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Neustar Domain Names Reportedly Sold


Back in November, I noticed thatย Ali Zandi ofย Starfire Holdings was brokering the sale of theย domain name. was owned by a company called Token Media, which switched domain names to while their domain name was being marketed.

Yesterday afternoon, I re-visited to see if anything had changed, and I noticed a new “coming soon” message on the landing page. Using the DomainTools Whois History tool, I also noticed the domain name had transferred from Network Solutions to Tucows earlier in January and the domain name is now registered under Whois privacy. Suspecting the domain name may have been sold, I emailed Ali Zandi to ask about the status of

Ali reported to me that the domain name was sold. Unfortunately, the purchase price (and original asking price) are not being revealed. Here’s what Ali told me via email:

“Yes, we did indeed broker it. The deal has been finalized via The sellers were extremely happy, and the buyer is a major player in the crypto currency space. This domain garnered more interest during the brokerage period than almost all of our other brokered names combined. We locked in a buyer within a couple of weeks from the start of our EBA.”

There is no doubt the market for cryptocurrency domain names is hot right now, and a one word .com domain name like must have sold for a substantial amount of money.

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Comments (19)


    “There is no doubt the market for cryptocurrency domain names is hot right now, and a one word .com domain name like must have sold for a substantial amount of money.”

    I warned them in the previous thread fair and square about what would happen if I find out it went too low, so let’s hope I don’t. ๐Ÿ˜€

    January 23rd, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Ali Zandi

      Don’t worry, we didn’t disappoint ๐Ÿ˜‰

      In reply to John | January 23rd, 2018 at 2:08 pm



      In reply to Ali Zandi | January 23rd, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      Jon Schultz

      Congrats. Hopefully a seven-figure sale and nice fat commission for you!

      In reply to Ali Zandi | January 23rd, 2018 at 5:20 pm


      I better not find out it was less than 7, Jon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      In reply to Jon Schultz | January 24th, 2018 at 2:23 am

      Ali Zandi


      In reply to John | January 24th, 2018 at 1:24 pm


    wow, I bet at least 100 Bitcoins changed hands for that category killer! (or the equivalent in fiat)

    January 23rd, 2018 at 10:51 am


    more and more the crypto space resembles the dotcom bust of the early 2000’s.

    January 23rd, 2018 at 11:24 am


      Enjoy it then, why fight it. Crypto has function.

      In reply to JZ | January 23rd, 2018 at 11:52 am


      No doubt crypto will eventually lose 99% of its current value. The question is how much longer is the crypto party going to last? If it’s another year or two, I will retire off it.

      In reply to JZ | January 23rd, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    @JZ There was opportunity to make a fortune then, and if you’re correct, that same opportunity exists now. is such a great name for a crypto, or even non-crypto related, company. Interested to find out who is the “major player in the crypto currency space”.

    January 23rd, 2018 at 11:56 am


      Yeah, there is the opportunity. Just don’t get stuck holding the bag when it all implodes.

      In reply to | January 23rd, 2018 at 2:42 pm


    Crypto, coin and token and blockchain single word are all hot; in all extension.

    January 23rd, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    arbel arif

    Looks like been sold today for $500K to
    Proof – Watch from 36 Minute –

    January 23rd, 2018 at 6:21 pm


    Thought I’d point out that now shows its current owner – a cryptocurrency debit card called “Token” owns it now.

    June 6th, 2018 at 5:26 pm

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