Record Sedo auction sells over $1.5M in .mobi domain names.
dotMobi fans are cheering today after Sedo concluded its most successful .mobi auction to date. According to an unofficial tally from Domain Name Wire, the auction cleared $1.5M in sales.
The highest sale was Music.mobi, which sold for an astonishing $616,000. Games.mobi sold for $401,500. Compare this to the record sale prior to this event, Flowers.mobi for $200,000.
With prices this high, major investors clearly took part in the auction. Both “music” and “games” are prevelant on mobile phones, so it’s no surprise that these domains sold for a premium. But these prices were unexpected by even many of the biggest .mobi promoters. Earlier this week I predicted that Games.mobi might break the Flowers.mobi record, but these numbers are simply astonishing.
Other notable sales include:
[Update 12/6/07: We now know the buyer, thanks to a link on Sahar’s blog. And it’s not who you think. It’s not an end user, but an investor. That said, there had to be many other people bidding on these names.]