Sedo just announced that it sold the domain name gab.com for $200,002 USD.
The domain, registered in 1998, was sold in the March Great Domains Auction and was confirmed as paid today.
The domain seems to have been sold from someone from Texas but the domain was owned for many years by Greater Atlantic Bank. Regulators closed the Reston-based Greater Atlantic Bank in 2009.
Whois has not yet been updated but the nameservers have. The domain was bought by Gab Online LLC and they already have a webpage with their new service Gab in (private) Beta. The company describes what Gab is at it’s twitter page: “Gab is the ultimate place to share your opinion about anything with your friends and followers.”
Gab Online LLC filed for a US trademark for the mark “gab” in 2013 in international class 42 and they described their product as “Providing a website for gathering comments, ratings and reviews from across the internet for products, places and services; providing a website for users with specific informed comments, ratings and reviews of specific products, places and services validated by the users’ inputted preferences and social network”.