Brent Oxley, founder of hosting companies HostGator and more recently Create.com, has sold one of his valuable four-letter .COM domain names.
Among a portfolio of a couple of hundred elite domain names is a core of four-letter .COM domains including Bath.com, Draw.com, Firm.com, Item.com, Pack.com, Text.com, and many more listed at Oxley’s Efty marketplace. Today, Oxley revealed that he has completed the sale of Numb.com, one of his four-letter domains, for 373.379 Monero coins (XMR), which was valued at $145,000 at the time of the transaction.
Monero is a privacy-focused currency created in 2014 and is being traded at around $400 per coin, as of writing. That’s significantly higher than the $60 per coin that Monero was trading at this time last year. Monero, though, reportedly has its downside. Wikipedia says of Monero, “It has attracted users desiring privacy measures that are not provided in more popular cryptocurrencies. However, it has also gained publicity for its illicit use in darknet markets.”
Oxley told me that he is planning on holding his Monero coins long-term. Domain purchases using cryptocurrency seem to be more prevalent, and Oxley is encouraging more buyers to acquire his domains using cryptocurrency, saying “It’s the easiest deal I’ve done to date and was completed in minutes. I’d love to do more crypto deals!”
The buyer of Numb.com isn’t known at the moment, so it’s unclear whether the domain was acquired by an investor or an end-user. At $145,000, it could be either.
According to NameBio, Oxley acquired Numb.com in 2018 for $23,000 in a deal brokered by James Booth’s BQDN.