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.