Just over a week ago I reported how Sex.nyc and Beautiful.nyc 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 sex.nyc and beautiful.nyc 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|
|aa.nyc||$7,000||October 31, 2017||1|
|united.nyc||$3,500||October 31, 2017||2|
|sales.nyc||$3,500||October 31, 2017||2|
|everything.nyc||$1,400||October 31, 2017||3|
|jet.nyc||$3,500||October 31, 2017||2|
|gym.nyc||$3,500||October 27, 2017||2|
|bus.nyc||$3,500||October 27, 2017||2|
|clubs.nyc||$3,500||October 27, 2017||2|
|beauty.nyc||$3,500||October 27, 2017||2|
|dates.nyc||$3,500||October 27, 2017||2|
|socialmedia.nyc||$3,500||October 27, 2017||2|
|today.nyc||$3,500||October 27, 2017||2|
|event.nyc||$1,400||October 27, 2017||3|
|move.nyc||$7,000||October 27, 2017||1|
|ticket.nyc||$3,500||October 27, 2017||2|
|fun.nyc||$7,000||October 27, 2017||1|
|tourist.nyc||$3,500||October 27, 2017||2|
|power.nyc||$3,500||October 27, 2017||2|
|style.nyc||$7,000||October 25, 2017||1|
|beautiful.nyc||$3,500||October 22, 2017||2|
|sex.nyc||$7,000||October 22, 2017||1|
*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.