According to west.cn the domain name i.vip sold for ¥700,000 (about $100,667) in an auction that ended yesterday.
The sale came just days after the .vip extension got approval by the Chinese government.
The domain i.vip was previously sold for $48,836 in May 2016 in an Ali auction according to Sold.Domains.
Other .vip domain name sales were reported as well:
- pay.vip sold for $67,552
- car.vip sold for $35,644
- 521.vip sold for $15,235
- 92.vip sold for $25,583
According to West.cn all domains were sold by domainers. They were not auctioned by the .vip registry.
The domains were sold in a 190.com auction. As to if the domains are going to be paid, it remains to be seen.
i.vip ranks 10th in the all time new domain extension sales.