It’s the second largest public domain sale of all time.
NFTs.com has sold for a staggering $15 million, making it the second largest domain sale ever publicly reported.
Domainer.com and GoDaddy brokered the deal for an undisclosed buyer. Escrow.com provided escrow services and confirmed the deal in a press release.
The landing page for the domain says it’s “Powered by DigitalArtists.com Marketplace.” This landing page recently changed, suggesting the NFT marketplace might be the buyer or associated with it. DigitalArtists.com was acquired for $300,000 last year.
NFTs.com was under Whois privacy starting in March 2021. Before that, the record showed an unknown owner in Monaco. Get on the Web, a domain investor, owned it before that.
For comparison, Media Options sold NFT.com for $2 million last year. That domain is now used for an NFT hub that is selling its own NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
The sale means that the two biggest public domain sales of all time are related to blockchain. A blockchain company paid $30 million plus commission to acquire voice.com in 2019.
NFT.com > NFTs.com
I think NFT as a shorter version is worth more. But this just goes to show how difficult it is to price domains, especially considering each sellers need for $$$.
$15M, #2 public sale of all-time.
yeah, plural kinda just barely passes the radio test…sounds like nftees.com..
i think the singular just went way too cheap
Sale came day after ex-CEO Michael Saylor was removed from CEO position at Microstrategy over BTC loses. He said no to $1 million, $10 million, $20 million, and finally YES to $30 million on Voice.com.
Pricing is 2nd hardest part of domaining after finding valuable assets at low wholesale prices.
Seller of NFT.com needed $$$, hard to say no to $2M on table UNLESS you are already a millionaire.
Andrew Allemann says
The sale happened earlier – probably just took them a while to announce it. Takes a while to get all parties on board for a press release like this.
Saylor has drug problems and is a con man. The 2nd hardest part of domaining is not telling how much your domain cost to your mistress. Wife is the hardest
You got $15M and hold the #2 position for public sales.
You won bigtime, and the industry is better for it.
agree – pricing domains is more art than science
let’s see if this sale will jumpstart some more nft/web3 sales
You feel that way because you just happen to own NFT.com
Congrats on the killer sale Ian and Matt!
Mark Thorpe says
Like I said before, NFT.com was sold cheap.
You were proven right 13 million times over it appears.
Was this a cash or a crypto transaction?
Its safe to say then that this transaction sounds as legitimate as the shitcoins involved here.
Andrew Allemann says
Um, yeah. So two public companies are going to lie about a transaction?
I love you Andrew but you been fooled. Public companies lying look up voyager last month. Happens all the time
Tax evasion wash trading money laundering The Whole thing is a scam
I agree it looks just as suspicious as voice.com. And why did a newcomer instead of Rosener close this deal?
In the last 12 hrs no one has bothered to set the record straight on this issue. Not Domainer.com, not escrow.com, not the buyer.
Smelly Sam says
Last week hosting-cloud.blog and cloud-hosting.blog sold for $30,000 EACH on Sedo. I suppose you think those weren’t totally normal sales either?
Sounds like a great podcast discussion.
lol, kenny…yay, 8 wonderful children
DigitalArtists.com seems to be connected to Alina Shchetinina, Senior Legal Counsel at iGaming. Posted on her instagram https://www.instagram.com/alya_valerievna/
Broker has clarified that this was a cash deal https://jamesnames.com/2022/08/nfts-com-extra-details-of-the-15-million-sale-buyer-and-payment/#comment-2982
Andrew Allemann says
I deleted a number of comments on this post from someone pretending to be involved in the deal, using a fake name and email address. This might make some of the responses above not make sense. Sorry about that.
John Doe says
Godaddy appraisal tool values NFTS.COM at $15.866
Mansour Elseify says
The domain NFTS was for sale 2016 for $19,250 check it out. what a profet.?
Great sale and purchase when considering the huge profit potential that the domain brings to the right business model for years to come!