Sedo.com has now declared the Seller of the domain names in default as he has refused to transfer the domains.
The domains at issue are:
According to a source, the Owner of the domains has not responded to Sedo demands that the domains be transferred to the winners of the auctions.
According to that same source, the owner of the domains is claiming he “made a mistake” in pushing the domains to auction, yet Sedo.com system puts up a confirmation screen in the process of pushing a domain to auction which ask “do you really want to do this”. Moreover the source tells me that the owner did not push all the domains to auction in one bulk transaction but rather did it over at least 4 separate transactions, meaning he had to agree to the terms and conditions on at least 4 separate occasions and go through the confirm screen at least 4 times. Finally I’m told that the owner did not notify Sedo of his “mistake” when the week long auction started, until the auctions were getting ready to close and the domains already had a substantial amount of bidders and bids totally in the six figures.
Sedo.com is now considering suing for its commission and attorney fees.
Each “buyer” will have to do the same.
Personally I won one of these auctions, for trademarklawyer.com and at this point feel I have an obligation to file suit.
I sent several e-mails to the owner of the domains to get his comment on the situation but I did not receive a response.