How much is Jason Calacanis his domain 20.com worth today?

It’s no secret that American internet entrepreneur, angel investor and blogger Jason Calacanis understands the power and value of a great domain name. Jason’s first big success was Weblogs Inc, a network of 90 blogs including Engadget and Autoblog.com, which he founded in 2003 and sold to AOL just two years later for a reported $25-30 million.

Jason believes the (domain) name of a startup is critically important to its success and has even said:

Great entrepreneurs tackle and solve challenging issues like naming their company well, and if you can’t name your company well, you’re simply not worth investing in.

Beside having a clear preference to invest money in startups with a great .com domain such as his recent $378,000 investment in Calm.com he has been able to acquire a couple of stellar domain names himself of which 20.com must be the most valuable one to date.

I learned about Jason owning the 20.com domain a couple of years back when he tweeted about the crazy amount of emails and offers he received from Chinese investors interested in buying his domain name:

Smart #thinking there from Mr Calacanis because we all know about the fast and steady increase in value for numeric domain names during the last few years.

So how much would Jason’s 20.com domain name be worth in today’s market? Not long ago, in an article on DomainInvesting.com Elliott Silver asked, What is the Floor Price for 2 Letter .com Domain Names? to which several top brokers such as Andrew Rosener chipped in with some excellent comments and insights. I think most of us agree that a 2 number domain is worth more than a 2 letter domain today. 

Meanwhile it seems Jason (who bought the domain for just $70,000 back in 2007 for the TechCrunch20 Conference) is well aware of the value of his domain investment today:

So what do you think, how much is 20.com worth in today’s market and will Jason sell for a 7 figure offer or hold on to it just like he did in 2011?

Update: Jason just shared on twitter that he has received a $1.4 million offer for the 20.com domain

and he’s only to willing to part with the domain name if he can sell to someone face to face since he wants to invest in the company that buys the domain:

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Doron Vermaat

Doron has over a decade of professional experience in marketing and business development for technology startups in both Europe and Asia. He is the product guy behind domain name management software, Efty and the founder of High West a specialized recruiter for tech and digital talent. In his spare time, he moonlights as a domain name investor. He lives in bustling Hong Kong with his wife Fay, daughter Isla and their rescue dog Pepper.

14 thoughts on “How much is Jason Calacanis his domain 20.com worth today?

      1. Depending on the audience perhaps, yes :).

        Interestingly enough, 69.com is owned by 88 Domains. A brokerage that owns a number of other super premium numeric domains such as 16.com and 19.com

  1. Mid to high 6-figures to a Chinese investor.. Low 7-figures to a Chinese end user..

    Too bad there are not that many end users out there. Most NN .com owners are investors…

  2. Hi guys …

    In my opinion (based on may criteria like past sales, present sales, the growing domain market in China and more …) i think 20.com is wort $3MM to $4MM USD. My opinion. If I own that asset I never sell bellow $3MM because I know there will be somebody from China (or elshwhere) that will pay that. If not this year maybe the next but it will be someone.

  3. Very interesting read! Of course a guy like Jason can afford to sit on it for as long as he likes. I think many of us would have sold already for 1.4 M!

  4. Its incredible how web property investors undervalue prime one-of-a-kind web real estate. The domain name 20.com is worth well into the 8 figures. If this sells for 1.4 million, it proves we are STILL at the pioneer stage of the internet and web property development, and the growth potential going forward is huge.
    So whats my advice to Jason? I would probably entertain offers in the $20-30 million range to companies with a solid, actionable business plan. He should also ask for stock options and/or a small 5% silent ownership in the company. Guys, this is how big business works.

    Mike Maillet
    NetProfitMedia.com

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