I received a few emails from the seller of WAN.com and like many people thought, the high bidder for the auction was nowhere to be found. The auction closed at over $670,000 and would have been Godaddy’s highest priced auction in history. Unfortunately for David it was too good to be true.
He seems to be a bit overwhelmed by the whole thing as you can imagine. Having the chance of getting $600,000 come and go would be an emotional roller coaster. It’s a life changing amount of money and being new to auctions in general, he had no idea what to think. He did let me know that Godaddy handled everything very well and was professional and timely with the whole procedure despite not being able to deliver the buyer.
Rather that pursue legal or take it any further, David is going to step back a while, take some time off from the domain and figure out the future of WAN.com. It’s most certainly still for sale but its going to be a few more weeks until he decides what kind of price he’s seeking and whether he’ll auction or broker the name.
I hoped it would be a successful sale because we all wish something like that would happen to us. To get a life changing amount for a domain. It didn’t happen this time but I’m sure WAN.com will still do well for him some time in the future.