The Castello Brothers sell the domain – It becomes a new crypto travel aggregator

Michael Castello, of Castello Brothers LLC, announced the sale of the domain name The announcement came in a comment on

Michael Castello did not disclose any more details for this sale and the domain name whois still reflects his company’s info. The purchase was done maybe on a payment plan or some other more complicated deal.

But the new buyer is already known as the new website is up and running. is a crypto-friendly discount travel aggregation platform that claims to be offering lower prices on travel products and services to consumers than traditional outlets, through an internal real-time crypto to fiat exchange and use of the native Traveler utility token (“TRVL”) on the site.

Michael said that the price will be made public but did not say when. Of course some will say that this is another big crypto domain name sale. Well yes, but not exactly.

On another interesting note, back in 2008 the Castello brothers teamed up with Rob Monster to develop their domain into a global travel portal. I guess these plans never worked out.

What I found a bit confusing is that there is another TRVL Token coming out that seems very similar. The other TRVL token can be found at

Almost the same team that runs (as a discount travel platform) seems to be also running, a BlockChain Payment Solution, that will launch TripCoin that will become a Crypto Currency that will power travel transactions around the globe that the website claims will be faster, cheaper and more securely than today’s alternatives.

Here is some more info on “ is a discount travel platform that saves you up to 60% over other leading sites, like Travelocity and Expedia, exclusively for members and holders of the TRVL coin. Our innovative platform lets members and holders purchase travel services with cryptocurrencies, to deliver an unparalleled price advantage directly to our users.”

Also here is a video from Michael Culhane, CEO of both companies:


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. Looks like a solid seven figure sale! Congratulations to Michael and David.

  2. Michael’s comment needs to be shared here:

    “Thank you Google and GoDaddy for the dumbing down of the domain industry. Estibot valuates at $90k. Godaddy; above $25k. You can take a look at and figure out what I sold it for this year. When the price is made public, they will certainly update their output. Originally Estibot valuated $27k which sold for $3.1 million in 2014. Low and behold it now shows $3.2 million. Brilliant. Valuating domain names especially generic .com is like putting a price on fine art. Let the buyers dictate.”

  3. Congrats to David & Michael on the sale

  4. Those crypto-guys raise fools’ money through unregulated ICOs, that’s where that (dirty) money to purchase premium domain like come from, it’s money coming from scams which fuel more fraud … from “crypto-trading platform” to other pseudo-businesses …
    As for the “would-be business” on, once Expedia and some other big guys wake up, they are gonna get crushed …
    IMHO their business will be short-lived and we’ll see the domain on the market again soon …
    Current crypto-currencies, besides being worthless, are scams, fraud, huge, energy-wasting, Ponzi schemes, and blockchain is not useful, certainly not a competitive advantage for a company or anyone … When the hype, the pyramid schemes stop working and the bubble bursts many will get left holding the (empty) bag … that’s where fool’s money end …
    That said, congrats to Michael for the sale. 🙂

  5. I am able to confirm that is a great domain.

    But clearly the sale price could not have been any more than $48,000:

  6. Big claims 60% savings, where most of these companies are making a 4-8 % margin on bookings, sounds like is out of business.

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