On January 3rd, along with a Happy New Year message in the daily newsletter, Francois Carrillo, owner of Domaining.com announced that the domain industry’s most popular news and blog aggregator was for sale. This morning in the newsletter, he wrote to newsletter readers: ‘Game over. Next week I will announce new owner of domaining.com.’
This will be an interesting transaction to follow. It was a year or two ago (probably closer to 2) that the site was announced for sale with a BIN of $1M USD but nothing came of that. Domaining.com, has several services integrated into its platform such as Catchy.com, CAX.com and eCop.com, I’m assuming the deal didn’t include all of these domains and services, but if/how they are still part of Domaining.com has yet to be revealed.
Francois said in the newsletter post on Jan 3rd that the reason he is selling his ‘most liquid and valuable website’ is to fund the launch of his newest service: proof.com. He also mentioned that financing the deal was an option. We may never know the sale price of Domaining.com but I hope for Francois that it was a great sale and wish him all the luck with future projects. Domaining.com has been a part of my everyday reads and I really appreciate what he has done for the domain industry with this awesome resource!
Without knowing all the details, what’s your initial thought on how much Domaining.com has been sold for?
It would be a interesting poll to guess who the new buyer is? and What will happen if Daniel Negari is the buyer. It will be very interesting…
proof.com looks like an interesting concept!
Thanks for the post.
I do not remember any failed sale attempt for a $1m BIN…
I expect to announce the sale at the end of this week.