Largest .Travel Sale Reported by Donuts

Yesterday afternoon, the Donuts’ Premium.Domains Twitter account tweeted about the $41,000 sale of World.Travel. This seems like a pretty solid sale considering the global downturn in travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic:

According to NameBio, this is the largest ever publicly report sale of a .Travel domain name Prior to the sale of World.Travel, the largest .Travel domain name sale was the $11,400 sale of Internet.Travel. In fact, there were only four publicly report sales in the five figure range before the sale of World.Travel. The other five figure sales were Booking.Travel ($11,000), Ostsee.Travel ($10,760), and Space.Travel ($10,500).

The buyer of World.Travel is not known at this time. The domain name is currently registered under privacy proxy at Namecheap. The domain name forwards to a profile named “Nacho” within the Steam Community website.

I believe the domain name was reserved by the .Travel registry, which is owned and operated by Donuts. The company acquired and relaunched the .Travel registry in 2018. I do not believe the acquisition price of .Travel was publicly announced.

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    • Why do you need an appraisal, is it yours?

      Probably not. Actually your whole point is to try and discredit any idea of ntld being a viable investment.

      As if what the .com is worth matters at all in regard to this news. This is what it is. Take it for what it’s worth.

      Why is it necessary to compare weiners? What if .com are becoming worth less?

      It’s my opinion that you only try to distract from the value here by pointing to your BFF’s cock! I ask again, why do you need an opinion on the .com? Is yours, or your BFF’S?

      Pointless deflections. Your ‘insecurities’ are showing.

      • Do you think writing the filth you just wrote adds anything to the discussion? Do you think think this reflects positively on yourself?

        Beyond that, what value does your comment add to the discussion?

        • How ’bout banning this foul-mouthed guy?

          It only hurts our industry — especially when non- and new-domain folks see it.

      • @Lifesavings – I am a fan of new Gs (and becoming even more of one as time goes by) but your posts undermine the cause.

        Elliot was right and maybe should have removed your comment.

        Please rethink. Expose the other side for their craziness and bias.

  1. I think this is the first time a .travel has broken 4 figs. Sad for such an old tld.

    Wasn’t this supposedly one of the best new tld extensions possible?

        • You write it about any new TLD under any new TLD news. So I’ll just point to people that you’re a bitter .com guy, angry that his .com domains are now worth a fraction of what they used to be worth 10 years ago. .TRAVEL is a great extension, just recently I saw and on a poster in my city. By the way, many other countries are using .travel, e.g. Poland, Canada, Peru or Russia. And thousands of travel companies obviously. The way .TRAVEL has been run makes it a TLD with no spam or even low quality websites. It’s a solid TLD that is doing great and better each year. WORLD.TRAVEL is a tremendous domain IMO!

        • Yep, but don’t ignore all anecdotes. While there may be some (albeit limited) opportunities for careful investors the message from this anecdote is a-few-fold.
          1. Registries usually withhold the better domains for resale or charge a premium, making it difficult for investors to profit.
          2. Some domainers in this space are making occasional significant returns by selectively buying over the dot phrases
          3. End users are putting their money where their mouths are and so domainers should take note of that.

          Definitely the message here shouldn’t be go buy a hundred .travels, but Snoopy connecting a $41k sale of a .travel with all doom and gloom is a sign of his personal outlook on all new domains rather than the facts around this sale.

  2. The only domain that has real value is one that produces income or profit -without regard to extension.
    Resistry “premium reserves” will be the winners of this game which will have the effect of lifting perceived value of premiums in the newer extensions via the pervasive use of automated appraisals.
    Not any different than the .com era which is waning.
    Save it snoop, .com will always be legendary.
    Assume also has a renewal cost of 100+ pyr.
    end users are accepting higher reg costs too !
    With so many “perceived premium”
    .coms still available after 30 years why would anyone want or use a new tld?

    All industries have a out with the old in with the new clause. basic business 101.


    • Plus something that is often forgotten is the opportunity cost of tying up $200k in a premium .com is not that different from the notion of paying premium renewals for new domain.

      For example at 5% lost interest/return, that $200k .com is costing you $10,000/yr in lost opportunity + $8 renewal.

  3. I’ve never liked this tld, but “” is another rare exception in my view. Like a diamond in the middle of a desert.

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