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Editor's Note: The story below did not have a happy ending. The winning bidder did not make payment for Bird.com and Fish.com and, as a result, was sued by the seller and auction company in April 2021.

Bird.com, Fish.com & Tattoo.com Sell for a Total of Nearly $5 Million in RightofTheDot's Live Online Domain Auction

RightOfTheDot.com Founder Monte Cahn and World Champion Auctioneer Wayne Wheat were expecting big things from the live online domain auction they staged this afternoon (Thursday, February 25, 2021) from a studio in College Station, Texas. When the smoke cleared at the end of the four-hour event, Cahn, Wheat, Wayne's energetic assistant, Lev, and the auction support staff had delivered in a big way. They put a catalog of 108 top tier domains up for sale and two of those smashed the seven-figure barrier with a third one hitting high six figures.

(Left to right): World Champion Auctioneer Wayne Wheat, Wayne's assistant Lebbeus Kemp and RightOfTheDot.com Founder Monte Cahn getting ready to start today's live domain auction, a sale that would wind up being one of the most successful the industry has seen in years.

Above: The exact moment when Wheat brought the hammer down on a $2.5 million sale of Bird.com in the biggest deal of the day. Cahn brought his lucky cowbell to celebrate the auction's big moments and he had reason to ring it often this afternoon.


Just a few minutes later, Cahn was ringing the cowbell again as Wheat yelled SOLD to close another seven-figure sale, this one for Fish.com at $1.6 million! That wasn't the end of the fireworks either - after ringing up a series of smaller sales, lightning struck again with Tattoo.com going for $750,000. It was equally stunning to learn that the same, as yet unidentified, buyer bought all three of the most expensive domains, laying out $4.85 million to acquire three true gems. 

As of this writing we haven't yet seen a complete list of the auction results we can tell you a companion online auction will continue running until March 4. It includes all of the domains not sold today, plus approximately 500 additional domains that were not among those hand picked for today's live event.

Congratulations to Monte, Wayne and their entire support crew on producing a landmark event that will go a long way to further underscoring the value of top tier domains - the beachfront property of Internet real estate.

(Posted February 25, 2021)  


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