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Snappy.com Sold by Anything.com for $415,000

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I noticed another domain name has been sold by Anything.com, a company that operates a portfolio of valuable domain names. Snappy.com, which had been registered to Anything.com for many years, transferred from Tucows to GoDaddy. The domain name is currently registered under Whois privacy, but it is now forwarding to a company called Snappy that operates on MeetSnappy.com. The sale was confirmed to me by a representative of the company, and I was told the sale price was $415,000.

The buyer of Snappy.com was represented by GoDaddy and its Domain Buy Service. Larry Fischer from GetYourDomain.com and DomainsForSale.com represented Anything.com on this deal.

Wolf.com Acquired for $550,000

Wolf.com has been acquired by Namecheap for $550,000, according to Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall. I was told this half million deal was brokered by Andy Booth. The domain name recently moved into the Escrow.com holding account, and I anticipate it will transfer to Namecheap very soon.

As with other recent domain name purchases made by Namecheap, I was told that Wolf.com was acquired as a corporate asset for a future project. Namecheap also recently acquired IZ.com for $625,000, Poke.com for $150,000, and Cluster.com for $150,000. The company owns quite a few descriptive domain names, including Spaceship.com, Visual.com, and Validation.com (among others).

Q1 2021 Escrow.com Domain Investment Index

Escrow.com has released its Q1 2021 Domain Investment Index report with domain name sales data from the first quarter. The high level overview is that “the market for domain names is stronger than ever.” Escrow.com handles a significant percentage of higher value domain name sales, and I believe their data offers a good look at the health of the domain name aftermarket.

Some of the highlights from the report that were shared with me include the following:

GoDaddy BIN Landers Coming This Week

Earlier this year, GoDaddy teased that its landing pages with Buy It Now (BIN) functionality will be released at some point in 2021. That time has almost come, and domain investors who list their domain names with BIN prices on Afternic will soon be able to utilize the new GoDaddy-branded landing page design. Joe Styler mentioned the new GoDaddy-branded landing page on Twitter over the weekend showing how it looks on mobile devices:

Woo.com Acquired by WooCommerce

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This morning in my DomainTools Domain Monitor alert email, I saw a change in status for Woo.com. The domain name had been registered at Network Solutions under Whois privacy, and the domain name status changed. Woo.com is still registered at Network Solutions, but instead of Whois privacy, the domain name registrant information shows “REDACTED FOR PRIVACY (DT),” likely due to California privacy laws.

When I visited Woo.com this morning, I was forwarded to WooCommerce.com. The domain name had previously been registered to someone whose last name was Woo. WooCommerce is an open-source ecommerce plugin for WordPress. WooCommerce was acquired by Automattic, the development company that operates the WordPress platform.

NFT.ai From 3 Figures to 6 Figures in Less Than a Year

Someone I trust shared a swath of private .ai domain name sales with me. Among them was the six figure sale of NFT.ai. The sale price is impressive, but the ROI was even more notable. I was told that NFT.ai was acquired in an expiry auction for $100 in August of 2020. It was reportedly resold earlier this month for $105,000. The domain name was bought via Namecheap. Paying $100 for a domain name and selling it for more than $100,000 less than a year later is an eye-watering flip.

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