Thankfully my domain SSSA .com is one of them. It is unbelievable that only 10 domains have a bid in the Moniker Extended Auction. One one hand its disappointing to see such lack of interest. On the other hand, my domain is getting a lot of extra attention because it is one of only two with 2 bids and listed right there at the top when you sort by bids. In the sea of names in this auction, I was pretty sure mine were going to get lost. On SSSA I decided to set the reserve a little lower in hopes that it would draw bids and therefore draw attention. The risk was that someone would come in at the end and buy it just above the reserve and I would lose money on the deal. While it’s still below what I paid, the bids are close enough and there’s plenty of time left to go higher. I can’t say the same for the other domains.
The way it looks right now, there won’t be very many domains sold. We all know the real action is in the last few days but a bid on 10 domains out of thousands at this point is rough. For those looking for a deal, there are some domains that are using my strategy with pretty low reserves that can be purchased cheaply if they get lost in the giant haystack of domains. The best auctions are those where nobody shows up unless you are a seller which many of us are. I guess we’re going to find out if everyone is fashionable late or just not coming.