While I was traveling last week, I received a press release announcing the sale of Coin.org for $75,000. Based on DNJournal’s year to date domain name sales report, this is the largest .org domain name sale of the year so far. The deal was brokered by Domain Guardians, the company that issued the press release below. As you may know, Domain Guardians also brokered the million dollar BTC.com deal earlier this year.
In November of 2013, Mike Berkens reported that the Coin.org domain name sold for $4,000 via Godaddy/Afternic. At the time, Berkens opined that the sale “could be the bargain of the week at $4K especially with the popularity of BitCoin.”
The press release from Domain Guardians is below, and it has more information about the sale of Coin.org:
Digital CC Acquires COIN.ORG for $75K via Domain Guardians
Digital currency specialists to develop new offering on premium .ORG domain name
Brisbane, QLD, Australia (October 30, 2014) – Domain Guardians, a reputable domain name brokerage firm, today announced that they successfully brokered the sale of COIN.ORG to Digital CC Limited (trading as digitalBTC) (ASX: DCC) for US$75,000. According to DNJournal.com, this marks the highest priced .ORG domain sale to be reported in 2014 thus far.
“Premium bitcoin-related domains, like COIN.ORG, are very much in high demand,” stated Domain Guardians Co-Founder, Jen Sale. “This domain name will empower digitalBTC to develop a unique, authoritative brand in the bitcoin space, and we look forward to tracking their success!”
COIN.ORG will serve as a one-stop-shop for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency tools, the details of which are to be released at a later date.
“We are pleased to further expand our brand in the digital currency community with the acquisition of the domain name COIN.ORG,” said Alex Karis, digitalBTC’s Managing Director and CEO. “As the adoption of digital currency continues to surge, we will continue to seek opportunities to extend our network and advance the access to digital currency applications to mainstream and institutional users.”
While the COIN.ORG site is being prepared for release, the domain will be redirected to digitalBTC’s product brand website, DIGITALX.COM, which has seen its first two product pre-enrolment campaigns commence last month. The two products released under the digitalX brand thus far are digitalX Pocket (pocket.digitalx.com), which promises the complete solution for handling digital currencies and digitalX Mintsy (mintsy.co), which is a one-stop-shop solution for cryptocurrency mining services.
For additional information, please contact Domain Guardians at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Domain Guardians
Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, Domain Guardians is a privately owned and operated domain name company providing experienced, trusted and effective domain name brokerage. For more information, please visit www.domainguardians.com.
digitalBTC is an innovative digital currency solutions company specializing in the development of digital currency mining, trading and payment applications. The world’s first bitcoin-focused company to commence trading on a major stock exchange, digitalBTC is publicly traded on the ASX (ASX: DCC). For more information, please visit www.digitalbtc.com.
Great sale! Good to see that the seller stuck to his guns and ignored some low valuations: http://www.dnforum.com/threads/coin-org.527688/
I have TheCoin.org….I’ll gladly take half of that sale price haha ;). Awesome sale!
Congrats to both buyer and seller! Another great bitcoin-related domain sale from Domain Guardians. As this technology further phases out legacy systems, expect to see many more similar sales for related premium names.
Awesome sale, but it even seems a bit low! The electronic exchange of money is quickly taking over, so any currency related domains should command very premium prices.