We often get questions from prospective buyers about domain name selling prices, legal issues and a plethora of other things. We’ve provided some resources along with some various news articles if you are interested in learning more about the domain industry. We’ve tried to stick with mainstream sources for the articles since we know that many outside of the industry often say there is a bias at domain industry-specific sites.
Both of the sites listed below provide searchable, archived histories of publicly reported domain name sales.
Note: it is unknown what percentage of sales are reported. Fewer than 0.1% of our own sales are ever made public.
Notable Domain Name Sales
“Color.com Was Acquired For $350,000 (The Domain Name, That Is)”, TechCrunch, March 24, 2011
“Facebook Pays $8.5 Million for fb.com Address”, CBS News, January 11, 2011
“HomeInsurance.com Acquires HomeownersInsurance.com For $570k”, The Street, November 30, 2010
“Sex.com Selling For $13 Million”, Business Insider, October 20, 2010
“Slots.com Changes Hands For $5.5 Million”, Tech Crunch, May 13, 2010
Domain Name Industry News
“End User Fred Wilson – Finding And Buying a Domain Name”, Frager Factor, April 30, 2011
“Why $10,000 For A Domain Name Is Still Cheap”, Business Insider, April 10, 2011
“Internet Content Provider Demand Media Rises 38% After IPO”, Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2011
“Is WikiLeaks Driving Bank of America to Seize Ugly Web Domains?”, Huffington Post, January 20, 2011
“Internet in 2010: 107T E-Mails, 255M Websites”, CBS News, January 13, 2011
Domain Name Legal Issues
Saunders Caught Registering Domain Name of Corcoran Broker, Curbed (Hamptons), May 17, 2011
Judge Issues Rulings in Lawsuit Over Women.com, Domain Name Wire, January 23, 2011
RIAA Threatens ICANN Over Domain Names, TGDaily, January 20, 2011
Customs Chief Defends Seizure Of Domain Names, National Journal, January 18, 2011