Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.83.93.85

Forum Moderators: buckworks & webwork

Message Too Old, No Replies

Would you blow $5.6m to own a dot-word?

That's some ka-ching I do not have!

     
3:28 am on Oct 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 29, 2005
posts:8880
votes: 729


A further $13m was spent yesterday on auctions for the ownership rights to three new soul-sapping dot-word domains: .spot, .salon and .realty.

Amazon outbid Google and gTLD powerhouse Donuts to pay $2.2m foe the rights to sell dot-spot addresses; Donuts beat L'Oreal and two others for dot-salon at $5.1m; and top of the heap, domain investor and entrepreneur Jay Westerdal beat Donuts to dot-realty, paying $5.6m for the rights to sell web domains ending in the word "realty".

[theregister.co.uk...]
Those domain names you've been hoarding for years are looking a bit dated...

[edited by: tangor at 3:33 am (utc) on Oct 24, 2014]

3:32 am on Oct 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 29, 2005
posts:8880
votes: 729


Sadly, the real bidding will be for "hot" and a word, "the" and a word and ... and... well I can't think of a word for that other word. :)

Those who think we have too many tlds hold up your hand...
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members