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Top Topics: THC.com is Valued at $1.25 Million; Are New gTLD’s Becoming Mainstream?...

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By James Iles, Feb 2, 2018
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    At the beginning of this week, we published the news of @Telepathy's sale of NTW.com. Thanks to James Booth of BQDN (@BoothDomains), we have news of a second recent three-letter .COM sale. A New York architecture company looks to have acquired AKI.com in recent months, upgrading from AkiDevelopment.com. We have sent a request to AKI for more information but we are yet to receive a response.

    Here are this week’s Top Topics.


    THC.com Is Valued at $1.25 Million

    Domain investor George Kirikos (@GeorgeK) is regularly mentioned on domaining blogs thanks to his ability to discover previously undisclosed domain sales. Aside from owning a portfolio packed with premium domains, George has used his investigative skills to find sales such as the $2.1 million Vivo.com deal.

    This week, George discovered a recent SEC filing from canna-business experts Pineapple Express. The filing disclosed that THC.com, a premium domain owned by the company, is valued at $1.25 million. Interestingly, the company’s trademark for the THC name is valued at $250,000 less.

    Topic by: @GeorgeK


    Money Vs Trust

    After acquiring VRIO.com in November 2017 for $811, this investor went on to sell the name less than two months later at Flippa for ten times the price.

    It sounds like a straightforward transaction until you factor in another interested party that offered up to $15,000 for the domain name after the original Flippa buyer had initiated the transaction.

    Instead of defaulting on the Flipp deal, this investor missed out on a big payday but kept integrity by honouring the deal. An excellent example for the community.

    Topic by: @BuyBrandWeb.com


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    I Sold a .ORG for $2,000


    Just by looking through the recent sales listed at NameBio, you’ll be able to see that the market has been dominated by cryptocurrency related domain sales. “Crypto” and “Coin” keyword domains have routinely sold for four, five or six figure fees.

    Here, a domain investor revealed that they closed a deal worth $2,000 for OneCoin.org. Congratulations on the sale!

    Topic by: @jamaltq


    Reacting to the NamesCon Auction

    This week, many investors traveled to Las Vegas for 2018’s NamesCon. One of the highlights of this event was the auction, hosted by Right Of the Dot and NameJet.

    The auction was lead by the sale of the one word domain Great.com for $900,000 and also featured a couple of five-figure sales. In this discussion, investors are reacting to this auction.

    Topic by: @Ategy.com


    Are New Domain Extensions Becoming More Mainstream?

    In the past few weeks, two blockbuster domain sales have been revealed. Both sales were exceptionally notable since they were both names using new domain extensions (new gTLD’s).

    This activity within the new gTLD space has prompted a debate on whether new extensions are becoming more mainstream. What do you think?

    Topic by: @Silentptnr


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