“One of the Biggest Sales of Last Year and of All Time”

I believe Andrew Allemann was the first to write about MessageBird’s private acquisition of the domain name in an article on Domain Name Wire. The domain name sale came after a seven figure auction sale apparently fell through. Andrew did not mention the sale price of, but he did mention the deal was brokered by Right of the Dot.

Last week, Robin Wauters of published an article about the domain name acquisition. In the article, he shared a tidbit about how much may have been paid to acquire the domain name:

“A little bird (ha!) informed us that MessageBird ended up coughing up more than $10 million for the prized domain name thanks to the bidding war, but we can’t independently confirm that, so take it with a grain of bird seed (ha!).”

Given the auction price, I was surprised to learn that it could have sold for that much money. I reached out to Monte Cahn, CEO of Right of the Dot, to ask him if he could comment about the quote regarding the sale price in the article. Although Monte would not share the price of the domain name, he did hint that it was substantial:

“Unfortunately I cannot talk about the price, however It would be one of the biggest sales of last year and of all time.”


It will be interesting to see what MessageBird does with the domain name. It will also be interesting to see if the sale price is eventually revealed in a future SEC or other regulatory filing.

Elliot Silver
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  1. Anyone want to take a Domain Challenge and guess the transaction price? Closest one wins the grand prize, say a trip to next namescon.. After 2 years of trying to sell the asset to, glad the new owners got the asset and not bird, the scooter company who are idiots. The birdie who dropped the number should take the challenge if they know the real facts but $10m is a far fetch.

  2. Lol ROTD please stop the spam, born hype man, don’t believe a single word out of his mouth. Funny they never showed up in court, when they started the action hmmm, auctions bid on same party on 80% of listings. Stop supporting fud.

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