When I was looking at my DomainTools Domain Monitor daily email on Saturday, I noticed that User.com was unlocked and pending transfer to another registrar. Yesterday morning, I saw that the domain name transferred to another domain registrant.
The most recent screenshot record at Screenshots.com shows that the domain name had been listed for sale with Sedo’s Dave Evanson as the broker. I reached out to Dave via email, and he confirmed that he brokered the sale of User.com. The domain name was acquired for $150,000. He was not able to share any other details about the deal, so the buyer is presently unknown (see update below).
When I visited User.com yesterday morning, I saw an AfterMarket.pl branded landing page with some for sale messaging (“If you are interested in purchasing this domain, you may use the contact form to send a message to the owner of the domain.“). I am not sure if that is the standard landing page from this domain registrar or if the domain name was acquired for resale purposes. (see update below).
Once the sale is reported to DNJournal, it will rank as one of the largest public domain name sales of the year. If there were no other large sales reported this week, the $150,000 sale of User.com would tie for #40 of 2018. The two other $150,000 sales this year are Presto.com, WJX.com, and FXT.com.
Update: It looks like User.com was acquired by UserEngage, which rebranded as User. UserEngage.com now forwards to User.com, and they have a new logo:
User Engage bought User.com. Smart move to buy a short name.
Short, memorable LLLL, dictionary word…..just 150k?
Am I the only one thinking this name was pretty cheap??