Global Internet Services Ltd. has acquired an extremely rare domain name, G.org from GoDaddy, out of its NameFind domain name portfolio for an undisclosed amount.
I always expected Google to buy this domain or for GoDaddy to keep it for use but in the end, that didn’t happen.
GoDaddy acquired the domain name from the Elite Domains portfolio they acquired in April 2016 for $40+ million.
The Elite Domains portfolio contained a total of 4, single character domain names:
- G.org Sold
- 2.biz Sold
- P.biz Sold
- V.biz Sold
2.biz, P.biz and V.biz were all sold to the same buyer, Lv Shao Hua according to whois records.
Global Internet Services appears to be getting ready to use the newly purchased domain name right away as a website already appears on G.org but it’s not fully functional yet and spelled what appears to be “Knowledge” as “Knowlage”? in a tag line: “Knowlage. Imagination. Results.”
The single highest reported 1 letter domain name sale took place December 2014 when Z.com sold for $6,784,000.00 by Nissan to GMO. I was not able to find any other reported single letter .org domain names and the sales price of G.org is currently unknown.
The .org registry offers a program called “Project 94” that allows organizations to acquire 1 and 2 character domain names from the registry and based on whois history records, this appears to be how Elite Domains acquired G.org, as it was owned by the registry prior.