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Seller of Voice.com at $30 Million Predicts Massive Boom in Domain Values in the Decade Ahead

In the summer of 2019 Michael Saylor, the CEO of MicroStrategy, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSTR), a public company with a $1.5 billion market cap), rocked the domain world when he completed  a record-shattering $30 million sale of Voice.com. That more than doubled the previous all-time record for a cash domain sale. The interesting thing is that Saylor believes that kind of price appreciation for top tier domains is nothing compared to what we will be seeing in the decade ahead. 

We learned this in a fascinating new interview at DomainSherpa.com in which MediaOptions CEO Andrew Rosener (who also owns DomainSherpa) sat down with Saylor for a wide-ranging in-depth discussion that ran for almost two 

MicroStrategy, Inc. CEO Michael Saylor (left) 
and MediaOptions CEO Andrew Rosener.  

hours. If you want to cut to the chase, you can go straight to the final half hour in which Saylor laid out in detail why he thinks domain values are headed for a nuclear level explosion over the next 10-15 years (for those who prefer reading to watching video, DomainSherpa also provides a full text transcript of the interview).

Saylor thinks Voice.com will be worth hundreds of millions in 10 years but, as the holder of many other top tier domains, he believed the $30 million sale now was a good strategic decision. "I felt like we needed to put a peg in the market to set it," Saylor said, "I'm like the guy that sold the first Picasso so that people would know that Picasso is art, but Iíve got the vault of the other Picassos. I would rather commercialize them for 100X the money and this is a wake up call so people will realize that domains are insanely valuable. For everybody thatís spending the billions of dollars on Google and Facebook advertising because their domain is weak - yeah they might want to repurpose some of that energy to do it the right way." 

Rosener, one of the world's top domain brokers and most astute analyzers of domain value, has never been one to be swayed by hyperbole, so what he had to say about the talk should be enough to make anyone want to listen. "This is the most important and valuable conversation I've ever had in my domain name career," Rosener stated matter-of-factly. "I think this interview has the potential to open a window that has been nailed shut for decades, straight into corporate board rooms worldwide. On the back of Saylor's record breaking sale of Voice.com and his recent purchase of $500 Million in Bitcoin to switch his corporate treasury to the Bitcoin Standard, Michael is on the radar of every corporate executive in America as well as every single crypto currency investor on the planet. It is one thing for us to espouse the benefits ourselves. It is another thing entirely when the most spotlighted public CEO in America right now says it in his own words - and he does not mince words!" 

You can see and decide for yourself with checking out the interview here.

(Posted October 6, 2020)  


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