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Money.com.au Sells for $400,000 AUD (Updated)

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Cooper Mills Lawyers, a technology focused law firm from Melbourne, Australia reported the sale of the Money.com.au domain name for $400,000 AUD. At today’s exchange rate, that is just shy of $280,000 USD. The law firm represented the buyer on this transaction. The deal was shared in a blog post and via Twitter:

PFF.com Acquired for $270,000 by Pro Football Focus

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One of the largest domain name sales of the year occurred this past week when Pro Football Focus acquired PFF.com for $270,000. The domain name was sold by Telepathy (Nat Cohen’s company), and the sale was reported in DNJournal’s weekly sales report.

The sale was brought to my attention when Jamie Zoch tweeted about the deal earlier this morning:

Calculator.com Sells for $250,899 via Sedo Auction

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I was following the Sedo auction for Calculator.com when I got distracted just before the auction concluded and did not see it end. It looks like the domain name ended up selling for $250,899, as recorded by NameBio and reported by Sedo this morning on Twitter:

Calculator.com is a fantastic domain name with many uses. In my opinion, the most lucrative way to use Calculator.com, would be something related to the financial field rather than math or science. There seem to be a whole lot of

Cheddar Report: Monaco Paid $12 Million for Crypto.com

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An article by Tanaya Macheel on Cheddar has pegged the sale price of the Crypto.com domain name at $12 million. According to the article, “Monaco, a Swiss payments and cryptocurrency platform start-up, paid $12 million for the URL as part of a rebranding strategy, Cheddar has learned.” I am not sure whether or not this has been confirmed by the buyer or seller.

If the sale price was $12 million, it would easily be the largest domain name sale of the year, well ahead of the $1.2 million sale of Super.com, as charted by DNJournal. The sale of Crypto.com would also rank as the 9th largest public domain name sale of all time, according to GoDaddy. A $12 million sale would rank below the $13 million sale of Sex.com and above the $11 million sale of Hotels.com.

Interestingly, although

BitcoinCash.org Sold for Nearly $50k, Already Developed

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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:”

When I saw the tweet, I immediately thought about Ron’s sales report and

Sales Reports May Not Tell the Whole Story

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I was chatting with a friend at The Domain Conference, and I congratulated him on a deal that I recently read about. Coyly, he told me that I shouldn’t believe all that I read. After chatting with him for a couple of minutes about it, I think I understood what he meant, although he wouldn’t share any details with me!

The vast majority of domain name sales are all cash. In some instances, in addition to a cash component, a company may give the domain seller additional compensation. Some types of compensation that I can think of off the top of my head include shares in the company, an earn out opportunity (% of sales for example), or some type of stock options. I am sure there are other types of compensation I am not thinking about.

Domain sales platforms and brokers that report transacted sales tend to only

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