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James Iles

We.com Domain Sale Update

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By James Iles, Jun 23, 2015
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How Much Do You Think We.com Sold For?

Poll closed Jul 5, 2015.
  1. $250,000-$500,000

    24 votes
    12.1%
  2. $500,001-$750,000

    27 votes
    13.6%
  3. $750,001-$1m

    25 votes
    12.6%
  4. $1m-$3m

    78 votes
    39.2%
  5. $3m+

    45 votes
    22.6%
Total: 199 vote(s)
  1. As you may know, last week the news broke that We.com had been sold (first broken by George Kirikos on Twitter). Very few details of the sale are known, but today the WhoIs information was updated to show that We.com had been moved to an eName.com account.

    Unfortunately the domain name is under WhoIs privacy, but eName.com is a Chinese registrar so we can assume that the domain name was acquired by a Chinese company/individual. Aside from that, no information is known about the buyer. It would be great to see more details made public about what must be a seven figure sale, and I have reached out to We.com's seller for comment - so if the seller responds, I'll add a comment below.

    The current "average" price for a 2 letter .COM domain seems to be around $500,000 - but as this is a commonly used word as well, it should have broken seven figures. The only recent comparable public sale is that of the pronounceable Mi.com from April 2014 for $3.6m.

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  6. S-B

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    GoDaddy is a US Registrar.... So all domains moved there are owned by Americans?
     
  7. EName.com is a Chinese registrar, the website is in the Chinese language & is extremely popular with Chinese investors from what I've seen.
     
  8. tld_org

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    Did you try visiting the site? There's no option to change language from Chinese to anything else. He didn't say that the person lives in China, but pretty solid assumption the person is Chinese or can read Chinese.
     
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    $1-2 m, if you check we.cn- currently we.com+we.cn offered there as a package for 10.4 millions.
    So i suppose new owner is chinese investor, not a company.
     
  12. @alexdon82 - I think we.cn is owned by the seller of we.com.
     
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    Yes, correct, i checked and previous owner was Alf Temme, so it might be we.cn was not updated yet.
     
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    I'm going to say 3m+
     
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