As an update, we are now down to the final three approved bidders with no new offers being accepted from other parties. We expect to have a decision in the next few days.
After over 7 years of running Domainstate we have decided to sell the site. It is with a sad heart that we have realised that it is no longer something we can commit the same level of energy as we once did.
Our aim is to have the site sold within the next couple of weeks and we are considering offers now so any interested parties please contact us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org
We'd recommend that anyone with any particularly sensitive information within their private messages take advantage of the archive/delete facility within the private messages section of the user control panel in anticipation of a change of ownership.
We'd like to thank everybody for their contributions to the site over the years and wish everyone well for the future.
Added: latest email sent out on the 13th to those who expressed an interest:
We have had a pre auction offer from one of the current 3 part owners of the site (Paul Shaw/Snoopy) at $20,000 USD. We consider the offer to be acceptable in absence of any significantly higher offer. As a result instead of holding an auction we will now be calling for further offers.
Despite the fact that the offer is from a current part owner of the site it is our intention to give careful consideration to all offers that are put on the table. We would like to wrap things up over the next few days.
Please note we have also attached screenshots of Google analytics stats to this email, it is roughly one weeks worth (we did not record stats previous to that)