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

Domain Guardians announced today the sale of the domain name BTC.com 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 BTC.com:

Prices for addresses referencing digital currencies such as bitcoin have tripled since last year, Rob Lagsam, sales director at domain-name seller BinaryCoin.com, said in an e-mail. While some sold for $5 a few years ago, brokerage Domain Guardians Pty Ltd. is now trying to sell BTC.com, 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 BTC.com 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 Sex.com in 2010, according to DNJournal.com, which tracks the industry.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

2 comments

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

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