So there was a big blockchain conference (Consensus 2018) that just concluded.
NewsBtc.com reported that at Consensus 2018 Block-Chain.com sold for $1million or 111 BTC.
One of the largest ever cryptocurrency domain name acquisitions was announced during Consensus 2018, the 4th annual blockchain technology summit sponsored by CoinDesk. A group of investors has purchased the Block-chain.com domain for $1 million (111 BTC), which makes this the third most expensive cryptocurrency domain name acquisition ever.
The domain name Block-Chain.com was registered
Creation Date: 2014-02-08T19:03:30Z
The domain was registered previously back in 2012 where it just sat with a GoDaddy landing page and then left to expire.
The domain was parked at Parking Crew originally, it then had a landing page and then a Flippa page.
The domain was first under privacy and then the registrant’s name was public, a gentleman from Florida owned the name.
Interestingly Mike found that the name was auctioned last August on Sedo, the seller did not have million dollar aspirations at the time.
Reserve range was $5,000 – $9,999, the auction only went as high as $1,400, no sale.
Sedo posted the domain sold for $30,000 in January.
More from the article on NewsBTC.com:
Prior to this transaction, the most expensive blockchain domain names sold were btc.com (sold for $1.1 million as early as 2014) and eth.com (sold for $2 million in October 2017). The buyers of the Block-chain.com domain immediately launched one of the largest portals in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, bringing together the functionality of all the current major industry players.
This looks to be the highest hyphenated domain sale of all time if true. We did not verify it, we are reporting what was published from another news site.
Of note this was a sponsored post as Acro pointed out in the comments.
The author is “guest author” and it’s sponsored on NewsBTC.com, nothing wrong with sponsored but that means no one at NewsBTC may have verified the deal.
According to DN Journal it looks like the highest reported hyphenated sale was Hotel-Reservation.com at $209,916. That sale was in 2009.