A commenter here stated that Toni.com did not sell for $42,500, the first bidder reneged and Deepak Ramani acquired the name for a lower price.
I posted about this on Namepros and Michael Sumner from Namebio posted he has a way to see the updated price and it was $22,472.
Thanks to everyone who helped get to the actual real price for Toni.com.
i have a way too:
Nice job bringing it to their attention so they could shut it down. At least you got to look cool for a second.
Brad Mugford says
This has been going on for years @ GoDaddy.
Run auctions up. Don’t pay. Back bidder gets it for far less.
I am not sure about this specific case, but there have been many instances in the past of this being done to intentionally game the system. It is good to see nothing has been done to resolve it after many years.
This is one of the big reasons I rarely bid on GoDaddy expired auctions.
Seems suspicious.Dont trust desperate people who think its do or die to want a name by scheming.Always want to take short cut and then one day ,it blows out.I dont bid on godaddy like i used to because a lot of people are surely gaming the system with their unethical tactics.
Bid up, dont pay and it gets passed to the next bidder.
GoDaddy Bidder says
Who is that type of alleged scam intended to benefit? The under bidder, GoDaddy, or someone else? What is the explanation for how it works, are there two people involved, etc.? Thank you.
Bottom line a Low Low price for a good unisex brand
John Jameson says
It’s to scare away another competing bidder at the lower end. Nice scam. Bid double don’t pay and it gets passed to your friend. Friend bids double on next domain name doesn’t pay and it gets passed to you. Not saying this gentleman acquired the domain name this way.
dynadot drop auctions are getting some very nice domains as of late…prices way cheaper than relative godaddy expired inventory