Most low 5 figure domain name sales aren’t really all that notable, but I think this one is a bit different. Veteran domain investor Gregg Ostrick of GNO, Inc. reported that his company acquired the Yin-Yang symbol Emoji domain name, ☯.com, for $11,201. Greg’s company acquired the domain name privately from the former owner.
According to a tweet from @punycode_com, this is the second largest publicly reported Emoji domain name sale of all time:
— Punycode.com (@punycode_com) September 12, 2017
According to NameBio, the largest public Emoji domain name sale I could find was ☁.com (the cloud Emoji), which sold for $13,600 in December of 2016.
Gregg shared the following information about Emoji domain names and his portfolio of Emoji domains:
“I wanted the Yin-Yang to add to my collection of 5 other .com emoji domains, which include the airplane, wrist watch, the snowman, the snowflake and the computer keyboard (image display below).
There are only 33 .com domains in existence that are emojis.
Currently emojis can’t be registered under .com, and these were available to register some years ago while IDNs and punycode were being implemented. I registered my 5 originals, in 2001, as special characters, called dingbats, but since then, those domains have been designated as emojis.”
Here are the six Emoji domain names that GNO now owns:
Gregg also reported this acquisition to DNJournal, but I am not sure it is going to make the top sale list of the week with its low 5 figure price.