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Second 8-figure domain sale in as many weeks – at $10 million

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Second 8-figure domain sale in as many weeks – at $10 million – Discovered by George Kirikos

Less than a week

after a $15 million
of was announced, George Kirikos discovered that hubspot

paid $10 million to acquire
earlier this year. Kirikos found the details in Hubspot’s SEC filing 2Q-2022 and broke the news on his

blog on Sunday. The confirmation of the sale price comes after

reported spotting a transfer of the domain to Hubspot in April.

Two of the four largest publicly reported domain sales all the time have now been revealed over the past five days. is just behind ($30 million), followed by ($13 million) and the new #4 We

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will add to our Chart of the top 100 sales since the beginning of the year and All-Time Top 20 Chart when the next bi-weekly domain sales report comes out on August 17.

There is an interesting story behind reporting this information. As regular readers know, George is a seasoned researcher who discovered innumerable
significant sales over the years (our charts would have been much less impressive if he had not extracted this data and verified it to share with the industry). Unfortunately, as happens all too often on the web, some unscrupulous sites and social media accounts have stolen his work and reposted it without credit as if the work belonged to them. George finally had enough and announced that he was going suspend research for the rest of the year
protest against what amounts to Intellectual property theft. This must be particularly infuriating for him because he did the work and shared the results hoping
no compensation
(it does not accept advertisements on its sites) other than credit where credit is due
for the work done. Finding out the details of this huge sale on the way to release for a well-deserved break is a perfect mic drop moment as it shows just how much we’re likely to miss over the next few months.

There is a favor from industry participants that Kirikos would greatly appreciate. As he wrote on his Blog,
I CAN is a conceivable change in its domain transfer policy it could do a lot easier to hijack domains. It is such a threat to domain registrants that George pressured ICANN to extend the public comment period to mid-September (the deadline is currently August 16). It only takes a few minutes to submit a comment (Click on ” Share your opinion “) noting your support for additional time for the community to resolve this critical issue.

(Published August 7, 2022)


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