According to a blog post by Lori Ann Wardi, the .Co registry is planning on auctioning off around 100 former Land Rush domains that were in auction but never closes due to non-payment or other issues.
The date and method for the auction was not announced.
Here is the blog post:
As you may know, shortly after the global launch of .CO in August 2010, the .CO Landrush auctions commenced for the approximately 2,500 .CO domain applications that received multiple bids. The auctions took place throughout the months of August and September, and overall the process ended as a great success.
Here are some of the highlight Landrush sales.
mesothelioma.co $76,000 denver.co $50,001 duiattorney.co $44,500 vehicles.co $18,500 shirts.co $17,000This said, at the end of the Landrush phase, there were a small number of domain names that did not result in sales, for one reason or another (e.g., no bidders, non-payment, etc.). I’m happy to announce that soon, the last 100 of these domain names will be made available to the public in a Special Auction to all interested participants.
While the original Landrush auctions were “closed” (meaning that you could only participate in the bidding if you had previously applied for the domain name during the Landrush phase); the re-auctions will be “open” to all (meaning that you can participate even if you didn’t apply for the particular domain name during the Landrush).
The Landrush (Re)Auctions will be managed by Pool.com (the same company that managed the original Landrush auctions). We will publish more details about where, when and how you can participate soon.
Given the robust secondary marketplace that has evolved for .CO domain names this past year, we expect to see a lot of excitement and active participation in The .CO Landrush (Re)Auctions!
Stay tuned for more info…