In last week’s DNJournal weekly sales report, BitcoinCash.org was reported as sold at a $48,888 sale price via Rupii/GoDaddy. This sale ranks on DNJournal as the 56th largest public domain name sale of the year, and it is the seventh largest public non-.com domain name sale of the year so far.
Interestingly, it looks like the BitcoinCash.org domain name was hand registered in March of this year. Based on a DomainTools Whois Historical Whois search, it looks like the domain name had previously been registered to someone else, but it expired and was re-registered in March. Obviously, this is a fantastic return for the seller (identified by Ron Jackson as Rupii’s Christina Thorpe).
This morning, Mike Berkens retweeted a tweet from Bitcoin News, which discussed “Bitcoin Cash:”
What Every Bitcoiner Should Know About ‘Bitcoin Cash’ https://t.co/jEDzPDEdVJ
— Bitcoin News (@BTCTN) July 25, 2017
When I saw the tweet, I immediately thought about Ron’s sales report and wondered if the BitcoinCash.org domain name was associated with the Bitcoin News report. In fact, the BitcoinCash.org domain name is already developed, and the article about Bitcoin Cash links to the newly launched website.
I think this shows three important things about domain names:
- Timing is everything when it comes to domain name ownership.
- Even in 2017, there are valuable domain names that are still being hand registered.
- Domain names in extensions other than .com can sell for significant sums of money.