Will ABC.io become the 4th highest .IO sale?

The owner of ABC.io received a $50,000 for the domain on Sedo, rather than taking the offer they decided to send it to auction to see if they can get more if another buyer jumps in. I first read about the auction on Twitter thanks to Block Domains:

When I first read this I didn’t realize it was a domain that went to auction as the result of a bid. Personally, I think this is a risky move, if it were me, I’d take the $50,000 – the saying “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” applies here IMHO. It looks like I’m not alone here, other people chimed in to share their thoughts about the auction in response to the tweet:

While I do hope that this goes through and the domain owner locks in a nice solid $50k+ sale, I do have to say I have my doubts about this actually going through. As we all know, people bid on domains in auction and never pay all the time, and while abc.io is a fine name, I would be surprised if it sells for $50k…but I’ll be happy if it does, as a .IO investor myself I’d like to see as many $50k+ sales as possible.

I will try to remember to write a follow-up post once the auction ends to see if the buyer ends up paying. What do you think is going to happen here, is abc.io going to become of the of top .IO sales of all time?

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  • Brands Delight July 26, 2020, 6:44 pm

    It’s a rather risky move by the seller and looks like he is testing his luck.
    I had bad experiences specially with SEDO in the past with 2 deals going haywire with buyer backing out after the deal is accepted. SEDO does nothing in those cases.
    But I hope this sale goes through!

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  • Bar July 27, 2020, 3:25 am

    As someone with a vested interested in that #4 spot, I hope not!

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  • J.R. July 28, 2020, 11:33 am

    I don’t get the hype about (.io).
    ABC news owns ABC.com and sucks soooo much of the oxygen out of the room. How much of the traffic will be lost to ABC.com ( a site with streaming options, snatching the attention of the visitor)?

    For the ‘buyer’ at $50K; there are plenty of premium 1-2 word dot Coms to be had for that kind of budget. Maybe the the $50K offer was a fake bid?

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