Over the weekend, I noticed a registrant change in my DomainTools Whois Monitor alert email related to Texas.com. The domain name, which had been registered under Whois privacy proxy since 2015, is now registered to Brent Oxley. Brent founded and sold HostGator, and he now owns a portfolio of exceptional domain names as investments. Brent also lives in the state of Texas.
I reached out to Brent to confirm the acquisition and see if he could share the sale price. Here’s what Brent told me via email:
“I’m not able to disclose the price on Texas.com, but I will say it was a 7 figure domain and that I did in fact purchase it.”
Brent also told me that the sale was brokered by Tracy Fogarty. I agree that Texas.com is a seven figure asset, but I am not sure if Brent paid seven figures to acquire it. I asked Brent to clarify, but I have not received a further update about the acquisition. Either way, Texas.com is a great domain name.
One of the largest domain name sales of 2019 to date is the $3 million sale of California.com. That sale currently ranks as the second largest sale of the year, according to DNJournal. Although the sale of Texas.com will not be ranked due to the sale price being undisclosed, I think it is good to see what types of domain names are selling at the top of the market.
In my opinion, Texas is almost a brand name in and of itself, and Texas.com would be a great domain name for a tourism-focused website. If you visit Texas.com right now, you can see that the domain name forwards to a “for sale” landing page.