I was checking whois on the domain name 1.xyz, that sold for $182,971, while researching for this article questioning some of the high value .xyz domain sales.
I discovered by accident that the XYZ registry owns the domain name 1xyz.com too. The domain is parked and listed for sale at DomainNameSales.com.
I would believe that 1xyz.com would go hand in hand with 1.xyz. According to Sold.Domains 1.xyz is the most expensive New gTLD ever sold.
So why is the XYZ registry selling 1xyz.com for only $5,000? Yes, that’s right. I inquired and found that they are asking for $5,000 only and I bet there is some room for negotiations in there too.
But now there are even more questions…
Has the XYZ registry offered the domain name to this buyer?
Why isn’t the buyer of 1.xyz buying 1xyz.com as well to cover all bases and avoid any .com leakage? $5,000 is small change compared to the purchase of 1.xyz. Potentially he could sell the 2 domains as a package for even more money.
But I can only think of 2 things. Either the buyer is not really domain name savvy and is only following the sort domain name trend or…
or the sale didn’t happen…it’s a .xyz scam…pump and dump.
I really would like to see these sales as being legitimate… Although, there remains many questions and concerns that are going unanswered. The XYZ registry should address the many concerns and put this behind them. I don’t see a clear path forward until they do as such….Silence is becoming a sign of guilt, not innocence…
do you really need an answer?
stick with .com
everything else is a
Negari.com still points to XYZ as well, despite plenty of coverage questioning that sale.
1xyz.com is junk
Real Rick will not like you.
LOL@the fake Rick … let me guess, the IP is from Nigeria … 🙂
Yep. The website also. He doesn’t really hide.
The buyer may think 1xyz.com is a nonsense for that price considering the 4 character .com market price.
Market price in general.
If someone will not pay $5,000 (or less) to buy the .com what do you expect to get from these domains?
Clearly a waste of time and of a couple of dollars.
.99cent for 1xyz.com, It does not make sense.period!
1xyz.com ? what does that mean ? it is nothing but a stupid NLLL.com domain. and for $5,000 ? really ? i would not buy it for $5.
If i give my website name to anyone as 1.xyz, do you think he will go to 1xyz.com ? LOL
1.xyz is 1 N , much shorter. the best N indeed in my own opinion even though 8 is the lucky N for Chinese.
It does not matter the sale was real or fake. 1.xyz sounds much more valuable.
So what if it is a 1N? I bet you can buy 1.horse for way less. These sales make no sense and will hurt domaining in the long run. When prices for these bs domains collapse then other really valuable domains might lose value as well.