Gutenberg.com Domain Name Sold For $20,000
The domaining industry has had a bit of a lull in the last few months but things seem to be picking up again. Sedo, the world’s largest aftermarket for domains recently had a solid week of sales with a few names propping up for big dollars.
Heading the list is Gutenberg.com which sold for a staggering $20,000. Although the domain is presently parked, WHOIS record show that it was originally registered in March of 1995. The present owner is someone from Florida but a domain such as this would have undergone some development over the years. The fact that it has sold for so much with nothing but a parked page is a testament to the inherent value of the domain.
Other big dollar sales included edible.ca which went for $10,500; glitch.com sold for $19,000 proving that a catchy .Com can still have more built-in value than a commercial and country TLD hybrid. Another notable sale was newsforum.com which went for a solid $10,000.
All in all it wasn’t a bad week for Sedo and the domainers who capitalized from the buoyant market must be excited about the future of the industry. The newly created TLDs like .XXX have yet to reach maturity in the market and when that happens I am sure many of these domainers will have big paydays coming in.
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