Domain Name of eBay Drop-off store that raised Millions in VC, Expires and ends up on Aftermarket

Auction Drop

It's not easy finding information on AuctionDrop Inc after 2008, even when we search through the Google News archives.

AuctionDrop one of the rising stars in the eBay Drop-off business in the early 2000s that had raised millions of dollars has ended up on the domain name aftermarket. The domain name expired on March 1, 2010 and is pending renewal or deletion. It’s up for bidding right now at NameJet with a backorder due date of April 5, 2010.

The company struggled to survive early on, and after getting millions in venture capital, the business switched from standalone stores to partnering with UPS in an effort to sustain its business.

The demise of the website remains a mystery to us. And the fact the domain name wasn’t renewed by anyone involved in its operations in the past, is even more of a more mystery.