Fish.com just became the highest announced all cash domain sale of 2005! The domain sold for $1,000,000.
Afternic.com managed the sale to the current owner of Dog.com, Horse.com, and Bird.com. Obviously these domains have proven successful enough to make the Fish.com purchase worthwhile.
According to an Afternic press release:
With the acquisition of Fish.com, Tabibi believes he has created a unique commodity on the Internet, where several key domain names in one category are leveraged to foster cross-traffic. “The combined synergy of the other names means we will be very strong across the pet-supply category,” he observed. “No one else has done this online to this extent.” Since the demise of Pets.com, Tabibi noted, the pet-supply space has been largely abandoned with no significant “e-tailer” focusing on the channel. He plans to lead the space. Evidencing this, he points to sales at Dog.com, which grew 80 percent this year, with similar projections for 2006.