A mammoth ccTLD sale.
Yesterday Sedo domain broker Dave Evanson announced that he had brokered the sale of webhosting.co.uk for $500,000.
The buyer, Pawel Ciszewski, doesn’t appear to be new to the webhosting comparison site business. His LinkedIn profile links to a similar site FindMyHosting.com.
So Cisznewski knows what he’s doing; he knows what the traffic to the domain and the keyword domain can do.
I have two thoughts on this sale.
First, congrats to Dave Evanson on the huge sale. $500,000 is a big deal in any top level domain. I actually referred someone to Evanson recently who was trying to sell a hosting related domain. I thought it was a long shot, but Evanson turned it into a sale within a few weeks. He definitely has good connections in the hosting business.
Second, the timing of this sale of a .co.uk domain is surprising. With .uk registry Nominet hoping to open up second level domains such as webhosting.uk, I assumed that the market for good .co.uk domains would be somewhat stunted due to the uncertainty.