Monte Cahn, CEO of Right of the Dot, sent me an email to let me know his firm has brokered two large domain name sales. Kick.com was sold for $276,077.45 and Cogent.com was sold for $60,029.60. I believe both of these domain names had been previously registered to New Ventures Services, Corp., which is a portfolio company associated with Web.com.
Both of these domain names are currently registered under privacy proxy, so the registrants are not known. Kick.com is registered at Network Solutions, and it has what appears to be a default registrar landing page with PPC advertising displayed. Cogent.com utilizes an Efty “for sale” landing page, so it may have been acquired by a domain investor. These two domain names were acquired by different buyers, I was told.
There are quite a few companies with “Kick” and “Cogent” in their branding, so it will be interesting to see where they ultimately end up and how they are used.
Once the $276,077 sale of Kick.com is confirmed by Ron Jackson in DNJournal, it will rank as the fourth largest publicly reported domain name sale of 2020. It will also push down by one spot the $200,000 sale of Believe.com, which I shared earlier today. The $60,000+ sale of Cogent.com will rank in the top 50 publicly reported domain name sales of the year.
For those who are curious, the reason the sale prices include decimals is because the escrow fees were paid for buy the buyers and that additional fee is included in the final sale prices.