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PokerBonus.com Domain Name Sold For $110,508
Online poker may be illegal in the US, but that hasn’t stopped poker-related domains from changing hands at some ridiculous prices. The latest sale is PokerBonus.com, which sold for a whopping $100,508 a recent GoDaddy Auction. This sale was the top sale recorded at Domain Name Journal for the week ending December 4, 2011.
GoDaddy of course has been featuring quite prominently in these top tier sales in recent weeks, having been the site that brokered the sale of Lela.com for $100,463. This has even surprised many of the top domainers and bloggers who are quick to point out that GoDaddy auctions are now even outpacing Afternic.com.
A quick look at the WHOIS records for PokerBonus.com reveals that the domain was first registered in June 2002 and has a current expiry date in 2017. No doubt it would have undergone several developments in the online poker niche since first registration but at present, there’s only a video placeholder served on the domains main web page. What the buyer intends to do with it is anyone’s guess, but as viable domain for the online poker niche, it is well worth the 100K or so paid for it.
In a wider domaining sense, it will be interesting to see how other top aftermarkets like Sedo respond to the recent form of GoDaddy. If domainers feel that there is more action over at GoDaddy, Sedo could very well end up losing some of its big players.
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