Domain Boardroom & Escrow.com Auction to Help Tornado Victims
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Domain Boardroom and Escrow.com Sponsoring Auction to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

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oktvI am sure you’ve heard about the devastation caused by tornados and extreme weather in Oklahoma this week. Many lives have been lost, hundreds of people have been injured, and countless homes and businesses have been destroyed. I can’t even imagine the pain these people are going through.

In an effort to raise funds for the victims, Domain Boardroom and its members are sponsoring an auction on my blog, and ALL proceeds will go to the American Red Cross’ Oklahoma City chapter, which is helping victims. Domain Boardroom members have donated domain names, gift certificates, and services towards this effort. (Big thanks to Donna Mahony for organizing this).

Escrow.com will be handling all of the escrow for these transactions at NO cost to either party. Once the funds are collected, Escrow.com will disburse funds directly to the American Red Cross, which is helping victims.

Here’s how the auction will work. Bidding for each auction lot will have a starting bid of $10, and bid increments will be $10. There are no reserve prices other than the minimum bid. Auctions will end on Friday, May 24 at 5pm EDT. At that point, the highest bid for each item will be deemed the winner. You may try to sniper bid at the last minute, but someone else may do the same. Should there be a tie in the final moments, the first to bid that number will win, and the $10 increments will not count if bids are received in the final moments. Comment timestamps will determine the winning bidder if necessary. Some comments might be held in the queue, so timestamp will determine whose bid was placed first. Contact me if your comment ends up in the spam filter so I can approve it.

To bid, post a comment on this post with your bid amount. You must use a valid email address, and if you are the winner, that email address will be used to start escrow. Next to each lot, I will post the current high bid as soon as I am able to do so. Refer to the comment section for the actual high bid, as one may have been placed before I had time to update this post.

If any issues come up during the auction, I will make a judgment call.

Services / Gifts:

Lot 1: SEO Audit from SEO Expert Bill Hartzer* High Bid $1,250
Lot 2: $250 gift certificate to Bobbleheads.com** High Bid $300
Lot 3: Guest post on ElliotsBlog.com valid anytime in the next 6 months High Bid $750

Domain Names:
Lot 4: StartupLenders.com Donated by Donna Mahony High Bid $160
Lot 5: ToiletMats.com Donated by Donna Mahony High Bid $400
Lot 6: Equine.co Donated by Penny and Terrell Miller High Bid $175
Lot 7: HomeImprovementSeminars.com Donated by P & T Miller High Bid $100
Lot 8: Buildathon.com Donated by Brendan Wells High Bid $610
Lot 9: NewsCasters.net Donated by Brendan Wells High Bid $30
Lot 10: PinkOpal.com Donated by Charlie Gilbert High Bid $460
Lot 11: CompositeCountertops.com Anonymously Donated High Bid $100
Lot 12: ClimateProofing.com Donated Anonymously Donated High Bid $300
Lot 13: PrivateCabanas.com Donated by Ira Zoot High Bid $200
Lot 14: RomanticBars.com Donated by Ira Zoot High Bid $150
Lot 15: BackToSchoolCenter.com Donated by Ira Zoot High Bid $100
Lot 16: MilitaryTrainingAircraft.com Donated by Ira Zoot
Lot 17: PaintballWeekly.com Donated by Ira Zoot High Bid $20
Lot 18: KidsAndInfants.com Donated by Ira Zoot High Bid $100

* An SEO Audit of your website includes analyzing the website in depth (looking at all on-page as well as off-page factors), as well as looking at the website’s overall industry and competition. An SEO Audit typically includes all the recommendations for fixes on the site and recommendations going forward—-all based on the goals for the website that website owner provides.

** Can be used towards regular inventory or custom bobbleheads

I don’t know anything about tax law, so I have no idea if any of your bid is tax deductible, so speak with an expert about tax law if you have questions about that. I will likely be participating in the bidding, except on the lot I donated. Bids that are received after the auction has ended (based on comment timestamp) will not count. I recommend not waiting until the last moments since there could be lag time, especially if multiple people are posting at the same time. The American Red Cross is not affiliated with this auction and does not endorse this auction in any manner.

Bidders Understand and Agree that:

Elliot J. Silver / Top Notch Domains, LLC may not be held responsible for any time delays or any other issue concerning posting bids to Elliot’s Blog. All winning bidders shall forward payments directly to Escrow.com, and Escrow.com shall forward all payments to the American Red Cross.

CONDITIONS OF SALES – ALL DOMAIN NAMES, SERVICES, AND GIFT CARDS ARE SOLD “AS IS”, WHERE IS, WITH NO WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY. IF A SELLER DOES NOT COMPLETE A TRANSACTION, ESCROW.COM WILL RETURN FUNDS TO THE BUYER AND THE SALE IS VOIDED.


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. 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 DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


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Comments (74)

    Chip

    Looking forward to it. Pass the word. Am using the hash-tag #Domains4OK for Twitter. Cheers!

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:02 am

      RH

      Spot on Chip its important to have one hashtag that everyone uses it makes it much easier and provides contiuity on Twitter.

      May 22nd, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Elliot Silver

    I bid:

    Lot 1: SEO Audit – $100
    Lot 4: StartupLenders.com – $100
    Lot 12: ClimateProofing.com – $100

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:06 am

    michael berkens

    SEO Audit from SEO Expert Bill Hartzer* $250

    ToiletMats.com $100

    Equine.co $100

    PrivateCabanas.com $100

    PinkOpal.com $100

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:15 am

    John Daly

    Guest post on DomainInvesting.com – $50

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Insurance Library

    I bid $100 on the guest post on Elliot’s blog.

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Adam

    $200 for Lot 3.

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Chip

    Lot 8: $25
    Lot 11: $25

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Chip

    Lot 2: $25

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Jacob Fedosky

    ClimateProofing.com – $200
    PrivateCabanas.com – $200

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Josh

    Lot 2: Gift certificate to Bobbleheads.com – $50
    Lot 8: Buildathon.com – $100

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Donna Mahony

    Lot 15: BackToSchoolCenter.com $50

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Jeff

    ToiletMats.com $350
    Buildathon.com $200

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Brad Mugford

    Lot #2 – $80.

    Brad

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Adam Dicker

    Guest post on DomainInvesting.com valid anytime in the next 6 months High Bid $300

    May 22nd, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Adam Dicker

    SEO Audit from SEO Expert Bill Hartzer* High Bid $300

    May 22nd, 2013 at 11:04 am

    michael berkens

    SEO Audit from SEO Expert Bill Hartzer* $500

    May 22nd, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Michael

    Gift Certificate to Bobbleheads.com – $100

    May 22nd, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Terrell Miller

    $250 gift certificate to Bobbleheads.com** High Bid $125

    May 22nd, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Elliot Silver

    I bid $150 for the Bobbleheads.com gift certificate.

    May 22nd, 2013 at 11:20 am

    John Daly

    StartupLenders.com – $150

    May 22nd, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Vincent DiAngelus

    $200 for the Bobbleheads GiftCert

    May 22nd, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Mike Hawley

    CompositeCountertops.com – $35

    (Lot #11)

    May 22nd, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Ned

    Great initiative all round!

    I bid:

    Lot 3: Guest post on DomainInvesting.com – $400

    Lot 4: StartupLenders.com – $160

    Lot 7: HomeImprovementSeminars.com – $20

    May 22nd, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    tim Davids

    Equine. Co $110

    May 22nd, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Patrick Ruddell

    Lot 2: $250 gift certificate to Bobbleheads.com** Bid $210

    May 22nd, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Tim Kissane

    Lot 9: NewsCasters.net – $20

    May 22nd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Elliot Silver

    I bid $300 on ClimateProofing.com

    May 22nd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Vincent Jacques

    I’ll bid $150 for PinkOpal.com

    May 22nd, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Donny Simonton

    I bid

    $400 on toiletmats.com
    $250 buildathon.com
    $250 pinkopal.com

    May 22nd, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Terrell Miller

    Lot 2: $250 gift certificate to Bobbleheads.com** Bid $225

    May 22nd, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Vincent DiAngelus

    Lot 2: $250 Bobbleheads.com Gift Certificate Bid $235

    May 23rd, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Shaun Pilfold

    SEO Audit from SEO Expert Bill Hartzer- Bid $525
    Lot 2: $250 gift certificate to Bobbleheads.com – Bid $250

    May 23rd, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Scott Richter

    RomanticBars.com $150

    May 23rd, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Donna Mahony

    I’d like to see every bid over $100 so I’ll up my own bid on Lot 15: BackToSchoolCenter.com to $100

    May 23rd, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Tim Kissane

      I am so broke, my $20 bid is a bit irresponsible, so I won’t be bidding any higher. No doubt someone else will make a more generous bid on that domain.

      May 23rd, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      Donna Mahony

      Every bid is appreciated Tim!

      May 24th, 2013 at 8:39 am

      Charlie Gilbert

      Dont worry Tim…Every little bit helps and its the thought that counts..

      May 24th, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Elliot Silver

      I agree, although I outbid Tim

      May 24th, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Vincent DiAngelus

    lot 2: Bobbleheads.com gift cert – $260 bid

    May 23rd, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Elliot Silver

      That is very cool, Vinnie.

      May 23rd, 2013 at 8:39 am

      Donna Mahony

      WTG Vinnie..that’ll show them you Philly guys won’t be messed with! 😉

      May 23rd, 2013 at 8:45 am

      Vincent DiAngelus

      It’s charity folks! plus I may be a little jealous of the BoB Olea bobble…but don’t tell anyone.

      May 23rd, 2013 at 8:58 am

      Donny

      My brother bought me one from a few years ago for my 40th birthday. They do an awesome job.

      May 23rd, 2013 at 11:22 am

      Charlie Gilbert

      I can see you in the Carpool lane in Philly with your 6’foot Bobble head…

      May 24th, 2013 at 11:20 am

      Donna Mahony

      Now it’s a Shaun Pilfold Bobble you’ll see :-)

      May 24th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Vincent DiAngelus

    Lot 11: CompositeCountertops.com – Bid $100

    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Morgan Linton

    I bid $150 on Lot 6 – Equine.co

    May 23rd, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Kaman Cheung

    I bid $100 on Lot 18 KidsAndInfants.com

    May 23rd, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    michael berkens

    SEO Audit from SEO Expert Bill Hartzer $750

    May 23rd, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Elliot Silver

    Thanks all for your participation. Here’s an update with more detailed payment information:

    http://www.domaininvesting.com/dbr-escrow-com-charity-auction-update-2182

    May 23rd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Shaun Pilfold

    SEO Audit from SEO Expert Bill Hartzer $775 bid

    May 23rd, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Francois

    SEO Audit from SEO Expert Bill Hartzer $1,000 bid

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Elliot Silver

    I bid $30 for Newscasters.net

    May 24th, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Shaun Pilfold

    $250 gift certificate to Bobbleheads.com – Bid $300

    May 24th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Ammar Kubba

    SEO Audit from SEO Expert Bill Hartzer $1,100
    Equine.co $175
    Buildathon.com $275

    May 24th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    michael berkens

    Just so I can outbid Ammar

    SEO Audit from SEO Expert Bill Hartzer $1,250

    May 24th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Ammar Kubba

    LOL… good thing it’s for charity :-)

    May 24th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Sam Dennis

    I bid
    $350 pinkopal.com

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Brad

    Lot 8 – Buildathon.com – My bid $270

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Brad

    Lot 8 – Buildathon.com – My bid $300

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    JP

    Timestamp test

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    KP

    Lot 8 : $500
    Lot 7 : $100

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Elliot Silver

    A little over 10 minutes to go. As soon as my clock reads 5pm, I am going to shut off comments on this post to end the auction. If you would like to bid, please post your max bids now. Be sure that your bid is at least $10 higher than the high bid, otherwise it will not count.

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Bart Peters

    Lot 17 PaintballWeekly.com $20

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Elliot Silver

    I am doing my best to approve comments/bids as soon as they are received. Trying to keep body of post updated with high bids as best I can. Refer to comment section as well as main post.

    I will not be bidding any more on auctions. I don’t think it’s fair for me to be able to bid at the last second, so my high bids are placed.

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Brad

    Lot 8 – Buildathon.com – My bid $550

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Rick Schwartz

    Pinkopal.com $425

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    JP

    $600 – Lot 3: Guest Post

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Ammar Kubba

    Guest Post $500
    Buildathon.com $600

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Sam Dennis

    Pinkopal.com $460

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Brad

    Lot 8 – Buildathon.com – My bid $610

    May 24th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Ammar Kubba

    Guest Post $750

    May 24th, 2013 at 5:00 pm