Once in a while you will see them on a drop list, the domain of a company that was once an internet high flier.
So is the case of NextMonet.com a site that was founded in 1998 and was a Forbes.com “Best Of The Web”, and reportedly raised at least $23M in capital raised, with investors like CMGI and Knight Ridder.
“A leading publisher and direct marketer of limited edition fine art and source of original art. Founded with the goal of making fine art more accessible, the Company offers one of the largest collections of original and limited edition fine art for sale in the world. NextMonet’s three sales channels, catalog, website, and wholesale, cater to consumers, corporate customers, the trade, and selected art gallery and frame shop retailers.”
According to The Wayback Machine the last update to the site was in July 2008.
So the answer to the question how for the domain?
Today it sold for $2,300 on NameJet.com
I think that comes to exactly 1/100 of 1% of the money reportedly invested in the company.