You owe me $600. You gotta love auctions. When it gets down to two people wanting the same thing, the price can get high quickly. I set my iPhone alarm for three minutes before the drop auction ended to make sure I didn’t get sniped. On Godaddy, you really can’t snipe because it adds three minutes to the auction if you bid in the last few minutes. This guy evidently didn’t know it because he consistently bid in the last 10 seconds thinking it was like Ebay. Godaddy is smarter than that. They know they can another 30% or more if they keep going. And it did
We pushed each other up a hundred at a time until he finally bowed out. I hit my limit and had he bid it up $5 I would have been out. Without the other bidder, I would have had the name at 50% of the cost. Then again if there were no other bidders I would have had it for $10. I guess that’s what an auction is all about
As for the domain, I love the term robotic pets. As people get busier, I truly can see more robot pets entering the home. No chewing on the leg of the sofa, no peeing in the corner, no walking, no shots. Perfect except for the affection. They certainly are not substitutes for real pets but perhaps in time. When shopping for domain names I try and chose names that will be as meaningful in 10 years as they are today. I believe this one may actually increase. I think robotpets may have been a better name but that wasn’t up for auction today was it?