Yahoo sells domain name during Domain Roundtable auction.
Search and media giant Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) has sold the domain name Contests.com for $380,000 during a live domain name auction in Washington, D.C. The domain started at a $150,000 price before receiving 15 bids from 3 different bidders. Two of the bidders were on site at the auction and one was online. The domain appears to have been picked up when Yahoo acquired Broadcast.com. Historical records show the domain was owned by AudioNet (the original name of Broadcast.com).
The Domain Roundtable auction hosted by Aftermarket.com featured over 70 domain names in the live auction, with over 100 more slated for an extended online auction. The auction started with 5 domain names auctioned to benefit Internet Commerce Association (ICA). The top sale benefiting ICA was Castaway.com, which received 27 bids and sold for $9,500.
Other domains sold benefiting ICA included SecureWeb.com ($2,250), ParkingShare.com ($300), PayoffBills.com ($1,500), and Deployed.com ($1,250).
After Contests.com, the highest sale was
WeightLifting.com WeightTraining.com for $19,000. Other notable sales included CharmBracelet.com for $12,500 (sold by Houston, TX based Internet REIT) and BabySwing.com.
The extended online auction continues at Aftermarket.com.