Did Invest.com Sell for $5,000,000?

A ForexMagnates “exclusive” announced last week the domain name Invest.com was purchased for “over $5 million” by an Isreali VC.  Today the domain remains in Escrow, indicating it’s being transferred, but the transaction and dollar amount remain unconfirmed.  ForexMagnates.com doesn’t exactly claim to have a source for the news. The article also touts the size of the sale compared to Investing.com to years ago:

The over $5 million price tag paid by Hogeg’s fund is a new record for forex related domains, more than doubling Investing.com’s $2.45 million in 2012.

While the Forex publication probably has no reason to embellish or flat out lie about a domain sale, we should not jump to conclusions until the sale is verified.  Assuming the sale is legit, and hopefully it is, this would stand as the second highest reported sale of the year behind Z.com and just ahead of Mi.com.

 

Z.com Sells for $6.8 Million, Tops YTD Sales Chart

The sale of Z.com by Nissan Motors to GMO Internet (Japanese ISP) for $6,784,000 is the largest domain sale recorded in 2014 as reported by DNJournal.  While the general public wraps its heads around the size of this domain name transaction some domain investors, brokers and folks involved in the domain space may be wondering “How much money did Nissan leave on the table?”.  Not that Nissan even cares but speculators have to speculate.

Z.com is one of the rarest .com domain names which also possibly makes it one of the most valuable.  There are only 6 single character, top level domains currently active (Q.com, X.com, and Z.com, I.net, Q.net, X.com).  All others were reserved by IANA in the early 90’s (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-letter_second-level_domain). The 6 active domains were assigned prior to the single character freeze and were grandfathered in.

So, what’s your opinion?  Did Z.com sell at a good price?  Too low?  Use the poll and feel free to comment.

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Power Integrations Inc. Buys Power.com for $1.26 Million USD

As reported by DNJournal last week, Power.com sold to Power Integrations Inc. for $1,261,000.00.  That ranks as the 6th largest reported sale this year by DNJournal sales report.  The sale price was not announced by the buyer or seller but was uncovered by George Kirikos who uncovered the high profile sale by finding the data in the 3rd Quarter SEC filings posted by Power Integrations Inc.  See full story @DNJournal.

The sale of Power.com ranks behind 5) 37.com $1.96M 4) youxi.com (games in Chinese) $2.43M 3) Sex.xxx $3M 2) whisky.com $3.1M 1) mi.com $3.6M Top sales reported in 2014. 

 

Domain of the Week: TalkToYourKidsAboutPizza.com

Interesting campaign using the domain name TalkToYourKidsAboutPizza.com.  I happened to be in front of the computer when I heard this ad so I did go to the website that has a few fun facts about good pizza (Anthony’s) and bad pizza (the rest).  The informational website just funnels you to the companies other  website AnthonysPizzaAndPasta.com, another 20+ character domain name.

Apparently nobody told Anthony’s Pizza that long domain names aren’t always the best.  Why do we gotta talk only to kids about pizza?? How about just talking about pizza?  You know, the good vs the bad, etc…  Anyway, TalkAboutPizza.com is available at the time of this posting. ;)

Domain Holdings Announces $9.5M in Q3 Sales, 97.7% Sold Were .COM

Domain Holdings announced their 2014 Q3 sales yesterday.  Total Q3 sales tallied up to $9,554,983 of which a staggering $9,337,626 (97.7%) sold were .COM domains.  Other highlights to note about the Q3 sales from DH sales report:

Average weekly sales $796,249

Average sale $29,932

End user sales accounted for 73.84% of all sales

Deals closed by email 89% vs 11% via phone call

300% increase in sales to Chinese buyers

To view full report from DomainHoldings.com HERE

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