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Two-Letter Domain DO.com Moves to China

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By James Iles, Jan 26, 2018
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    At the end of November 2017, we published the news that DO.com had changed hands for an undisclosed fee. The domain, used by companies such as Microsoft and Salesforce in the past, looks to have been sold on to China just under two months later.

    Domain investor George Kirikos (@GeorgeK) tweeted earlier today that DO.com was on the move. According to DomainIQ's WHOIS listing, the two-letter domain moved from Uniregistry to GoDaddy recently. The domain now shows a new owner.

    That new owner is Chinese brokerage company 62.com, who have been responsible for some of the largest domain sales from the West to China. One such example is the 2016 sale of Net.com, which was acquired by a 62.com client for over $800,000.

    Based on recent estimates by George Kirikos, this latest acquisition of a two-letter .COM domain means that China now controls more than a quarter of all two-letter .COM domains, with the majority in the hands of investors.

    No price has been revealed for this transaction, but previous sales of two-letter .COM's would suggest this is a six or seven-figure sale.
     
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  6. james haw

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    This should go for low 7 figures without much fuss at all, so when you factor:
    2 letter .com
    + current 2 letter .com market
    + amazing call to action adjective in 2 letters
    + totally brandable as a huge slogan for just about any niche

    = mid 7 figures imo
     
  7. lansespirit

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    Very cool deal
     
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    Just DO it. Lets DO it. Great slogans.
     
  9. platey

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    I reckon the same

    Huge in the western world so if they had to compete with western investors to take it east this will have driven up the price

    It's one of the best two letter dot Coms plus it's an ideal tech venture website or motivational website which seems to be the of the moment niche

    I reckon it went for $5m+ comfortably
     
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    Perfect as a brand for the brand with the tick
     
  11. offthehandle

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    Great 2 letter name, and probably the best I have seen here. Congrats to the seller and buyer both.
     
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