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02|17|2010 09:10 pm EDT

National A1 Sells Poker.org for $1 million

by Adam Strong in Categories: Domain Sales

As reported earlier on TechCrunch , National A1 Advertising has sold the domain Poker.org for $1 million to poker company PokerCompany.com . The transaction is cited as the highest recorded .org sale price.  PokerCompany.com runs a portfolio of other non-.com domains including Craps.net, BlackJack.org and RakeBack.org .

This is a great sale and shows the value of a category killer keyword domain may be in it’s ability to rank well in a category, not just in it’s extension. DNN predicts that there’ll be a resurgence in speculation in alternate extensions like .net and .org  and that the domain blogs and forums will be buzzing on this story for awhile.

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February 17, 2010 @ 9:24 pm EDT

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February 17, 2010 @ 10:30 pm EDT

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Anunt

February 17, 2010 @ 10:42 pm EDT

I bought craps.net back in 2006 for only $10k and re-sold it within a month for only $15k. I should have kept it…damn!!!

wannadevelop.com

February 18, 2010 @ 12:10 am EDT

Congrats to Sedo for brokering this biggie… They keep it rocking :)

Stian Eng Holtet

February 18, 2010 @ 7:33 am EDT

Great sale indeed and also good news for holders of premium keyword domains in other extensions than .com. It’s about time the major price gap between .com’s and other gTLDs is narrowed.

Josh

February 18, 2010 @ 8:12 am EDT

Considering how much they pay for whatever they buy they have to get $1M.

Andrew Rosener

February 18, 2010 @ 9:59 am EDT

I have always been a big fan of .ORG. Not sure if it is still true or not, but Google was giving preferential treatment in ranking to .ORG domains. Although I found that only applied if your website did not have banner advertising or what appeared to be “Commercial” elements.

I guess this bodes well for my .ORG domains like: OverUnder.org :-)

I am particularly fond of .ORG domains which are GEO related (City names).

Mike

February 18, 2010 @ 10:56 am EDT

Great end user domain sale.

[…] reported by TechCrunch.com last night and by DomainNameNews.com, Poker.Org sold for a cool Million yesterday by National A-1 and brokered by Jeffrey M. Gabriel of […]

Amit

February 18, 2010 @ 1:52 pm EDT

Well done ! Fingers crossed for my domains !

Shaun Morton

February 18, 2010 @ 2:16 pm EDT

Where are all of the “this is good news for my [insert crappy domain here}” comments?? :)

GenericGene

February 22, 2010 @ 11:35 pm EDT

Great result, well done –

[…] National A1 Advertising to the company aptly named PokerCompany.com which according the folks at Domain Name News. The company as well owns quite a few other domain names such as Craps.net, Blackjack.org, and […]

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