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☯.com Acquired by Gregg Ostrick for $11,201


Most low 5 figure domain name sales aren't really all that notable, but I think this one is a bit different. Veteran domain investor Gregg Ostrick of GNO, Inc. reported that his company acquired the Yin-Yang symbol Emoji domain name, ☯.com, for $11,201. Greg's company acquired the domain name privately from the former owner.

According to a tweet from @punycode_com, this is the second largest publicly reported Emoji domain name sale of all time:

According to NameBio, the largest public Emoji domain name sale I could find was ☁.com (the cloud Emoji), which sold for $13,600 in December of 2016.

Gregg shared the following information about Emoji domain names and his portfolio of Emoji domains:
"I wanted the Yin-Yang to add to my collection of 5 other .com emoji domains, which include the airplane, → Read More

It’s You! No, it’s Not Yahoo – it’s My Friend, Gregg Ostrick


ItsYou.comTechcrunch is reporting today that Yahoo is going to spend a whopping $100,000,000 on a new marketing campaign centered around the catchphrase, "It's You!" In typical Yahoo fashion, they did not spend any of the $100 MILLION to acquire the rights to the domain name, which is owned by my friend Gregg Ostrick (and has been registered since 2002 - back when Yahoo was... well... you know).

Now Yahoo is heavily promoting, "it's you" to millions of people around the world in a variety of different channels. Of course, they are still directing people to, but people tend to add .com to everything, and I would expect "it's you" to be no different than any others. Well, the difference is that Yahoo will be spending millions and millions of dollars on the catchphrase it's you, and they didn't even buy this domain name - just in case.

Yahoo is another company whose stock I am very glad to have sold. → Read More