Last week, Domain Holdings was brokering the DN.com domain name, and Domain Holdings broker Giuseppe Graziano stated that it was the final day to submit bids to purchase the domain name. At the time of my article, the domain name was owned by Verio, and the asking price was $750,000.
It appears that the Whois has recently changed, and the new registrant is listed as 4.CN. In case you aren’t aware, 4.CN is a very domain name marketplace with a large presence in China. Up until a couple of days ago, the domain name was registered at Melbourne IT, and at the time of my article, the domain name resolved to a Domain Holdings inquiry form. At the present time, the domain name no longer resolves, although the DNS could still be propagating.
I recently reported on two other large sales of two letter .com domain names, MM.com and WW.com. A couple of people mentioned a 4.CN connection with those two domain names, but I am not sure if those sales are connected with this sale because of the different Whois information. In addition to those two recent sales, Mi.com was also recently sold for seven figures.
I reached out to Alan Dunn from Domain Holdings, and I was told, “We can confirm the domain name is no longer for sale but unable to discuss any more details.”
Whoever bough this domain name made very smart decision. In any way, the number of LL.com possible for sale goes down again. In 2020 there will be no LL.com on market, as all of such domain names will be in possession of large corporations. For sure all domains in this unique category are along the most valued domain names and the value of those that are or will be on market goes up again.
Currently, there are no DNS records set for DN.com on the new name servers (ns3.4.cn, ns4.4.cn). The domain won’t resolve anywhere until 4.CN adds records for DN.com on their name servers.
It boggles my mind when I read of a name that was once 10 bucks to register then get sold for 750k.
I don’t see any other market offer such big returns, “excluding the corrupt stock brokers on wall st”.
Shane Cultra confirmed the acquisition this morning and shared the price:
To be fair we like to always say that domains were purchased dirt cheap back in the day but unless you were working at certain universities and such the price to register domains back then was like $70-100 it was no joke. Many couldn’t justify the price especially when this is all before hosting, needing a webdesigner and this being a “new” form of media.
So most people didn’t even buy domains let alone think the asking price was justified. Those with the disposable cash and who saw the future did or at least took a leap or you know.. actually planned to run a business behind the domain so it made sense but $10?? NOPE.