Marijuana.com Sold for $4.20 Million

Marijuana.com Sold for $4.20 Million

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As the end of the year draws closer, another great descriptive domain name has changed hands for a significant amount of money. Shortly after I reported Aftermarket.com’s sale of Order.com, the 6th largest public sale of the year, TechCrunch reported that Marijuana.com was sold for $4.20 million. Of course, “420” is a popular number amongst marijuana smokers.

The domain buyer is WeedMaps Media, Inc., an entity of the publicly traded General Cannabis, Inc. The acquiring company is keeping the popular forum that exists on Marijuana.com, so it likely won’t be treated as a domain sale. The press release announcing the sale mentioned that the forum has over 300,000 registered users and has been online since 1995.

At the end of October 2010, the New York Times had an article discussing the increasing popularity of marijuana-related domain names. In the article, it mentioned that Marijuana.com had been purchased for more than one million dollars back in 2004: “ The New Jersey company that paid over $1 million for marijuana .com in 2004 says it has turned down five offers for more than $2 million for the domain in the last 12 months.”

It looks like a very smart acquisition for a company that wants to be the main source for Marijuana information online.


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


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Comments (27)

    Chris

    Elliot,

    I have two good domain names related to marijuana. They are marijuana.me and syntheticmarijuana.com I’ve already received some offers in the past on both of these domains. In your opinion should I contact the company that purchased marijuana.com and see if they are interested in obtaining them? If so, how would you approach them? Thanks

    November 29th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Abdu

    Visiting in Dubai at this time, and the site is blocked.

    November 29th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    TheMarijuana.com

    Nice sale!

    Eliot, I think you should.

    November 29th, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Acro

    That’s a really high price 😀

    November 29th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Yan Huang

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing Elliot!

    November 29th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    BullS

    Oh yea…have many good marijuana domains and getting more offers each day

    MarijuanaGuy

    MarijuanaDomain dot com

    Passing the pipe to you all

    November 29th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Jason Thompson

    This name was worth every penny or nickel or dime. 😛

    November 29th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    dg

    “Of course, “420” is a popular number amongst marijuana smokers”….

    So, do you think Go420.com has any value???

    November 29th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    claygooding

    They sold me and I didn’t even get a check,,oh well,,onward,,thru the fog!

    November 29th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Marijuana Critic

    Smart move by General Cannabis Inc. Maybe not technically a domain sale but the name is the major factor in the sales price. At least whenever weedmaps takes over marijuana.com, they will get rid of all the “legal bud” ads, that stuff is terrible.

    November 30th, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Weed.tv

    These are the same people that offered 15k for my weed.tv and I denied.

    November 30th, 2011 at 7:21 am

      Elliot Silver

      @ Weed

      How much do you think Weed.tv is worth?

      November 30th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Ben

    Thanks for the blog post. My advice is to develop out the domains to rank organically, then try to sell. I bought PotStores dot con last year and created a basic marijuana directory. It needs some tlc but at least it is indexed and moving up in ranking for popular keywords such as pot doctors, medical pot, pot stores, etc.

    November 30th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Thanh Duong

    Great sale! Congrats to buyer and saller!
    Christ, you should contact WeedMaps Media, Inc. to see if they’re interesting your domain names.

    November 30th, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Top Domain Deal

    Is FBI going to seize that domain name!? It is going to b ebig loss!!

    November 30th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    pot names

    I been getting offers on my sites also’
    😉 Hopefully
    we get legalized

    Medical-Marijuana. org

    MarijuanaActivist. com

    Dr420. com and net

    PotVending. com

    email me at texas_player421@yahoo. com

    November 30th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Super

    This name sold way too cheap, seller was obviously desperate to let it go for this low of a price. 300k members and millions of page views with the best domain in the industry should command at least triple this price. Keep giving them domains away guys!

    December 1st, 2011 at 12:40 am

    BuyDomain

    great deal !

    December 6th, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Wade Atteberry

    I own 420, 420 related .coms
    420happens.com is my fav!
    I’m almost done with Trademark for it.

    December 7th, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Scottrtp

    Just wanting advise on the strenght of these names

    BUYITLEGALLY.COM
    CANNABISLEGISLATION.COM
    EXTREMEPOT.COM
    GRASSCHAT.COM
    GROWNLEGALLY.COM
    POTINCOME.COM
    POTLEGISLATION.COM
    PRESCRIPTIONTHC.COM
    WEEDLEGISLATION.COM
    XTREMEPOT.COM

    March 13th, 2013 at 10:29 am

      BullS

      If you want good quality marijuana domains, visit all the domains here at http://www.MarijuanaDomain.com

      I am brokering some of the domains like potForum.com (20KUSD)

      Thanks
      Bulls aka MarijuanaGuy.com

      March 13th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Badass Weed Domains

    We have quite a few premium domains to choose from. Especially in the up and coming travel sector. Please let me know your thoughts. I believe we have some of the better names out there.

    February 3rd, 2014 at 5:34 am

    CBD

    We are currently holding many great marijuana / weed / nug / kush / ganja / 420 / mmj and many other great domains for sale. we have had many offers but we are waiting for the green bubble to explode!
    Cannabis domains!

    April 20th, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Andriegel

    For current marijuana domain names for sale:
    http://www.marijuananames.org

    July 19th, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Doug Bateman

    I am thinking of selling these domains.
    Tokebook.com and Rollagram.com
    What sites would you suggest to sell them…I’m not in a rush and I know they are unique and very marketable premium domains. I have had them for a while now but I’m might be swayed to sell them for the right price.
    Douglas Bateman- give me a call, 979-417-6393

    September 11th, 2015 at 12:43 am

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