Sedo’s Great Domains auction concluded a few moments ago, and Cooking.com was sold for $402,500. The auction was extended by over and hour and a half as the high bidder continued to slowly increase the high bid enough to hit the reserve price. In total, there were 39 bids placed in the auction.
Once the sale of Cooking.com closes, it should rank in the top 5 publicly recorded domain name sales of the year on DNJournal (unless other large public sales are also reported). Cooking.com will rank ahead of the $370,000 sale of DomainNames.com and below the $435,000 sale of Leads.com.
I believe this is the largest sale via Sedo’s Great Domains auction in quite some time. Cooking.com is a great domain name, and I think $402,500 is a pretty solid price for it.