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$500k Ape Resold for $2.272 Million Today

On August 5th, I wrote about a domain investor who spent more than $500,000 purchasing a Bored Ape Yacht Club ape NFT. At the time, the price to buy the NFT was 199 ETH. Since then, other BAYC apes have sold for more, including a $1.3 million purchase by Andy Booth and James Booth.

BAYC NFTs have had an incredible run, and while I don’t participate in the NFT market, I think this particular set of NFTs is more liquid than most domain names right now.

When I wrote about the $500,000 BAYC purchase, there were many comments from domain investors. While many domain investors have not bought or sold NFTs, there aren’t many domain investors who do not have an opinion on the topic!

To close the loop on the $500k BAYC ape purchase, it looks like this NFT was just sold for 600 ETH via OpenSea:

Help a Teacher #ClearTheList

Teaching has to be one of the most challenging professions, particularly as Covid poses unique set of classroom issues. School is starting soon or has already started for millions of children, and many teachers can use a hand purchasing school supplies for their students and classrooms.

Domain investor Jason Sheppard shared the tweet below from someone looking to help teachers purchase the classroom supplies they need for this school year:

Booth Brothers Spend Nearly $1.3m on a BAYC Ape (Updated)

Nearly a week ago, I published an article about a domain investor spending more than $500,000 USD worth of ETH on a Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) ape NFT. This afternoon, Andy Booth announced that he and his brother, James Booth, paid 400 ETH for a different BAYC NFT. This one is golden with red laser eyes and a boat captain’s hat.

“What Kind of F*cking Idiot Would Set Up an Important Website and Not Buy the .com?”

The Wrap posted a humorous video with John Oliver, and there’s some domain name humor involved. In the video, John Oliver discusses the Sackler family and the opioid epidemic.

PMC Weekend is Here

As you must know by now, this weekend, I will be riding 100 miles on my bicycle in the 2021 Pan-Mass Challenge. The PMC is an annual bike ride that raises funds for cancer research and cancer care at DanaFarber Cancer Institute in Boston. DanaFarber is recognized as one of the top three cancer centers in the world.

With the help of friends and colleagues, I was able to surpass my initial fundraising goal of $12,500. I set a stretch goal of $15,000 and we are very close to hitting that number.

I will be riding the PMC while wearing a special domain industry cycling jersey that raised over $11,000 from sponsors this year.

Just about everyone knows someone who is battling or who has battled cancer. My wife and I support Dana-Farber because it is a great organization helping people fight cancer and helping to find a cure for cancer. If you can help me achieve my fundraising goal, it would be greatly appreciated. I will happily add your name and link to the domain industry list of supporters if you are able to donate.

2021 PMC Cycling Jersey Raises $11,000 for Dana-Farber

My custom 2021 domain industry Pan-Mass Challenge cycling jersey has been finalized. Since I revealed the jersey design a week ago, four additional industry sponsors (DNGeek, Internet.bs, ODYS Global, and Premium Traffic Ltd.) stepped forward and made a donation to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute via my PMC fundraiser.

Two of the donations are currently pending, but once they are processed, this year’s domain industry bike jersey will raise $11,000 in funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Awesome! My fundraising goal will also be met, although I will still encourage friends and colleagues to support DFCI and its cancer defying mission.

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