B52 Media, Bookmarks.com Buy Single Letter Domain E.CO For $81,000

Moments ago, a rare single letter domain name was auctioned off live over the Internet. The domain name is E.CO, and it was sold through Sedo for $81,000, as reported by several industry blogs.

All proceeds from the first .CO domain auction goes to a charity of the buyers’ choice.

The seller, .CO Internet, which operates the .CO top-level domain, will soon be announcing the winners of the auction, but we’ve learned the names of the buyers ahead of time.

Lonnie Borck from B52 Media and Uri Kerbel from Bookmarks.com have both won the charity domain auction, and are keeping the name of the charity they’ll be donating the money to private.

The E.CO auction was held live at this week’s Internet Week conference in New York City. The last hour of bidding, which concluded at 4:10 pm Eastern Time, was also simulcast at both the Internet Retailer (Chicago) and TRAFFIC (Vancouver) shows.

We’re told over 10 countries were represented, and over twenty people bid on the domain name – a record number for any single domain auction. Visit e.co to learn more about the auction.

The successful auction marks a second interesting event for .CO Internet – just yesterday Twitter debuted a new service with the name t.co.