Here’s a rough idea.
On Friday I wrote about Minds + Machines and its payoff for losing the .blog and .store domain name auctions. Primer Nivel won the auction for .blog and Radix walked home with .Store. How much did they pay for these domain names?
We don’t know for sure based on the data Minds + Machines disclosed, but we can get a general idea of the combined total.
Minds + Machines pocketed $3.4 million. This includes its proceeds from these two auctions plus its refund from ICANN for withdrawing the two applications, minus the amount it paid to beat Google for the domain name .dds.
Using these numbers we can get a general idea of how much .store and .blog went for combined, although not knowing how much it paid for .dds and the split between .blog and .store make it difficult to know for sure. Click here to continue reading…