By now, you have read about the $30 million cash sale of Voice.com. From what I have been reading, it is the largest domain name sale of all time when considering the domain name was acquired on its own, without any website, business, or other goodwill. It is a monster deal, but the impact on my business will be relatively minimal.
The sale of Voice.com is record breaking and inspiring. My company has quite a few one word .com domain names, but I am not racing to reprice them. Voice.com shows that it is possible to get a massive deal on one domain name, but it does not mean that all domain names are more valuable as a result of the sale.
I will definitely reference the Voice.com sale when I am negotiating to sell a one word .com domain name. No, I am not going to increase a price to $xx million because of the Voice.com sale, but when I get push back on a six figure price tag, I will certainly reference this sale to show that my price is both reasonable and realistic. Having a public company like MicroStrategy publicly report a $30 million cash deal for a domain name gives a huge boost to the credibility of a large sale. GoDaddy’s confirmation of the sale makes it even more official.
I do not think this sale will impact domain name values on the whole, much like an anomalous low four figure sale of a LLL.com domain name wouldn’t really impact the value of all LLL.com domain names. I do think this sale offers a level of support for domain investors who seek the highest prices for the best domain names though. It proves that when a company is unwilling to compromise on its asking price and a well-funded buyer understands that it needs a particular domain name, a massive sale can be done.