In the domain world, Verisign hosted the "25 Years of .COM" gala where Aron Meystedt was recognized as the owner of Symbolics.com, the first .COM ever registered.
I think it's often interesting to look back at the past to see just how much as changed, and how much has stayed the same. From a domain perspective, it's also fascinating to see what has happened to domains since they were sold. So, here are some notable sales from ten years ago in May 2010, and what has happened to those domains since. These sales come courtesy of DNJournal's archive, and domain history data is courtesy of DomainIQ.
I cover his purchases because they're usually significant premium .COM domains acquired for at least five to six-figures. In a matter of years, Brent has amassed a portfolio of some of the best domains on the planet. He has managed to compile this portfolio thanks to the money he received when he sold his hosting company, HostGator for $300 million.