.org Project 94 combined results: 50 domains sold for $143,661, not a single 1 character .org sold

In a terrible PR move PIR, the .org registry, managed to not sell a single 1 character .org domain from the 31 domains that were auctioned off in the 2 auctions run by Namejet/Enom and Go Daddy. In total 50 2 character .org domain names were sold for $143,661. None of the 31 1 character .org domains were sold because the reserve prices were not met. PIR could have easily earned close to 1 million if there were no reserve prices. Namejet alone had $327,142 of bids that were not realized because the reserve was not reached. And of course a lot of bidders get frustrated and stop bidding when they end up bidding against a reserve. Go Daddy could have had more than that as it had some very good quality letters.

Of course the prices would have been higher if end users were involved which in this case it’s obvious they weren’t. The prices below are reseller prices.

Go Daddy had a 50k USD reserve price on all 1 character .org domains. Namejet got a 60K USD bid on u.org but the reserve was not met. Were the reserve prices chosen by PIR? I would guess so.

Namejet didn’t help much either as it run a competing auction event at the same time the Project 94 auctions were running with several 3 letter .org domains and a few 2 letter .org domains. Some of the top prices were:
md.org $555,650
tx.org $19,100 Reserve Not Met
fl.org $15,333 Reserve Not Met

Go Daddy auctioned off 42 1 and 2 character .org domain names. 27 of 42 domains sold for a total of $88,642. The average sales price for the 27 domains was $3,283.

Namejet/Enom auctioned off 39 1 and 2 character .org domain names. 23 of 39 domains sold for a total of $55,019. The average sales price for the 23 domains was $2,392.

Domain Name High Bid Auction House
fs.org $9,250 Go Daddy
ts.org $9,065 Go Daddy
nh.org $8,600 Go Daddy
yo.org $7,806 Namejet
lo.org $7,400 Go Daddy
ur.org $6,006 Namejet
75.org $5,654 Namejet
bp.org $5,325 Go Daddy
hb.org $5,223 Go Daddy
e3.org $4,900 Go Daddy
zl.org $4,155 Namejet
zi.org $3,650 Go Daddy
zp.org $3,554 Namejet
pj.org $3,500 Namejet
31.org $3,425 Namejet
57.org $3,411 Namejet
cq.org $3,300 Go Daddy
yk.org $3,100 Namejet
qd.org $2,827 Go Daddy
3g.org $2,800 Namejet
wz.org $2,627 Go Daddy
b3.org $2,550 Go Daddy
2c.org $2,500 Go Daddy
nq.org $2,500 Go Daddy
zq.org $2,500 Go Daddy
zg.org $2,175 Go Daddy
7d.org $2,001 Go Daddy
c2.org $1,803 Go Daddy
3p.org $1,800 Go Daddy
xq.org $1,725 Go Daddy
d3.org $1,550 Namejet
r4.org $1,339 Namejet
5v.org $1,325 Go Daddy
i6.org $1,125 Go Daddy
2w.org $1,026 Go Daddy
h9.org $1,025 Go Daddy
6g.org $1,009 Namejet
7e.org $910 Go Daddy
0d.org $857 Namejet
0n.org $855 Namejet
5c.org $832 Namejet
k4.org $810 Go Daddy
1w.org $764 Namejet
o7.org $760 Namejet
z9.org $755 Namejet
0t.org $753 Namejet
0p.org $743 Namejet
z8.org $741 Namejet
6j.org $700 Go Daddy
9q.org $650 Namejet
Domain Name High Bid Reserve Auction House
u.org $60,000 Reserve Not Met Namejet
j.org $31,000 Reserve Not Met Namejet
1.org $30,300 Reserve Not Met Namejet
b.org $30,000 Reserve Not Met Namejet
r.org $29,100 Reserve Not Met Namejet
p.org $25,000 Reserve Not Met Namejet
8.org $23,000 Reserve Not Met Namejet
0.org $16,643 Reserve Not Met Namejet
7.org $15,100 Reserve Not Met Namejet
l.org $12,300 Reserve Not Met Namejet
2.org $10,600 Reserve Not Met Namejet
6.org $10,200 Reserve Not Met Namejet
9.org $10,000 Reserve Not Met Namejet
4.org $9,099 Reserve Not Met Namejet
5.org $8,100 Reserve Not Met Namejet
3.org $6,700 Reserve Not Met Namejet
a.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
c.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
d.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
e.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
h.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
i.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
k.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
n.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
o.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
q.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
s.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
t.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
v.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
w.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy
z.org $0 $50,000 Reserve Not Met Go Daddy

About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

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