The big news of the day is the death of Cuba’s Fidel Castro, who was 90 years old. Coincidentally, the Fidel.com domain name sold in an expired domain auction at NameJet for $16,000 a little over 8 days ago.
It’s always a bit of a mystery to see a valuable domain name deleted. Estibot pegs Fidel.com’s value at $50,000, although the market was a bit less enthusiastic than Estibot’s valuation. There were 185 bids from 156 bidders in this auction. I was a bidder in the auction.
Archive.org shows quite a few entries for Fidel.com, but I see a mixture of Sedo landing pages and either generic domain registrar or web hosting landing pages. I am not sure if the domain name was ever developed before. Prior to its expiration, Fidel.com was owned by a registrant in France. I checked NameBio, and they do not have any archived sales for this domain name.
I wonder if Fidel.com is worth more now that Fidel Castro is dead.