In my morning DomainTools Registrant Monitor alert email on Friday, I saw that Gus.com changed hands. The domain name had been owned by Nat Cohen’s company, Telepathy, and the domain name transferred to a Norway-based registrant at GoDaddy.
I chatted with Nat Cohen, and he confirmed that Gus.com was sold. He shared that the domain name was sold via the GoDaddy Domain Brokerage Service (DBS). The net payment to his company was $300,000. The standard commission rate for GoDaddy’s DBS is 20%, which would put the value of the deal at $375,000 ($375,000 * .8= $300,000). However, because a buyer may be able to negotiate a better commission rate on higher value deals, it’s possible the total price is lower than that.