Domain Sales

  • Uniregistry: sales prices down for “first time ever”

    … Uniregistry today said that it sold $29 million of domain names through its Uniregistry Market platform so far this year. But the company said that average sales prices dipped for the “first time ever” over the period. The 3,617 names it sold in the first eight months of the year went for on average $8,017 per domain, compared to $9,110…

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  • Gay.com, “worth $7 million”, donated to gay blog

    … The domain name gay.com has reportedly been donated for free to a gay rights group despite claims it is worth $6.9 million. The Los Angeles LGBT Center said late last week that it is to take ownership of the domain, which will direct visitors to a recently launched blog. The Center says it is the world’s largest provider of services…

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  • Billionaire Elon Musk reacquired x.com

    … Billionaire entrepreneur and PayPal founder Elon Musk has reacquired the domain name x.com for an undisclosed sum. X.com was the domain he acquired in 1999 and originally used for PayPal, before its 2001 rebrand. Musk, who currently runs private space travel trailblazer SpaceX, confirmed the purchase in a tweet today: Thanks PayPal…

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  • Uniregistry sale leads to BBC telling millions that domainers exist

    … The BBC dedicated five minutes of prime-time air to telling the British public that domainers exist, after a Uniregistry domain name sale led to interest from producers. The One Show appears on BBC One at 7pm five days a week. It’s the BBC’s flagship magazine program and appears to currently have about 3.5 million viewers per day. It’s…

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  • Sixteen-year-old emoji .com sells for €3,400

    … An emoji domain name believed to be in the first three such domains ever registered has been sold. The domain ☮.com seems to to have been sold to an end-user buyer, via Sedo, for €3,400 ($3,816). The sale appears to have been a quick flip by an Austrian investor. ☮ is of course better known as a symbol representing peace, most associated…

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  • Short .at domain auction raises over $1m

    … Nic.at’s three-stage auction of one and two-character .at domains has raised over $1 million. Auction house Sedo announced today that over 1,000 .at names were sold, for a combined total of over $1 million. The biggest-ticket name was c.at, which went for €56,000, according to Sedo. Bidders were not restricted to Austria or German-speaking…

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  • .web could already be a record-breaker as auction enters day two

    … It seems likely that .web has already smashed through the $41.5 million record sale price for a new gTLD at ICANN auction. The auction, which kicked off properly at 1300 UTC yesterday, seems to have ended its first day of bidding at around 2300 UTC last night without a winner. That suggests, based on the rules and how previous auctions have…

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  • Top 2015 new gTLD sale looks like cybersquatting

    … One of the top secondary market domain sales of 2015, as reported by Sedo, appears to be a case of somebody selling a domain matching a trademark to the trademark’s owner. According to a press release yesterday, the domain basic-fit.fitness was the third-priciest reportable new gTLD domain sale handled by Sedo last year. It went for €7,949…

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