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Ireland.com sold for 495K Euro

Ireland.com sold for approx $650K

     
11:07 am on Oct 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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.

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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... :)

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12:14 pm on Oct 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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..
12:37 pm on Oct 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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.

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1:54 pm on Nov 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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.