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Nice. Very nice.
One thing I'd like to know is whether any industry grade domains - that might not have high type-in stats - were withheld from the deal. This large chunk of data adds something to valuation models, but without the particulars it's hard to extract knowledge.
For people in the business there are some promising numbers reflected in the deal - such as the purchase price was 8Xs annual revenue - but that 8Xs number is likely skewed as a result of the inclusion of a number of behemoth domains, one's that could individually value in the $25,000 - 100,000+ range, without regard to a given domain's raw traffic. 1000 tanks (primo domains) make for a pretty good battle when supported by 10,000 foot soldiers and 80,000 peasants with pitchforks.
Increasingly, people were competing for domains that fit Ult's system, likely making it a good time to bow out.
I think you can see this in what he buys which are sites that seem to have lots of traffic and may make some revenue. Sites like UltimateSearch has a bunch of untargeted traffic that got there by accident. I think as the internet matures, accidental untargeted traffic like this will be of less and less value. I know they also purchased goclick.com who is just some guy in CT who made alot of money by pissing off alot of webmasters. These domains just dont seem to have a credible base, which should suggest something about the person making the buys!