An interesting news story came out today on c|net about Box.net acquiring Box.com from Digimedia.com. The exact terms were not discussed, but they started geeking out talking zeros and integers revealing that the sale was in the $9xx,xxx area.
Love the robbery reference in the header:
CEO Aaron Levie got lucky: The company that owned the dot-com of his company name wanted a lot, but not as much as they could have held him up for.
But at least he had his colleague and well known journalist who shows an interest in domain names, Paul Sloan, clarify that Digimedia are good people:
“But these are good guys,” Sloan told me. “They’re not doing trademarks, they’re not doing porn.”
That makes it better.
Mike Berkens @ TheDomains.com is reporting that Social.org sold today on NameJet for $228,000, or roughly 10% of last years $2,600,000 sale for the .com.
Fantastic sale for both buyer and seller!
Side Note: No no Mike totally cool, we’re the “domain name sales” site and all, but you go ahead and blog about domain sales. Way to scoop us
Side Side Note: Remind me one day to make a post about being in the Middle East, speaking to a gentleman and being really creeped out when he kept telling me and my wife about how we should check out his “desert bashing…o…r…g” site. (say it fast)
As expected, CloudServers.com was the second large ‘cloud’ sale of the day, topping out at $31,715, with 79 bids worth roughly $11,894 coming in the last hour alone.
Also as expected it beat the sale from earlier today, CloudApp.com that sold for $24,000.
Any predictions on the buyer? Large hosting company? Rackspace perhaps?
- Update -
The domain actually sold for $32,010 USD, the $31,715 is CDN, I didn’t notice that GoDaddy’s site automatically adjusts currency based on your location. Good eye @DailyDomaining
News of a solid sale coming out of GoDaddy auctions made it’s way to us today. CloudApp.com riding the wave of popularity surrounding the ‘cloud’ sold today after receiving nearly 130 bids!
Hot on it’s tail is CloudServers.com, an arguably better domain name. Closing in a number of hours the domain has already passed $10,000 in bidding and is on it’s way to giving us a second high cloud sale to report.
For those interested, here is the link to the CloudServers.com auction: https://auctions.godaddy.com/trpItemListing.aspx?miid=65875701
We’re all familiar with random domain sales that don’t follow much logic, but the sale reported by Sedo today of fcbarcelona.cn for $10,000 is questionable even by normal standards.
A weak domain extension combined with a potential trademark issue and high sale price.
What are we missing on this one? Would welcome some insight in the comments on this post, or on the domain’s page: http://namebio.com/fcbarcelona.cn