Francois has finally succeeded it seems in selling off his most prime asset, Domaining.com. In the newsletter today he has stated that he will announce the new owner Monday. The site has an Alexa ranking of 29,546 worldwide and is one of the most popular domain related resources on the Internet.
From a look at the Alexa graph it seems the popularity of the site has been in a downtrend lately, the site however does bring a lot of traffic to newer and smaller domain blogs that without Domaining.com, would have little visibility.
The site is not free to get listed on, I will be interested to see who the new buyer is, how they treat new blogs not on the site yet, and also to see what they do with existing blogs. It is not always easy to monetize a site like Domaining.com and I will be interested to see what the new owners do to make a return on their investment.
I wish Francois the best of luck with his new venture and wish the new owners a successful new beginning with Domaining.com.