Three years ago today, GoDaddy’s NameFind purchased the portfolio of Michael Berkens’ Most Wanted Domains.
Michael made one of the biggest splashes of 2015 by announcing that he sold the majority of his portfolio to GoDaddy, close to 70,000 domain names. Adult names and new gtlds were not included in the sale, so Michael still owns over 10,000 domain names.
DomainInvesting.com covered the purchase price of $35.5 Million. The credit goes to George Kirikos:
According to a series of tweets from George Kirikos this evening, GoDaddy “*definitely* paid $35.5MM for Mike Berkens domain portfolio.”
A lot of things have transpired since Mike’s sale, I think he timed it perfectly. Mike owned a 105 three letter .coms at the time of the sale as one of his most liquid categories.
What do you think of the timing of the sale?