Another large domain name sale closed this week. Hybrid.com was sold in a deal brokered by Joe Uddeme of NameExperts.com, which he shared via Twitter:
https://t.co/HCT3c7tGMH just sold https://t.co/hkoF3tcbAD!! Congrats to both buyer and seller of this incredible single word, generic .com domain name. Still rolling in the slower months! #domains #startups #brands #com #branding #domainnames pic.twitter.com/YSpsxWpIF1
— Joe Uddeme (@juddeme) August 15, 2018
Although Joe did not share the sale price via Twitter, I can exclusively report that the price was $190,000 (plus escrow fees). The domain name was acquired by Brent Oxley, the founder of HostGator, who also owns a stellar portfolio of one word .com domain names. I am not sure what Brent’s plan is for Hybrid.com, or if the domain name was purchased as an investment.
This sale currently ranks in the top 30 domain name sales of 2018, as recorded by Ron Jackson in DNJournal. I looked at NameBio, and I do not see any other sales reported for Hybrid.com.
In looking through Joe’s Twitter feed, it looks like this is the second six-figure domain name sale Joe has brokered so far this month. From what I can see, it appears that Radian.com was acquired for six figures at the beginning of August.
Who said August sucks for domain name sales?!
Someone inquired on my Hybrid.Group 2 days ago.Maybe same guy?
I would say that is doubtful, but that is just speculation on my part.
I know that single, dictionary words are in big demand and sell for large sums; but in this particular case, I’m scratching my head as to what you can do with this name – other than cars. I’m sure someone can think of something, though.
Could be a killer brand.
Awesome domain name. Even at $190,000 it is a solid investment. Hybrid does not only apply to cars. There is also a meaning in financial services — human plus roboadvisors. Actually, there are multiple industries to which the term can apply.
future after diesel,petrol belongs to hybrid vehicles.
This is a great domain worth more than $190k.
Electric is a real case of “back to the future,” btw. Had them over a hundred years ago.
Agree John. IMO Hybrid.com is worth $400k but that’s a good offer and I’m sure both party’s are happy with the deal.
Michael, I have a hunch you will like a good treatment of why it’s taken the US about a 100 years to come back to the future with Electric cars:
“How Big Oil Conquered the World”
Well worth watching the whole vid.
It may take year’s to get +$400k. I think the name is worth more but $190k is not bad.
Name worth of $190,000+, can be used for different niches. Technology getting better every coming day and hybrid is the term people use the most.
Another great name sold cheap…