I use a variety of tools to monitor domain names as they are bought, sold, and otherwise transferred. This morning, I saw that a large portfolio of three letter .net (LLL.net) domain names moved from GoDaddy’s NameFind portfolio to Domain Capital. My guess is that the domain names were acquired by a buyer who used Domain Capital for financing.
The LLL.net list is quite extensive. In fact, I could only see approximately 500 domain names that changed hands due to limitations on my DomainTools domain monitoring account, and that includes other domain names that changed hands.
In looking through the list relatively quickly, I didn’t really notice any patterns with respect to the domain names that changed ownership. For instance, some of the domain names have consonants, some have vowels, and some are a mixture. My guess would be that someone was able to work out a favorable end of the month deal on a portfolio of LLL.net domain names.
Because I don’t know how many LLL.net domain names changed hands nor do I really follow the .net market to know wholesale value of these names, I couldn’t even guesstimate the value of the domain names that changed hands.
I am going to reach out to Vince at Domain Capital and Brian at NameFind to see if they can comment on the transaction. Based on past history, I am quite sure neither will offer any information.