After yesterday’s reported sale of Avatar.io for $89,999 comes another high five-figure .IO sale. The name in question is Ruby.io, which sold for $88,000, according to NameBio.
Ruby.io was sold by DNWE’s co-founder Josh Schoen’s UltraDomains portfolio. Despite selling Ruby.io, Schoen still owns a number of valuable .IO domains including Light.io, Scroll.io, and Whirl.io. Schoen’s companies also own names such as Sign.com, Nurture.com, and even Altcoin.com. According to Archive.org, Ruby.io used an Efty landing page before selling.
The $88,000 reported sale of Ruby.io ranks as the joint fifth largest .IO sale of all time, according to NameBio. Interestingly, the top six .IO sales at NameBio have all happened in 2021. Schoen’s sale also breaks the Park.io dominance on the top five chart.
According to WHOIS, Ruby.io has moved under privacy protection at GoDaddy, so it’s unclear who the new owner is. Crunchbase lists a variety of potential buyers of this domain, but there are no immediate clues to suggest the new owner’s identity.
Ruby.io’s big brother, Ruby.com, sold in 2019 after Ruby Receptionists made the decision to upgrade from CallRuby.com to Ruby.com.