It’s almost always great news when a domain name sells for 7 figures. It provides public validation that good quality domain names continue to be rock solid assets for their owners. We always hear whispers about large sales, but it’s much different when someone goes on the record to report a sale publicly.
When someone reports a large sale on Twitter, like Dave Evanson did on Twitter with the sale of Angel.com, there seem to be three groups of people who respond:
The first group are the complimenters. They are happy for one or all of the parties, and they enjoy hearing about large sales. Their replies are along the lines of this:
“Great sale! Congratulations!”
There are also the detractors. They take issue for the sale for one reason or the other. The broker didn’t do a good job or the seller sold the domain name for less than it was worth. Their replies are long the lines of this:
“So cheap! I would have sold it for much more. That broker sucks.”
Then there are the self-centered people who are pretty clueless when it comes to domain names. Everything they see is read with their own domain names in mind. Their replies are along the lines of this:
“That’s excellent news for my 3 word .io domain name.”
While this is all in jest, if you look through the comments on Twitter and elsewhere, most of them will probably fall within one of these three categories.
Great article, very funny and insightful, made me laugh…..congrats!
First its a GREAT sale. Congrats to Dave! As I keep saying the only ones who see it on Twitter are those who already get it. The domain “community”. LinkedIn is the ONLY way to spread the message to the broader end user market. If you don’t believe me, follow Gary V! If you tell me I am wrong, I am not. Twitter is a great place for many things. Posting on domains is am ego stroke from the people who already know it.
We agree with you , ” LinkedIn is the ONLY way to spread the message to the broader end user market. ”
We would rephrase (ONLY) with = STRATEGIC. JAS 4/16/202
Gratefully and Respectfully, Jeff Schneider (CONTACT GROUP} Metal Tiger, Former ( Rockefeller I.B.E.C. Marketing Analyst/Strategist) (Licensed C.B.O.E. Commodity Hedge Strategist) ( Domain Master) ( UseBiz.com )
This was meant to go under Paul, lol.
“The first group are the complimenters. They are happy for one or all of the parties, and they enjoy hearing about large sales.”
Well you don’t want to be naive there. Some of them “happy” and “enjoy hearing,” sure, but we live in the real world, not the world where everything is at it seems.
That’s a great sale except it’s worth so much more but at least it makes my domain angelsareawesome.io worth a ton of money.
There I got all 3 examples together 😀😀😀