In June of 2009, it was reported that Jerusalem.com was purchased for $750,000 (the news was also reported in the Jerusalem Post). The website was used on its own for a while, and I later found it to be forwarding to GoJerusalem.com, which I thought was strange after such a big acquisition.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that Ryan Colby, one of Sedo’s top domain brokers, announced that Jerusalem.com was privately being offered for sale via his page on Facebook. I inquired about the asking price and learned that it was in the ballpark of half a million US dollars. I was very surprised at this and felt it was a good enough value to pass the information along to a couple of domain investors I know.
Earlier this evening, Ryan updated his Facebook and Twitter pages to announce that the sale of Jerusalem.com had closed at $510,000: “Jerusalem.com: SOLD for $510,000. A glorious geo name in every way.”
Since this is breaking news, I don’t have information on the buyer of this great domain name yet, but I am sure Sedo will soon make a more formal announcement with that information.
Congratulations to Sedo and the buyer of this great geographic domain name.