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Re: Buying 2 digit domains?

  • Subject: Re: Buying 2 digit domains?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 07:59:47 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [Mike Redrobe] on Thursday 01 September 2005 08:36 \__

> "Miguel Cruz" <mnc@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote
>> Mike Redrobe <mike@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> mark | r wrote:
>>>> anyone know how to go about buying 2 digit domains, every registrar
>>>> we use wont sell them to us yet i know they can be bought at a price?
>>> www.sedo.com
>>> Goto advanced search, select length: max 2 characters
>>> After seeing those prices, still think you can buy one?
>> All those 2-letter .cn domains are listed at (ahem) 100,000,000 EUR. I've
>> got a ONE-letter domain, I'll let you have it for merely twice the cost
>> of a
>> 2-letter one, which seems like a steal to me. Cashier's check only.
> All the value is in dot coms, everything else is second best.
> --
> Mike

Good point, but a very arguable one. I have noticed that people find
themselves a 'home' in small countries or islands such as Nieu (.nu) and
get themselves splendidly small domain names, which in fact are
geographically meaningless. The hogging/colonisation of 1-letter addresses
only comes to show some of the challenges that ICANN is facing. It's not
much different from scalping, but how can you stop it? People even sell
that on eBay these days so domains are second(+)-hand.


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