Top .io sales of 2021: Where are they now?

In 2021, NameBio recorded 2,241 .io domain sales, totaling $4.2 million. The popular extension produced 5 sales of $100,000 or more in 2021, too. Here, we’re looking at the top 10 .io sales from 2021 to see how they’re being used now. – $230,000

The only .io domain to break the $200,000 barrier so far is, which was sold for $230,000 with NameBio listing Mike Carson’s platform as the seller. The domain was acquired by Sweetspot N.v, an online casino and gambling operator that also owns – $175,000

The second-largest publicly-disclosed .io sale of all time also happened in 2021 when sold for $175,000. The sale was announced by Media Options CEO Andrew Rosener on DomainSherpa in March 2021. As of publishing, the domain is under WHOIS privacy protection at GoDaddy and doesn’t resolve. – $120,000

Ledger, the cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer acquired for $120,000, with Afternic handling the deal. The domain was likely purchased as a brand protection move and simply resolves to a default landing page for domain registrar – $100,000

One of many .io domains sold by’s founder Mike Carson is, which sold for $100,000. The buyer was the Texas-based YourStore LLC, which put to work as the shop window for YourStore LLC to sell its auction platform software. – $100,000

The final publicly-disclosed six-figure .io sale from 2021 is, which sold months before Facebook’s announcement that it was to rebrand to Meta. The name was acquired by a social token platform called Meta Network, but now the domain doesn’t seem to resolve. Meta (Facebook) forked out hundreds of thousands of dollars on other Meta-related domains such as for $149,000 but it’s unclear whether the company ultimately secured after it sold for this six-figure fee. – $89,999

Another sale from’s Mike Carson was, selling for $89,999 in May 2021. The name was acquired by Avatar Labs, a company that is using to host its metaverse avatar project. – $88,888

Mike Carson’s was also responsible for the sale of for $88,888 in November 2011. The domain hosts a landing page for Factory. Few details are immediately available about the company behind the domain. – $88,000

Sold by UltraDomains’ Josh Schoen, was acquired by Ruby Protocol, a data monetization framework based on functional encryption powered by the Polkadot network. The domain hosts Ruby Protocol’s main website and was an upgrade from – $88,000

Financial and technology-related .io domain names tend to do well in the aftermarket, and this is a prime example. sold for $88,000, with Ltd. listed as the current owner. I believe that the trading platform Tiomarkets may be behind the purchase. The domain currently hosts a simple landing page. – $65,000

Domain brokerage facilitated the sale of for $65,000 in 2021. The .com equivalent,, also likely sold in 2021 for $1.15 million. Unfortunately, no details of the buyer are available as the WHOIS data isn’t publicly disclosed and the domain still redirects to the website.

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