Early this morning, I saw a tweet from Kukuh Laksana announcing the sale of Meta.so for $149,000:
— Kukuh Laksana (@kwkuh) October 5, 2021
The seller of Meta.so, Nikul Sanghvi, confirmed the sale in a subsequent tweet. Nikul also provided additional information about the sale, including that it was sold via Dan.com using the buy it now purchase option:
Thank you Kukuh, I got very lucky – that’s the biggest BIN I’ve had by a long long way. Shout out to the @Undeveloped team – their landing pages and buy-side processes are unparalleled 🙏
— Nikul Sanghvi (@hypernames) October 5, 2021
Meta.so was registered on April 5th of this year, making the domain name just six months old. The domain name is registered under Whois privacy at Namecheap, so it is unclear if it has already transferred to the buyer. Because Nikul was informed that the domain name was sold, I believe that means that Dan.com already processed the buyer’s payment so the deal should be done once the ownership change occurs.
The .so extension is the ccTLD for the country of Somalia. According to NameBio, this is the largest sale of a .SO domain name (thanks, Leanne). Importantly, the SLD is the keyword “meta,” which has seen several solid sales this year. In fact, the sale of Meta.so is the second six figure Meta ccTLD sale of 2021, sitting comfortably ahead of the $100,000 sale of Meta.io. There are quite a few nice sales of “meta” and “metaverse” domain names that transacted this year, according to NameBio. Once indexed by DNJournal, it will be the fifth largest ccTLD sale of 2021 and will rank in the top 100 domain name sales of the year (to date).
Congratulations to Nikul on an exceptional sale.