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Ireland.com sold for 495K Euro Ireland.com sold for approx $650K jmccormac msg:4508401 11:07 am on Oct 16, 2012 (gmt 0) The Ireland.com domain has been sold by the Irish Times as part of a deal to Tourism Ireland (a government backed tourism organisation) for 495K Euro. [ ...] irishtimes.com Now if the Irish Times can only find a buyer for myhome.ie, the property portal for which it paid over 50 million Euro at the peak of the property bubble... :) Regards...jmcc
Leosghost msg:4508412 12:14 pm on Oct 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
Ireland.com 495K Euro.<= cheap myhome.ie, the property portal for which it paid over 50 million Euro<= you wouldn't want to be sending Ms Donovan to the shop with your credit card, for a half pound of butter and a packet of tea.. jmccormac msg:4508429 12:37 pm on Oct 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
Well at least they got rid of O'Donovan, Kennedy and Ireland.com. :) But they made money on the domain sale. Not sure how much they lost on the Ireland.com portal effort though. Regards...jmcc Webwork msg:4519353 1:54 pm on Nov 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
I like the move. Not inexpensive but not overpriced AND likely to pay dividends for years to come (ease of memory, logical address to check, etc.) while saving €€€ that would otherwise have to be spent on promoting Tourism Ireland's "other" Web address, etc.