#domain auctioned off after owner passed away is a great domain and brand that expired and dropped. It was auctioned off on DropCatch, where it sold for $2,449 dollars.

Originally registered in 2003, was the professional outlet of Michele Aucoin, who passed away at the age of 57 in 2019 in Rhode Island.

From a farewell notice published on the Gallery Night Providence web site:

Michele graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Rhode Island College and was the owner of ArtProv Gallery in Providence, RI. An accomplished designer, artist and businesswoman, Michele was generous with her time and talents. As the owner of both Mad Creative and ArtProv Gallery.

The late Michele Aucoin had family and friends who were definitely devastated by her demise. It’s also sad that there was no provision in place to keep her domain name,, safe and move it under their control just like any other earthly property and asset. was registered with DomainPeople before it expired and dropped. The registered business MAD Creative, Inc. in Rhode Island shows an active status with Michele Aucoin as the president and attorney John F. Reis as the registered agent.

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3 Responses to “ #domain auctioned off after owner passed away”
  1. Ben says:$ 150 USD
    EstiBot fair market value.

  2. Very sad and unfortunate that this has happened. I’m sure it happens more than we know or realize. For anyone interested, I did create a quick guide that covers this topic, “Plan for the future: Protect your domain assets”. You can find it here –

    I’m also happy to discuss and assist people where I can. Feel free to email me or connect on LinkedIn.

  3. DomainGang says:

    Mike – Thank you for sharing that important resource!

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