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Auction changes at Expired Domains

, posted: 18-Feb-2008 09:27

Commencing Monday 18th February, expireddomains.co.nz are implementing changes to their auction system for domain names which are pending release.

Auction close time extended to 00:15
"Due to member feedback we have extended the standard auction close time from 20:00 NZDT to a new time of 00:15 NZDT"
"The new time allows maximum opportunity to place a bid before a domain name is released."


Starting Bids Increased to $59.95
"The starting bid for auctions will be increased to $59.95 + GST. The new starting bid more accurately reflects the value of the domain capture component for domain name auctions that close with only a minimum bid."

Search for domains directly from your browser
"Now you can search the Expired Domains listings directly from your browser bar."
"Simply visit our web site and check the top right corner of your browser. The search icon will appear highlighted allowing you to add Expired Domains as a search provider."


Expired Domains Search-box

Expired Domains initially had an auction close time of midnight but this was changed to 20:00 in 2006 in order to cater to New Zealand business owners.  It seems the company is now re-focusing on its bigger spenders who have requested an auction closing time closer to the 00:30 registry release of expiring domains.

Other related posts:
Contractors.co.nz bid up high but snatched elsewhere






Comment by Bruce, on 21-Feb-2008 22:37

Like many of their regular customers I've been monitoring Expired Domains' pricing and auction end time changes. In the last few days before the changes a very large number of expired domains with more than 2 days to go were entered into their system, and until these domains + the bids on them filter out of the system it's a bit unfair to think of the situation as being in any way typical, and it is far too soon to try and say anything definitive about the long term results but I think I'm already noticing a lot less activity on Expired.


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