In October, I wrote a DomainNameWire article about Ocho, the newest startup from entrepreneur Ankur Nagpal, who previously sold his online course platform Teachable for $250 million.
Ocho, which operates on the Ocho.com domain name, is a new brand that helps business owners to build wealth through financial products, plus some educational resources.
Recently, Nagpal took to Twitter to share what he paid for Ocho.com. According to the tweet, the figure was surprisingly low,
Whenever I see a startup with a premium .com (which I think is a dope way to differentiate, btw) I’m always curious to know how much it cost
Our numbers were:
$25K for teachable .com in 2015
$45K for ocho .com in 2022
If you own a dope domain, how much did you pay for it?
— Ankur Nagpal 🔥🔥 (hiring eng + design in NYC) (@ankurnagpal) November 1, 2022
Nagpal suggests that he paid $45,000 for Ocho.com in 2022. For a strong, short domain name like Ocho.com, that figure seems low, especially when looking at NameBio’s list of domain sales for 2022 which includes domains such as NextData.com, UTN.net, and Paramount.xyz, which all sold for $45,000, too, in 2022.
Without specific evidence of the $45,000 price, the acquisition of Ocho.com may not be charted at DNJournal, but it’s an interesting metric nonetheless.
The tweet from Nagpal has sparked a host of other entrepreneurs to respond with the prices they paid for domain names. In the thread so far, sales disclosed include Unfold.com for $100,000, $25,000 for UI.dev, around $35,000 for Reforge.com, Cofounders.com for $65,000, and After.com for $150,000 on a three-year payment plan.
Thanks to @vmny on Twitter for the tip.