We continue to see some extraordinary transactions in one of the most fascinating years in the history of domain aftermarket sales. Whenever trends develop there are a lot of impressive individual sales to point in whatever sector happens to be hot at the time. However, this time time around we are seeing large portfolios of domains in popular categories like short domains (2-4 characters) and numeric domains (that can command respectable money even when they stretch beyond four characters).
A prime example of that came Thursday when DomainPros.com announced they had purchased a portfolio o0f 260 five-digit numeric domains for $1,000,000 – an average of $3,846 per domain (21889.com and 36689.com are examples of the kinds of names that were included in the buy). DomainPros CEO Sai Pola said the deal, brokered by 62.com and transacted through Escrow.com, included a large number of domains that were once part of a giant numeric portfolio owned by Marchex.