Phones.co.uk sells for £175,000 GBP

A massive .co.uk domain sold with funds being transferred today, Phones.co.uk sold for £175,000 , yes that’s GBP which is about $344,364 USD, so congrats to James on the sale and it being made public.

A great flip really seeing as it was purchased in November for £49,500.

About Scott Jones

Scott hails from the north east of Scotland and started earning online at the end of 2000 building websites for local businesses during which time he won an award from Lord Alan Sugar for Excellence in Enterprise. After having quite a bit of success with domaining Scott mainly runs educational evergreen websites which generate over 3 million visitors per month but is always on the lookout for a fresh thinking out of the box way to turn a buck. Follow on Twitter.

Comments

  1. That’s one heck of a return in just over half a year.

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  2. Really nice sale…working in the mobile phones business (day job) and running a personal mobile phones website I hope mine is worth that sort of money someday

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  3. Well if I can get just 1/10 of that for my latest .co.uk domain I would be happy 🙂

  4. I just love it when I misspell the title or domain when making a comment 🙂

  5. That’s a brilliant return for any .co.uk domain – there may be some value in zath.co.uk yet…then again maybe not! 😉

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  6. Wow thats around 125500£ or 247,217USD Less taxes made without much efforts but good amount of risks taken while buying it.

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  7. Was it purchased purely for the name, or was their ranking & traffic stats along with it?

    • Just the name Justin although I think there would be type in traffic of around 60 per day but bought for generic value of the domain.

  8. Excellent return for someone who obviously knows what they doing when buying a selling domain names!

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  9. The sum is really big. What for??

    • The sum is large because a good domain name like that can fetch the owner a lot of money if used correctly. In the sellers case he managed to flip the domain quickly. It wouldn’t surprise me if the domain flipped again this or next year at a greater price. Some day it might get developed (and would do well), but I bet it flips a few more times before then.

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  10. Congratulations on your big sales!

  11. Surplus Steel Buildings says:

    Don’t you think he would have got a better deal if he had waited some more? I wonder what prompted him to sell.

  12. I was always wondering – why CO.UK?
    was it hard to setup dot UK for all of British domains?…. after all it is hard as hell to type bbc – dot – co – dot – uk
    isn’t it?….

    • I’m not sure why it’s .co.uk. I guess it was just decided at a round table a good number of years ago and it just stuck. I never really thought about it to be honest and just accepted it as a way of internet life here in the UK 😉

      I’m not sure if you are being sarcastic about it being as hard as hell to type bbc.co.uk as I really do not find it hard at all. LOL.

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      • co.uk Commercial entities and purposes
        ltd.uk Private limited companies
        me.uk Personal names
        net.uk Internet Service Providers’ infrastructure
        org.uk Not-for-profit entities
        plc.uk Public limited companies

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