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Charity Auction Raises Over $5,600


I want to once again thank all of those who bid on domain names and services in the Domain Boardroom and sponsored auction that will benefit the American Red Cross. I especially want to thank the people who offered up their domain names and services. The auction raised a total of $5,655 in bids.

Donna Mahony from Domain Boardroom is going to contact all of the winning bidders via email to let them know they won. Sellers will be instructed to begin transactions at with each buyer as soon as they can. As mentioned before, is NOT charging anyone for their services for this, and the company will distribute all proceeds collected to the American Red Cross. There might be a bit of a lag due to the Memorial Day holiday and TRAFFIC conference (depending on the plans of sellers who are starting these transactions).

You might notice a difference between the final tally on the original auction and the number posted here. On the guest post lot, JP bid $600 at 4:59pm and Ammar bid $750 right on the dot at 5pm. I spoke with both parties and offered them both the guest post slot for $600/each, so that raised an additional $450.

I really appreciate all of the domain industry support with this. The people in Oklahoma are going through a horrific life event right now, and I am sure the funds will be used by the American Red Cross in a meaningful way.

Here are the final results… if you see something funky, please let me know ASAP! I am human, and it’s possible that a mistake was made in my recording:

Services / Gifts:

Lot 1: SEO Audit from SEO Expert Bill Hartzer* High Bid $1,250
Lot 2: $250 gift certificate to** High Bid $300
Lot 3: Guest post on valid anytime in the next 6 months High Bid $600
Lot 3a: Guest post on valid anytime in the next 6 months High Bid $600

Domain Names:
Lot 4: Donated by Donna Mahony High Bid $160
Lot 5: Donated by Donna Mahony High Bid $400
Lot 6: Donated by Penny and Terrell Miller High Bid $175
Lot 7: Donated by P & T Miller High Bid $100
Lot 8: Donated by Brendan Wells High Bid $610
Lot 9: Donated by Brendan Wells High Bid $30
Lot 10: Donated by Charlie Gilbert High Bid $460
Lot 11: Anonymously Donated High Bid $100
Lot 12: Donated Anonymously Donated High Bid $300
Lot 13: Donated by Ira Zoot High Bid $200
Lot 14: Donated by Ira Zoot High Bid $150
Lot 15: Donated by Ira Zoot High Bid $100
Lot 16: Donated by Ira Zoot
Lot 17: Donated by Ira Zoot High Bid $20
Lot 18: Donated by Ira Zoot High Bid $100

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (6)

    michael berkens


    Great ob by the organizers

    Hats off to you and Donna and all the donors and bidders

    May 24th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Andee Hill

    Thank you to everyone. We have asked each seller to start the transaction.

    May 24th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Elliot Silver

    As a follow up to Andee, if your escrow email address is different than the email you used to post your bid/comment, please let Donna know ASAP so the seller sets it up correctly.

    May 24th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Chris Campbell

    Too Cool…Nice job from the sponsors and congrats to the winners..Class act!


    May 24th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Donna Mahony

    I big virtual “high five” to the entire domain industry on this one!! A special thank you to Elliot, Andee and Brandon and all of staff who had their own parts to handle. Thank you to the donors, the bidders, the shares, likes, tweets and blogs. And last but not least by any means…thank you to the members of for rallying round to jump start this entire event! Purrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

    May 24th, 2013 at 7:22 pm


    Great job, everyone!

    May 24th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

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