Domain Guardians Sells to “GAW Miners” For $1,000,000

Domain Guardians announced today the sale of the domain name to GAWMiners for US$1,000,000.

GAW Miners sells Bitcoin mining hardware, cloud mining, hosting and electricity.

Just yesterday Domain Guardians had announced that they were trying to sell

Prices for addresses referencing digital currencies such as bitcoin have tripled since last year, Rob Lagsam, sales director at domain-name seller, said in an e-mail. While some sold for $5 a few years ago, brokerage Domain Guardians Pty Ltd. is now trying to sell, based on an abbreviation for bitcoin, for more than $1 million.

“Premium, generic, category-defining domains are like prime real estate,” Mike Robertson, co-founder of Brisbane, Australia-based Domain Guardians, said in an interview. “Owning a name like would be like owning a shop front” on New York’s Fifth Avenue, London’s Oxford Street or the Los Angeles area’s Rodeo Drive.

Should Domain Guardians get its price of more than $1 million, that still would be far short of the record for a domain name. The highest price paid was $13 million for in 2010, according to, which tracks the industry.


About Konstantinos Zournas

Studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and now living in Athens, Greece. Love domains and building websites. Went online in 1995, learned about HTML in 1996 and about domains in 2002. Started publishing the blog in 2012.


  1. Just yesterday ? No. It’s been for sale for 2 months.

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