DomainNames.com has been owned by Network Solutions, and the company put this domain name up for sale in the NamesCon auction earlier this week. One of the highlights of the live was the sale of DomainNames.com for $370,000. The winning bidder in the auction was Uniregistry founder Frank Schilling.
Jordi Gasull, founder of NameAgency.com, shared a video of the auction. With his permission, I am sharing the auction video with you:
It remains to be seen how Frank and/or Uniregistry plans to use DomainNames.com once the transaction is finalized. I will keep my eyes on the domain name once the ownership record changes and share an update if he begins using it.
Worth 500k or more anyways. Congrats Frank.
Exactly what I was hoping for!
In November, Frank tweeted:
“…we are launching the greatest piece of sales infrastructure ever launched to sell a domain name”
(This is scheduled for some time around August.)
With regard to the Uniregistry Market, this could solve the controversial naming problem concerning the Uniregistry/UNI brand (since the Uni.com name is unavailable).
DomainNames.com is the ultimate and perfect name for the new infrastructure – one of only a handful of names in the world that could help to seriously rival the Godaddy aftermarket.
The Uni Market needs to have a distinct website away from the registrar.
So that’s what I hope – this will be the new name for the Uni Market?!
Nice video of a moment in domain history. Frank got a great domain. In a roomful of potential end users, he stepped up and went for the trophy name. At the end,.It was just Frank Schilling and one guy actively bidding for it up to the sale price of $370k.
“.Com will become like AM radio”
Frank Schilling – 2013
ROFL-WMCOMN (with milk coming out my nose!)! Had forgotten about that absurd prediction he had made a few years ago! I guess this is an expensive admission of defeat. Rightfully so, too. The new G’s are, and always will be, pure .crap
Smart move. A simple .com that refers to the vertical that is his business. He just made his portfolio that much more valuable. Congratulations to Frank.
Just forward it to uni market, and call it a day. Not much more they can do with it, other than educational type video pointing to their platform.
Thought I would publish a poll to ask readers if they think it was a good buy: https://domaininvesting.com/poll-was-domainnames-com-a-good-buy/
Frank said he’s going to redirect it to the .link 😉
I’d pay double that just to get the auctioneer to stfu. Good grief he’s annoying.
@Kevin – Wayne was awesome, although it did feel like he was trying to shift heifers rather than domains 🙂