I read a report that Poker.com is for sale and being brokered by Right of the Dot. I reached out to Right of the Dot CEO Monte Cahn, and he confirmed that his company is actively seeking a buyer for this high value domain name. Monte shared that the owner is seeking $20 million for Poker.com.
Monte has a pretty large list of prospective buyers for Poker.com. The domain name seems like a perfect fit for a company that operates in the online poker space. A casino – either virtual or brick and mortar – might also be a good prospect for Poker.com. There are other organizations and businesses related to the world of poker that might also have an interest in this domain name.
While $20 million seems quite high for a domain name, there have been quite a few large gambling domain name sales. According to NameBio, the 5 largest publicly reported gambling related domain name sales are:
- Slots.com – $5.5 million
- Casino.com – $5.5 million
- Bingo.com – $3 million
- Poker.org – $1 million
- Poker.de – $957,937 USD
Commenting on Poker.com, Monte told me the “Domain gets thousands of unique visitors every month and is probably one of the most valuable domain names in the world and certainly with poker tournaments being televised every day all over the world its the most valuable domain name in the gaming industry by far.” Monte believes that online poker will be legalized in the US, and if that happens, this domain name will be worth more.
Poker.com is not listed in the NamesCon live auction, although Monte indicated that this domain name could be added should a deal not be reached prior to the auction. There are some (potentially) gaming related domain names already in pre-bidding prior to the live auction, including Lucky.com, Poker.asia, Holdem.net, and Holdem.org.
Prospective buyers should reach out to Monte via Right of the Dot’s website if they would like more information about the domain name or if they would like to purchase it.