Analyze.com hit the market a couple of weeks ago when Ryan Colby of Outcome Brokerage sent a newsletter to his brokerage clients and newsletter subscribers offering the domain name for sale. I detected a Whois change this week, and the new owner of the domain name is Brent Oxley, founder of HostGator. The purchase price of the domain name was not disclosed, and because I didn’t ask for the asking price when it was listed, I couldn’t speculate about the sale price.
The last time I wrote about Brent, it was after he spent $500,000 to acquire Give.com. At that time, Brent let me know he acquired the domain name for a specific project (which does not appear to have launched yet_. With Analyze.com, the acquisition is strictly an investment.
Here’s what Brent told me in my response to an emailed I sent to him to ask about the Analyze.com acquisition:
“I bought this domain with the sole intention of flipping it for a large profit. I’ve hired Ryan Colby to market the domain name and have listed it with him for $750,000. We both believe in its value and are in agreement that anaylze.com is the best domain to come along this year.”
With Ryan having marketed the domain name already, it will be interesting to see if he is able to re-sell at for Brent’s asking price. Judging only by what I have read about Brent, it seems like he has the time to wait for the right buyer to come along.