Sedo released there Top Selling domain names from last week and Top Spot went to OnWards.com selling for $22,000 USD, Second Spot was HexaCore.com for $8,000 USD & Third Spot went to HyperChem.com for $8,000 USD.
OnWards.com was once part of the Marchex domain name portfolio, registered by Yun Ye in 2001… Read more for those that don’t know below.
Marchex acquired the Yun Ye portfolio which at the time was often known as Ultimate Search for an eye-watering $164,000,000 back in 2004.
The company they acquired was named Name Development Ltd back in 2004 Marchex was quoted as stating Name Development was “A corporation operating in the direct navigation market” The total sale was $164.2 million, including $155.2 million in cash and $9 million in stock.
If we put that into today’s money it would be nearly 1/4 Billion Dollars – $224,091,371.10 according to CPI Inflation rates , we will never know what happened from the stock aspect if Yun Ye, cashed out when Marchex was at a high or before it changed its strategy and moved away from domain names.
Many of us wonder whatever happened to Yun Ye? I actually wrote a thread over at NamePros back in 2009 – Yes that’s right 13 years ago…
GoDaddy has owned the domain name portfolio of Marchex since 2015 when it was acquired by GoDaddy during its acquisition of over 200,000 Marchex Domains for $28,000,000 back in 2015.