Bloggers, including myself, love to write about domain sales especially those in the six and seven figures.
Reader love to read stories on the big money sales.
There is nothing wrong with that, except where the buyer of the domain specifically doesn’t want the publicity
That takes us to one of the six figure domains that was sold by BuyDomains.com/Afternic.com, last week that has been reported by several sources.
The problem is that the buyer of this domain wanted the details of the sale, including the price to be kept private.
Yet there it is, out in print, on domain blog after domain blog, Twitter, Facebook, everywhere.
Some bloggers who wrote aboutthe sale had no idea, nor would have had any idea, that the buyer requested that the sale be kept private.
But someone, probably the first one who reported it, whoever it was, knew it was to be kept private at the buyers request but decided to release the information anyway.
Just to be clear, I was not the buyer, nor was I the seller of the domain, or involved in the transaction in any way.
I did “heard” about the sale last week, but was asked to not make it public as the buyer wanted the details to remain private.
So I keep it private.
However someone chose to write about this sale, so to my fellow bloggers, twitters and domainers, I think it very important for a buyer’s desire for non-disclose to be respected by all.