The domain name Z.com sold for $6,784,000 USD on the 3rd of December 2014, the buyer of the domain name was a Japanese financial company, GMO Financial Holdings.
The company at the time registered the domain name GMO-Z.com on the 8th of July 2014, and wasn’t until December 2014 they managed to secure a rare single letter dot com, Z.com
When we look back at the history of Z.com, we can see the screenshots below the first being in 1997
Later in life, it was acquired by automotive giant Nissan who used it as a domain name forwarder to their USA website for a number of years before appearing to go offline around 2009 until the domain name was sold to GMO Financial Holdings for $6,784,000 USD.
At present Z.com is a developed website but uses a subdomain Bullion.Z.com, being a domainer and thinking do they own bullionz.com?
Well the short answer is No, it’s in the hands of HugeDomains.com, and available for sale for less than $3K, which to me would be a smart defensive move to acquire the domain name, also one that is available for GMO Financial Holdings to register for as little as $5 is ZBuillon.com too
Do you think GMO Financial Holdings should tighten up the house and acquire/register those two domain names?
Bullion.com on the other hand has been registered since 1997 and is forwarded to APMex.com, it was or may still be part of the Costello Brothers portfolio, I will need to reach out to confirm if they sold the domain name or leasing it to them but I don’t recall seeing a published sale of Bullion.com