The domain name was sold for $900,000

The domain name was sold for $900,000 in 2017.

The sales price was reported in a SEC filing from PURPLE INNOVATION, LLC. (Note 5, Page 14)

Purple Innovation is an American comfort technology company based in Alpine, Utah, USA. It specializes in the direct-to-consumer sale of mattresses, seat cushions, back cushions, pillows and platform bases.

The previous owner was not even considering selling the domain name. Well, that is until he received the $900k offer!

The new owner, Purple Innovation, is now using the domain name as their primary website:

The seller, that originally bought the domain name in 1994, was only displaying a purple color on the website and a FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I received some spam from
A: Please see the abuse page.

Q: Where is the purple?
A: HereQ: Can buy or lease purple?
A: Buy, no. Lease, maybe.

Q: I like purple! What can I do?
A: You can be a part of the purple affinity program!

Q: This is really lilac / pink / other, not exactly purple. Could you make it more purple?
A: No. (What color it appears is also dependent on your monitor and its calibration.) Actually, the page used to be #DD00FF from circa 1994 until late 2006, resulting in numerous complaints that it was not quite purple. On 6-Nov-2006 I changed it to #7D26CD based on various recommendations. It’s darker than the old purple, but more clearly purple. You can compare it to blue here.

Q: Are there any games?
A: You can chase the purple squirrel. He is animated against a purple background. Click on him to win. The game restarts immediately after each win, only the squirrel knows.

Q: How long has purple been here?
A: Since 1994. Here’s an old response from whois when I still used NSI.

(Thanks to  from for discovering the sales price.)


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.


  1. At least this time you do not have domainers serving and drinking purple Kool-Aid about what a good sale it was and how nice the emperor’s new clothes look.

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  3. I know who bought and owned from 1994 and who created the FAQ listed above and therefore who was the seller.

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