LOS ANGELES, Dec 02, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Aftermarket.com live auction took place November 20, 2008 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under, moving an impressive 80% of the domain auction inventory, an increase of 28% over the previous Aftermarket.com auction in New York. This also marks one of the highest sell-thru rates in the industry.
"Moving such a substantial amount of domains within the time restraints of a live auction made for an exciting, active event," said Aftermarket.com General Manager Susan Prosser. "The competitively priced domains and ccTLDs were a hot commodity; the no or low reserves and the .AU domains created a frenzied bidding experience, challenging the auctioneer to keep with the live and online bids as they poured in."
Aftermarket.com partnered with Domain Consultant to select the Down Under auction catalog; focusing on high-quality, aggressively-priced domains with elevated resale values. Nearly 50% of domains were priced at no reserve, with only 7% reserved at over $15,000. Domain sales included:
-- Saws.com $52,000
-- BusinessFinancials.com $1,400
-- Camp.com.au $2,600
-- DownloadIt.com $5,000
-- Jeweller.com.au $9,200
-- MensClothing.com.au $4,000
-- SurfingLessons.com.au $2,200
Visit http://www.domaintools.com/domain-auctions/live/DownUnder and click the Auction Results tab to view a complete list of lots sold at the Down Under Auction. The next Aftermarket.com live auction will be held during Domainer Mardi Gras in New Orleans which takes place February 19-21, 2009. Visitwww.Aftermarket.com often for auction updates.
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Founded in 2001, Thought Convergence(TM) is an industry-leading service provider of Internet domain name information, management, monetization and development tools and technologies. Widely regarded as a pioneer in the domain industry, Thought Convergence provides its award-winning products, services and technologies under several brands, including TrafficZ(R), DomainTools(TM), Aftermarket.com(TM), LeaseThis.com(TM), Domain Roundtable(TM), Spry Hosting(TM) and Idea.net(TM). By leveraging its comprehensive suite of fully-integrated domain services, tools and technologies, Thought Convergence is pioneering the industry's first symbiotic Domain Ecosystem(TM) and working to promote the continued evolution, success and sustainability of the domain name industry. Thought Convergence is a privately held company, growing profitably since inception, and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with offices in Seattle, Washington. For more information, please visit http://www.ThoughtConvergence.com.
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