Sedo domain broker Dave Evanson is reporting that he brokered the sale of Grid.com for $275,000. With a creation date of 1992, Grid.com is one of the oldest domain names created. At the present time, the sale of Grid.com will rank in the top 15 domain sales of 2011.
The Whois listing for the domain name now shows a “Nicole Hutchings” as the registrant. I reached out to the phone number in the Whois database to ask how Grid.com will be used, and I reached a voicemail for someone with a different name. Upon further research, the phone number appears to be connected to a person named Amy, and based on a LinkedIn profile for that person, it looks like she might work for a social gaming company.
I am awaiting a return phone call and email to see if the phone number in the Whois database is incorrect or to confirm that the buyer was the gaming company. Whatever the case is, congratulations to the buyer, seller, and Sedo on a nice sale.
The domain name currently resolves to a GoDaddy landing page.