Domain under the new top level domain name .online sells for big bucks.
Here’s a new top level domain name sale that jumps out at you: Casino.online has sold at Sedo for $201,250!
The domain name crossed Sedo’s RSS feed yesterday.
As of right now, the domain name resolves to a SafeNames registrar holding page. The Whois record uses SafeName’s whois privacy service.
But at this price, you can expect the domain name to be put to use soon.
What lucky domainer cashed in on this sale? None. As you might imagine, Casino.online was one of the registry’s reserved domain names for this string.
M. Menius says
I’m curious how other countries deal with online gaming. I remember the U.S. clamped down on it in the internet’s early years, but I suspect that is not necessarily the case around the world. A few companies like DraftKings made a big splash on TV about 2 years ago (in the U.S.) and somehow got around the prohibitions.
Ironic that the U.S.sanctions and heavily promotes state “lotteries”, but blocks online gaming.
That’s a solid sale though. Hope to learn more about it.
It’s interesting news, but as I pointed out at DI:
1. Contrary to what some might want to convey, it doesn’t do or say anything for the new gTLDs phenomenon. Why is that?
2. Because a domain like “Casino.Online” is merely one of the most obvious no-brainer examples of “keyword + TLD” combinations that is clearly worth a fortune even if a whole extension is considered worthless or undesirable. In this case I would suggest “.online” is certainly a decent extension overall (but overpriced), albeit very long and “banal.” I don’t have any and have no plans to. If I could have had this one, however, I certainly would have.
“What lucky domainer cashed in on this sale? None. As you might imagine, Casino.online was one of the registry’s reserved domain names for this string”.
What I imagine is, if it wasn’t reserved by the registry it would be in the hands of a 1. Wealthy investor,
2. Well connected investor
3. Investor willing to pay pre-gen pricing
That leaves 98% of domain investors out of reach anyway.
I seriously doubt an investor in the categories above would have sold to an end user for 200k holding out for 5+ years for a better ROI.
Registries have an obligation to get premiums online, in use, The best way
to promote more use.
Enough about the 2% that couldn’t add to their bulging “Premium” portfolios
that they sit on for out of line pricing, out of reach for most end users.
Sales like this, regardless of who sells them is a win for all New “G” investors and end users not just a privileged few.
This is another beautiful.cc for one million.
Andrew Allemann says
Um it’s not
Joseph Peterson says
For some observers, there is no conceivable evidence that could convince them the nTLDs can succeed.
I could point to end users with nTLD websites. Doesn’t matter. They’re fools.
I could point to big sales by the registries. Doesn’t count. Under-the-table deal.
I could point to big sales by domainers. Must be lying. Or a fluke.
The only thing that would persuade the hard-core naysayers would be if they themselves had a big nTLD domain sale. Yet that’s impossible because they often haven’t invested in any nTLD domains themselves.
Of course, the nTLD market is sluggish. And I’m not predicting the nTLDs will conquer the world. But we ought to be open-minded enough to allow for the possibility of sporadic successes at the very least.
Unless we’re persuadable, what right have we to deny anything?
Rich Pennington says
Great keyword, great extension. .COM Gaming domains are doing well in 2017, especially with deregulation spreading fast in the Eastern part of the world. .COM still matters worldwide, but a domain like this is a strong marketing tool for a Eastern gaming portal if that is the buyers intention.