Man Gets $2.6m for Domain Name

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Tech
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7331042.stm

He bought the URL in 1994 for just $20. What"s the domain name?
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Male 274
lol you can goto "contact us" on pizza.com and says:

"if you want to buy pizza.com domain name please specify the amount you`re ready to pay in your message. We will respond to reasonable offers promptly"


hahahah. whip around anyone? im sure we can raise over 2.6mill

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Female 1,002
Mmm, pizza.
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Male 93
Plus, you can go to ebay and they have a category for domain names. some are in the millions.
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Male 93
I Think the most genius domain it Del.icio.us.
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Male 2,159
Wa? It`s not even funny or anything!

Ah well, wang-cars-automotive.co.uk must still be available for me to buy in the future...

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Male 1,455
Sex.com is worth a bucketload now, but when the internet was young the guy who owned it had it stolen from him, by a guy who just sent a letter to the hosting company saying `Yeah, he`s giving it to me`. So the guy who now has sex.com back is actually in debt for his legal fees.
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Female 1,412
I thought it was going to be Google.com but thats two guys isnt it?
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Female 486
I guessed it was going to be penis.com or something...
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Male 1,014
Awesome. I was a retard in the 90`s apparently.
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Male 486
lame how come nothig like this ever happens to me
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Male 550
Now that`s profitable investment.
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Female 469
Damn and I thought all those people buyin out domain names were crazy back in the day :P
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Male 383
Pizza? Hmm...
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Male 437
OMG, I like pizza...
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Female 2,144
Wowzers!
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Female 731
my friend ran an isp, we could register domains for next to nothing, I should have registered aperape.com while I had the chance
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Male 65
Pizza.com isn`t as valuable to Pizza Hut or Dominoes as your might think. They already have a strong brand with recognised domain names. How many people are going to type in pizza.com rather than google Pizza Hut or Dominoes Pizza if they don`t already have contact information?
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Male 891
i`m actually pretty surprised that one of the major pizza companies didnt buy it. i mean, i see a coupon for pizza hut and google-ads for just about every pizza company ever on the front page, but that`s it. he couldve probably got more money out of it if he waited for one of them to make a bid.

unless of course one of them did buy it, and just hasnt updated the site yet.

but even knowing i couldve gotten more, i`d still be happy with $2.6m

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Female 2,249
dammit... i feel like eating pizza now
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Male 1,079
Pizza... Dot Com?....
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Male 490
Haha, good find LillianDulci, I`ll check it out. Mine is more obvious: Survey on the front page asks When do you order pizza the most? and one of the answers is When playing World of Warcraft.

... Guilty! :(

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Female 2,674
I went to the games at pizza.com, one of their games (if not more than one) is called Pappas Pizza and its source is IAB!
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Female 252
reminds me of the guy who bought the domain name of the current pope before he was elected and now the vatican wants to buy it off him, or something to that effect.
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Female 24
He`s now rolling in dough *bombom*
(that was bad, I apologise. what an entrance!)
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Male 2,113
2.6 million? dang
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Male 5
pizza games! =D
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Male 188
i did and they have games pizza games
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Female 75
So how many people went on pizza.com and vodka.com when they read this?
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Male 1,837
how bout pizzeria.com...
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Female 1,578
...?
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Male 7,933
it will be a website that sells antiques.
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Male 7,933
i want to create tv.tv
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Male 203
hmmmm...."porn.com" is already taken :/
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Male 7,933
didnt sex.com go for 18 million?
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Male 108
i wonder how much www.porn.com would`ve gone for if it wasn`t allready a site (i mean, i guess it`s not allready a site)
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Female 87
wow.
o.O
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Female 4,225
SOmeone sghould do somthing like this for profit...
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Male 343
Have they made icecream.com yet?

hmm. pizza.com is strangely only about pizzas...

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Male 111
Why didn`t I think of that
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Male 788
Rad
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Male 7,933
I am honestly thinking about investing in domain names.
Can someone explain to me how do you get a domain name and why do websites like godaddy sell it?
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Male 4,680
Surprised pizza hut didn`t buy it. It would`ve got them a lot more views...
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Male 4,012
PIZZA.COM!

I want 2.6 million dollars :(

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Male 20,827
Link: Man Gets $2.6m for Domain Name [Rate Link] - He bought the URL in 1994 for just $20. What`s the domain name?
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