I know there are a few who always say they don’t release any info on their sales. There are others who feel they know why and it’s not for anything honorable or on the up and up.
Whether someone is trying to hype themselves up, boast about something that didn’t happen, or is just a private person that doesn’t want strangers knowing their business, the topic is widely discussed.
On forums and blogs you will get people announcing one part of the equation and not the others. I have noticed a more vociferous crowd on Namepros calling sales threads out when the poster does not give the name and price.
These threads are now seen as worthless. I remember when Omelet posted a cool story about $1.99 to $20,000 sale, there were plenty of people asking, “What is the name?” If you didn’t sign an NDA why not mention the name?
I agree with that, if you are a truly private person, you are not on a forum or blog posting partial information. Are you a partial private person?
Omelet did let people know that they sold MessengerKids.com for $20,000 and the buyer was Facebook.
There was a post this past week where a member said they sold a new gtld to the .com owner. This thread got heated after the poster said there was an NDA on a mid three figure sale.
Experienced domainer Brad Mugford replied:
Classic. Some sale with no details subject to an NDA.
I have sold well over 1000 domains over the years from 3 figures to 6 figures.
In all these sales I have signed like 2-3 NDA. It is amazing how so many reported sales without details are subject to an NDA.
People don’t request an NDA for a 3 figure sale.
Which is something I have always commented on, all these people with a record number of $1,000 – $2,000 NDA’s.
The op later posted the NDA was due to prevent spamming. That seems a stretch but I will give them the benefit of the doubt. One wonders if an actual NDA was put in place or just agreed upon to be mentioned.
Either you are a private person or you are not a private person, your choice. Incomplete data is worthless 99 out of 100 times in my opinion