Earlier today we were the lucky winners of the Sedo auction for TheNextWeb.com. We noticed it was for sale a few weeks ago and offered $1000 just to see if the owner would be interested in selling. Turned out that $1000 was enough to start a public auction that ended today.
Near the end of the auction we all grouped around one computer and kept reloading the page ready to bid more if the bid would increase. The last 3 minutes were extremely noisy with everybody screaming their lungs out in excitement! Luckily nobody else placed a bid and we were announced the winner by Sedo.
Here is a screenshot of the last minute. It seemed to take forever:
We will be keeping the .ORG domain name and will move to the new domain somewhere in the following month.