The owner of the New gTLD domain name howtoget.money got an offer for $2,000 through Godaddy “Domain Buy Service”. The New gTLD owner rejected the offer. He later got email from a GD domain broker but the parties never reached a deal.
The offer came probably from the owner of the domains how2get.money and how2getmoney.com. The owner hand registered the domains in June 2016.
The buyer then went ahead and bought the domain howtogetmoney.com at Sedo for $2,100 last week.
According to sales history howtogetmoney.com was sold for $2,004 in 2009 on GoDaddy. The domain was originally registered in 2001.
The owner of howtoget.money thinks that the whole situation was a win for New gTLDs:
“Few days ago I rejected the offer of 2000$ for my domain name “howtoget.money” and buyer bought .com for 2100$ ? This sale in today’s SEDO weekly sales report.
new gTLD – win!”
Not sure it was a win for anyone but the buyer that got the .com for only $2,100.
The seller of the .com lost money on the deal if you deduct the Sedo fees. (if he is the 2009 buyer) My opinion is that he left some money on the table. (despite the name of the domain that should have taught him how to get money!) If you can pay $2,000 for the New gTLD then what is your budget for the .com?
He probably also blew the deal for the New gTLD owner. If you can get the .com for $2,100 how much would you pay for the New gTLD?
But you never know. Maybe the buyer will come back. But personally I would have accepted the $2,000 for this domain name.
Who do you think won here?