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08|07|2009 08:16 pm EDT $4.9 Million Price Revealed in SEC Filings

by Adam Strong in Categories: Up to the Minute

TechCrunch and both covered this story today. Turns out that paid $4.9 million to acquire from IdeaLab in 2008.  The new revealed domain price puts at the second largest sale of 2008 behind the sale of according to DNJournal’s sale chart for 2008.

Big sales like this seldom get reported when private companies are involved and public companies often are able to disguise exact sales numbers in financials. It’s a real treat to see something like this come to light.

Is it just me or has Tech Crunch covering a lot of domain sales lately?  Kudos guys. I guess when you have a slew of category-killers changing hands like,,, and now it’s just hard to pass up.




August 7, 2009 @ 11:15 pm EDT

Guess TechCrunch missed in their coverage of the slew of category killers this year…

But good to see them picking these sales up

Adam Strong

August 7, 2009 @ 11:50 pm EDT

You can see a trend in TC copy-catting on stories from DNW and it doesn’t look like Andrew covered the 1.7 million sale.

Almost forgot we also saw (apple),, and change hands in the last year too. More greats!

What about ?!

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August 8, 2009 @ 3:21 am EDT

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Stephen Douglas

August 8, 2009 @ 5:20 am EDT

Atom, first of all, MO is my nickname, so I better gather the cash to get this one… lol

I can’t wait for techno-clothing to be standard fare (by 2012), and my domain is appraised by at a nice six figure amount. Yes?

Great article, Atom.


August 8, 2009 @ 5:33 am EDT

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August 8, 2009 @ 10:34 am EDT

Domains as property? My gut is the benefits would outweigh the drawbacks. Legal precedents and so on…


August 8, 2009 @ 11:34 am EDT

@ Adam – I wouldn’t call it “copycatting”. ;)


August 8, 2009 @ 12:33 pm EDT

Strong sales. The monopolization of good domains by large companies continues and companies are paying top dollar to get them under their umbrella.

I think this is just a start to a massive buy up of all of the good domains. I also predict we will see a sky rocketing price hike for regional domains and .tel domains over the next year.

Tony Smith

August 9, 2009 @ 5:58 am EDT

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Tony Smith


August 9, 2009 @ 8:51 am EDT

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