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Hostgator founder turned domain investor Brent Oxley has put together a portfolio of highly valuable one-word domains. In a recent feature, we showcased ten of Brent's best domains that would make most investors envious. Today we can reveal that Brent has added to his portfolio with the acquisition of CPU.com.

The deal was brokered by James Booth (@BoothDomains) of BQDN for a six-figure fee. Unfortunately, the exact amount isn't available to disclose publicly.
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This latest acquisition follows other recent sales by James to Brent including Jones.com for $100,000, Pack.com for $100,000 and Toll.com for $50,000.

Whilst the exact price wasn't disclosed, it's likely that the domain sold for a low six-figure fee based on data from James' previous sales to Brent.

The CPU.com domain is more than a typical three-letter .COM thanks to its popularity as the acronym for the central processing unit, a vital part of a computer. Multi-billion dollar companies such as Intel and AMD produce CPU's that are used in millions of machines around the world.

According to WHOIS, the domain has been registered since 1990 and since September 2017 the name has been owned by an investor based in Israel. Based on archival copies of the domain, CPU.com was once used as an online store for Computer Parts USA.

Congratulations to buyer, seller and broker.
 
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I may have lost the plot but didn't this sell for like $40,000 last year. If so the seller has got a nice return.
 
I may have lost the plot but didn't this sell for like $40,000 last year. If so the seller has got a nice return.

The domain failed to sell at NameJet last December. The price it ended at was listed at $131,000 according to the article.
 

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It has listed on Flippa and Namejet multiple times before it sells!
 
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DomainRecap

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Nice acronym, but after that auction (which got wide coverage in the tech sector) it's obvious that none of the big processor companies like Intel, AMD, ARM, etc. are just not interested in it.

$150K is probably what Intel spent on catering, travel, lodging, and entertainment for their last board meeting. :-P
 

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It has been sitting for a while at Flippa! This is why selling such a name for a reasonable profit is really time-consuming and by no means easy
 
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Only if someone lets them know, otherwise they will remain hopeful the listing is legitimate I am guessing. Thats when the problems start for the new buyer ...... no sale
 

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The CPU.com domain is more than a typical three-letter .COM thanks to its popularity as the acronym for the central processing unit, a vital part of a computer. Multi-billion dollar companies such as Intel and AMD produce CPU's that are used in millions of machines around the world.
Hi Joseph Slabaugh,

You’ve been invited by ILBuyer to participate in the post-auction negotiation for CPU.com, which ended unsold.

ILBuyer is willing to accept $125,000, or near offer, for this domain.

“Crazy price for the next 24 hours. 400 watchers on this domain, the first to accept this outstanding price is the winner. Don't let this opportunity go !”

Click here to negotiate with ILBuyer.

You can learn more about ILBuyer by viewing their profile orsend them a private message to discuss their offer, before you accept.

You have 72 hours to accept or return a counter offer.
If you do not take action within 72 hours the offer will be rejected automatically.

Kind Regards,
The Flippa Team
 

maxtra

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Looks like persistence paid off in the end after being relisted on Flippa and Namejet multiple times.

Congrats to everyone involved!
 

trap3

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Worth 7 figures if u ask me.

Selling it for 6 is nuts, when you consider the deep deep pockets of tech giants.
 

DomainRecap

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Selling it for 6 is nuts, when you consider the deep deep pockets of tech giants.

But they all had a chance to get it at the previous auction, and they all passed.

It all covered widely on the tech side, and I thought either Intel or AMD might buy it just for historical purposes (it is worthless as processor brandable) or just to be able to send out a press release, but nada.
 

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trap3

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Well if the big guns did actually know about the auction, and passed, then maybe my assessment was wrong.

Still its worth a lot more than $180k. I'll definitely stand by that.

Flippa also is NOT the best place to be selling valuable domain names.
 

WingMan

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The owner listed it several times on Flippa. Fair play, the strategy worked out for them in the end. Morale of the lesson, stick to your guns if you think the price is not right enough.

It'll be interesting to see if Brent will be able to get his money back. I'm sure Intel, AMD, ARM etc were all aware of the auction but they passed.
 
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