WebQuest bought the domain name as part of a $100,000 package; sold free.games for $335,000.
Last week DNJournal reported that free.games sold for $335,000.
I believe this is the highest new top level domain sale between a domain investor and a buyer. There have been larger public sales but they were directly between the registry and buyer.
Chad Wright of WebQuest sold the domain name. WebQuest has purchased many new top level domains and I see the company name showing up frequently in Whois on the best new TLDs combos.
I have confirmed that WebQuest originally purchased the domain from the registry as part of a three-domain package for $100,000. The domains were free.games, shooting.games and racing.games.
Wright said that he picked these names because they have high search volume. He thinks the domain could have sold for more.
“I knew this one could command a much higher price when the right time came,” he told Domain Name Wire. “Personally, I feel I sold it on the lower end of what it could have gone for but I need more Bitcoin.”