On May 23,2009      Domainer blog, domain sale and auction blog

A domainer\'s blog. Reporting domain name prices and sales via different auction processes or private sales. Also, report on domain name sales related to own portfolio, in order to create value to own domain name portfolio


On May 23,2009      Retirement kept Gilchrist fresh for hurricane knock in IPL

enturion, May 23 (IANS) Deccan Chargers skipper Adam Gilchrist says retiring from international cricket helped him stay afresh for the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Gilchrist hit a whirlwind 85 off just 35 balls as Deccan Chargers demolished Delhi Daredevils by six wickets in the first semi-final of the IPL at the SuperSport Park here Friday. He also scored the fastest IPL half-century in just 17 balls.


The Australian, who retired from international cricket in March 2008, hit 10 fours and five sixes during his hurricane knock that swept aside Delhi Daredevils, who had topped the league standings.


\'Amazing what a little bit of freshness does, coming back after a year off. I just wanted to stay with the run rate, put a little pressure on them. I thought the bowlers closed it out very well. The ground fielding and enthusiasm was there. Two horse race in the final, anyone can win,\' Gilchrist said after the match.


Gilchrist is also the second highest scorer in the IPL with 495 runs, behind compatriot and Chennai Super KIngs\' Matthew Hayden, who has scored 546 runs with one match to go.


Daredevils\' captain Virender Sehwag conceded it was not his team\'s day and said Gilchrist\'s innings made all the difference.


\'It wasn\'t our day, bowlers tried everything but it all went for fours and sixes. I thought 153 was defendable. I tried everything but today was Gilchrist\'s day,\' Sehwag maintained.


On May 22,2009      $1K starting bid for new houses

DALLAS – Drive into Hacienda del Sol subdivision and it looks like a scene from the California housing crisis.

It’s a three-year-old Dallas subdivision frozen in time. Phone books are still sacked on the front porch. Kitchens have no cooks. The houses, located in a subdivision in southeast Dallas near Balch Springs and Highway 175, never became homes.

"It\'s quiet, very quiet because there have been no neighbors for two and a half years," said Carol Jones, a homeowner.

That\'s how long Jones has lived on Galicia Lane – practically alone.

"Well, we once had neighbors,” she said. “All the houses went into foreclosure."

Now, they\'re going up for auction. Four houses on her street and another four around the corner.

It’s a rare North Texas subdivision hit hard by the housing slump.

Thirty-two homes have been built in this subdivision and neighbors figure about half are empty. But Saturday morning eight homes go up for auction. The starting bid for a home will be $1,000.

Real Estate Disposition Corporation, or REDC as the auction firm is known, is selling the homes that were once valued at up to $200,000.

"That\'s the great thing about REDC,” said Chris Alcedo, REDC Vice-President. “What we\'re looking to do is help our clients move that inventory they couldn\'t sell previously and turn those houses back in to homes."

It\'s uncertain what happened to the developer in the subdivision. Neighbors said the office closed a year ago and some lots never were developed.

"I just hope for some neighbors,” Jones said. “I really do. I just hope for some neighbors and hope everything goes well."

Lately, it hasn\'t.

With few around to protect property, thieves stole copper from air conditioners at vacant homes. It\'s something Jones is confident new neighbors will change.

The auction is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hyatt Hotel in the downtown Dallas.


On May 22,2009      20th Century British Art Auction Sale In London

A group of fourteen paintings and sculptures from the collection of the late Mrs. Audrey Burton, O.B.E., will be sold by auction to benefit the Audrey and Stanley Burton Charitable Trust during the Christie’s 20th Century British Art sale on Thursday, 21 May 2009