Quickly - Bidder handles no. I have addressed this several times in depth. We prefer to have a domain stand on its own value, not be bid on because of who else is bidding on it. Some agree, some don't that is fine but this is our stance at this time. As far as the dispute.com auction they were all legitimate bidders. Here is a post I put on a blog that explains a bit more of what happened. There are some incorrect assumptions being tossed around, I want to clear a few things up. First, only the winner of the auction is required to pay for an auction. If the top bidder falls out, we contact the subsequent bidders, but they are not required to pay. Second, we monitor high-dollar auctions closely. As this auction started to rise in price, we knew each of the bidders were legitimate and could afford the price of the auction. Third, since these are expiration auctions, there’s quick turnaround for payment. If we aren’t able to collect the money in time, the domain will continue through the expiration process. With that information, let’s work through what happened. This auction ended on a Tuesday. We give buyers a reasonable amount of time to pay for their auction. It became clear the winning bidder was not going to be able to pay on Friday afternoon. We started to reach out to the rest of the bidders. While we have no doubts the bidders immediately following him could afford to pay for the domain name, there were logistical issues. Friday after noon PST means most banks won’t wire money until Monday, which is too late. Most credit cards won’t allow that big of a transaction, so that’s not an option. Even if someone had cash, it would have been difficult to get the cash to us in the amount of time needed. The best option is an extremely high limit credit card that allows large transactions. The person who was able to capture the name had a card available that was able to do that. So in summary – all bidders at the top were legitimate bidders. We were tracking this and knew who they were. Given appropriate time, we are confident the bidders who couldn’t pay on Friday afternoon would have been able to pay. The auction ended on a Tuesday, had they won on Tuesday there was time for them to complete payment in time. The top bidder has had action taken against their bidding account, to prevent things like this from happening in the future. I hope this helps answer some questions.