22 Apr '15, 12pm

Marchex Sells It’s Domain Portfolio Of 200K+ Domains To Godaddy For $28.1 Million

Even if we give a zero valuation to 100,000 domains out of the approx 200,000 included in the transaction, theoretically attributing all the value to the Yung Ye/Ultimate Search portfolio, the wholesale (bulk) selling price per domain, when compared to the initial (bulk) wholesale purchase price per domain in 2004, has decreased significantly and it looks more like a “liquidation price” … not a good sign … but that’s also the price to pay when a company changes business model and it’s in a hurry to divest/monetize its portfolio to fund the new core business … They clearly lost money in their “domain trading” activity. Overall, according to what Marchex CEO told Mike Berkens, since they acquired Yung Ye’s portfolio, the company got 80 mln $ from domain sales and 290 mln $ of income from them (parking, etc), but it’s unclear how much they paid for approx 100k domains out of ...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/22/marchex-sells-its-do...

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