auction ends at $8,100 at Namejet but no one has to pay – #bullshit

An auction for the domain that has been running for god knows how many months ended today and it ended at $8,100.

Conveniently no one has to pay for the domain because these were the rules of the auction for a New gTLD that is not yet delegated. You only pay in a few months IF AND ONLY if you want to pay for such a ugly domain name.

These 2 bidders started bidding from $1,200 and took it through the roof.

lead $8,100 2/14/2014 12:19 PM
phgauge000 $8,000 2/14/2014 12:19 PM

I really want to see this lead bidder pay. lol

OK. Some New gTLDs are good but don’t everybody go crazy here. .XYZ is one of the worst New gTLDs out of 1400.

This “sale” is NOT going into my New gTLD sales list.

Please no more bullshit auctions like that.

Over and out.

Shortest post ever.


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 blog in 2012.


  1. something definitely seems wrong with that result. Can’t imagine who would actually pay that amount (…or anything, for that matter) for that name.

  2. You are now officially off Daniel’s Christmas Card list. I love Namejet but they should have passed on xyz and concentrated on deals with the better Gs.

  3. From Daniel Negari –

    “The auction winner is entering into a nonbinding option contract to purchase the .xyz domain name if he or she wants to once it is available in 2014.

    If you win the auction then have a change of heart, that’s ok.

    We don’t need a reason.

    There is no termination fee, no contract, no agreement we will hold you to.”

  4. i bet most people would not even pay renewal fee for this deals.shit … will this advertising scam work?

  5. I like this write-up, funny as hell too. WTG Zournas

  6. Now are your sure it was not $81.00, still to much:)

  7. Stupid auction the .xyz guys are bidding on their own domain lol

    I agree worse extension lol

  8. One of the worst gTLDs I have seen. What the hell is .xyz! Makes no sense to me.

    • I don’t understand شبكة dot .shabaka” either, but it seems that there is a market for it. My point is, every TLD serves a purpose and comes with a plan. Don’t like a particular one? Move on.

  9. Officially NameJet says: “”” We’re sorry, this auction was cancelled. “””

    Also seen other .xyz auctions that were “cancelled” there.

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