This is how someone negotiated a $16 crypto domain he bought in 2017 to all the way to half a million. He sold a $16 domain for $435K to a Multi-Billion Dollar Exchange.

He bought the domain in 2017 for $16 and sold it for half a million. True diamond hands?

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[Someone offered $500 ](

Initially he wanted 10 BTC for the domain.

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[10 BTC offer](

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[This is how it went](

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[GoDaddy Broker first offered $500 ](

GoDaddy Broker first offered $500 for the domain which was already an insane amount for $16 domain But he negotiated his way to $450K.

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[This person had some dedicated. He declined 12,500x profit.](

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First the broker didn’t like his 10 BTC demand, was also shaming him for his insane demand.

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42 thoughts on “This is how someone negotiated a $16 crypto domain he bought in 2017 to all the way to half a million. He sold a $16 domain for $435K to a Multi-Billion Dollar Exchange.”

  1. Never had any luck selling my $10 domain. I would have jumped at a $500 offer. Looks like holding actually works.

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  2. I once bought some domains for a biotech business I dreamed of starting, eventually I found out I freaking hate “modern science” and most scientists in general. I got offers on some of my domains but one I was able to take an offer for $500. I thought I made out like a bandit. This, right here, is incredible. I bow down to this level of trollery

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  3. Binance.US was first registered in 2017 when OOP bought their domain.

    If I had to guess which companies in crypto would drop a bundle like that on a domain. That would be one of them.

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  4. I’m surprised they didn’t use a trade mark infringement attorney, maybe just the cheapest fastest way out. Imagine buying Nike.us , you bet you butt they’re taken it away from you in a second no negotiating needed. ICANN will allow that.

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  5. That guy has more balls than brains, so I’d read his victory lap with some caution. Sure it worked out for him, but he wasn’t a wealthy guy and it could have easily fell through because of his negotiating tactics. And in the current market conditions it’s probably worth a lot less.

    It is a cool story but like a lot of these stories there is survivorship bias; if the negotiations had failed and he bungled it he wouldn’t be posting how he made a life altering mistake.

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  6. I sold wenlambo.io for $5000 a few months ago. Picked it up mid 2021. Had plans for it. But no way to create a legal usage for it. Got a random offer, and said Thank you very much.

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  7. Paying 400k+ for a domain name with no brand or reputation. Absolute morons.

    You can name it anything and as long as its a well designed site that offers incentive to go there it will be successful.

    I think this is fake no one can truly be so fucking stupid.

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  8. I’ve actually thinking about and researching buying domain names for a few months now. This is my confirmation bias that I indeed should

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  9. I mean is it really a $16 one-time purchase? I have to pay for my domain every year, almost like paying rent

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  10. I believe it has to be a .US domain, since those are the examples provided by GoDaddy.
    Maybe crypto.us, or something related to crypto coins, or DeFi.

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  11. The problem with negotiating remotely is you have no idea of the other persons temperament and needs. I’m pleased the OP did well but any of the refusals bar the first one could have seen the buyer take offence and walk. Mind you as there is a broker in the middle of the deal then they’d manage comms and to hopefully avoid that happening.

    Well done.

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  12. “” I know my worth” can go so wrong so quick, try not to live your entire life like this, you’ll end up missing out on a lot of opportunities.

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