I’ve read what happened, I’ve seen blog comments around today (mostly jokes), and I’m still not clear on why this happened (I get why, but I mean “why”) and I wonder how the domain owners feel about it (do they still want their domains in a rescheduled auction?).? In a nutshell, from what I read there were 1,500 concurrent database connections (i.e.? 1,500 people wanted to watch the event) and Boxcar could only handle 1,000.? So the site kinda craps out on you when that happens meaning that people who try to access the site will either A) get access B) have the site not load C) have the site partially load, or load all jumbled.
So DM3 had a good amount of people wanting to check out the auction but now the auction is going to get rescheduled.? The promotion that went into it had everyone waiting for that day/time, and now with a rescheduled auction I would highly doubt you get the same level of response… in fact I would think you would get significantly less.
I know reserve prices are set for all domains, but domainers would be wishing to sell their domains for more then just the reserve and a rescheduled event will definitely hurt their ability to get as much as they would have it the auction went on as planned.? The last I saw I think there was only 3 or 4 domains with bids, so maybe it’s all a moot point.