One person spent $86,800* on 21 NYC domains

Just over a week ago I reported how and were both purchased by the same person, for about $7,000 and $3,500 respectively – well it now appears that this person has struck again.

The spending spree started with and on October 22nd and continued through October 31st with additional 19 NYC domain name purchases, bringing the total spent to approximately $86,800.

Below is the shopping list

Domain Approx. Price* Date Registered Tier $7,000 October 31, 2017 1 $3,500 October 31, 2017 2 $3,500 October 31, 2017 2 $1,400 October 31, 2017 3 $3,500 October 31, 2017 2 $3,500 October 27, 2017 2 $3,500 October 27, 2017 2 $3,500 October 27, 2017 2 $3,500 October 27, 2017 2 $3,500 October 27, 2017 2 $3,500 October 27, 2017 2 $3,500 October 27, 2017 2 $1,400 October 27, 2017 3 $7,000 October 27, 2017 1 $3,500 October 27, 2017 2 $7,000 October 27, 2017 1 $3,500 October 27, 2017 2 $3,500 October 27, 2017 2 $7,000 October 25, 2017 1 $3,500 October 22, 2017 2 $7,000 October 22, 2017 1
 Total $88,200  

*The prices shown are based on previously published GoDaddy “tier” prices for premium NYC domains.

Looking at the list of names, I’m assuming this is an investor with an eye for premium generic names. Also this is someone who is clearly putting money where his mouth is, demonstrating his confidence in the .NYC namespace – 3 years after .NYC launched.

I reached out to the person for comment and did receive a reply, part of which said:

“Some domains I would park till I had time some I would lease out some I will be developing.”

At the time of my email I didn’t know the scale of all the purchases and so I’ll be reaching out again and will update the article if the registrant wants to provide additional comments or context.

With relatively large investments like this, oftentimes the purchases are an investment by multiple people or on behalf of clients so more context for the sale would be useful.

The registrant may of course tell me that it’s none of my business, and maybe it isn’t but it doesn’t hurt to ask! Stay tuned…

Quick note about “Premium Tiered Pricing”: Many NYC domains were initially reserved pending premium auction or to be made available for registration at a premium “tiered” price. The pricing was slightly different at competing registrars and using GoDaddy as an example Tiers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 were priced at $7,000, $3,500, $1,400, $700 and $350 respectively.


2 responses to “One person spent $86,800* on 21 NYC domains”

  1. Thanks for sharing.
    To be honest,In addition, many domain names are now popular with users, for example .top
    I think good domain name is worth investing, the future of domain name market is still very good.

  2. Vivian – apologies for being so blunt but .top is the worst TLD out there and has done so many things wrong. The amount of spam I receive from .top email addresses was ridiculous and I had to block the entire TLD. I have only ever been pushed to two .top websites (no direct visit) which tried to download software without me wanting it.

    Then there is this article with the allegation that the .top registry scraped the whois registry to promote the TLD.

    In my opinion registries like .top risk the advancement of the new gTLD program.


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