WebHosting.co.uk Sells for Half a Million USD

WebHosting.co.uk Sells for Half a Million USD



Sedo domain broker Dave Evanson just announced a big sale on his Twitter and Facebook accounts. According to Evanson, WebHosting.co.uk sold for $500,000 USD. It does not appear that the domain name has been transferred to a new owner yet.

Although the domain name is not currently resolving, it appears to have been an active site. Screenshots.com provides a view of the site from as recently as July.

According to the year to date domain sales chart maintained by DNJournal, this sale is the largest ccTLD sale of 2012 by a wide margin. The second highest sale was for just under $200,000.

It’s interesting that a buyer spent half a million dollars on a .co.uk domain name considering the Nominet proposal to introduce .uk domain names to the marketplace. Edwin Hayward discussed the perils of this proposal in a guest post on my blog yesterday.

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Comments (7)

    john harrison

    wow! it always seems to be dave… Is he the only one working at Sedo? I love hearing a great co.uk domain sale considering my roots!

    October 30th, 2012 at 11:05 am


    Winning better better hope dot uk doesnt get off the ground.

    October 30th, 2012 at 12:34 pm


    New owner better hope dot uk doesnt get off the ground.

    October 30th, 2012 at 12:35 pm


    Congrats.. Worth every penny considering hosting companies pay $150 per sign-up on shared hosting itself let alone the bigger hosting plans.

    October 30th, 2012 at 12:46 pm


    Aren’t most people in the UK used to .co.uk domains by now? Is introducing .uk really a big deal, it will take years to reprogram people’s minds, .co.uk has a huge head start.

    October 30th, 2012 at 1:05 pm


    “Is he the only one working at Sedo?”

    (John, you probably already know this.)

    Dave is a very sharp cookie.
    Well educated.
    Accomplished a lot in the business world over the past 30 yrs.
    Eventually had his own nationl sales agency (in a different industry) which was very successful.
    Plus, he has purchased a number of nice domains over the past 12 yrs, as a side business.

    A few years ago, I was shocked when Jeremiah announced that Dave joined Sedo. Another smart move by J.J.

    Dave – congratulations on the sale.

    October 30th, 2012 at 3:39 pm


    Great sale and purchase! Now the buyer should have a sunrise period advantage if and when the .uk domains become available!

    October 30th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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