Aside from a few three letter .com domain names, I haven’t seen many high value domain names sold on DNForum lately. SanMarino.com was originally listed for sale in the offers wanted sale section on DNForum in March of 2013. San Marino is a country located near Italy, and it has a population of just over 30,000 people. San Marino is also a city in California with a population of just under 15,000 residents.
At the time the domain name was listed for sale by “Rico,” neither a purchase price nor an offer range were given. In mid-May, a buy it now price of $110,000 was listed by the owner, and he continued to update the sale listing to let people know he was continuing to accept offers. It does not appear that he publicly updated the BIN price for the domain name since pricing it in May.
Yesterday afternoon, a DNForum user “JohnZ” updated the thread to announce that the domain name is pending sale and that it has gone into escrow. I reached out to Rico for a comment on the sale price and will update this article if I hear back from him. The buyer has been a member of DNForum since 2002, and it appears he has successfully completed deals with other members in the past.
Since this is somewhat of an older thread, I don’t know if the deal was made on DNForum or if the buyer and seller agreed to have the thread updated to provide closure. If I hear back from the seller, I will try to get that information as well.
I don’t really think of domain forums as great venues to sell high value domain names, but this illustrates that there are people who visit the forums who spend significant amounts of money to buy good domain names. I think this is an obvious fact, but it’s always good for people to see it on their own.
Thanks to Jeff for letting me know about this.