8.XYZ Sells For $81,919 At The ROTD – 4.CN – DOMAINfest Auction

xyz-logo-purpleThe auction for the domain name 8.XYZ closed at $81,919 at the 2015 Domainfest Asia auction.

The auction had 157 bids from 11 bidders.

The Right of the Dot (ROTD) auction for DOMAINfest, powered by 4.CN, was running September 2-10, 2015 – before and after DOMAINfest Asia.

The domain name 8.global closed at $687 and the reserve was not met.

Please visit Sold.Domains to see all New gTLD sales.

Sold.Domains

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.

18 comments

  1. Assuming it went to a Chinese buyer, how do they pronounce XYZ? 😛

  2. at best. xyz is the new .net.

    this sale is silly.

    how much is 8.com worth?

  3. I don’t have a problem with the the XYZ part but It is a not a good name to promote and market and you would also need to buy.

    eight.com
    ate.com

    I use 1@nashville.com for an email address and when I tell someone the address, the conversation becomes a a question if its the number of the spelled number. Even if I have one@nashville.com I still have to explain that the person can use either address. it;s not efficient.

  4. It’s still less than the price of 8.co as far as I know. Correct me if I am wrong.

  5. Same would go for domains like 180.com for example. Is it oneeight0.com, maybe one8zero.com or perhaps 1eight0.com, actually goes for most number domains.

    As for the sale itself, another positive move of XYZ. Some people thought 8.global would also sell well but the problem, imo, is that .global is a word while if it was .com or in this case it is .xyz the right part has no “meaning” with the left.

  6. I have a feeling if it was 8.com which was sold we wouldn’t have this discussion at all 😉

  7. Lucky deal!
    Anyone want the luckiest .XYZ?
    888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888.xyz

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.