According to a story tonight in vietnamnet.vn, BKAV, “a well known Vietnamese anti-virus solution provider announced they bought the domain name, BKAV.com for 2.3 Billion Dong, or $100,000 USD.”
The domain name was owned by Frank Schilling’s Name Administration until late October 2011.
“BKAV believes that in order to obtain the goal of listing itself in the top 10 leading anti-virus companies in the world, the possession of an international domain name with “.com” is the most important thing, and that the price is still relatively “cheap” if compared with the development potentials of the company in 2012.”
“Quang said that in fact, Bkav began interested in bkav.com domain name two years ago, however, the actual negotiation only began two months ago.”
“At first, the US company asked 150,000 dollars, or 3 billion dong. However, after a negotiation process, the company has accepted to sell the domain name at 100,000 dollars, or 2.3 billion dong.”
“This proves to be the biggest sum of money a Vietnamese company has to pay for a domain name so far,” Quang said
Of course Name Administration is not a US company but according to DomainTools.com it looks like the sale took place in October 2011.
With the dudu.com sale of last week for $1 Million dollars, his should really heat up the LLLL.com domain name market.