Last week a 43 year old man from Maryland called Chris Clark sold Pizza.com for 2.6 million dollars.
This was a unique story as Mr Clark was not a domain trader, he isn’t someone who has thousands of domains in his collection, he simply bought the domain in 1994 and kept renewing it every year. Apparently, it was only when he read that Vodka.com was sold for $3m in 2006 that he thought about selling it.
I was really surprised that no one had contacted him over the years and tried to purchase the domain directly. Web developers find it frustrating not being able to get a good domain name these days without paying over the odds so domain traders are rarely popular however I don’t think anyone can grudge Mr Clark his winfall. Good luck to him I say :)
You can read the full story here.