Microstrategy cashes in on one of its premium domain names, sets a high water mark.
MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) sold the domain name Voice.com for $30 million, the company announced today.
This is a record–by a large margin–for a public domain-only sale.
Blockchain-based social media platform Block.one bought the domain name in an all-cash deal facilitated by GoDaddy. It actually paid more than $30 million when you consider its undisclosed commission to GoDaddy.
Microstrategy, an enterprise analytics and software company, owns a nice catalog of valuable domain names that it hasn’t put to use, including Alert.com, Courage.com, Mike.com and Usher.com.
The company has fended off attempts to steal its domains through cybersquatting claims, including Glory.com an Emma.com.
A list of some of its best domain names is at Strategy.com.
See my comment about it over at https://domaininvesting.com/voice-com-domain-name-acquired-for-30-million/#comment-83832.
George Kirikos says
Paul Nicks just noted on Twitter:
that the $30 million was *before* commission, so the actual price was even higher than $30 million!! Perhaps someone will reach out to the buyer to get the total price actually paid (GoDaddy won’t disclose it, but perhaps the buyer will, given there appears to be no NDA).
LOL, leave it to you to come up with more that’s interesting like that.
I am also able to confirm for everyone that this is an example of a good domain name, by the way. 😉
King Sigma says
Who says corporations don’t know the value of domain names? Lol. Great premium dot-Com record breaker.
As Rick Schwartz would say, “premium dot-Com 1-2 word domains with commericial meaning are OIL wells.”
My company has tried to buy Alert.com, Voice.com and Emma.com (as we own several emma names and one of the extensions is being built as a next gen chatbot – Siri meets Samantha in Her.
Voice.com is well worth 30 million USD, but was a bit over our investors’ budget. So worked out well for the seller. Alert.com is a killer name as well, but not in the same ballpark as Voice.com which I consider one of the top 10 domains on the planet.
I own a few “Voice” in other extensions, but they’re all Single A ball — this is professional leagues.
so did GoDaddy collect USD 3 million or USD 6 million for their “service” of moving a Domain-name from one GoDaddy-Account to another Go-Daddy-Account ?
The commissions for brokers in this industry are just too high.
I would agree to a broker-fee of 5% to 10%, but collecting 15% to 20% is like stealing.
Michael Anthony Castello says
I think GoDaddy charges 20%
Andrew Allemann says
That’s their standard buy service but usually people negotiate down on these bigger deals
Andrew Allemann says
I suspect it was much less than that.
Shamil Magomedov says
$ 20M for the Voice.com domain is money down the drain! I would if I had these $ 30M would buy 300 such domains on them!
(I wonder where I could find such a generous buyer for my domain names?)
Archimedes Sapitula says
Sorry I’m a bit late here.
If Voice.com sold for $30 million, then moving forward what does this sale do to the future prices of all “voice” domains pricing and sales? Does the value of “voice” domains increase or does nothing change?
There seems to be a huge gap between the most expensive sold “voice” domains prior to this sale and then this $30 million domain sale.
Therefore will the prices of Voices.com or evoice.com increase or remain?
What about my domains below?