Is it just me or did sell for much less than it should have?

Is it just me or did sell for much less than it should have?


This week the news broke of two pretty awesome domain sales, Braden Pollock sold for a whopping $500k taking the #1 spot, and sold for $170,100 (Source – DNJournal). First – go Braden – $500k for a .ORG is incredibly, and is a great name, he also has more one-character .ORGs so I’m guessing we’ll see more of these sell in the future.

But at $170,100…this one confused me.

In my opinion, is worth a lot more than $170k. This is a incredibly strong online brand that could be used by a wide range of companies in the banking/finance space. I thought this would much more likely go for somewhere in the $350k – $750k range. sold for $550,000 this summer. Also a great name, but I think is better. So while I’m happy for the buyer and looking forward to seeing what they do with it. I think the buyer got one heck of a deal, and I’m scratching my head as to why the owner didn’t hold out for more.

It’s like owning a house in Beverly Hills and selling it for 75% less than all the other homes on the block. You’d have to wonder, what’s wrong with that house. But with a domain, we can all see it, it’s a word followed by .COM, it’s in mint condition, the same as it was the day it was created.

Congrats to both the buyer and the seller, $170k is nothing to sneeze at, still I think is worth a lot more. What do you think? I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!



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