Big sale illustrates value of premium strategy for new TLD operators.
Rightside has sold the domain name 3D.software for a six figure sum, CEO Taryn Naidu revealed on the company’s quarterly financial results call yesterday.
The domain name was purchased by Visual Dynamics, a company that creates 3D software used for design. 3D.software resolves to a site similar to Visual Dynamics’ original site, VisualDynamics.com.
According to DomainTools’ historical whois records, the domain name was transferred in early March. Rightside began selling two character (but not two letter) domain names from its new TLD portfolio that month.
Naidu also mentioned a six figure sale of DUI.attorney, but that sale happened last year.
New TLD Premium sales have accounted for just 5% of Rightside’s volume but 30% of revenue share. Assuming Rightside keeps 100% of a $100,000 sale, they’d need to sell about 5,000 regularly priced .software domains to equal one big sale like this. (This assumes a $20 wholesale price. If it’s less, then it would need to sell even more domains.)
Ray J says
Tom Webber says
And THAT’S how you flush $100,000 down the toilet. Pay attention all billionaires and wasteful spending companies.
And you have accomplished what that makes you know anything about buying this domain?
Domain Hustler says
…..and you have accomplished what that allow you to question Tom?
well… if this is true… the value of 3Dsoftware.com just went through the roof.
Haters will hate 😉
Andrea Paladini says
According to Manta and Dun & Bradstreet databases, Visual Dynamics LLC, based in Springdale, AR, has annual revenues of $70,000, a staff of approx 2 people and it’s managed or owned by a David S Slauson Jr …
A so small company spending $ 100,000 for such a domain? …
That’s really fishy … it smells of fake …
The buyer of DUI.attorney, according to current Whois, is a Greg Abbate, with an email related to a company called Aso Enterprises Inc, located in Bellmore, NY, which offers IT and desktop computing services.
According to D&B database this company has revenues for $59,000 and a staff of 1 people …
At the same address, 2700 Grand Avenue, Bellmore, is located also another company, Thurcon Development Company LP, whose CEO is Mr Greg Abbate, and whose annual revenues are $180,000, with a staff of 2.
Same address for Expodepot Inc, same CEO, business Ourdoor Advertising, Exhibits and Displays, revenue 500k – 1mln $, staff 1-4.
Same address for a now defunct company called Island Amusement Ventures LLC, which “was founded in 2005 for the purpose of developing and operating an amusement park, in fact the biggest and best amusement park ever built on Long Island.” CIO was the same Greg Abbate. Their website is defunct as well, so I guess the amusement park was not built …
Weird buyers and weird deals … just to use a euphemism …
Jamie Zoch says
To note, when Coffee.club sold, for an example.. it was over 10 years, with $10K a year payments if I remember correctly. I’m not sure if that was the case with this domain or not but it may be.
Andrea Paladini says
Anyway, it’s always $100,000, even if they are spread in 10 installments …
And in 10 years many things can change …
@Andrea Paladini: Shell companies. These are all shell companies.
At least we can track their website and activity 14-15 years back:
nice for new extension