I’ve lost quite a few domain auctions in the past, and I have no-one else to blame but myself.
Although I do receive reminders via email, there is nothing more frustrating than realizing the very auction I was following, ended minutes prior.
There is no reason not to take drastic measures: set an alarm clock, the old-fashioned way, which will definitely remind you of the event on time.
Whether it’s a regular clock ringing ad nauseam, or your “smart” phone yelling at you via a pre-recorded MP3 – “Get your ass to NameJet.com!” – that’s the best way to ensure you’re following an auction closely.
Just remember to keep the batteries charged.