Just sold webhosting.co.uk for $500,000!!Big congrats to buyer and seller!!
— dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) October 30, 2012
Sedo domain broker Dave Evanson just announced a big sale on his Twitter and Facebook accounts. According to Evanson, WebHosting.co.uk sold for $500,000 USD. It does not appear that the domain name has been transferred to a new owner yet.
Although the domain name is not currently resolving, it appears to have been an active site. Screenshots.com provides a view of the site from as recently as July.
According to the year to date domain sales chart maintained by DNJournal, this sale is the largest ccTLD sale of 2012 by a wide margin. The second highest sale was for just under $200,000.
It’s interesting that a buyer spent half a million dollars on a .co.uk domain name considering the Nominet proposal to introduce .uk domain names to the marketplace. Edwin Hayward discussed the perils of this proposal in a guest post on my blog yesterday.