Sellers disputes auction, saying it didn’t authorize sale of domain.
Last month the domain name MobilePhones.co.uk sold on Sedo for 91,500 GPB. At the time, that was about $137,000 USD. Since then, the buyer received some unfortunate news: apparently the seller is saying it didn’t authorize the domain name to be sold.
In a lengthy (currently 12 page) thread at Acorn Domains, buyer Angie Barrow explains:
…I have just been informed by Sedo that the seller is disputing the auction and claims the name had not been authorised to be sold. I don’t know the precise circumstances yet but will find out.
Naturally I am distraught and will dispute this. I am not the only one thinking that I got the name at a bargain price – even the seller thinks so too!
Today I talked to Hugo Dalrymple-Smith, Director of UK Operations for Sedo, to get the latest. He said he can’t say much because its possible legal proceedings will be following.
“From our side, we have evidence that the seller put the domain into auction itself,” said Dalrymple-Smith.
Disputes from domain name owners who’s domains are sold in auction used to be common, but recent safeguards put in place by auction sites have limited such claims.
Hopefully this auction won’t end in a dropped call.