And it was a fight between the biggest buyer on Namejet , FIRST, and a buyer that came just for the name, VVVcom.
There were polls. There were threads. How much will VVV.com sell for. Andrew Rosener told everyone that he had already received offers near the $100K mark and he wasn’t exaggerating. When the final non existent bell rung at the auction at Namejet today, the final price was $136,400 . Was it worth it? Who cares. As long as the new buyer thinks it was then it was. There were plenty of other bidders willing to pay close to that price. As a matter of fact there were 5 people willing to pay over $100K.
First has become a legend over the last 12 months. If there was a numeric or an LLL.com at Namejet he won the auction. His pockets are as deep as any domain buyer in the world. And he proved it again today. FIRST has single handily changed the values of short and numeric domains. I can only imagine their/his portfolio after all these purchases, many of which were purchased before the market started to take off. Heck, he may be one of the main reasons it did. Congrats to the buyer and of course to MediaOptions.