1. Berryman's Avatar
    Don't you ever question yourself why you need to work so hard?

    A US man has just sold the domain name pizza.com for $2.6m (1.3m) - after maintaining the site for just $20 a year since 1994. Additionally, in Jan. 2006 the domain name sex.com was sold to the Boston based firm Escom for $14 million

    Chris Clark, 43, accepted the offer from an anonymous bidder after a week-long online auction. "It's crazy, it's just crazy," Mr Clark, who lives in North Potomac, Maryland, was quoted as saying by the Baltimore Sun newspaper. "It will make a significant difference in my life, for sure," he added.

    Mr Clark registered the domain name in 1994, when the world wide web was just starting. He had hoped that pizza.com would help to get a contract with a pizza firm for his consulting company. He sold his business in 2000, but kept paying the $20 annual fees for maintaining the domain, which he also used to sell advertisements.

    In January, Mr Clark decided to sell it after hearing that another domain - Vodka.com - was sold for $3m in 2006.

    "I thought, 'Why don't I just try to see what the level of interest is?'" Mr Clark said. "If someone's willing to pay that much for Vodka.com, maybe there's more interest in pizza.com."

    The online auction was launched on 27 March. The first bid was $100, jumping to $2.6m a week later.

    He said he now regretted not buying more domain names in the 1990s.

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    Last edited by Berryman; 04-08-08 at 02:09 AM.
    04-08-08 02:06 AM
  2. Solachica's Avatar
    Wow.now thts thinking ahead.

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    04-08-08 10:23 AM
  3. ma077146's Avatar
    Back when the public first began to realize they could register domain names, there was a period before the big companies realized they could/should register their company names for the future.

    One individual had the foresight to register thinks such as hershey.com, bell.com, and a lot of other big company names. I don't think he got as much as these two individuals, but he realized the potential was there!
    04-08-08 10:30 AM