Ammar Kubba Shares Background About .io Sale

Pickleball player Ammar Kubba – founder of and investor in numerous domain industry companies – recently announced two .io domain name sales. The first sale was closed while he was playing pickleball. The second was closed while he was thinking about playing pickleball.

Notably, after sharing his second .io domain name sale, Ammar shared some background about other domain names with the same keyword. I found this noteworthy because the attributes of the other extensions were not what I would normally guess for a ~$10k .io domain name sale.

In short, while one might expect a substantial alternative domain extension sale to be closed because other extensions were unavailable or expensive, that is not always the case.

Elliot Silver
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  1. .io is the third best extension after .com (IMO) then .ai (if the company is AI-centric)
    It seems .CO has not performed as well on the aftermarket, if the .CO is still avail to register
    I’m a bit surprised, but then I rarely get offers on any of the .co domains I own — prob less than 10 – these days.


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