Saturday, December 16, 2006 - Expensive Drink!

Not an online auction this time, but a short piece of domain news.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The billionaire Russian entrepreneur behind Russia's biggest vodka maker has paid $3 million to acquire the domain, part of a bid to expand into the U.S. market, a broker said on Thursday., the Web domain brokering unit that is part of Germany's United Internet AG, said it had acted as the sales agent in the deal.

Conglomerate Russian Standard Co., controlled by Roustam Tariko, paid $3 million to an undisclosed seller in a deal completed December 4, according to a spokesman. A New York-based spokeswoman for Russian Standard confirmed the $3 million price tag

For a drink made from potatoes, $3 million is no small potatoes in anyone's book.
Read more here.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Bob's Your Uncle!

A stonker of a doman name is eBay right now. It is:

What more could you ask for if you name was Robert? Even if your name is Jemima it would be one cool name to have.
Possible uses?~
  • Fan sites for all people with the name Robert?
  • Cub scout site (bob-a-job) :)
  • Small things that float on water?
I'm sure you could come up with a much better idea. At the moment is themed around
Best Of Business: Gifts for every occasion.

The downside is to own this you are going to have to cough up a few bob. Well more than a few bob, because it has had 37 bids and is up to $270,000 and the reserve still hasn't been met yet.
To bid for Bob go here.

Or if you fancy something else the same seller has a few other gems on sale right now to including,, and

Quite a portfolio! See them here

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Harry Potter dot cc

There's a domain name in the sedo auction just now that is simply magic? It is:

and it's only at $60 dollars so far, although it has over 2 and a half days to go so it will probably go much higher. introduced their own domain auctions recently. SEDO stand for search engine for domains. They have over 4 million listed there so a huge bunch to choose from.

If you want to bid go here.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Lightbulb Painting

Found this painting by artist Fred Bell on ebay a while back. It's a painting of an energy saving bulb created in a day (looks like an 11w). The auction has ended but he has more paintings for sale.
Following in the footsteps of Duane Keiser, Fred creates a mini masterpiece in a day and auctions it online. The range of work varies quite drastically from light bulbs, to cats, to weird looking egg head people.

Take a peak.