Yesterday afternoon, Sedo reported the €700,000 sale of Links.com. At today’s exchange rate, the sale is just shy of $800,000 USD (approximately $796,610), making it one of the largest public domain name sales of the year to date. It also appears to be the largest sale of the year for Sedo, not including any unreported private sales.
The tweet promoting the sale stated that this was the “most expensive fixed price domain sale yet!” I presume this means the buyer used the buy it now option from Sedo’s marketplace and it was the largest sale in this manner to have transacted via Sedo rather than a brokered domain name sale:
This week starts with another record-breaking domain sale: At €700,000, LINKS .com is Sedo’s most expensive fixed price domain sale yet! Congrats to buyer and seller! #domains #record #NoNegotiationsNeeded pic.twitter.com/23Gw7w8j1X
— Sedo (@Sedo) June 25, 2019
The Whois information for Links.com shows the domain name is registered under privacy proxy at Uniregistry. When I visited Links.com this morning, I was forwarded to AllMyLinks.com. I could not find much information about this company.
Before its sale, Links.com appears to have been owned by a registrant in Switzerland. In looking through my email records, it appears this domain name had been listed for sale several years ago. I see a few emails mentioning the domain name was for sale. In looking at NameBio, I do not see any other public sales history for this domain name.
Once Ron Jackson charts this sale on DNJournal, it will rank as the fifth largest publicly reported domain name sale of 2019 (unless another sale beats it this week). It will rank above the $600,000 sale of Medidata.com and below the $900,000 sale of OL.com.
For those who may have missed out on Links.com, Sedo broker Dave Evanson announced he is brokering the sale of Link.com:
Links .com just sold for 700K EUR on Sedo's marketplace!! Now we have Link. com on exclusive contract for sale!! Please contact me or go here https://t.co/GLfn7TcxFn for more information or to make an offer!!
— dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) June 24, 2019