Chat.com Acquired for More than $10 Million

Last week, Hilco Digital’s Andrew Miller shared that he and Larry Fischer brokered the sale of the Chat.com domain name. Andrew mentioned that it was “the most significant domain asset transaction in our combined 50+ years investing in and advising on premium domain names.”

Given their involvement in the 2021 sale of Home.com coupled with the extraordinary value of Chat.com, my assumption has been that Chat.com sold for 8 figures ($10 million or more).

This morning, Thorsten tweeted that Chat.com was acquired by Dharmesh Shah, Co-Founder of Hubspot:

I reached out directly to Dharmesh, and he confirmed that this was a personal acquisition that was not done on behalf of HubSpot. Dharmesh wouldn’t share the acquisition price with me, but he told me the domain name was purchased for 8 figures. You may recall that HubSpot acquired Connect.com for $10 million in 2022.

Following the news of the acquisition, Dharmesh published some comments about his acquisition on LinkedIn. Notably, Dharmesh said “is the most expensive domain name transaction I’ve ever been involved with.” Given the $10 million acquisition of Connect.com, it seems obvious that he paid more than $10 million to acquire Chat.com:

Congratulations to Dharmesh on this huge domain name acquisition.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

9 COMMENTS

  1. Finally and consistently, premiums category killer domains are selling for more than a waterfront home in miami.. $20m+ spent on just 2 names by Dharmesh is great news for the domain industry. Only need a few peeps like this to really showcase to others why URL’s are often undervalued digital native assets compared to other assets.

  2. I got an idea the other day. Went to Wikipedia to investigate the oldest 500 domains. I found a domain thats one of the 50 oldest, thats available for only 1100usd. Didnt buy it though, it sounds too good to be true…

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