Earlier this morning, Dave Evanson tweeted that Sedo has the exclusive sale listing on DomainName.com, and he is the broker charged with selling the domain name:
Hello Domain Name Industry! Category defining DomainName(.)com is now exclusively for sale at Sedo!! Contact me or https://t.co/nOPuu8wmXn
— dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) September 20, 2016
In a comment to me about the listing, Dave said “It’s the perfect domain name for a serious player in domain name industry or for someone coming into the industry with a huge splash.” Dave told me the asking price is $2.5 million.
According to DNJournal, DomainName.com was acquired at the BoxCar / Domain Consultant auction for $1 million back in 2011. Ocean.com also sold in that auction for $100,000. Interestingly, I recently reported that Ocean.com may have recently been sold, although Richard Lau did not provide a confirmation.
In light of these two recent sales as well as Richard’s sale of the NamesCon domain conference, I asked Richard if he could comment on the DomainName.com sale listing. I also asked him if he was getting out of the domain business. Here’s what Richard shared with me this afternoon:
“DomainName.com as you might recall is co-owned with Richard Kirkendall, with whom we also co-own Resume.com. We have a much larger project on our hands with Resume.com and are divesting of the DomainName.com business as there are only so many hours in the day. Resume.com has over 1.5 million members now and with operations based in Vancouver is a growing business.
I have many domains on which to develop and continue to buy short one word .com domains. Logo.com, Face.com, Short.com and Rides.com are all projects vying for my time.
I think the best home for domainname.com is in someone else’s hands. Perhaps a larger player who can put the operational resources behind the strong brand and goodwill that the name carries with its natural category-owning attributes.”