In last week’s sales report from Afternic, Adopted.com was the third largest reported sale, closing at $15,525. Although the registrant information is private, the doman name now forwards to IWasAdopted.com.
According to a cached page on the Buy Domains website, Adopted.com was listed for sale on the Afternic DLS network without a price. What likely happened is the buyer inquired about the domain name via a broker at Afternic, and they were able to put together the deal.
IWasAdopted.com seems to be a pretty neat website in a small niche market. The company helps adopted children re-connect with family members, including siblings and birth parents. The site boasts well over 200,000 member profiles, and it’s a subscription based site.
Clearly, Adopted.com is a great upgrade for them.
Thanks to Alan Dunn for sharing this with me.