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Social.com $2.6 million

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  1. Pred United Kingdom

    Pred Well-Known Member

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  3. Aegean

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    Wow, brilliant. Perhaps Blueskies, if you don't need the extra $600,000 above the $2m, I could assist? :p

    Well done, it must feel great.
     
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    Awesome

    What a fantastic sale and also great reading back on the earlier appraisals/threads estimates of £50k-£150k

    Just goes to show the boom in the sector
     
  5. AuthorityDomain United States

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    Great sale for a great domain. Shows that keeping it longterm was a wise decision. Would have been kicking yourself if it sold 4 years ago for 50K
     
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    sale

    Fantastic Sale...
    Just shows if you hold out for the right buyer...
    Great name also..Like to see development.
    Maybe a social network site to challenge facebk
    Best of luck to both parties
     
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    Sooooo sweeeeeeeeeeet. Congrats indeed!
     
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    Makes you wonder what names valued at $50-150k today will be worth $2m+ in 3 or 4 years time.

    Congrats Blueskies (if you ever return and read this). Best hand reg you've made or do you have any others from back then?
     
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    Wow life changing amount of money there :)
     
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    Really good to see a sale of this magnitude which once received an appraisal on Acorn.

    Congrats to the seller.
     
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    Congrats to BlueSkies.

    Some classic quotes from the appraisals thread in 2007:

     
  13. Bailey United Kingdom

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    Great to see and read a domain sale that has some discussion history here on Acorn. Wouldn't we all love to see the hardcopy of the negotiation history ? Now that would be an insight worth having
     
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    I suspect it wouldn't be that much of an interesting negotiation. According to the TechCrunch article it already had a bid of $2.5m at the recent auction but the $5m reserve wasn't met. On reflection after the auction they probably decided it wasn't a bad offer at all and only needed pushing a little higher.

    Will be very interesting to see how it gets used though, especially with it apparently being a UK buyer.
     
  15. Bailey United Kingdom

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    Cheers WB.

    There's a lot to be learnt from others sale negotiations, Even those of us that are comfortable with our own skill-set would love to be able to negotiate the next sales curve cleaner (so to speak).

    Not to be in this case
     
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    Thats a great sale. Its amazing it sold for so much. I thought .co.uk domains where worth roughly 1/10 of a .com (as a rough estimate), I dont think social.co.uk would be worth anything like $260,000.


    The prices som of these .com domains go for is amazing.
     
  17. Bailey United Kingdom

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    Indeed, it's a Whole different World. I'd always imagined the UK market to just be a smaller verision of the .com world I'm more familiar with. The differences, however have been simply mind-blowing to me.

    I sometimes have to remind myself that we are discussing the same internet. I've literally only just become accustomed to switching between mindsets when working in the two domain areas.
     
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    Sigh of relief re-reading that original thread and confirming that I hadn't posted 'Regfee!'
     
  19. wb United Kingdom

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    I have never dabbled in any gTLDs (and to be honest, haven't got plans to either) but out of pure interest I wouldn't mind reading your own synopsis of a comparison between the markets. :)
     
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    SocialNetwork.co.uk, a fraction of the price is also for sale.
     
  21. markb United Kingdom

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    Try contacting the new owners of social.com. they sound like they have money to burn.
     
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