The domain industry can only prove so much, domain sales are reported to DN Journal, recorded by and sometimes reported to Namebio. Blogs will sometimes break a story with a domain sale that no one else knew about. All these platforms rely on trust to a great degree, there is not forensic accounting done to verify every sale.
From time to time I have had someone say they can tell me a lot about a sale but no proof or incomplete details. I usually say thanks but no thanks. Without the whole story what does it mean? The story I posted earlier about Kate Buckley has played out before, many big sales do get called out over time.
Questioning highly publicized sales should always be encouraged. Once questioning stops, fraud and nefarious behavior prevails. History teaches us that.
It should be a “badge of honor” to have to show proof of a large sale that is publicized.
Definately, those that question, should not be attacked and labeled for questioning.
Albert Einstein Quote:
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
They went on to say:
I am sorry that you feel that questioning a sale is bullying and/or sexist. Sincere apologies for posting to a discussion that you felt personally attacked. It was never my intention to cause hurt. Again, my apologies.
So very simply what percentage of sales reports that you read do you believe?
Secondly is it ok to question a sale and ask questions down the road when already being told the sale is under NDA?