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 Matt Blaze offered some commentary on his sale of Crypto.com, he did not mention the sale price. He did say, he has “no financial stake in their business,” which would indicate to me that it was likely a cash (or cash equivalent) deal.
As far as I am aware, this $12 million figure is still unconfirmed by the parties involved in the deal, so it remains to be seen if this sale will be charted.
You can visit Cheddar.com to see the video discussing Crypto.com.