Please have a look at tx: https://etherscan.io/tx/0x4831dbed82aaf859b484beae26ed8a24be2fce4c3912a5958d0b35950a72c90e

It seems like I've correctly revealed my bid:

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How do I get the refund?

Tried checking internal transactions but nothing there...

Full history of my account: https://etherscan.io/address/0x85A363699C6864248a6FfCA66e4a1A5cCf9f5567 - you'll see two recent transactions to ENS.



If only one bid is revealed, that bidder deposits 0.01 ether, the minimum bid. The remainder of their bid is refunded as soon as they finalise the auction.

How to finalise the auction?

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You finalize the auction by calling finalizeAuction on the ENS .eth registrar contract.

The example code in the ENS docs uses web3.js:

ethRegistrar.finalizeAuction(web3.sha3('name'), {from: eth.accounts[0], gas: 500000});

If you prefer a specific tool or language to make a transaction, please update the question.

  • I will use etherscan.io/address/… writeContract option on Ethercan in combination with MetaMask. Thank you, I think it should be added to FAQ. Non obvious... Commented Sep 28, 2018 at 20:04

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