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.