What Was the Better Deal, Clever.com or Duo.com?


Last week, Ankur Nagpal shared how much he paid to buy the Ocho.com ($45,000) and Teachable.com ($25,000) domain names. I thought he got a great deal on each of these acquisitions. In his tweet, Ankur asked others what they paid for “a dope domain“:

Quite a few entrepreneurs and founders replied to share the acquisition prices for their domain names. The Twitter thread is worth a read.

Two domain names that were shared in the thread stood out to me. Dan Carroll, Co-Founder of Clever, shared that he acquired Clever.com for $200,000 in 2013:

Jon Oberheide, Co-Founder & CTO at Duo Security, shared that his company paid $250,000 to buy Duo.com in 2015:

Both of these acquisitions were made more than five years ago. The domain name aftermarket has changed a bit over that time, but those two acquisitions seem like great deals right now. I’m having a tough time deciding which company got the better acquisition deal. What do you think?

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  1. Anyone who picks Duo is clueless.

    Anyone who picks Duo and thinks the length has anything *at all* to with it – in this specific case – is doubly clueless.

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