual owns this domain: UDRP, pay big bucks for defense, strong chance the domain is taken from you.

    Auction platform auctions this domain: In the clear. Keep the money, no worries.

    Quite a double standard in this industry, no?

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  • David August 22, 2020, 4:01 am

    Looks like their are a few potential end users that might find it very important to purchase that domain. I don’t see any reason to fear loss via udrp on this name. Several companies use this dictionary generic.

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