The NFTs.com domain name has been acquired for $15 million, making it the biggest publicly reported domain name sale this yr.
According to DomainInvesting, the deal was brokered for an undisclosed purchaser by Domainer and GoDaddy, whereas Escrow.com facilitated the acquisition.
Finalized on Aug. 3, the deal is the biggest publicly reported domain name sale prior to now few years, following the 2019 buy of Voice.com for $30 million. It’s additionally the costliest crypto-related domain name, overtaking Eth.com, which was bought for $2 million in 2017. Jackson Elsegood, the overall supervisor of Escrow.com, mentioned this was one of many largest Web3-related transactions he’s seen on the platform.
In April 2021, the Bitcoin.com domain was briefly listed on GoDaddy for $100 million, however different registrars similar to NameCheap disputed these claims saying it wasn’t for sale.
The vendor of NFTs.com additionally stays nameless. No earlier buy costs for the domain can be found to the general public, save for a $25,795 asking worth Archive.org recorded on the finish of 2018.
Matt Holden, a consultant at GoDaddy who beforehand labored for Domainer, mentioned that the domain name was a “phenomenal asset” contemplating how NFTs are laying the inspiration of the metaverse financial system and GameFi.
“It was a pleasure to work with all parties involved with NFTS.com, an incredible opportunity for the buyer to acquire a category killer domain and one of, if not the best possible dot com’s in the entire Web3 space,” he mentioned in a press launch.
No formal plans have but been introduced for NFTs.com. However, Domainer mentioned that the domain purchaser is related to a number of different Web3 tasks, together with DigitalArtists.com, a platform providing a curated Web3 service to artists.