I was looking at the GoDaddy Auctions homepage over the weekend, and I saw something that caught my attention. A large group of blockchain domain names are currently in auction, and they are at the top section of the board for highest bids.
It is not unique that blockchain and cryptocurrency domain names are in auction or have substantial bids though. What is interesting, from my perspective, is that someone had the foresight to register these domain names several years ago (circa 2013) and then let them expire this year as the crypto space has been on fire. Crypto related domain names have been seemingly selling at higher prices and greater volume, so these expiring domain names would appear to be worth more now than ever, yet they expired.
Some of the domain names with substantial bids include:
I own about 5 cryptocurrency-related domain names, despite my tendency to shy away from usually short-lived trend domain names. I highly doubt I will be a participant in any of these auctions as the prices are well beyond my comfort level for this type of domain name. I thought it was interesting that someone had the foresight to hand register these domain names five years ago but they expired before the owner could cash in on them.