The largest domain name sale of the day yesterday was AirPlay.com. The domain name sold for $202,000 in an expiry auction at GoDaddy Auctions. I wasn’t following the auction closely, but NameBio reported the auction result this morning:
Yesterday saw $473k in #DomainName sales including:
AirPlay․com last sold publicly in 2010 for $4,576 📈
Full list 👉 https://t.co/THd3GIIule#Domains
— NameBio (@NameBio) March 31, 2023
Originally created back in 1996, AirPlay.com is currently registered at GoDaddy Online Services Cayman Islands Ltd (formerly Uniregistry).
I’ve heard of the AirPlay term because of Apple. According to Apple’s website, “AirPlay lets you share videos, photos, music, and more from Apple devices to your Apple TV, favorite speakers, and popular smart TVs.”
I have no idea who won the auction or who was bidding on it, but what caught my attention this morning was that Apple just registered a whole bunch of AirPlay domain names in different extensions. Here’s a screenshot of the domain names that I saw in my Registrant Monitor email from DomainTools:
It looks like all of these domain names were just registered yesterday (March 30, 2023). I am not sure if it is coincidental or not, but it was interesting in light of the fiercely competitive auction for AirPlay.com.
It will be interesting to see who acquired the AirPlay.com domain name in GoDaddy’s Auction.