The 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.
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Assuming it went to a Chinese buyer, how do they pronounce XYZ? 😛
at best. xyz is the new .net.
this sale is silly.
how much is 8.com worth?
There is no 8.com. If there was I would think it would worth 8 figures.
8.net is worth 15k according to valuate [and I doubt itd even get that]
This sale is STILL silly.
I wouldn’t trust valuate…
i wouldnt either
that said,….no way is 8.xyz worth 80k+
Valuate is run by Estibot, you get the same appraisal from both sites.
Your right can’t really trust it.
8.net would be worth a lot more than $15k to the Chinese if it were available. It would be snatched in a split second if priced at that level.
Some people are in shock. I like .xyz much more than some of these super long new gTLDs.
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.
I use firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com I still have to explain that the person can use either address. it;s not efficient.
Yes, numbers are a gamble inside a domain name.
Yep, i think for number makes a lot more sense with 2 or 3 number since, its unlikely if you own 328.com , somebody will ask you if its, threehundredtwentyeight.com or the number. But with one and possibly 2 numbers, its more likely to happen. Certainly with one number
It’s still less than the price of 8.co as far as I know. Correct me if I am wrong.
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.
i posted above, why two and 3 numbers are less likely to be mixed up.
I have a feeling if it was 8.com which was sold we wouldn’t have this discussion at all 😉
Anyone want the luckiest .XYZ?