TUESDAY,28 JULY 2015 The Domains
According to the news from Domain.cn on July 28th,Godaddy.com has sold the premium domain name Futbol.com which is the word that most of the world outside of the US refers to as Soccer.
The domain name Futbol.com was one of the 200,000+ domain names that Godaddy bought from Marchex or $28.1 Million in April of this year.
I broke the news on TheDomains that GoDaddy sold Beijing.com in May, shortly after they acquired the Marchex portfolio in what was very likely a 7 figure transaction. The Beijing.com sale even had some chatter (in the comment section) to be around $6-$7 Million but that is unconfirmed.
Therefore, although we are speculating, Futbol.com may be the second highest priced domain sold out of the old Marchex portfolio to date.
Futbol.com went into whois privacy on July 23, 2015, so the buyers are currently unknown. The domain is resolving with a Futbol logo on it and a stat counter currently.
I reached out to Paul Nicks from GoDaddy who confirmed the sale of Futbol.com but declined providing the sales price.
There is a new gTLD .Futbol which is owned by Rightside.
Currently, .Futbol has over 4,600 domain names registered and the domain name Play.Futbol for example is priced at $60K per year.
Last week we pointed out that Land.com was sold in what we know is a seven figure transaction which is another .Com that has a matching gTLD.