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Is gold.co.uk the most expensive .uk name sale yet?

Kevin Murphy, September 18, 2015, 12:54:23 (UTC), Domain Sales

The domain name gold.co.uk has reportedly changed hands for £600,000 ($940,000), potentially making it the biggest .uk domain sale ever.

The new owner of the domain is Jewellery Quarter Bullion, a Birmingham, UK-based online gold seller.

The deal was announced by press release yesterday.

Whois records archived by DomainTools show that the company has actually owned the domain since at least November last year, and the oldest available record shows that .uk registry Nominet verified the buyer’s identity in December 2012.

So it’s not a recent sale. The press release seems to have come out to plug the new web site at gold.co.uk, which only went live in the last couple of months.

It’s also debatable whether it’s the biggest sale, depending on the currency you use.

Six hundred grand in GBP would be £40,000 more than was paid for cruise.co.uk, the current DN Journal .uk record holder.

But DNJ, the industry touchstone for secondary market sales leagues, compiles its rankings based on the USD value at the time of the sale. At the time cruise.co.uk sold in 2008, it was worth $1,099,798.

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  1. Andrew says:

    This whois record from 2013 shows the name owned by the same company:

    Create Time:7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
    Update Time:11/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
    Expired Time:1/18/2022 12:00:00 AM
    Domain name:
    gold.co.uk
    Registrant:
    Jewellery Quarter Bullion Limited

    WHOIS lookup made at 07:58:53 11-Jul-2013

    http://whois.lookup.bz/gold.co.uk

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