Late last week, Ruby.io made headlines after DNWE co-founder Josh Schoen’s UltraDomains sold the name for $88,000. That $88,000 fee put Ruby.io in the upper echelons of .IO sales history.
According to NameBio, Ruby.io tied for the fifth-largest .IO sale that NameBio has ever charted, joining Trade.io at the $88,000 point and beating MrPremium.com’s sale of Bank.io for $80,000. Interestingly, seven of the top ten .IO sales of all time happened in 2021.
After selling, the Ruby.io domain went under privacy protection at GoDaddy, but the owner has now been revealed as a company unsurprisingly named Ruby.
Given the crypto and blockchain industry’s love of .IO, it’s rather unsurprising that the new owner of Ruby.io is involved in that space.
According to the new website at Ruby.io, The Ruby Protocol is the developer of cryptographic infrastructure for data monetization. This is a brand new project that established itself in Q3 of 2020, and reportedly provided a proof of concept in Q4 of 2020.
Little else is known about this project, including public information on the founders.