Following Doron Vermaat’s sale of Seal.io for $60,000 and James Booth’s payment plan sale of Gaming.io for $105,000, we have another high-value .io sale.
This deal will rank as the largest .io sale of the year, at $90,000, beating the previous incumbent, Formula.io by $2,000.
The sale of the domain, mentioned in the tweet below, was announced by owner Bar Franek on Twitter, who acquired the name in 2020, according to DomainIQ’s Whois history.
💥 Sold mountain . io ⛰️ for $90K
This is a crazy email to open in your inbox from Afternic.
It's insane to me that someone hits the BIN button on an almost 6-figure name, but good for them! pic.twitter.com/vr66PPtpcU
— barman (@ppcbz) March 24, 2022
According to Franek, the deal closed via Afternic, with the buyer hitting the “BIN” (buy it now) button at the GoDaddy-owned marketplace, without negotiations. The domain has already been transferred to the buyer, who is unknown at this stage.
7 thoughts on “A .io Domain Sells for $90,000 BIN at Afternic”
A marginal domain (.IO) for 90K costs a lot more than 90K. How good is that investment?
Loss of credibility
Loss of trust
Lost traffic (as people remember the root brand “Mountain” and end on .Com)
Extension issue https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/21/mauritius-challenges-uk-rights-over-indian-ocean-domain-name-chagos-islands
The list goes on and on.
this is a fake sale that’s buyer “unknown” or just money lendering.
the real value for. io is reg fee $99
Great sale and congrats Bar!
Thanks James for sharing.
Another great .io sale. Congrats!
So the seller just paid Godaddy 15%, or $13,500 to use their lander? The BIN fees should be 1-2%. No clue why people accept paying these ridiculous rates to just use a landing page.
The domain name sold via the registration path and not via landing page.