Investing.com Sells for $2.45m… Or Was That $2.75m

Investing.com has become one of the largest domain names sales in 2012 selling for, depending on which report you read, for $2.45 million or $2.75m.

TechCrunch reports the sale is the second largest in 2012 behind giftcard.com, which sold for $4m plus some equity in October. But this domain name sale also included some intellectual property – an existing established business and the relevant 1-800-gift-card phone number.

Hence this makes the sale ineligible for Domain Name Journal’s list of top reported sales for the year which currently has the $1m sale of personalloans.com as its top sale. Which, it would be assumed, will soon be replaced by investing.com.

However the price paid is reported as being $2.75m in another publication. VentureBeat claims the domain name sold for the higher price.

The domain name was purchased by forexpros.com, which is already redirecting traffic to its new domain name.

According to TechCrunch, Forexpros has launched “a global financial portal under the Investing.com URL, where it plans to offer a free resource for novice and semi-professional traders and investors to find realtime quotes and charts, breaking news, financial tools, technical analysis and calendars.”